Story excerpt provided by Youngstown Vindicator.
Some of the hoopla of this week’s official opening of Tech Block Building No. 5 of the expanding campus of the Youngstown Business Incubator downtown rightly focused on the past.
After all, the newest addition to the internationally acclaimed business startup center oozes in deep historical context. Since the 1930s, the 65,000-square-foot building had served as the headquarters of The Vindicator Printing Co. where this newspaper had recorded for posterity the major events of Youngstown and the Mahoning and Shenango valleys day-in day-out without fail.
“So much of Youngstown’s history has been chronicled in this building by extraordinary people who have taken the time to truly understand what’s happening in our community and our world and to build a story around that,” said Barb Ewing, chief executive officer of YBI at the building’s official ribbon-cutting and opening Monday. “We truly owe them a debt of gratitude for their work in making sure we have a history to remember and a future to understand.”
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Originally published December 15, 2017.