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Mill Creek Receives $500K for Ford Nature Center Renovation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mill Creek MetroParks has received $500,000 from the Florence Simon Beecher & John D. Finnegan Foundations to support the renovation of Ford Nature Center. The donation will be used to renovate the carriage house, which will serve as an education building and the hub of group tours. For the donation, the carriage […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mill Creek MetroParks has received $500,000 from the Florence Simon Beecher & John D. Finnegan Foundations to support the renovation of Ford Nature Center. The donation will be used to renovate the carriage house, which will serve as an education building and the hub of group tours....

Land Bank, Rotary Get 3,600 Books for Mini Libraries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Land Bank and the Rotary Club of Youngstown report their recent book drive brought in 3,638 books that will enable them to replenish mini libraries in Youngstown and Campbell and support six new libraries in 2019. The new and used books were donated last month at Rulli Brothers stores […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Land Bank and the Rotary Club of Youngstown report their recent book drive brought in 3,638 books that will enable them to replenish mini libraries in Youngstown and Campbell and support six new libraries in 2019. The new and used books were donated last...

Columbiana Chamber Awards $250 Shop Local Prize

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Jamie Chuey, a resident of New Springfield is the winner of the “Shop Small, Win Big” contest sponsored by the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce. Chuey shopped local during the week of Nov. 16-25 and by spending a minimum of $5 at 15 or more merchants, she completed her passport shopping book […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- Jamie Chuey, a resident of New Springfield is the winner of the "Shop Small, Win Big" contest sponsored by the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce. Chuey shopped local during the week of Nov. 16-25 and by spending a minimum of $5 at 15 or more merchants, she...

Flashback: ‘My Life as Mayor Would Be a Torture’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the early 1930s, shortly after serving his one and only term as mayor of Youngstown, Judge Joseph L. Heffernan was asked by The Saturday Evening Post to write a firsthand account of how politics operated in the city – at the time one of the busiest industrial centers in the country […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the early 1930s, shortly after serving his one and only term as mayor of Youngstown, Judge Joseph L. Heffernan was asked by The Saturday Evening Post to write a firsthand account of how politics operated in the city – at the time one of the busiest...

Flashback to an Extraordinary Life Well Lived

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Nach Sedan!” “So read the big crossroad signs that the advancing troops of the First American Army found along the mined and muddy roads that led northward to the west of the Meuse,” reported the Nov. 15, 1918, edition of The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- “Nach Sedan!” “So read the big crossroad signs that the advancing troops of the First American Army found along the mined and muddy roads that led northward to the west of the Meuse,” reported the Nov. 15, 1918, edition of The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper...

WRTA Holiday Bus Debuts Today

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The WRTA Holiday Bus debuts today at 9:30 a.m. at the Boardman branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. For the second year, WRTA is getting into the holiday spirit with its Holiday Bus, decorated inside and out with the colors and sights of the season. Those attending its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The WRTA Holiday Bus debuts today at 9:30 a.m. at the Boardman branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. For the second year, WRTA is getting into the holiday spirit with its Holiday Bus, decorated inside and out with the colors and sights of...

Shenango Valley Celebrates Shopping Small

SHARON, Pa. – Especially during the holidays, Sharon, Pa., has always had a knack for making everyone feel at home. For decades now, each year it has hosted its Night of Lights on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, where Santa makes his big arrival and a fireworks show sparkles. When American Express launched Small Business Saturday […]

SHARON, Pa. – Especially during the holidays, Sharon, Pa., has always had a knack for making everyone feel at home. For decades now, each year it has hosted its Night of Lights on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, where Santa makes his big arrival and a fireworks show sparkles. When American...

East Palestine Plants Seeds for Growth

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By Sarah Kelley EAST PALESTINE, Ohio -- Officials in East Palestine are “planting seeds for the future” to bring in more jobs in spinoff industries that could locate in the village as a result of Royal Dutch Shell’s ethane cracker plant under construction in nearby Monaca, Pa., says village manager...

Kennsington Golf Club Collects Toys for Tots

CANFIELD, Ohio —  Kennsington Golf Club & Grille and CTW Development Corp. are teaming up with the U. S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots annual toy drive, which continues through Dec. 14 at the golf course. “Last year, Kennsington and CTW were instrumental in helping our campaign collect and distribute over 40,000 toys to 8,433 […]

CANFIELD, Ohio --  Kennsington Golf Club & Grille and CTW Development Corp. are teaming up with the U. S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots annual toy drive, which continues through Dec. 14 at the golf course. “Last year, Kennsington and CTW were instrumental in helping our campaign collect and distribute...

Vets Honored at Restaurants as They Reminisce

WARREN, Ohio – On Veterans Day yesterday, some restaurants served veterans a free meal to show appreciation for their service. And for some of the veterans, the gesture is a stark contrast to the way they were treated decades ago. As Richard Roberts finished his lunch Monday at Sunrise Inn downtown, he recalls how different the sentiment […]

WARREN, Ohio – On Veterans Day yesterday, some restaurants served veterans a free meal to show appreciation for their service. And for some of the veterans, the gesture is a stark contrast to the way they were treated decades ago. As Richard Roberts finished his lunch Monday at Sunrise Inn downtown, he...