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Friday, August 14, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A ruling Thursday by Secretary of State Jon Husted appears to have preempted any attempt by FrackFree Mahoning Valley to place another charter amendment question on the November ballot this fall. Husted ruled Thursday in favor of protests filed with his office that questioned the validity of county charter ballot proposals in […]

Friday, August 14, 2015

WARREN, Ohio – One of the most publicized measures on the ballot this November is the Marijuana Legalization Initiative that would allow voters to decide whether recreational use of the drug should be allowed in Ohio. But another measure – the Ohio Initiated Monopolies Amendment Issue 2 – seeks to invalidate the marijuana initiative should […]

Friday, August 14, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Using the General Extrusions plant as a backdrop, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Thursday updated a small group of manufacturers and university administrators of his efforts to thwart unfair trade practices and provide better workforce training. It was the stop in the Mahoning Valley of the junior senator from Ohio’s 1,500-mile “jobs […]

Friday, August 14, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – MarkWest Energy Partners and The Energy & Minerals Group, a private equity company, say they plan to invest $1 billion over three years to build a large-scale gathering pipeline system in the Utica dry gas region in eastern Ohio. MarkWest says the new system will be underpinned by a long-term, fee-based contract […]

Thursday, August 13, 2015

WARREN, Ohio — Light Up the Square, a newly formed community group that wants to enhance Warren’s Courthouse Square with permanent and seasonal lighting, is soliciting tax-deductible donations. The initiative was announced today by the organization, which is dedicating the project in memory of Jim Economos, the long-time owners of the Saratoga Restaurant who died […]

Thursday, August 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tom Humphries is unapologetic, unfazed by criticism of meeting minutes that show his Youngstown City Schools Business Cabinet met in secret with state education officials, demanded confidentiality of its members and overruled a suggestion by Jim Tressel that public focus groups be created “in hopes of avoiding drastic push-back or opposition to […]

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NILES, Ohio – The Ohio Oil & Gas Commission has upheld an order the state Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management issued last year to suspend operations at an injection well operated by American Water Management Services LLC. In September 2014, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Oil and Gas Division Chief Richard Simmers […]

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