Citywide Baby Shower held; healthier future as goal
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by Shianna Gibbons
1h ago
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Minority Health held its annual 15th Citywide Baby Shower at the Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center Saturday. This baby shower started back in 2009 and it educates mothers to help raise healthier babies. "We have a little bit of everything here and what I try to do is touch base so this is a connection. This is a connection to help the mom and the baby," Minority Health President Golie Stennis said. She said the event, started because of Youngstown's high infant mortality rate, is to help educate mothers on giving birth to and raising healthy babies. "Right now, our i ..read more
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Man running across country passes through Valley
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by Shianna Gibbons, Abigail Cloutier
1h ago
NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - A man with the goal of running from Los Angeles to New York passed through the valley Saturday. Paul Johnson ran through Salem, Columbiana and New Middleton. He ended his trip through the valley by just crossing over the Pennsylvania border. He's averaging 60 miles a day, which is over two marathons. Johnson is running to raise $1 million for Team Red, White and Blue which helps veterans with mental health and addiction. The journey is personal to him - he was a naval officer and struggled with drinking. Johnson is tracking his progress through StreetFerret.com, w ..read more
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Dead fish killed by pumps, not contaminants: EPA
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by Laurel Stone
8h ago
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency released an update Friday on the dead fish found in Sulphur Run, stating the fish were killed by the pumps in the bypass system. After a week of steady rain to welcome in the month of April, numerous local bodies of water flooded, spilling over banks and sprawling across the land. Last week, the EPA reported the rain caused flooding that led to a connection of State Line Lake with water from Freshwater Bypass Pond. The connection led to a migration of fish from State Line Lake into the pond, where they were pulled into the bypa ..read more
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New Youngstown State University exhibit captures the Black Student Experience
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by Stan Boney
20h ago
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - The Black Student Experience exhibit opened in Youngstown State University's Maag Library on Friday. The exhibit driven by YSU senior Tilisia Williams, features the stories of Black students throughout the university's 116-year history. Williams brought the project to life under the supervision of curator Cassie Nespor, but the work of Carol Bennett inspired the exhibit. "This idea came from Dr. Carol Bennett. She passed away last year," said Williams. Bennett worked in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and would call YSU's archives for information on Black students t ..read more
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Local teacher nominated as Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year finalist
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by Madison Meeker
21h ago
HARRISBURG, Pa., (WKBN) - The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the names of 12 educators nominated to be the 2025 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Jennifer Toney from Sharpsville Area Elementary School was one of 12 nominated to be Teacher of the Year. Each year, the program recognizes excellence in teaching by honoring K-12 teachers in public education who have made outstanding academic contributions to Pennsylvania’s school-aged children, according to a press release. The 12 finalists are recognized in Harrisburg each fall and the winner will be announced at a stat ..read more
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Historical society receives funding to transport artifacts
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by Abigail Cloutier
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has received grants to move artifacts currently stored at the Arms Family Museum. $19,000 went to the historical society to help pay for the cost of moving over 6,800 pieces of history from the Arms Family Museum to the recently acquired former IBM building on East Federal Street. The goal is to have all historical artifacts in one building and care for them in one facility. The grants come from the Ohio History Connection. MVHS is one of 14 community history organizations to be awarded this grant in the state. "So they're all ar ..read more
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'End of an era': A bittersweet end to a local business
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by Dave Sess
1d ago
NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (WKBN) - A big part of the Valley's history is coming to an end. Valley leader in funeral services passes away Owners of Jameson's Candy in New Castle announced in February their decision to close up shop after 79 years in business. The family-owned candy store on Wilmington Road makes handcrafted chocolate candies, but there's not much left. On Friday, customer John Kuczka hit the jackpot when he found Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Meltaways in the Jameson's Candy showcase. It was Jameson's last chocolate. There is no more in the store. "And I got the last bunch. I was ..read more
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Rain delay: Valley weather holds up several projects
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by Gerry Ricciutti
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GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) - As seemingly continuous rains inundate the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, officials are facing delays when it comes to several road and infrastructure projects. Strong winds could cause power outages Friday "We start getting heavy rains like this--the ground is super saturated--it can't absorb any more," said Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti. "It's going to certainly accelerate the deterioration and the damage." Ginnetti ordered a section of Garfield Road just west of Route 14 in Goshen Township to be closed as an emergency. He sent WKBN 27 first news photo ..read more
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High school students participate in mock car crash with first responders
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by Jon Rudder
1d ago
LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) - The Ohio State Patrol and Lisbon's police and fire departments hosted a mock car crash simulation at the county fairgrounds on Friday to warn and educate local high school students about the dangers of driving distracted or impaired, especially during the upcoming prom and graduation season. Students from Lisbon, Beaver Local, Columbiana and Wellsville watched emergency responders handle simulated fatal crashes. They acted out situations such as teenagers trapped in an SUV, a driver under the influence, and even a passenger thrown from a vehicle. "I know it's fake, but it ..read more
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Youngstown Playhouse celebrates 100th year with special show
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by Brandy Johanntges, Stan Boney
1d ago
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - The Youngstown Playhouse is celebrating its 100th season this year. Saturday, the public is invited to find out all the exciting plans through a special show: The Youngstown Playhouse 100th Seasonal Revival. The music-packed stage show includes several performances from all local actors and singers giving a small preview of each show from next season and a couple of snippets of what's still to come this season. There will also be a big reveal of a major show that will kick off the 100th season and some other big surprises. There will also be a basket raffles, a 50/50 ..read more
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