Sept. 21, 2016: City Club’s inaugural event at Stambaugh Auditorium to focus on development

            The newly formed City Club of the Mahoning Valley will launch its first event featuring a panel discussion on local economic development. It occurs 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The panel discussion will feature U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams; state Sen. Capri S. Cafaro; Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel; and Thomas M. Humphries, … [Read More...]


Election Day 2016: Voter information, deadlines, important information

Voting/Elections Election Day is the first Tuesday in November or Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You may cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. If you don’t know the location of your precinct polling place, contact the board of elections in your county. Voter information, deadlines Editor’s note: There’s an effort to extend early voting five days prior to the current date (Oct. 12, 2016), but a court ruling is … [Read More...]



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Q&A: Riding a bicycle in Ohio – know your legal rights, responsibilities

I often see people riding bicycles on the road. Is that really legal? Yes. Ohio’s Traffic Code defines bicycles as “vehicles,” which may be lawfully operated on virtually all Ohio roads except freeways or certain limited access roadways. What rules apply to operating a bicycle on the road? Ohio law requires cyclists to follow the “rules of the road” when riding a bicycle on a roadway. Cyclists must ride with traffic, obey basic traffic laws, stop at stop signs and red lights, and follow … [Read More...]


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VIDEO: Homeplate visits Café 422 in Warren

Mitch and Helga are hosts of ‘Homeplate Homestyle,’ the go-to source of home cooking in the Mahoning Valley. Click here for more recipes.

Calendar – BY MONTH

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Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – September 1-30, 2016

Thursday 1 Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, … Click for more events


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Calendar (Week 1) – September 1-7, 2016

Thursday 1 Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, […]

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Calendar (Week 2) – September 8-15, 2016

Thursday 8 Wick Area Par-3 Course Adult Golf. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. Free PGA golf instruction from the Mill Creek MetroParks golf professionals. Clinic is geared towards members of the Mill Creek Adult golf league members, but is open to any adult interested in wanting to learn […]

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Calendar (Week 3) – September 16-22, 2016

Thursday 15 Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Occurs Sept. 15, 22, 29. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Lectures: Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Tyler History Center, 325 […]

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Calendar (Week 4) – September 23-30, 2016

Friday 23 Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Discover the flowers at Fellows. Register/pay by Sept. 21. 9-10 a.m. $5. Multiple branches: Stamping with Cindy. Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Sign up to create each month’s greeting card […]

Calendar – Upcoming Major Events

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September 2016: Upcoming concerts, major events for the region

SEPTEMBER Bryan Adams. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13. $86.50-$26.50. Warren Civic Music Association: Let’s Hang On. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 (box office) or 330-399-4885. Let’s Hang On features music of the 60s and the sound of the Four Seasons. […]


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July 2016: Museums and galleries for the region

Akron Art Museum. 1 S. High, Akron, 44308; 330-376-9185. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday. The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, Pa.; 412-237-8300. Collection includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, prints, photographs and covers work from all periods. Includes drawings, commercial illustrations, sketchbooks, 1960s Pop, and 1980s collaborative paintings […]

Calendar – Events Preview

Sept. 10: Western Reserve Contra Dance at Dublin Grange Hall

The monthly Western Reserve Contra Dance will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Dublin Grange Hall, 6571 Fairground Blvd., Canfield. The contra is a New England social dance with ever-changing partners and will feature live traditional music by the band, “One String Short.” A caller will teach each dance and guide the dancers. Dress is casual, beginners and all ages are welcome, partners are not required. Admission is $8 and light refreshments will be served.  The Grange Hall is just off 224, behind the CVS … [Read More...]

Sept. 11: ‘Campbell’ book signing, classic cars at Tyler History Center

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will celebrate its anniversary with a free open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The event will feature a classic car cruise-in. Car owners are invited to show their vehicles and there is no registration fee or awards. Vintage safety vehicles will be on display as well as cars from local car clubs. It will also be the last day to view the exhibit “Wheels of Steel: The Mahoning Valley’s Car Culture” at the History Center. Joe … [Read More...]

Sept. 6-Oct. 6: Kent Trumbull to show Lane Cooper paintings

The Link Gallery at Kent Trumbull is announcing an exhibition of paintings by Lane Cooper. The exhibit, titled “It’s a Wonderful Life,” will be on display from Sept. 6 through Oct. 6. An artist’s reception will occur from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Cooper’s paintings explore “the ways in which fragments from experiences and memories are pieced together to form meaning.” Cooper has exhibited at the Gallery Aferro in Newark, N.J., CPI in New York City and the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland. She is an associate professor of … [Read More...]