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Ohio Turnpike to Modernize By 2022

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Over the next two years, the Ohio Turnpike plans to spend more than $200 million to convert its toll locations to electronic gates and eliminate nine stations at less-traveled interchanges – four of which serve the Mahoning Valley. “When you move into electronic tolling, the low-volume gates are just eliminated,” said Ferzan […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Over the next two years, the Ohio Turnpike plans to spend more than $200 million to convert its toll locations to electronic gates and eliminate nine stations at less-traveled interchanges – four of which serve the Mahoning Valley. “When you move into electronic tolling, the low-volume gates...

Nature’s Graces and Rural Places at Weller Gallery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Starting June 8, visitors to Fellows Riverside Gardens can view the Nature’s Graces and Rural Places photography exhibit. The free exhibit features work by regional photographer, Jim Trombo, and includes images on canvas. Trombo has lived his entire life in northeastern Ohio, and his work displays everything from rural locations and picturesque […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Starting June 8, visitors to Fellows Riverside Gardens can view the Nature's Graces and Rural Places photography exhibit. The free exhibit features work by regional photographer, Jim Trombo, and includes images on canvas. Trombo has lived his entire life in northeastern Ohio, and his work displays everything...

John Cerni Celebrates His 50-year Career

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — It’s been 50 years since John Cerni began a summer job at Cerni Motors Inc., the new and used truck dealership founded by his father, John Cerni Sr., and uncle, Charlie Cerni. Looking back on his career as second-generation owner of the family business, Cerni said his biggest hope for his legacy […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- It's been 50 years since John Cerni began a summer job at Cerni Motors Inc., the new and used truck dealership founded by his father, John Cerni Sr., and uncle, Charlie Cerni. Looking back on his career as second-generation owner of the family business, Cerni said his...

Ryan Takes ‘No Joy’ in Calling for Impeachment at Town Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan added his voice to the chorus of Democrats calling for initiating impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump during a nationally televised town hall on CNN Sunday night.  Ryan’s assertion that the U.S. House of Representatives should begin pursuing impeachment charges against the president came about 20 minutes into […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan added his voice to the chorus of Democrats calling for initiating impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump during a nationally televised town hall on CNN Sunday night.  Ryan’s assertion that the U.S. House of Representatives should begin pursuing impeachment charges against the president...

WRTA Adds Connection to Alliance Transit Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority has expanded its service to include connections to the Phyllis Beyers Regional Transit Center in Alliance, connecting the bus system in Mahoning and Trumbull counties to lines in Stark County. “We have had requests from Sebring and Smith Township officials to find a way to transport residents […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority has expanded its service to include connections to the Phyllis Beyers Regional Transit Center in Alliance, connecting the bus system in Mahoning and Trumbull counties to lines in Stark County. “We have had requests from Sebring and Smith Township officials to find...

Operating Engineers See No Shortage of Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All too often adults scoff at young people glued to video games as they spend hours using handheld consoles to zap otherworldly marauders or take down virtual would-be assassins. But let’s not be too quick to judge. The skills perfected here could be the first step in that young person’s development as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All too often adults scoff at young people glued to video games as they spend hours using handheld consoles to zap otherworldly marauders or take down virtual would-be assassins. But let’s not be too quick to judge. The skills perfected here could be the first step in...

Streetscape Draws 700-Plus Volunteers to Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — You can take Phil Kidd out of Youngstown, but you can’t take Youngstown out of Phil Kidd. Kidd, who stepped down in March as associate director of Youngstown CityScape to take a position in Cleveland, joined hundreds of volunteers to participate in the organization’s annual Streetscape planting and cleanup day Saturday morning. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- You can take Phil Kidd out of Youngstown, but you can’t take Youngstown out of Phil Kidd. Kidd, who stepped down in March as associate director of Youngstown CityScape to take a position in Cleveland, joined hundreds of volunteers to participate in the organization’s annual Streetscape planting...

Easterseals Shows Renovations at Centennial Celebration

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the national Easterseals organization celebrated a century of work Friday, the local chapter took the opportunity to show how it’s preparing for the years ahead, including a $500,000 renovation of its office on Edwards Street. “We want to make sure that as busy as everyone’s lives are, we’re being as efficient […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the national Easterseals organization celebrated a century of work Friday, the local chapter took the opportunity to show how it's preparing for the years ahead, including a $500,000 renovation of its office on Edwards Street. “We want to make sure that as busy as everyone’s lives...

Opportunity in Warren Rolls Out at Chamber Breakfast

WARREN, Ohio — Rules for the federal government’s new Opportunity Zones program are expected to be rolled out this summer, which could greatly aid economic development here and across the Mahoning Valley. That was the consensus expressed Friday at the Good Morning, Warren! breakfast sponsored by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber at DiVieste’s Banquet Centre. Speakers […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Rules for the federal government's new Opportunity Zones program are expected to be rolled out this summer, which could greatly aid economic development here and across the Mahoning Valley. That was the consensus expressed Friday at the Good Morning, Warren! breakfast sponsored by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber...

Trial Date Set for Public Corruption Case

Sammarone, Bozanich Indicted in Marchionda Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney has set a June 1, 2020, trial date for two former city officials and a local developer who were indicted last year on public corruption charges. Former Mayor Charles Sammarone, former finance director David Bozanich and developer Dominic Marchionda were indicted in August 2018 on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney has set a June 1, 2020, trial date for two former city officials and a local developer who were indicted last year on public corruption charges. Former Mayor Charles Sammarone, former finance director David Bozanich and developer Dominic Marchionda were...