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Readers Digest Award Will Fuel Columbiana’s Growth

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – After she lived in Florida for 25 years, small business owner Mary Ann Green came back to her roots – the city of Columbiana, the “Nicest Place in America,” according to Readers Digest. “I grew up here, I loved living here. I didn’t necessarily intend to leave. The economy was not in […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – After she lived in Florida for 25 years, small business owner Mary Ann Green came back to her roots – the city of Columbiana, the "Nicest Place in America," according to Readers Digest. “I grew up here, I loved living here. I didn’t necessarily intend to leave....

Columbiana Named the ‘Nicest Place in America’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The votes are in and Columbiana has been selected as the Nicest Place in America. Reader’s Digest broke the news during a surprise event at the Main Street Theater Oct. 10. Those in attendance thought the crew from Reader’s Digest was there to shoot a promotional video for the Nicest Place in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The votes are in and Columbiana has been selected as the Nicest Place in America. Reader's Digest broke the news during a surprise event at the Main Street Theater Oct. 10. Those in attendance thought the crew from Reader's Digest was there to shoot a promotional video...

Beatitude House Sets $3.4M Goal for Inspiring Hope

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For three decades, Beatitude House has been giving disadvantaged women, and their children, a future. Now it aims to ensure that its programs and services will also survive and grow in years to come. On Tuesday at the Pollock House on the campus of Youngstown State University,...

Canfield Fairgrounds’ New Event Center Will Fill Void

CANFIELD, Ohio — Though a single brick has yet to be laid and a nail yet to be driven, interest is high for the Canfield Fair Event Center. “We’ve had many inquiries already, people asking to book it,” said George Roman III, director of entertainment and concessions for the Canfield Fair. Officials broke ground Wednesday […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Though a single brick has yet to be laid and a nail yet to be driven, interest is high for the Canfield Fair Event Center. “We’ve had many inquiries already, people asking to book it,” said George Roman III, director of entertainment and concessions for the Canfield...

Zona Chronicles Butler’s Century of Evolution

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At the turn of the 20th century, Youngstown was well on its way to becoming an industrial center. But 100 years ago, a member of the city’s industrialist class envisioned it as something more: a cultural center.  “It certainly was an industrial center that he envisioned being a wonderful home for great, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At the turn of the 20th century, Youngstown was well on its way to becoming an industrial center. But 100 years ago, a member of the city’s industrialist class envisioned it as something more: a cultural center.  “It certainly was an industrial center that he envisioned being...

Boardman Park Receives 11 Acres from American Food Forest

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Eleven acres of land along Hopkins Road has been donated to Boardman Park by the American Food Forest Inc.  One-third of the property, the former Kerrigan Nursery, is natural habitat, while the remained is greenspace that includes a variety of trees and shrubs.  “It has been our honor and pleasure to give […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Eleven acres of land along Hopkins Road has been donated to Boardman Park by the American Food Forest Inc.  One-third of the property, the former Kerrigan Nursery, is natural habitat, while the remained is greenspace that includes a variety of trees and shrubs.  “It has been our...

TEDxYoungstown Delivers Emotional Impact

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A tall, slender well-dressed man entered the stage at the DeYor Performing Arts Center Saturday morning. The moment before he started his talk, the air was light and the audience was at ease. The mood quickly changed. From the red circle, with an air of quiet confidence, the speaker lunged into his […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A tall, slender well-dressed man entered the stage at the DeYor Performing Arts Center Saturday morning. The moment before he started his talk, the air was light and the audience was at ease. The mood quickly changed. From the red circle, with an air of quiet confidence,...

United Way Day of Caring Draws 1,200 Volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Early Friday morning, some 1,200 volunteers in bright, green shirts gathered at the Covelli Centre alongside a box truck with the word “Revitalize” printed on the side. The group shouted the word as photographers snapped a group picture, then were dispersed by staff speaking through megaphones, kicking off the 22nd annual Day […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Early Friday morning, some 1,200 volunteers in bright, green shirts gathered at the Covelli Centre alongside a box truck with the word “Revitalize” printed on the side. The group shouted the word as photographers snapped a group picture, then were dispersed by staff speaking through megaphones, kicking...

Under the Stands, Stambaugh Stadium Is Its Own World

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For many, Stambaugh Stadium is known as the Ice Castle, home to the Youngstown State University football team. But for Rick Love, it’s not just where the Penguins play. It’s a full-fledged office.  “It’s a big, cement elephant up on a hill with many activities taking place in it seven days a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For many, Stambaugh Stadium is known as the Ice Castle, home to the Youngstown State University football team. But for Rick Love, it’s not just where the Penguins play. It’s a full-fledged office.  “It’s a big, cement elephant up on a hill with many activities taking place...

Noshing with Nami at the Canfield Fair

Canfield Fair

CANFIELD, Ohio – International intern Nami Nagaoka went to the Canfield Fair to sample some of the most talked about fair food. Beyond recommendations from her Business Journal co-workers, other specialties caught her eye that she had to sample. She ate her way around the fairgrounds trying numerous cuisines in...