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Learning Is Lifelong at The Butler Institute of Art

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As she hands out wooden sticks, each decorated in an array of colors, Audrea Neri has just two rules for the children in the Young Friends Adventure program at The Butler Institute of American Art. First, the docent says, don’t talk while she’s reading – this day,...

First Niles Declares 5-Cent Dividend

NILES, Ohio – First Niles Financial Inc., the parent company of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles, has declared a 5-cent cash dividend for common stock and 6-cent dividend for preferred class A stock. The quarterly dividend will be paid Sept. 20 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 6. First Niles had […]

NILES, Ohio – First Niles Financial Inc., the parent company of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles, has declared a 5-cent cash dividend for common stock and 6-cent dividend for preferred class A stock. The quarterly dividend will be paid Sept. 20 to shareholders of record as of...

Mahoning Real Estate Sales, $100K+; August 2019

08/20/19Barry L. Hammond to John Paul Carson, III & Kristen E. Davis, 9065 Briarwood Court, Canfield, OH 44406, $563,000. Anthony Frabbiele & Tara Frabbiele to Timothy J. Keegan, 813 Danbury Way, Columbiana, OH 44408, $409,000. Eric A. & Eileen Mccombs to Thomas Jarome & Margaret Bauer, 131 Kings Lane, Canfield, OH 44406, $309,000. Eli & […]

08/20/19Barry L. Hammond to John Paul Carson, III & Kristen E. Davis, 9065 Briarwood Court, Canfield, OH 44406, $563,000. Anthony Frabbiele & Tara Frabbiele to Timothy J. Keegan, 813 Danbury Way, Columbiana, OH 44408, $409,000. Eric A. & Eileen Mccombs to Thomas Jarome & Margaret Bauer, 131 Kings Lane, Canfield,...

YBI Launches Additive Manufacturing Training Courses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has launched a training program to bring additive manufacturing skills to the workforce of Ohio’s Appalachian counties. The initial group of courses – free to students and individuals employed in one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana – are Additive 101, Advanced Materials, Prototyping […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has launched a training program to bring additive manufacturing skills to the workforce of Ohio’s Appalachian counties. The initial group of courses – free to students and individuals employed in one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana – are...

Gringos Aims for Winter Opening on Phelps Street

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new taqueria is likely to open downtown over the winter, pending the completion of renovations to its building. On Tuesday, the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission voted to recommend approving the taco bar, Gringos, at 20 and 24 Phelps St. The restaurant is owned by Rodney Freel, Ken […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new taqueria is likely to open downtown over the winter, pending the completion of renovations to its building. On Tuesday, the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission voted to recommend approving the taco bar, Gringos, at 20 and 24 Phelps St. The restaurant is...

The Vindicator to Receive Valley Impact Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter will present The Vindicator with the Valley Impact Award at this year’s National Philanthropy Day Awards. The Vindicator will receive its award at the 29th annual event, scheduled for Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at The Avalon Inn in Warren. The Valley Impact award recognizes […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter will present The Vindicator with the Valley Impact Award at this year's National Philanthropy Day Awards. The Vindicator will receive its award at the 29th annual event, scheduled for Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at The Avalon Inn in Warren....

YNDC Launches Rehab Efforts for Occupied Homes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bradley Young has lived on Miltonia Avenue on the East Side for a decade. The house, however, has been there much longer. With faded, cracking paint on the sides and aging mechanical systems in dire need of replacement, fixing everything that needs repairs is a constant cause of concern.  “Floors, windows, ceilings,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bradley Young has lived on Miltonia Avenue on the East Side for a decade. The house, however, has been there much longer. With faded, cracking paint on the sides and aging mechanical systems in dire need of replacement, fixing everything that needs repairs is a constant cause...

Youngstown, Warren Again Tie for No. 2 Unemployment Rate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For the second month in a row, the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities tied for Ohio’s second highest unemployment rate.  In July, Youngstown and Warren both posted unemployment rates of 7.7%, only surpassed by Athens’ 8.6% rate for the month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports. The two cities’ […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- For the second month in a row, the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities tied for Ohio’s second highest unemployment rate.  In July, Youngstown and Warren both posted unemployment rates of 7.7%, only surpassed by Athens’ 8.6% rate for the month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family...

Valley House Sales Up 5.1% in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in July were up 5.1% from a year earlier.  The Youngstown/Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors reported 574 houses sold last month in the three counties, compared with 546 in July 2018. The increase was driven by a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in July were up 5.1% from a year earlier.  The Youngstown/Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors reported 574 houses sold last month in the three counties, compared with 546 in July 2018. The...

Clean Energy Future Kills Plans for 3rd Power Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Clean Energy Future Inc. has pulled its plan to construct a third $1.1 billion combined-cycle energy plant in the village, the company announced today. Clean Energy President and CEO Bill Siderewicz said in a statement that the company pulled out of building a yet-to-be-named energy center because the Ohio General Assembly passed […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Clean Energy Future Inc. has pulled its plan to construct a third $1.1 billion combined-cycle energy plant in the village, the company announced today. Clean Energy President and CEO Bill Siderewicz said in a statement that the company pulled out of building a yet-to-be-named energy center because...