Local News

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, the junior senator from Ohio, defended the letter he and 46 other Republican senators sent to Iran this week, arguing that the letter could strengthen President Obama’s hand in negotiations to contain that country’s ability to make nuclear weapons. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and former Gov. Ted […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Association will hold its general membership meeting and the 2015 update on the state of the industry March 19 at Belmont College. The session, to be held in Horizon Hall, will feature presentations by Andrew Keck, senior land negotiator for Hess Corp., and Patrick Ryan, […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Metro Chamber Coalition says Gov. John Kasich’s proposed state budget will adversely affect business. In a letter to Kasich, sent last week, the coalition cites a study it commissioned last month that reviewed key components of the budget proposal. The study found significant problems with the tax reform proposal that, […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Keeping track of whether those who work in the skilled trades are paid the prevailing wage on government contracts is still done on paper, not computers. Even if tracking systems were uniform and employed technology, organized labor leaders say it’s nearly impossible to document – and then rectify – situations when prevailing […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will review renovating the Boardman branch following approval Tuesday by its board of trustees’ building and sites committee of a proposal by Olsavsky Jaminet Architects. Renovations on the Boardman branch, built in 1992, are part of the Public Library’s strategic plan. The project cost […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will review renovating the Boardman branch following approval Tuesday by its board of trustees’ building and sites committee of a proposal by Olsavsky Jaminet Architects. Renovations on the Boardman branch, built in 1992, are part of the Public Library’s strategic plan. The project cost […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CANFIELD, Ohio — Businesses are divided on the impact of disruptions to traffic patterns the work at U.S. Route 224 and state Route 11 will bring in the coming weeks. The $6.5 million project include replacing and widening the Route 224 overpass above Route 11 and widening Raccoon Road at 224 and the Route 11 […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 20 new permits for horizontal wells to explore for oil and gas in the Utica shale last week, the agency reports. Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a division of Chesapeake Energy Corp., received one permit for a new well in Columbiana County. The company plans to spud […]

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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