Author Archives: Christopher Kochera
Just as Ohio power companies had a plan to meet tighter federal emission standards, President Obama announced even more restrictions on coal-fired electric plants.
As the natural gas industry expands throughout Ohio, it brings workers from across the country looking for their share of the profit. The News Outlet’s Christopher Kochera brings us the story of one of those workers.
On a brisk March morning in a field off Route 172 in Lisbon, OH, the air is filled with the rumble of machinery and the smell of diesel fuel. Combine that with the gray skies, the bare trees and drilling equipment, and the scene it creates isn’t exactly picturesque.
There is another sign that the local economy is improving. Chris Kochera tells us we will have another choice of rental cars at the regional airport.
In one of the older neighborhoods on the lower West Side of Youngstown, the signs of blight are wilting.
The Garden District Neighborhood, nestled in Youngstown’s West side, is experiencing a resurgence thanks to the cooperation of several organizations. The News Outlet’s Christopher Kochera has the story.
The U.S. Centers Medicare and Medicaid Services have a special list, one that most nursing homes don’t ever want to be on.
Girard’s $4.9M investment in 2 lakes yields little but debt, disappointment
State Route 11 intersects two lakes in southern Trumbull County near the city.
The lake along the eastern edge of the highway, towering above the other, remains full. On the lower lake’s southern shore rests a 45-foot-high concrete dam that once held back millions of gallons of water.
Photo by Richard Darbey/The News Outlet