Local News

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France – Vallourec, the parent of Vallourec Star, posted a net loss of $176 million during the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The company, which operates a tube production plant in Youngstown, Ohio, said that revenues fell 20.5% compared to year ago figures because of a continued slump in oil prices. Revenues during the […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Republican Party Chairman Mark Munroe says once he became a supporter of Donald Trump he was confident that the businessman and reality show host could win the presidential election based on what he saw in Mahoning County. “I certainly thought that we needed him to win. I thought that America […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City voters approved a charter amendment that would govern how companies schedule and pay part-time employees. The margin was 56% of voters in favor of the amendment, 44% against. The Part-Time Bill of Rights charter amendment was drafted by Michigan businessman Robert Goodrich, who also obtained sufficient signatures to put it on […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Community Bill of rights was rejected by city voters last night for a sixth time. According to the Mahoning County Board of Elections unofficial report, the charter amendment, which would curtail operations related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the city, lost 55.3% to 44.7%. Representatives of the Mahoning County […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of patients screened for prostate cancer has continued to drop, a trend that is raising concerns among specialists in the Mahoning Valley. Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, tests are the most common exams used to detect signs of possible prostate cancer in males. Yet fewer men today are being screened, largely […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. is stepping up its interest in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, specifically in Columbiana County, records show. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 11 permits to Hilcorp for new horizontal wells in Columbiana County last week, according to the latest update from the agency. Hilcorp was the sole […]

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Turning Foundation, in conjunction with the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership, has announced 17 teachers as the recipients of its 2016 Innovative Mini Grant program. A total of $52,096 was award to the teachers in northeastern Ohio for “sharing new and creative classroom practices supporting 21st […]

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The CEO of Youngstown Thermal Inc. told City Council’s building and grounds committee that his district energy plan could save the city $2.5 million a year and is much more efficient than a plan presented by a Cleveland-area company in September. Carl Avers said his company is developing two major projects, one […]

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in October were up 12.2% from a year earlier, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Monday. VLT wagers last month totaled $88.1 million, compared with $78.5 million in October 2015. The average number of VLTs operating per day at the […]

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – It’s been only four months since New Day Recovery opened, but already Tom Ivany has seen the impact of the detox center on its clients. “I’ve been in a lot of businesses over the years, but I’ve never had anything where clients come up, give me a hug and tell me that […]

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