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Sister Jerome’s Mission Is Now Ursuline Sisters Scholars

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ursuline Sisters Scholars, formerly Sister Jerome’s Mission College Program, is now a program of Beatitude House, with a goal to break the cycle of poverty through education. The transition was announced Thursday. Founded by Sister Jerome Corcoran, who is 101, the program helps college students from low-income families make it to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ursuline Sisters Scholars, formerly Sister Jerome’s Mission College Program, is now a program of Beatitude House, with a goal to break the cycle of poverty through education. The transition was announced Thursday. Founded by Sister Jerome Corcoran, who is 101, the program helps college students from...

Trumbull Historical Society to Undergo Assessment

WARREN, Ohio — The Trumbull County Historical Society has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums. The program helps museums strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards through self-study and a consultative site visit from an expert peer reviewer. The Trumbull society’s […]

WARREN, Ohio -- The Trumbull County Historical Society has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums. The program helps museums strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards through self-study and a consultative site visit from an...

Nick’s Grows From 1 Bay to 9 Businesses

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – What’s today an auto empire in New Castle came from humble beginnings. In 1957, Nicholas Caldararo rented a service bay in a New Castle service station and founded Nick’s Auto Body. Thirty years later, his son, Steven Caldararo, got involved and bought the company when his father retired in 1996. Expansion soon […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – What’s today an auto empire in New Castle came from humble beginnings. In 1957, Nicholas Caldararo rented a service bay in a New Castle service station and founded Nick’s Auto Body. Thirty years later, his son, Steven Caldararo, got involved and bought the company when his father...

Immigrants Who Came for Industry Built New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The intersection of Washington and Jefferson streets in the center of downtown New Castle, Pa., is known as Kennedy Square. It was the heart of the original settlement, founded by John Carlysle Stewart in 1798, and remains the heart of the downtown. “It was a very desolate area and he goes into […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The intersection of Washington and Jefferson streets in the center of downtown New Castle, Pa., is known as Kennedy Square. It was the heart of the original settlement, founded by John Carlysle Stewart in 1798, and remains the heart of the downtown. “It was a very desolate...

Visitors Flock to New Castle from Around the World

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – They come from Dubai and Delaware, from Ohio and Ontario, from Pittsburgh and Neuburg, Germany. From around the world and around the corner, New Castle is seeing the impact out-of-towners have on its business community. Many of the visitors to Lawrence County come to see the Amish or to enjoy nearby parks […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – They come from Dubai and Delaware, from Ohio and Ontario, from Pittsburgh and Neuburg, Germany. From around the world and around the corner, New Castle is seeing the impact out-of-towners have on its business community. Many of the visitors to Lawrence County come to see the Amish...

Through It All, New Castle Businesses Endure

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – During a midweek lunch rush at the Capitol Grill in downtown New Castle, owner Sam Constant hurries between bar patrons, taking lunch orders, runs food out from the kitchen and, in the middle of it all, makes conversation with his regulars. “It’s always been a workingman’s bar,” going back more than […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – During a midweek lunch rush at the Capitol Grill in downtown New Castle, owner Sam Constant hurries between bar patrons, taking lunch orders, runs food out from the kitchen and, in the middle of it all, makes conversation with his regulars. “It’s always been a workingman’s...

New Castle’s Redevelopment Reflects New Purpose

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The current has shifted along the banks of Neshannock Creek in downtown New Castle. For years, like most other Rust Belt towns, the downtown stumbled as the economy slumped. Businesses closed, some moved out and few came in to replace them. But today, the central business district is bustling with activity. […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The current has shifted along the banks of Neshannock Creek in downtown New Castle. For years, like most other Rust Belt towns, the downtown stumbled as the economy slumped. Businesses closed, some moved out and few came in to replace them. But today, the central business...

Awesome Foundation Seeks Applications for Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Awesome Foundation of Youngstown is accepting proposals through Sept. 8 for its inaugural $1,000 grant awards. Created by a group of Youngstown State University professors and faculty, local entrepreneurs and educators, the foundation will award the money to “an individual or group utilizing the creative arts and technology as a catalyst […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Awesome Foundation of Youngstown is accepting proposals through Sept. 8 for its inaugural $1,000 grant awards. Created by a group of Youngstown State University professors and faculty, local entrepreneurs and educators, the foundation will award the money to “an individual or group utilizing the creative arts...