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Thursday, January 21, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Billionaire industrialist Ira Rennert and his company, Renco Group, have settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which accused Renco of ducking more than $70 million in pension obligations to steelworkers. Among them are more than 1,000 former employees of the now-defunct RG Steel plant in Warren. A […]

Thursday, January 21, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – With President Obama signing the budget bill, $4.9 million was made available to Trumbull County through the “Hardest Hit Fund,” Mayor Doug Franklin announced Wednesday. The Trumbull County Land Bank will administer the funds. They will pay for removing blight in the areas of the nation most affected by foreclosure during the […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued just a single permit for a horizontal well in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale play last week, a barometer as to how the oil and gas industry has struggled over the last 12 months. Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a division of Chesapeake Energy Corp., received a permit […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued just a single permit for a horizontal well in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale play last week, a barometer as to how the oil and gas industry has struggled over the last 12 months. Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a division of Chesapeake Energy Corp., received a permit […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – An academy devoted specifically to science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM — is set to open at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to MCCTC. The Valley STEM+Me2 Academy, first announced in 2014, will begin accepting applications in February for ninth and 10th […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for Leadership Shenango, a leadership development program in its 22nd year. More than 500 professionals have completed the program, many of whom serve on boards in the Shenango Valley. Leadership Shenango encourages the regeneration of community leaders, officials said, by providing a forum for […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Retired Greenwood Chevrolet salesman Joe Niccoli remembers how small the dealership used to be, especially the showroom. “It was maybe –.“ He paused to glance around and study the new 10,000-square-foot showroom. “Maybe a third of this,” he resumed. “You could only get two or three cars at the max and even […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and the Youngstown Business Incubator’s Women in Entrepreneurship Program will hold a joint fundraising event 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St. The fundraiser, Powered by She, will feature Encompass, an exhibition by regional women artists, as well as live music, […]

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 […]

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