Local News

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of single-family houses in the tri-county region in 2015 finished 10.1% ahead of 2014, despite a softening in sales in Mahoning County in December. During 2015, 5,543 houses were sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, compared with the 5,033 sold during the previous year, according to data provided by the […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The board of the Columbiana County Port Authority re-elected Charley Presley of Salem to another one-year term as chairman Tuesday night. The five-man board also re-elected Keith Chamberlin of Columbiana as vice chairman and Nick Amato of Wellsville secretary. Tad Herold, chief economic development officer of Columbiana County, was elected to […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Michael Garvey, the president of M7 Technologies, has fond memories of George Whitlock. When he was a boy, Garvey recalled, he sat on the Whitlock’s knee as his next-door neighbor encouraged him to pick anything he wanted from the four-tiered candy dish in his living room. That kindness decades ago is among […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CLEVELAND – Cohen & Co. Ltd., the 75th largest public accounting firm in the United States, has acquired GHD CPAs and Advisors, St. Clair Shores, Mich., Rob MacKinlay announced today. MacKinlay, president of the private company services division of Cohen, noted the acquisition is his firm’s first entry into Michigan. While most of its offices […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the Boston Marathon three months away, runner Rick Blair of Boardman is training for the race and seeking to raise $5,000 for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. “It’s an honor, a privilege, and a blessing to get to run the 2016 Boston Marathon through the John Hancock Boston Marathon […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Happy Valley LaunchBox has selected six business startups who will participate in Invent Penn State’s no-cost business pre-accelerator program. The teams will complete 10 weeks of business startup training, have access to no-cost legal and marketing consulting, and enjoy no-cost co-working space that’s available 24 hours daily. The final six entrepreneurial […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment continues this spring semester with talks by an economist, a journalist, scientists, engineers, activists and a priest. Five talks will be live in person, and seven talks will be presented live via Skype. The free lectures take place at 7 p.m. […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s a common occurrence. You flip the switch at the top of the stairs to illuminate the basement and those fluorescent bulbs you installed not that long ago begin to flicker. As time passes, the light these inexpensive lamps produce begins to dim while simultaneously emitting heat – not to mention an […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the rash of police shootings of minorities over the past year, the phrase “institutionalized racism” has quickly entered the vocabulary of most Americans. While most commonly associated with those shootings, such as the Tamir Rice killing in Cleveland in late 2014, the issues run broader and deeper than just police violence, […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – Those who pay federal income taxes and had $62,000 or less in adjusted gross income in 2015 can file their federal returns for free, the Internal Revenue Service and Free File say. Free federal tax preparation and e-filing software is available at www.IRS/FreeFile. Many state returns can be e-filed at no cost as […]

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