Athena Award winner

Woman Wins Athena Award

JoAnn McBride of New Castle was one of eight women honored at the inaugural Lawrence/Mercer County ATHENA Award celebration.

A rail car caught fire on Thursday.

Torch Sparks Railcar Fire

Sparks from a cutting torch are apparently responsible for a blaze late this morning at a railroad yard in Youngstown, officials said.

Dave Ditzler

Block Grants Spread Thin

Mahoning County Commissioner David Ditzler expressed concerns with the new way Community Development Block Grants are distributed.

Day of Prayer

Prayers and Music Fill Plaza

The first National Day of Prayer took place 61 years ago on the first Thursday in May. Thursday, the tradition continued as more than 100 pe…


Hagan Proposes Marijuana Bills

A resolution introduced Thursday by state Rep. Bob Hagan would allow voters to approve or deny legalizing marijuana.