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Why Trump May Win Ohio And Pennsylvania

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Trump is very aware of the unfocused anger in the Midwest, and is working hard to use that to get votes. If he takes the swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, it will be because of that insight.

Woman Discovers Birth Mother At The Company Where She Works

The Associated Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Good News

A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works. WKBN-TV in Youngstown reports tha...

Two Systems of Justice? Why No Arrest?

Bob Hagan | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Bob Hagan

Here in the much exploited, underpaid and heavily abused valley (once dubbed "Steel Valley"), our old town of Youngstown, sitting in the middle of the rust belt, watches history keep repeating itself.

PHOTOS: The Faded Motels Of The Rust Belt

Randy Fox | Posted 03.26.2013 | Travel
Randy Fox

As you travel through the Rust Belt, you can still come across the remains of hotels and motels still touting marketing innovations such as "Color TV" or "Air Conditioning."

Jason Cherkis

Soup Kitchen In Paul Ryan Flap Facing Donor Backlash | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Rep. Paul Ryan's embarrassing soup kitchen photo-op last week, the organization that runs the facility tells The Huffingt...

Jason Cherkis

No Sign Of Paul Ryan At Soup Kitchens, Shelters In His Own District | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan's awkward visit last week to a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen made national headlines and has been the butt of late-night...

Autumn Comes To The Rust Belt

Randy Fox | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

As autumn sets in to the Rust Belt, I'm always reminded of the lines written by James Wright, a poet, who was raised around the factories in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Yes, many of the mills are long gone, but the ritual is largely the same.

Christian Bale To The Rescue: 'Batman' Star Grants Cancer Patient's Birthday Wish

Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact

Actor Christian Bale proved once again that he doesn't just play a superhero on film. To little Jayden Barber, the star of "The Dark Knight Rises" is ...

PHOTOS: The Rust Belt's Rustic Bars

Randy Fox | Posted 10.27.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

The old shot and beer joints were a mainstay in nearly all the Rust Belt mill towns. These places were the yang to the factories' yin and a big part of many a mill worker's daily routine.

Matt Sledge

Romney v. Obama: Who Does Ohio Pick To Make The Most Of Oil and Gas Boom? | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney told a crowd of Ohioans at a manufacturing company Thursday that President Barack Obama is keeping the state's oil and gas industries down...

Wandering America's Rust Belt: Photographing Youngstown

Randy Fox | Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel
Randy Fox

The skeletons of a once thriving city are evident in most of the Youngstown area, and every visit leaves a sizable impression on me.

Youngstown State Shooting Victim Died Trying To Save Others

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Jamail Johnson, the Youngstown State student shot to death at an off-campus fraternity party early Saturday morning, died trying to divert his peers f...

Youngstown Voters Set to Kick Traficant in Crotch

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Denvir

"I want you to disregard all that the opposing council has said," Congressman Jim Traficant told colleagues then sitting in judgment on the House Ethi...

Born to Rank: The Top 25 Bruce Springsteen Songs

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Mankiewicz

2010-09-22-bruce.jpgThe criteria are flexible. They're a combination of songwriting, listening pleasure, live performance and at what point in the song I begin to cry like an 11-year-old girl.

Youngstown Air Show Tickets Going Up For Sale Today

World Now | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Youngstown Air Reserve Show is two months away... and FREE tickets are almost ready. Tickets can be ordered online at Youngstown Air Show Dot Com ...

Ohio GOP Still Chasing Undecideds; Dems Making Sure Supporters Pull The Lever

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

The GOP must believe it can make inroads into Youngstown's urban community, because this month the second-biggest buy on the city's hip-hop air waves was made by the Mahoning County Republican Party.

Ground Report: A Mostly Warm Reception among the Hard Hit in Ohio

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erik Lundegaard

A McCain supporter thanked me for coming out from Seattle. It was those sorts of conversations that make me realize we are not as divided as the media portrays us. I got a lot out of Ohio.