Local News

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Veteran WFMJ reporter Michelle Nicks believes viewers trusted TV news more before social media radically transformed how journalism – or what portends to be journalism – is transmitted. Nicks addressed 50 female business, political and community leaders this morning at Powers Auditorium as part of Mayor John McNally’s annual Women’s Breakfast, an […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MUNCIE, Ind. – The social media team at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration placed third overall in the second annual Social Media Competition at Ball State University Saturday. The YSU team included William Heath of Hubbard and Caleb Anderson of Clarksburg. The pair belong to Pi Sigma Epsilon, the national professional sales […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MUNCIE, Ind. – The social media team at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration placed third overall in the second annual Social Media Competition at Ball State University Saturday. The YSU team included William Heath of Hubbard and Caleb Anderson of Clarksburg. The pair belong to Pi Sigma Epsilon, the national professional sales […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition is accepting applications for scholarships it will award in May to students studying advanced manufacturing. The coalition will award five $1,000-scholarships to high school seniors that plan to attend the machining or welding programs at Columbiana County Career & Technical Center, the Trumbull Career & Technical Center […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Unemployment rates in the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities spiked in February, tying them for the third-highest rate in Ohio for the month. Both Warren and Youngstown reported 9.5% unemployment rates last month, up from 8.9% in January for the former and from 9.1% for the latter, the Ohio Department of Job […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the arrival of spring, bankers see a rebound in home equity lending. But this year demand has surged well ahead of last year, four bankers report. An improving and healthy housing market undergirds the number of loans taken out, they say. “In the first two months of ’17 versus the same […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority Monday entered a one-year lease with Mitsubishi Heavy Industry America Inc. at the 600 Cherry Fork industrial site in Leetonia. Mitsubishi has expanded the space it is renting from the port authority by 13,387 square feet at $2.50 per square foot, Executive Director Penny Traina told […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For felons newly released from prison, entering the workforce is filled with challenges. Two organizations, Home for Good Re-entry Resource Referral Center and Dress to Succeed LLC, are providing tools to help these men and women get on with their lives. “Home for Good is a one-stop shop of resources for individuals […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to learn about the summer events happening in the city this summer and how best to prepare to capitalize on the event market. The agenda for the meeting, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cravings Café, will feature brief overviews […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new agreement between Youngstown State University and the University of Akron School of Law will allow students to earn their law degree faster, completing the program in six years rather than seven. As part of the 3+3 program, students will study for three years at YSU and three more at Akron. […]

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