Downtown revitalization

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Staff photo / Guy Vogrin Sparks fly as a welder works at the site of the new pedestrian mall planned for North Phelps Street in downtown Youngstown. The project, headed by Youngstown contractors Marucci and Gaffney Excavating Co., is expected to cost $5 million.

Business briefs

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BURGAN AGENTS RECOGNIZED BY OHIO REALTORS: For the third consecutive year, Burgan Real Estate led all real estate agencies affiliated with the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors (YCAR) by having the most agents, 22, earning the distinguished President’s Sales Club Award for 2020. ...

Youngstown, Liberty get water improvement funds from EPA

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Some Valley communities are among those in northeast Ohio benefitting from $181 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, and make other water quality improvements. The lower ...

Army vet hopes his experiences help others

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LIBERTY — At 16 years old, Jerome Givens learned he was about to be a father and was told he had to step up to take care of his obligations. One of seven children, Givens now admits being wild, slightly uncontrollable and already thinking he was grown. Today, at 58, Givens knows he was ...

Ohio surpasses 100K-case milestone

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The total number of coronavirus cases in Ohio hit six digits Sunday. The Ohio Department of Health reported the number of COVID-19 cases statewide has reached 100,848 since the pandemic began in March, after 879 more cases were reported Sunday. Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties ...

MVCAP fulfills college dreams

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The Mahoning Valley College Access Program recently distributed nearly $20,000 worth of scholarships to 14 high school seniors and two first-year college students. Each year the nonprofit distributes its Last Dollar Scholarships to graduating seniors from Youngstown City Schools and Warren G. ...

Ballot is packed

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LISBON — If a presidential election and everything that comes with it is not enough, Columbiana County voters will decide the fate of 27 ballot issues, including five liquor options. They are: County Mental Health Center: 1.3-mill levy, renewal; Franklin Township: 1.6-mill road levy, ...