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Flashback: The Impeachment of George Tod

George Tod died in 1841 on the family homestead at Brier Hill in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was little political drama during the Feb. 12, 1805 session of the Ohio General Assembly surrounding the passage of an unassuming bill titled “An Act Defining the Duties of Justices of the Peace and Constables in Civil and Criminal Cases.” But the firestorm unleashed from this otherwise innocuous law laid bare […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was little political drama during the Feb. 12, 1805 session of the Ohio General Assembly surrounding the passage of an unassuming bill titled “An Act Defining the Duties of Justices of the Peace and Constables in Civil and Criminal Cases.” But the firestorm unleashed from this...

Youngstown’s Defender Prepares to Head to Cleveland

Phil Kidd heads to cleveland

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Phil Kidd strolled over Monday for a photo by the Man on the Monument statue in Central Square here. The site is a familiar setting for downtown motorists and pedestrians of 13 or more years ago, who saw Kidd in the square during his regular weekend vigil when he held a sign […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Phil Kidd strolled over Monday for a photo by the Man on the Monument statue in Central Square here. The site is a familiar setting for downtown motorists and pedestrians of 13 or more years ago, who saw Kidd in the square during his regular weekend vigil...

Commentary: We Were Children, Performing in Blackface

Commentary: We Were Children, Performing in Blackface

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — We were 12 years old, in seventh grade, growing up in a sheltered Pittsburgh suburb, a world away from where children would march in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963 only to be pushed back by fire hoses and angry police dogs. It was 1962 or 1963. I don’t remember the month and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- We were 12 years old, in seventh grade, growing up in a sheltered Pittsburgh suburb, a world away from where children would march in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963 only to be pushed back by fire hoses and angry police dogs. It was 1962 or 1963. I...

YSU Athletics Adds Men’s Swimming, Women’s Lacrosse

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will soon offer two new varsity sports: women’s lacrosse and men’s swimming and diving. Men’s swimming and diving will begin competition this fall and women’s lacrosse will begin in the spring of 2021. “We’re excited about this new opportunity to recruit high school students from Ohio, the region and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will soon offer two new varsity sports: women’s lacrosse and men’s swimming and diving. Men’s swimming and diving will begin competition this fall and women’s lacrosse will begin in the spring of 2021. “We're excited about this new opportunity to recruit high school students...

Ohio Presidential Trail Includes McKinley Home, Museum

NILES, Ohio — This Presidents Day, visit the memorial museum and birthplace home of President William McKinley as well as 12 other stops along the Ohio Presidential Trail. A joint effort of TourismOhio and the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Presidential Trail highlights homes, libraries, museums and monuments of eight U.S. presidents elected from Ohio, […]

NILES, Ohio -- This Presidents Day, visit the memorial museum and birthplace home of President William McKinley as well as 12 other stops along the Ohio Presidential Trail. A joint effort of TourismOhio and the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Presidential Trail highlights homes, libraries, museums and monuments of eight...

Home Savings Gives $10K to Trumbull United Way

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank has donated $10,000 to the United Way of Trumbull County to support the agency’s 2019 fundraising campaign. The funds will support the Trumbull United Way’s Earn Well, Learn Well and Stay Well initiatives. Unveiled in January, the new strategic focus is aimed at promoting self-sufficiency and financial stability, education […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank has donated $10,000 to the United Way of Trumbull County to support the agency’s 2019 fundraising campaign. The funds will support the Trumbull United Way’s Earn Well, Learn Well and Stay Well initiatives. Unveiled in January, the new strategic focus is aimed at promoting...

Butler Institute Tables Working with Boy Scouts on Rockwell Collection

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art, poised to begin a year-long celebration of its centennial, issued a statement Saturday from its board of trustees explaining why it has tabled an agreement to become the custodian of the fine art collection belonging to the Boy Scouts of America. The collection, valued at $130 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art, poised to begin a year-long celebration of its centennial, issued a statement Saturday from its board of trustees explaining why it has tabled an agreement to become the custodian of the fine art collection belonging to the Boy Scouts of America....

Exploring the Historic Homes of Liberty Township

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A mild curiosity about houses in Liberty Township led resident Marcia Levy on a two-year research project. Levy, who grew up on the north side of Youngstown on Catalina Avenue, moved to Liberty in 1962 with her husband. She had always been interested in the historic houses that had been there as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A mild curiosity about houses in Liberty Township led resident Marcia Levy on a two-year research project. Levy, who grew up on the north side of Youngstown on Catalina Avenue, moved to Liberty in 1962 with her husband. She had always been interested in the historic houses...

Strimbu Memorial Fund Gives $148K in Grants

SHARON, Pa. – The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded $148,087 to 23 local organizations at the fund’s 30th Annual Gift Giving Meeting Dec. 20 at the headquarters of Penn Northwest Development Corp. “The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded these grants to assist in these organization’s development efforts and provide assistance and programs to those in need,” said […]

SHARON, Pa. – The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded $148,087 to 23 local organizations at the fund’s 30th Annual Gift Giving Meeting Dec. 20 at the headquarters of Penn Northwest Development Corp. “The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded these grants to assist in these organization’s development efforts and provide assistance and programs...

Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation Awards $150K

WARREN, Ohio – The Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation, created to honor the Howland native who took his life earlier this year, has announced $150,000 in grant awards. Receiving money are the Ohio University Foundation for scholarships, counseling, psychological services, faculty training and a Greek life leadership award; Help Network NEO for a public service awareness […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation, created to honor the Howland native who took his life earlier this year, has announced $150,000 in grant awards. Receiving money are the Ohio University Foundation for scholarships, counseling, psychological services, faculty training and a Greek life leadership award; Help Network NEO...