Rally attendees plea to save Realty Building following deadly explosion

Rally attendees plea to save Realty Building following deadly explosion

Rally organizers encourage decision-makers to rethink their decision, believing the building can be saved. This comes as the clock is ticking on demolition plans. 

Friday, July 5th 2024, 10:32 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
OSHA proposes rule to protect workers from heat

OSHA proposes rule to protect workers from heat

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a rule to protect dozens of workers who die and thousands more who become ill while working in hot or humid conditions.

Friday, July 5th 2024, 6:33 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
City of Youngstown, Regional Chamber partner to provide relief for businesses impacted by explosion

City of Youngstown, Regional Chamber partner to provide relief for businesses impacted by explosion

The Regional Chamber Foundation will serve as the fiscal agent for these relief funds starting with a $200,000 grant from the city.

Wednesday, July 3rd 2024, 9:08 PM EDT by Zach Mosca & Erin Simonek
Hubbard Youth Coalition unveils new student wellness center

Hubbard Youth Coalition unveils new student wellness center

"I am thrilled with the way the community has responded," Chaney added. "Through financial contributions, there was a lot of dust and a lot of hard work. It's been overwhelming seeing the support that we've received from the community."

Friday, June 28th 2024, 10:10 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Students being tested for lead, asbestos, after contaminants were found in several Valley schools

Students being tested for lead, asbestos, after contaminants were found in several Valley schools

The schools cannot reopened until abated.

Wednesday, June 26th 2024, 4:33 AM EDT by Sydney Canty
FDA warns maker of Sara Lee and Entenmann's not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

FDA warns maker of Sara Lee and Entenmann's not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

Federal food safety regulators are warning Bimbo Bakeries USA to stop using misleading labels that say products contain potentially dangerous allergens when they don't.

Wednesday, June 26th 2024, 4:21 AM EDT
Infectious virus found in Western Pennsylvania mosquitoes

Infectious virus found in Western Pennsylvania mosquitoes

Authorities in Mercer County want people to take precautions against mosquito bites after a mosquito-borne virus that can cause brain infection was discovered in nearby Crawford County.

Tuesday, June 25th 2024, 5:42 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
Rite Aid closing more stores in Youngstown, Austintown, Alliance

Rite Aid closing more stores in Youngstown, Austintown, Alliance

Rite Aid, the large drug store chain that filed for bankruptcy last year, announced another wave of 22 store closures including eight in Ohio.

Saturday, June 22nd 2024, 1:32 PM EDT by Mike Gauntner
Mercy Health affirms medically necessary abortions

Mercy Health affirms medically necessary abortions

The decision contrasts the position of other Catholic and religious-based health systems that prohibit abortion procedures, regardless of the circumstances.

Thursday, June 20th 2024, 9:11 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Fair housing symposium held in Youngstown

Fair housing symposium held in Youngstown

"This is kind of an opportunity to ask better questions and to be more informed," explained Sophia Buggs.

Wednesday, June 19th 2024, 9:37 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Niles council approves recreational marijuana dispensary in town

Niles council approves recreational marijuana dispensary in town

"We represent the people," Julian added. "So the people had their voice last year and we're just going through with it."

Friday, June 14th 2024, 6:18 AM EDT by Erin Simonek
FirstEnergy takes another try at Youngstown power line project

FirstEnergy takes another try at Youngstown power line project

As the project created by FirstEnergy was shot down by members of the community before, an updated proposal is on way.

Thursday, June 13th 2024, 4:36 AM EDT by Trinity Watson & Erin Simonek
Event in Boardman focuses on protecting the elderly from abuse

Event in Boardman focuses on protecting the elderly from abuse

Breakout sessions covered a variety of topics including cognitive changes in people as they age, the impact hoarding can have on others, human trafficking of older adults, drug use in seniors and suicide prevention.

Wednesday, June 12th 2024, 6:45 PM EDT by Corey Vallas
LGBTQ+ community discusses access to religion, gap in care

LGBTQ+ community discusses access to religion, gap in care

The panelists from surrounding religious groups discussed the often misalignment of religion and the LGBTQ+ community.

Wednesday, June 12th 2024, 12:08 AM EDT by Erin Simonek
Youngstown shooting victim's loved ones call for end to gun violence

Youngstown shooting victim's loved ones call for end to gun violence

"Gun violence is not going to stop anything," Pete said. "It's going to continue for generations on.

Thursday, June 6th 2024, 9:49 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Cleveland Clinic-led study links sugar substitute to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Cleveland Clinic-led study links sugar substitute to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Xylitol is a common zero-calorie sweetener found in sugar-free candy and toothpaste

Thursday, June 6th 2024, 7:21 AM EDT
Norfolk Southern offering rail incident training for first responders

Norfolk Southern offering rail incident training for first responders

"They can get their hands on some equipment, they can learn about railroad operations," said Heather Garcia with Norfolk Southern. "We get a lot of opportunities to get on the equipment while running through some scenarios."

Wednesday, June 5th 2024, 10:08 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
City of Youngstown to discuss hiring of structural engineer to inspect Realty Tower Building

City of Youngstown to discuss hiring of structural engineer to inspect Realty Tower Building

The city's Board of Control is requested to make a payment of $7,500 to structural engineering company Barber & Hoffman based out of Cranberry Township in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, June 5th 2024, 2:54 PM EDT by Zach Mosca, Alex Kamczyc, Erin Simonek, Mike Gauntner, Corey Vallas & Maura Rubinic
Austintown trustees reverse decision and will permit one marijuana dispensary in township

Austintown trustees reverse decision and will permit one marijuana dispensary in township

This would put Austintown in a similar position to Youngstown, who is also discussing a moratorium that would allow for only one adult-use marijuana dispensary in the city.

Tuesday, June 4th 2024, 5:00 AM EDT by Zach Mosca, Corey Vallas & Erin Simonek
Trumbull County family says Loss Team helps them cope after losing father to suicide

Trumbull County family says Loss Team helps them cope after losing father to suicide

Roy Verrill was a veteran and motorcycle enthusiast, and the Verrill family lost their father Roy to suicide last December.

Monday, June 3rd 2024, 6:53 PM EDT by Madison Tromler