The Brown-Maag family, owner of NBC affiliate WFMJ Youngstown, Ohio, ceased publication of the Youngstown Vindicator over the weekend, ending its 150 years of service to the city and surrounding communities. However, Ogden Newspaper’s Tribune Chronicle, in neighboring Trumbull County, has purchased Vindicator assets with the promise of a Youngstown edition.
WFMJ Weekend Today set to launch Oct. 26. The new broadcast will air as both a lead-in and lead-out to the Saturday and Sunday NBC Weekend Today programs.
The satellite provider and the Youngstown, Ohio, NBC affiliate failed to reach agreement on terms for a new carriage contract.
Ohio NBC affiliates have partnered to present the first televised statewide debate of Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial new law that made changes to a variety of government laws and policies.The debate from Columbus on Oct. 25 will be carried live on WDTN Dayton, WCMH Columbus, WLWT Cincinnati, WKYC Cleveland, WLIO Lima, WNWO Toledo, WTOV Wheeling-Steubenville, WFMJ Youngstown and WHIZ Zanesville. It will also be streamed live on each of the station’s websites.