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Fundraising Begins to Restore Poland Forest Bridge

POLAND, Ohio – The Poland Forest Foundation has started fundraising to renovate the Mauthe Bridge in the Poland Village Municipal Forest. The $86,000 campaign will cover restoration work on the “Swinging Bridge”, which the foundation hopes to have completed by fall, said the foundation’s president, Charles Rumberg.  Mauthe Bridge was named after J.L. “Pete” Mauthe, […]

POLAND, Ohio – The Poland Forest Foundation has started fundraising to renovate the Mauthe Bridge in the Poland Village Municipal Forest. The $86,000 campaign will cover restoration work on the “Swinging Bridge”, which the foundation hopes to have completed by fall, said the foundation’s president, Charles Rumberg.  Mauthe Bridge was...

Valley’s Talents on Display at Summer Festival of the Arts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As a native of Youngstown, Justin Reese finds inspiration every time he visits the Summer Festival of the Arts.  Although the potter has been in other shows – the Columbus College of Art and Design show, the winter fair show at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Three Rivers Arts […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As a native of Youngstown, Justin Reese finds inspiration every time he visits the Summer Festival of the Arts.  Although the potter has been in other shows - the Columbus College of Art and Design show, the winter fair show at the Butler Institute of American Art...

Local Farmers Nurture Growing Client Base

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — While the industry is not without challenges, overall, times are good for small local farmers. About 10 years ago, demand for fresh fruits and vegetables started to grow, and it’s shown no signs of stopping, reported several farmers at the July Youngstown Farmers Market at the B&O Station. “It’s picked up in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- While the industry is not without challenges, overall, times are good for small local farmers. About 10 years ago, demand for fresh fruits and vegetables started to grow, and it’s shown no signs of stopping, reported several farmers at the July Youngstown Farmers Market at the B&O...

Summer Events Offer Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio – The sights, sounds and tastes of Trumbull County are on full display throughout July as special events throughout the month highlight the best of what’s available. Through July 14, the Trumbull County Fair will feature a wide array of grandstand entertainment, daily shows, local bands, exhibits and rides. Shows include the demolition […]

WARREN, Ohio – The sights, sounds and tastes of Trumbull County are on full display throughout July as special events throughout the month highlight the best of what’s available. Through July 14, the Trumbull County Fair will feature a wide array of grandstand entertainment, daily shows, local bands, exhibits and...

Columbiana Counted Among ‘Nicest Places in America’

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Think Columbiana is the nicest place in America? Residents can have their say in the Nicest Places in America contest being conducted by Reader’s Digest. Columbiana is one of 50 finalists in the annual competition, vying for a cover story in the magazine. A nice place is “where the people believe in […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- Think Columbiana is the nicest place in America? Residents can have their say in the Nicest Places in America contest being conducted by Reader's Digest. Columbiana is one of 50 finalists in the annual competition, vying for a cover story in the magazine. A nice place is...

Support From USO Makes Military Service Easier

HOWLAND, Ohio — Sometimes it’s cornhole bags or deflated footballs. Other times, it’s candy and snacks or toothbrushes and hand sanitizer. But whatever is going into the boxes at the USO of Northern Ohio care package distribution center in Howland, Judie Shortreed and the 20 other volunteers there know they’re eagerly anticipated by soldiers, airmen […]

HOWLAND, Ohio -- Sometimes it’s cornhole bags or deflated footballs. Other times, it’s candy and snacks or toothbrushes and hand sanitizer. But whatever is going into the boxes at the USO of Northern Ohio care package distribution center in Howland, Judie Shortreed and the 20 other volunteers there know they’re...

Their Stories Survive at War Vet Museum

CANFIELD, Ohio — On Feb. 1, 1945, Staff Sgt. George W. Hanger was killed while fighting in the Pacific during World War II. It’s believed the Ohio native, a member of the 25th Bomber Squadron from the 40th Bomber Group, was shot down in action, although no one knows for sure because his body was […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- On Feb. 1, 1945, Staff Sgt. George W. Hanger was killed while fighting in the Pacific during World War II. It’s believed the Ohio native, a member of the 25th Bomber Squadron from the 40th Bomber Group, was shot down in action, although no one knows for...

Youngstown Foundation Awards More Than $2M in Q2

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Local nonprofits focused on health and human services, education, economic development and social services received more than $2 million from The Youngstown Foundation in the second quarter of this year, announced the foundation’s Distribution Committee. Of the total grants awarded, $1,274,000 came from The Youngstown Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund. The monies went to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Local nonprofits focused on health and human services, education, economic development and social services received more than $2 million from The Youngstown Foundation in the second quarter of this year, announced the foundation's Distribution Committee. Of the total grants awarded, $1,274,000 came from The Youngstown Foundation's Unrestricted...

New Sculptures to Be Installed at Steel Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three new outdoor sculptures are set to be installed at the Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor later this summer. The pieces – “Steel Worker,” “ Soldier” and “Coal Miner” – are each roughly  nine feet tall and weigh 400 pounds. The late Sidney Rackoff, who worked in steel mills in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three new outdoor sculptures are set to be installed at the Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor later this summer. The pieces – “Steel Worker,” “ Soldier” and “Coal Miner” – are each roughly  nine feet tall and weigh 400 pounds. The late Sidney Rackoff, who...

Foundation Medici Gets $1M Pledge for Boy Scouts Exhibit

HOWLAND, Ohio – A $1 million gift has been pledged to the Foundation Medici should it secure the rights to display the Boy Scouts of America collection of Norman Rockwell paintings, The Business Journal has learned. The foundation announced June 21 that it is severing ties with the Butler Institute of American Art, which leases […]

HOWLAND, Ohio – A $1 million gift has been pledged to the Foundation Medici should it secure the rights to display the Boy Scouts of America collection of Norman Rockwell paintings, The Business Journal has learned. The foundation announced June 21 that it is severing ties with the Butler Institute...