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At 86, O’Connor Still Has Sweepers on His Mind

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for the past 70 years, Donald J. O’Connor has walked into the workshop of the family business, O’Connor’s Sales & Service, to work on vacuums. The only time he missed work with regularity, he says: the two years he was in the military. Aside from that, nothing stopped him. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for the past 70 years, Donald J. O’Connor has walked into the workshop of the family business, O’Connor’s Sales & Service, to work on vacuums. The only time he missed work with regularity, he says: the two years he was in the military. Aside...

Recovery Houses Bring Sobriety and Issues

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sara Johnson has been through at least 15 drug rehabilitation programs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, spent time in jail, transitioned in and out of sober houses in Pittsburgh, lived off the streets, and done everything she had to do to survive. Once, in a state of helplessness, she tried to kill herself. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sara Johnson has been through at least 15 drug rehabilitation programs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, spent time in jail, transitioned in and out of sober houses in Pittsburgh, lived off the streets, and done everything she had to do to survive. Once, in a state of helplessness,...

Funeral Service, Calling Hours Set for Meshel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The funeral service and calling hours have been set for Mahoning Valley political leader Harry Meshel. Meshel’s funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Calling hours will be at Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour prior to the service Saturday […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The funeral service and calling hours have been set for Mahoning Valley political leader Harry Meshel. Meshel’s funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Calling hours will be at Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour...

Longtime Political Leader Harry Meshel Dead at 93

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Harry Meshel, a Youngstown native whose political career began in 1964 when he was named administrative assistant to Mayor Anthony B. Flask, died Monday morning. He was 93. Funeral arrangements are pending. Meshel won elective office in 1970 as a Democrat for a seat in the Ohio Senate. He served until 1993, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Harry Meshel, a Youngstown native whose political career began in 1964 when he was named administrative assistant to Mayor Anthony B. Flask, died Monday morning. He was 93. Funeral arrangements are pending. Meshel won elective office in 1970 as a Democrat for a seat in the Ohio...

Calhoun Tells the World about Penguins Basketball

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For new Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun, his team is first and foremost a brand. That brand is defined by what happens on the court – fast-paced play that focuses on fast breaks and high-pressure defense – and off the court. Through his Twitter account, @YSUCoachCalhoun, he’s tweeted daily […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For new Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun, his team is first and foremost a brand. That brand is defined by what happens on the court – fast-paced play that focuses on fast breaks and high-pressure defense – and off the court. Through his Twitter...

Telethon Raises $65K for Hurricane Relief Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A telethon broadcast last night by WKBN and four other local television stations operated by Nexstar Media Group raised more than $65,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The total raised includes $40,000 in matching funds pledged by four local businesses, said David Coy, general manager of the five Nexstar stations. Covelli Enterprises, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A telethon broadcast last night by WKBN and four other local television stations operated by Nexstar Media Group raised more than $65,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The total raised includes $40,000 in matching funds pledged by four local businesses, said David Coy, general manager of the...

YARS Ready to Assist in Houston if Needed

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Though the official call hasn’t come yet, the 910th Airlift Wing is preapred to travel to Houston to aid in recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey, said wing commander Col. Danial Sarachene. “We stand ready to support them if it comes to the need of additional forces to combat biting insects like […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Though the official call hasn’t come yet, the 910th Airlift Wing is preapred to travel to Houston to aid in recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey, said wing commander Col. Danial Sarachene. “We stand ready to support them if it comes to the need of additional forces...

Diehard YSU Fans Hope for Repeat

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In his four years as a punter for the Youngstown State University Penguins, Ryan Martino never played in a national championship game. So when the opportunity arose to travel to Frisco, Texas, to see his alma mater play for the trophy, he jumped at the chance. It was everything he hoped it’d […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In his four years as a punter for the Youngstown State University Penguins, Ryan Martino never played in a national championship game. So when the opportunity arose to travel to Frisco, Texas, to see his alma mater play for the trophy, he jumped at the chance. It...

YSU Equipment Room Keeps Penguins Running

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s an hour before football practice starts and already players are stopping by the front counter of the equipment room in the depths of Stambaugh Stadium. Some are there to pick up their recently cleaned helmets, some to grab gloves or cleats they’ll use in practice. Others just make chitchat with the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s an hour before football practice starts and already players are stopping by the front counter of the equipment room in the depths of Stambaugh Stadium. Some are there to pick up their recently cleaned helmets, some to grab gloves or cleats they’ll use in practice. Others...

Inplace Public Art Projects Color Youngstown

By Sean Posey Those who drive in and through central Youngstown during the next few weeks should notice the new public art projects workers are installing in and near the downtown. This art, funded by a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is the latest chapter in the recent growth of public […]

By Sean Posey Those who drive in and through central Youngstown during the next few weeks should notice the new public art projects workers are installing in and near the downtown. This art, funded by a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is the latest chapter in...