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Friday, March 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Company International CEO Mitchell Joseph said this morning his company would make a pair of “major announcements” in May and September in relation to the $20 million project it is developing on the East Side. Joseph, whose great-grandfather founded the Star Bottling Co. in 1921, announced last fall that his company […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Company International CEO Mitchell Joseph said this morning his company would make a pair of “major announcements” in May and September in relation to the $20  million project it is developing on the East Side. Joseph, whose great-grandfather founded the Star Bottling Co. in 1921, announced last fall that his company […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Students at Northeast Medical University found out last week where they would be going for their residencies and the list includes some of the nation’s best hospitals. As part of the National Residency Matching Program, fourth-year medical students received acceptance letters last Friday. Among those coming to Rootstown were from the Mayo […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state’s unemployment rate in February was 5.1%, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports. The rate is a slight increase over both January’s 5% and February 2016’s 4.9%. The national unemployment rate last month was 4.7%, 0.1% lower than January and 0.2% lower than February 2016. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will expand its gaming floor, allowing for the installation of 50 new video lottery terminals, the company has announced. Construction is expected to begin Monday and be completed by June. The expansion will also include a high-limit area near the Rodeo Drive gift shop. When […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representatives of the union representing carpenters say they want to sit down with officials from NYO Property Group to discuss wages paid to workers on the $32 million renovation and restoration of the historic Stambaugh building. Union members were in front of the south and east faces of the downtown landmark, which […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio ­­– Potential Development High School, 2405 Market St., celebrated its new elevator Thursday with a ribbon cutting and tour of the renovated second floor. “The elevator project enabled us to access the second floor, the upper floor of the building, that we were able to renovate and add eight classrooms,” said Executive Director […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are many ways to quantify the impact of family businesses on the economy, nationally and locally. Across the country, family enterprises employ more than half of all workers and make up 90% of all businesses, the Small Business Administration reports. The Family Business Alliance estimates family-owned businesses contribute 57% of the […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is asking businesses in the Mahoning Valley to participate in its 2017 Starting Wages and Benefits survey. “This survey is an indispensable economic development tool and provides information that enables companies to keep pay rates for new hires competitive; control payroll costs when making hiring and promotion […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The leaders of a committee tasked with helping to improve Youngstown State University’s campus climate say much progress has been made over the past few months. “The committee has been hard at work to identify and implement steps to improve how we function as a campus community, with particular focus on shared […]

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