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Flashback to Auto Industry Here in Its Early Days

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s no doubt that the Wick family found success in the steel industry. But the early industrialists almost made their way into a second business that’s had just as large an impact on the Mahoning Valley: automobiles. In 1902, Henry and Hugh B. Wick commissioned a prototype car, dubbed “The Blue Goose. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s no doubt that the Wick family found success in the steel industry. But the early industrialists almost made their way into a second business that’s had just as large an impact on the Mahoning Valley: automobiles. In 1902, Henry and Hugh B. Wick commissioned a prototype...

Valley’s Italian Heritage Has Roots in ‘Great Coal War’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following the unification of Italian states in the latter half of the 19th century, many peasants faced financial hardships caused by years of war and political turmoil over who would rule what – and how. The process was particularly hard on the southern regions of the country, viewed by their powerful northern […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following the unification of Italian states in the latter half of the 19th century, many peasants faced financial hardships caused by years of war and political turmoil over who would rule what – and how. The process was particularly hard on the southern regions of the country,...

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits on Busy Downtown Weekend

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite rain and the threat of floods canceling the second day of concerts at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre Saturday night, downtown businesses still thrived over the weekend thanks to the Simply Slavic festival during the day and Friday night’s opening acts. Avalon Downtown bartender Bryan Clark said the restaurant stayed busy both […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite rain and the threat of floods canceling the second day of concerts at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre Saturday night, downtown businesses still thrived over the weekend thanks to the Simply Slavic festival during the day and Friday night's opening acts. Avalon Downtown bartender Bryan Clark said...

DoubleTree Among 5 MVHS Preservation Award Winners

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Youngstown is among the buildings being recognized by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for architectural preservation. The former office and retail building, previously known as the Stambaugh Building, was built in 1907 by Albert Kahn for Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. and four floors were added in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Youngstown is among the buildings being recognized by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for architectural preservation. The former office and retail building, previously known as the Stambaugh Building, was built in 1907 by Albert Kahn for Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. and...

YNDC Breaks Ground on Three Helena Ave. Houses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Construction equipment digging into the earth at the vacant lot at 4212 Helena Ave. marked the start of construction on three new houses there – the latest investment on the street, where Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and its partners have completed or are finishing several renovation projects. It’s a welcome sight for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Construction equipment digging into the earth at the vacant lot at 4212 Helena Ave. marked the start of construction on three new houses there – the latest investment on the street, where Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and its partners have completed or are finishing several renovation projects....

Amphitheater Promises to Spread Green Across Downtown

Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When visitors walk through the gates of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre for the first time June 14, they’ll take the first steps into a new phase of downtown revitalization. The riverfront venue, a companion to the Covelli Centre that opened in 2005 and recast downtown as the setting for an entertainment district, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When visitors walk through the gates of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre for the first time June 14, they’ll take the first steps into a new phase of downtown revitalization. The riverfront venue, a companion to the Covelli Centre that opened in 2005 and recast downtown as the...

YNDC Gets $25K Donation, Readies First Home Builds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. received a $25,000 infusion for an existing program that helps get individuals into houses, as it prepares to enter into a new endeavor later this week. Home Savings Bank donated the funds Monday to YNDC’s Community Financial Empowerment Initiative. Since 2014, the program has provided free, on-on-one counseling […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. received a $25,000 infusion for an existing program that helps get individuals into houses, as it prepares to enter into a new endeavor later this week. Home Savings Bank donated the funds Monday to YNDC’s Community Financial Empowerment Initiative. Since 2014, the program...

Streetscape Draws 700-Plus Volunteers to Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — You can take Phil Kidd out of Youngstown, but you can’t take Youngstown out of Phil Kidd. Kidd, who stepped down in March as associate director of Youngstown CityScape to take a position in Cleveland, joined hundreds of volunteers to participate in the organization’s annual Streetscape planting and cleanup day Saturday morning. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- You can take Phil Kidd out of Youngstown, but you can’t take Youngstown out of Phil Kidd. Kidd, who stepped down in March as associate director of Youngstown CityScape to take a position in Cleveland, joined hundreds of volunteers to participate in the organization’s annual Streetscape planting...

Donut Daze is a ‘Hole’ Lot of Fun

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — National Donut Day is June 7, and the Donut Daze festival promises a “hole” lot more fun for the celebration. The two-day festival begins with a Donut Crawl & Festival on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at LiveNewWilmington.com/donut-crawl and include three price levels – $15 for the […]

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- National Donut Day is June 7, and the Donut Daze festival promises a "hole" lot more fun for the celebration. The two-day festival begins with a Donut Crawl & Festival on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at LiveNewWilmington.com/donut-crawl and include three price...

Remembering Fred, the ‘Rotor Man’

Rotor Man Fred

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — I imagine most reporters have a dream interview that they fantasize about from time to time. Maybe they want to interview the president of the United States. Perhaps they would love to go back in time and sit down with a famous figure from history. While as a lover of history that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- I imagine most reporters have a dream interview that they fantasize about from time to time. Maybe they want to interview the president of the United States. Perhaps they would love to go back in time and sit down with a famous figure from history. While as...