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WRTA Begins Search to Replace Executive Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The longtime executive director of the Western Reserve Transit Authority, James Ferraro, has retired and a nationwide search has begun to fill his position. Ferrraro, executive director since 1984, had been working since 2012 on a series on one-year renewable contracts. He had expressed his intention to retire, but agreed to stay […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The longtime executive director of the Western Reserve Transit Authority, James Ferraro, has retired and a nationwide search has begun to fill his position. Ferrraro, executive director since 1984, had been working since 2012 on a series on one-year renewable contracts. He had expressed his intention to...

AFL-CIO Launches ‘Take Back Ohio’ Campaign

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Union members, leaders and activists held a rally at the Local 1112 UAW union hall last night to kick-off organized labor’s efforts to elect “worker-friendly candidates” in the 2018 elections.  The rally was closed to the press.  A news release reporting the event was distributed to reporters this morning by the Ohio […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Union members, leaders and activists held a rally at the Local 1112 UAW union hall last night to kick-off organized labor's efforts to elect "worker-friendly candidates" in the 2018 elections.  The rally was closed to the press.  A news release reporting the event was distributed to reporters...

Hilcorp Awarded Utica Permit in Lawrence County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. plans to drill a new horizontal well in Lawrence County, Pa., according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Hilcorp received a permit to drill and operate a new unconventional well targeting the Utica shale May 8 in North Beaver Township at the Kephart well pad, according […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. plans to drill a new horizontal well in Lawrence County, Pa., according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Hilcorp received a permit to drill and operate a new unconventional well targeting the Utica shale May 8 in North Beaver Township at...

City Picks 2Deep Entertainment for Downtown Events

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Youngstown has entered a professional services agreement with 2Deep Entertainment to oversee and manage downtown events and special projects, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced. “I’m really excited,” said Terrill Vidale, owner of 2Deep. “I can’t wait to connect with everyone and help enhance events downtown.” The company will assume […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Youngstown has entered a professional services agreement with 2Deep Entertainment to oversee and manage downtown events and special projects, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced. “I’m really excited,” said Terrill Vidale, owner of 2Deep. “I can’t wait to connect with everyone and help enhance events...

DoubleTree Adds Final Touches Ahead of Opening

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Workers scurried around the new DoubleTree by Hilton Youngstown Monday in preparation of the arrival of its first guests. Contractors were putting the finishing touches on the exterior of the downtown hotel as painters and other work crews completed the interior work, barely a day ahead of its official opening today. Amy […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Workers scurried around the new DoubleTree by Hilton Youngstown Monday in preparation of the arrival of its first guests. Contractors were putting the finishing touches on the exterior of the downtown hotel as painters and other work crews completed the interior work, barely a day ahead of...

Students Develop Ideas for Mars Rover Wheels

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through a grant to Youngstown-based nonprofit Advanced Methods in Innovation, students from 11 area school districts are participating in NASA’s Gaining Traction on Mars program. The program’s goal is to design new wheels for the Mars Rover. Students experimented with tire grips and widths through Advanced Methods in Innovation’s InventorCloud program. Models […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through a grant to Youngstown-based nonprofit Advanced Methods in Innovation, students from 11 area school districts are participating in NASA’s Gaining Traction on Mars program. The program’s goal is to design new wheels for the Mars Rover. Students experimented with tire grips and widths through Advanced Methods...

YSU Joins ‘Forward Ohio’ to Close Attainment Gap

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is joining Ohio’s 13 other public universities to launch Forward Ohio, a statewide campaign to raise awareness of the value of public higher education, spur efforts to close the state’s college attainment gap and mobilize support for enhanced investment in public higher education. “Ohio’s well-documented ‘talent gap’ is more […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is joining Ohio’s 13 other public universities to launch Forward Ohio, a statewide campaign to raise awareness of the value of public higher education, spur efforts to close the state’s college attainment gap and mobilize support for enhanced investment in public higher education. “Ohio’s...

Youngstown Mirror & Glass Reflects on 100 Years

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mike Hatch eyes a large plate of glass as it’s gently placed flat on an oversized table, preparing to be cut to size before it is further processed and shaped. Hatch, the shop foreman at Youngstown Mirror & Glass Co. in Austintown, is a master freehand-glass cutter, and it’s important that the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mike Hatch eyes a large plate of glass as it’s gently placed flat on an oversized table, preparing to be cut to size before it is further processed and shaped. Hatch, the shop foreman at Youngstown Mirror & Glass Co. in Austintown, is a master freehand-glass cutter,...

Salem Chamber Establishes Educational Foundation

SALEM, Ohio — The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to organize and develop the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The foundation’s purpose is to provide services and educational programs that support the civic and economic development of the Salem area, while emphasizing the importance of such […]

SALEM, Ohio -- The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to organize and develop the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The foundation’s purpose is to provide services and educational programs that support the civic and economic development of the Salem area, while...

Ryan: Trump Concerned about ZTE Jobs Not GM

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, on Monday accused President Trump of being more concerned about the loss of manufacturing jobs at a Chinese telecom giant than at the General Motors Lordstown Complex. Ryan issued a statement in the wake of the president’s tweet Sunday that he is working with the government […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, on Monday accused President Trump of being more concerned about the loss of manufacturing jobs at a Chinese telecom giant than at the General Motors Lordstown Complex. Ryan issued a statement in the wake of the president's tweet Sunday that he...