Local News

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, the Trumbull County Land Bank and Gregg’s Gardens say the sale of their first renovated house in Warren’s Garden District closed this week. The sale results from the newly formed Adopt-a-Home partnership between TNP, the county land bank, Gregg’s Gardens, Trumbull 100 and Bill Casey, owner of Warren Paint and Glass (READ STORY). Huntington Bank is providing financing for the property at 453 Vine Ave. N.E., which is being sold to first-time homebuyers and longtime residents of Trumbull County. “Buying this house was...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With concerns raised over the health of Youngstown State University's budget and resources allocated to the athletics department, the financial impact of the hiring of new football head coach Bo Pelini is already audible. Within hours of the first news outlets reporting that Pelini would be named coach, the phones in the athletics department rang almost incessantly. “I've already received an influx of phone calls on ticket sales and things like that, which will help our bottom line,” said YSU's...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co. received two new permits for horizontal wells in Columbiana County, as that company continues to develop acreage in the northern Utica shale that it acquired more than a year ago in a lease assignment deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded Hilcorp two permits to drill at the Nolker site in Fairfield Township, the agency reported. Last month, Hilcorp secured six permits to drill at the McNicol farm in Fairfield Township, which is part of the Brinker Storage Field. ODNR issued 15 new...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of single-family in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties during the first 11 months of 2014 are on pace with those reported for the same period last year, the latest monthly reports show. Through November, 4,555 houses were sold in the three counties, just ahead of the 4,548 sold in the three counties during the first 11 months of 2013, according to the Centralized Real Estate Information Services Multiple Listing Service. Members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors report their...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown led a bipartisan group of eight senators Wednesday in a letter urging the U.S. Commerce Department to stand up for Mahoning Valley jobs in the aluminum extrusion industry that are threatened by unfair Chinese trade practices. In a letter to Paul Piquado, assistant secretary for enforcement and compliance, Brown, D-Ohio, called on the Obama Administration to ensure a level playing field for aluminum extrusion manufacturers such as Aerolite Extrusion Co. and General Extrusions Inc. in Youngstown, Astro Shapes Inc. in Struthers, and...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- Northeast Ohio Medical University and Mercy Health today announced what they say is the first-of-its-kind partnership to address the region’s primary care needs while developing a diverse health care workforce dedicated to serving local communities. Through the new partnership, Mercy Health will provide full tuition scholarships to qualifying Neomed students who are pursuing a doctor of medicine degree in exchange for their future service commitments to Mercy Health following residency training. Applications will be available in the spring and...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- Nearly 16.04 million people in the East North Central Region of the AAA will travel 50 miles or more to reach their year-end holiday destinations, AAA's travel office projected Wednesday. This is an increase of 4.8% from the 15.16 million people who traveled in the same region last year. The East North Central Region encompasses Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Some 14.7 million people will be traveling by car, up 5% from 2013, and 585,000 people will take to the sky, an increase of 1.5% from last year, AAA North Central predicts. This...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Author:  Andrea Wood YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- If there was any doubt why Bo Pelini is happy to come home -- and there wasn’t much -- this morning’s news conference was a testimonial to all he learned growing up in the Mahoning Valley. “I gotta tell you,”  YSU’s new head football coach began as he stepped up to the microphone in the upper level of Stambaugh Stadium. “For myself and my family, it’s good to be back, good to be back in town. It’s been a long time since I lived here, since I graduated from [Cardinal Mooney] high school. I have...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Despite the abundance of advice on how to prepare for a job interview, many seeking jobs never heard any of it. How else can you explain these true accounts OfficeTeam has compiled and released? OfficeTeam, a staffing service that focuses on placing highly skilled administrative professionals, asked its clients’ managers to relate the most embarrassing job interview mistakes they had experienced, witnessed or learned about from another manager. Among the faux pas: A candidate called the interviewer by the wrong name. Another arrived with lettuce...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien CARROLLTON, Ohio -- No natural gas well has evoked shouts of “Eureka!” that reverberated across Carroll County, a once pastoral place in east central Ohio. Nor is there one well, one drill site, with crude production so staggering that it stops oil barons in their tracks. Carroll County, still mostly farmland, superficially, has become the heart and nervous system of the emerging oil and gas industry. While no well there ranks among the top-10 producers of oil or gas in the Utica shale, the collective energy...

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