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Submissions Open for Youngstown Independent Film Festival

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Submissions of both short and full-length films are being accepted through Sept. 12 for the Youngstown Independent Film Festival presented by No Label Productions.  Selected movies, chosen by a panel of judges, will be screened at Cinemark Tinseltown in Boardman as part of the festival 2 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Submissions of both short and full-length films are being accepted through Sept. 12 for the Youngstown Independent Film Festival presented by No Label Productions.  Selected movies, chosen by a panel of judges, will be screened at Cinemark Tinseltown in Boardman as part of the festival 2 to...

Yo! Crash, WE Launch Winner, to Open in Eastwood

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A recent graduate of the WE Launch Accelerator program at the Youngstown Business Incubator will open a space at the Eastwood Mall Sept. 1 In the most recent cohort of WE Launch, Yo! Crash owner Mara Cunningham won $5,000 in the program’s pitch contest. The business is to provide a safe space […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A recent graduate of the WE Launch Accelerator program at the Youngstown Business Incubator will open a space at the Eastwood Mall Sept. 1 In the most recent cohort of WE Launch, Yo! Crash owner Mara Cunningham won $5,000 in the program’s pitch contest. The business is...

Chamber to Honor Sheely’s Leaders at Salute to Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has named the managing partners of Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance as its Small Business Professionals of the Year. The three will be honored at the chamber’s Salute to Business later this month. Jessica Smith, Jeff Curry and Lance Romeo took over operations of the North Lima store last […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has named the managing partners of Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance as its Small Business Professionals of the Year. The three will be honored at the chamber’s Salute to Business later this month. Jessica Smith, Jeff Curry and Lance Romeo took over operations of...

PLYMC Librarian Wins Emerging Leader Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Pamela Brockway, early learning team leader at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County was named the recipient of the Diana Vescelius Emerging Leader Award from the Ohio Library Council. The award recognizes “Ohio’s library leaders of tomorrow,” the council said according to a PLYMC news release. Criteria for the award includes showing  “future […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pamela Brockway, early learning team leader at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County was named the recipient of the Diana Vescelius Emerging Leader Award from the Ohio Library Council. The award recognizes “Ohio’s library leaders of tomorrow,” the council said according to a PLYMC news release. Criteria for...

After 90 Years, Sharon Speedway Races Ahead

HARTFORD, Ohio — As sprint cars rip and roar their way around the half-mile Sharon Speedway, co-owner Jim Weller reflects on how far the track has come since he and his partners – Ronald Kirila and retired Nascar driver Dave Blaney – bought it 17 years ago. “We’ve rebuilt the whole thing – the track, […]

HARTFORD, Ohio -- As sprint cars rip and roar their way around the half-mile Sharon Speedway, co-owner Jim Weller reflects on how far the track has come since he and his partners – Ronald Kirila and retired Nascar driver Dave Blaney – bought it 17 years ago. “We’ve rebuilt the...

Junior Golf Tournament Brings $358K to Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation’s American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star Tournament at Mill Creek Golf Course, held the week of June 16, brought $358,458 to the area economy, Mill Creek MetroParks reported. The three-year total impact of the tournament has been $1,486,472. The economic impact includes lodging for families and AJGA representatives, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation’s American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star Tournament at Mill Creek Golf Course, held the week of June 16, brought $358,458 to the area economy, Mill Creek MetroParks reported. The three-year total impact of the tournament has been $1,486,472. The economic impact includes lodging...

New VA Clinic Takes First Steps with Rezoning Recommendation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The development of a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic on Belmont Avenue took its first step Tuesday as the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission approved a recommendation to rezone two adjacent lots to mixed use-community. The parcels between Francisca and Catalina avenues, currently zoned as single-family […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The development of a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic on Belmont Avenue took its first step Tuesday as the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission approved a recommendation to rezone two adjacent lots to mixed use-community. The parcels between Francisca and Catalina...

Ryan Will Return to Campaign After Dayton Pause

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign Tuesday morning clarified that the congressman will return to the campaign trail after putting his campaign on hold following the Sunday morning shooting in Dayton. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was scheduled to campaign in Iowa last weekend. Following the shooting, which left nine dead […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign Tuesday morning clarified that the congressman will return to the campaign trail after putting his campaign on hold following the Sunday morning shooting in Dayton. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was scheduled to campaign in Iowa last weekend. Following the...

Farmers Bank Ranked a Top Employer in Ohio

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Bank has been ranked as one of the Best Employers in Ohio by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management state council, Crain’s Cleveland Business and Best Companies Group. The Canfield-based bank was ranked No. 18 on the groups’ list of employers with 250 or more employees. “We are beyond […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Bank has been ranked as one of the Best Employers in Ohio by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management state council, Crain’s Cleveland Business and Best Companies Group. The Canfield-based bank was ranked No. 18 on the groups’ list of employers with 250 or...

Sweeney Chevy to Honor Teachers with SUV Giveaway

BOARDMAN, Ohio – An area teacher will have the chance to win a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox as a part of Sweeney Chevrolet’s Equinox for Educators promotion.  The Boardman dealership launched the promotion earlier this month. Nominations, which can be submitted at SweeneyCars.com, will run through Sept. 15. Five finalists will be randomly chosen to attend […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – An area teacher will have the chance to win a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox as a part of Sweeney Chevrolet’s Equinox for Educators promotion.  The Boardman dealership launched the promotion earlier this month. Nominations, which can be submitted at SweeneyCars.com, will run through Sept. 15. Five finalists will...