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Avenue of 444 Flags is Tribute To All Who Served

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Every day is Memorial Day at America’s Cemetery at 2619 East State St. Among the many services provided to veterans and their families in their final rest, the cemetery is also home to Avenue of the 444 Flags, which commemorates the 444 days of captivity after the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran, […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Every day is Memorial Day at America’s Cemetery at 2619 East State St. Among the many services provided to veterans and their families in their final rest, the cemetery is also home to Avenue of the 444 Flags, which commemorates the 444 days of captivity after the...

Trumbull United Way Honors Donors, Volunteers

HOWLAND, Ohio — The United Way of Trumbull County celebrated its annual meeting and awards luncheon Thursday at The Avalon Inn here. “This annual event gives people who are connected to our United Way in some way or the other a chance to hear from us. It also allows for a comprehensive look of what […]

HOWLAND, Ohio -- The United Way of Trumbull County celebrated its annual meeting and awards luncheon Thursday at The Avalon Inn here. “This annual event gives people who are connected to our United Way in some way or the other a chance to hear from us. It also allows for...

Mina’s Lends a Hand to Foster Families

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As a foster parent, Nicole Tsarnas understands the challenges that face those accepting children into foster care at all hours of the day or night, with little or nothing in the way of clothing or other necessities. The desire to help other foster parents, kinship families and youths aging out of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As a foster parent, Nicole Tsarnas understands the challenges that face those accepting children into foster care at all hours of the day or night, with little or nothing in the way of clothing or other necessities. The desire to help other foster parents, kinship families and...

Compco’s Captured Moments Art Honors Fallen Officers

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — In the photo studio of Compco Industries, Ryan Keller, general manager of Captured Moments Art, assembles lithographs of men and women in law enforcement who died in the line of duty last year. It’s the 10th year Keller has put the memorials together, he said. He’ll work for five months until all […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- In the photo studio of Compco Industries, Ryan Keller, general manager of Captured Moments Art, assembles lithographs of men and women in law enforcement who died in the line of duty last year. It's the 10th year Keller has put the memorials together, he said. He'll work...

Flashback: Turbulent, Deadly Vietnam War on Display

By Pat Springer PITTSBURGH — By most accounts, it was an unwinnable war. Its divisiveness tore apart our country. It caused pain, grief, and anger. No ticker tape parades greeted returning veterans. No jubilant Times Square photos celebrating victory splashed across the front pages. If World War II defined the greatest generation, then the Vietnam […]

By Pat Springer PITTSBURGH -- By most accounts, it was an unwinnable war. Its divisiveness tore apart our country. It caused pain, grief, and anger. No ticker tape parades greeted returning veterans. No jubilant Times Square photos celebrating victory splashed across the front pages. If World War II defined the...

Syrup Sales Support Mill Creek Wick Recreation Area

Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A donation from the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association has created an endowment to support the Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek MetroParks. The $4,387 gift was funded by the sale of maple syrup made by neighborhood group members using sugar maple trees planted in the Wick Recreation Area along McCollum Road. “The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A donation from the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association has created an endowment to support the Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek MetroParks. The $4,387 gift was funded by the sale of maple syrup made by neighborhood group members using sugar maple trees planted in the Wick Recreation...

With 100th Renovation, YNDC Examines Impact

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  In the nine years that Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. has been renovating abandoned houses, the end result has largely been the same. But as employees and supporters celebrated the 100th house to be finished, the process has certainly been refined. “I can’t say I’ve really thought about it but the short answer […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  In the nine years that Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. has been renovating abandoned houses, the end result has largely been the same. But as employees and supporters celebrated the 100th house to be finished, the process has certainly been refined. “I can’t say I’ve really thought about...

30th Annual Strimbu BBQ Set for May 1

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The 30th Annual Strimbu BBQ is planned for Wednesday, May 1, at the Yankee Lake Ballroom here as part of a fund-raising effort for the Strimbu Memorial Fund. The event is sponsored by First National Bank and Steel Dynamics. Since its inception in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund has provided over $3.5 […]

BROOKFIELD, Ohio -- The 30th Annual Strimbu BBQ is planned for Wednesday, May 1, at the Yankee Lake Ballroom here as part of a fund-raising effort for the Strimbu Memorial Fund. The event is sponsored by First National Bank and Steel Dynamics. Since its inception in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial...

Muransky Family, Last Cruze Drive United Way Fundraiser

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Bidding has already exceeded $12,000 for the last Chevrolet Cruze produced at the idled General Motors Lordstown Complex and would-be buyers have until May 10 at 9 p.m. to up the ante. The vehicle was purchased by Ed Muransky and his family and proceeds from the sale will be donated the United […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Bidding has already exceeded $12,000 for the last Chevrolet Cruze produced at the idled General Motors Lordstown Complex and would-be buyers have until May 10 at 9 p.m. to up the ante. The vehicle was purchased by Ed Muransky and his family and proceeds from the sale...

Flashback: Of Steel Mills and Railroads

By Rich Melvin STRUTHERS, Ohio — In the 1970s, I enjoyed taking pictures of trains traveling on railroads in the Mahoning Valley. I had a good Canon film camera and shot a lot of 35mm slides on Kodachrome film. Back then, the Detroit Edison Co. ran trains from Detroit to the coal fields of Pennsylvania […]

By Rich Melvin STRUTHERS, Ohio -- In the 1970s, I enjoyed taking pictures of trains traveling on railroads in the Mahoning Valley. I had a good Canon film camera and shot a lot of 35mm slides on Kodachrome film. Back then, the Detroit Edison Co. ran trains from Detroit to...