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Friday, March 31, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Eighteen months ago, Matthew Baker took on a part-time sales job at the Walmart Supercenter here. Three months later, he was promoted to a department manager. Then, on Thursday, Baker was among 53 Walmart employees who graduated from the Walmart Training Academy in Hermitage where employees learn new skills that help them […]

Friday, March 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman this morning will visit the Neil Kennedy Recovery Center to discuss the heroin and prescription drug epidemic with community leaders and individuals in recovery. Portman, R-Ohio, also will tour the Neil Kennedy recovery homes, including a new one slated to open next month. The senator is the author […]

Friday, March 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has named Jim Freeze to succeed Mike McBride as executive director, Mark Gasser, chairman of the Goodwill board, announced this week. McBride is retiring at the end of April after 39 years with the organization that employs and provides rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. Freeze assumed the […]

Friday, March 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape is seeking donations to fund the installation of a nine-hole disc golf course in Wick Park. The city has contributed $2,500 to the project and the community improvement group is looking to match the amount. All who donate will be invited to the course’s launch party at the Wick Park […]

Friday, March 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The American Red Cross is partnering with Dominion East Ohio to hold Preparedness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, at the following locations: Ashtabula WalMart – 3551 N. Ridge Road, Ashtabula Eastwood Mall – 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles The American Red Cross and Dominion hope to teach participants the importance […]

Friday, March 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has joined a bipartisan group of representatives and senators to introduce a bill that would codify into law the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership. The bill, the Make It In America Manufacturing Communities Act,  would allow for municipalities to be awarded the “manufacturing community” designation and receive preferential consideration for federal […]

Thursday, March 30, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Board of Control this morning approved assistance for expansion projects at Fireline Inc. and Gasser Chair Co., as well as the purchase of additional property for the riverfront amphitheater and park. Fireline is planning to spend $5.7 million on a 25,000-square-foot addition to its existing plant as part of the […]

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WARREN, Ohio – Mercy Health plans to cut the ribbon April 5 to open its $14.5 million Howland Medical Center at 1932 Niles-Cortland Road NE. The 50,000-square-foot outpatient center brings together physicians, surgeons, rehabilitation and diagnostic, imaging and lab services in a single location, the health system says. Ground was broken last May for the […]

Thursday, March 30, 2017

COLUMBUS – While not quite to the record levels of infrastructure spending seen in 2014 and 2015, this year will prove to be busy nonetheless as the Ohio Department of Transportation is set to spend $2.3 billion on nearly 1,100 projects across the state this year. In the Mahoning Valley, more than $57 million will […]

Thursday, March 30, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four students in the Williamson College of Business Administration – Megan Guilano, Raul Bosca, Sarah Jones and Ellen Chittester – have been chosen as John Beeghly Fellows for the spring semester. The four students will work with the Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University. Among the projects they will be […]

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