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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Six months after commencement, 96% of Grove City College’s class of 2016 is employed or in a graduate or professional school, the college’s career services office announced this week. The college reports 81% of graduates are working and 15% are seeking advanced degrees or further training, according to its survey, which […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors collectively point to investing in their people, emerging technology and the community as the most powerful ways they’ve sustained success. Now entering 114 and 90 years, respectively, local chapters of the National Electrical […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Brad White, CEO of the Tartan Companies BOARDMAN, Ohio — Overall, 2016 was a positive year for the Tartan Companies with a revenue increase of 3.9%. We are anticipating growth opportunities in all areas as regulations are reduced, the […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Michael R. Conway, MVEDC Executive Director YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. completed another successful year in 2016 of helping businesses grow and create employment opportunities. Using our affiliate activities and a variety of loan programs […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — An increase in revenue, sales, products, capabilities and capacity last year at Liberty Steel Products Inc. points to an encouraging 2017 for the steel service company, says CEO Jim Grasso. “We made investments and strategic decisions that strengthened our company,” he says. “We’re positioned to take advantage of opportunities created by […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Commercial real estate sales were exceptionally active in January with $16.6 million worth of transactions represented by the 15 highest sales of commercial properties in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Among the properties that changed hands last month was the former Campus Health Care Center at 196 Colonial Drive in Youngstown, which […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CANFIELD, Ohio — Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will cut the ribbon Thursday on a new lab at the school. The new Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative – RAMTEC – lab was developed in collaboration with the General Motors Lordstown Complex. In September, GM manufacturing engineers visited the school to discuss the […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio & Western Pennsylvania has hired regional construction veteran Howard Agueda as its director of association services. Agueda has worked in the northeast Ohio construction industry as an estimator and project manager. Most recently he was subcontractor manager for Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc.  He holds associate […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

By L. Diane Barnes, Youngstown State University professor of history YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “When in doubt, quote Frederick Douglass,” observed a historian at a professional meeting several years ago. Through multiple autobiographies, speeches and editorials, Douglass’s words remain inspirational well into the 21st century. As the most prominent civil rights activist of the 19th century, […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

By Ginny Pasha, President, United Way of Trumbull County WARREN, Ohio — For more than 93 years, the United Way of Trumbull County has consistently worked to meet the health and human service needs of individuals and families in our county.   In 2016, United Way of Trumbull County completed another successful campaign and is […]

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