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Friday, April 15, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In March, 10,478 entities filed to do business in Ohio, a record, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today. The old record was 10,102 in March 2015. Business filings in Ohio continue their increase this year, Husted said, “and 2016 is on track to be another record-setting year,” with nearly 3,000 more […]

Friday, April 15, 2016

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.1% in March, up from a revised 5.0% rate in February and matching the 5.1% rate for March 2015, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reported this morning. Nonagricultural wage and salary employment in the state rose 18,300 over the month, from a revised 5,475,500 in February […]

Friday, April 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the first quarter,  sales of single-family houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties ran 6.6% ahead of last year’s pace at the same point. Unit sales totaled 1,148 through March, compared with 1,077 for the same three months in 2015, according to monthly statistics provided by the Youngstown Columbiana Association of […]

Friday, April 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Recipes of Youngstown group will host “Memories of Mama’s Kitchen,” from noon to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St. In conjunction with Mothers Day, May 8, this tasting event will feature over 30 recipes that honor the delicious dishes we remember our moms, grandmothers, […]

Friday, April 15, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – You can’t talk about the history of Columbiana “and not talk about Harvey Firestone,” says Beverly Richardson from the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township. “They’re so connected to each other.” Firestone was born at the family farmstead northeast of town Dec. 20, 1868. Like the rest of his family, he […]

Friday, April 15, 2016

POLAND, Ohio – A $7 million expansion at Shepherd of the Valley’s campus here could be completed in nine months, earlier than officials had anticipated even a few days ago. A ground-breaking ceremony took place Thursday afternoon for the 32-bed, short-term rehabilitation unit, which will add 24,645 square feet addition to the existing assisted living […]

Friday, April 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A new local venture capital fund targeting technology-based startups should be able to start making awards in three to four months. Yesterday the Ohio Third Frontier Commission announced it hasawarded $3 million to Valley Growth Ventures LLC. The investment fund is a partnership of the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Tech Belt Energy […]

Friday, April 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Applied Systems & Technology Transfer will host a 3-D printing “Train the Trainer” boot camp for educators June 21-24 at the Avalon Inn Resort & Conference Center in Warren. The four-day workshop will show teachers how to create classroom projects centered around 3-D printing, how to use computer-aided design programs and how […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Third Frontier Commission today awarded $3 million to Valley Growth Ventures LLC, a venture capital fund that is a partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in Warren, the Mahoning Valley Economic Develop Corp. and Youngstown State University. The funding comes from a total of […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises has acquired 21 Panera Bread franchises in the Cincinnati area, bringing its total holdings to more than 300 Panera cafes in five states and Canada, the company said today. Covelli Enterprises now owns more than 130 Panera franchises in Ohio, the most owned by a single company in one state. […]

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