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Thursday, March 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman joined growing calls today for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to either recuse himself from investigating possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of the Russian government or step down from his post. The calls come following revelations […]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is drawing employers’ attention to next week’s Ohio Safety Congress & Expo that will run March 8-10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The annual event, sponsored by the BWC, offers employers and workers access to more than 200 educational sessions and an expo marketplace featuring […]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Oil and gas exploration in the region has slowed over the past three years, but the quantities of wastewater deposited in Class II injection wells is on the rise. In 2016, disposal wells across Mahoning County accepted more wastewater from oil and gas drilling and production operations than any year over the […]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Here’s a dose of scary medicine. Among individuals who take medications, half or fewer take them correctly, reports pharmacist Mark Franceschelli. That statistic includes people of all ages. “It becomes so easy to get confused,” he said. Tying to stem that confusion – and blunt the potentially harmful effect of improperly taking […]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Theodore Geisel is to anapestic tetrameter what William Shakespeare is to iambic pentameter as an unrivaled master of English verse. Today, numerous schools across the United States, including the elementary schools in Austintown and 18 primary schools in Trumbull County, are celebrating the 117th anniversary of Geisel’s birth by serving their pupils […]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in Ohio’s Utica shale eased upward last week as did the number of well permits issued across the play, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported 22 rigs active in eastern Ohio for the week ended Feb. 24, up from 20 […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Teachers, community leaders and officeholders from throughout the area will join with students in Youngstown City Schools’ elementary schools for the daylong Advancing Education-Reducing Crime program April 22. The program will be held at Harding, Taft, Martin Luther King and McGuffey schools from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Among the scheduled activities […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Insurance agent Mark Cole has received American National Insurance Co.’s Agent of the Year Gold Award, representing the highest production in the country for writing personal lines and property insurance. The award was given at American National’s professional seminar last month in Galveston, Texas. Cole, a lifetime Austintown resident, joined American National […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales for General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. beat expectations in February, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted a double-digit percentage drop to mark the second month in a row total sales for the Big Three fell. While sales are down, both Ford and GM reported that the average transaction price […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Senate Minority Leader, Joe Schiavoni this morning formally announced he would seek the Democratic nomination for governor. The announcement follows U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s announcement yesterday that he would not seek the party’s nod in the 2018 race. Schiavoni, D-33 Boardman, said he was running to provide “the new generation of […]

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