Local News

Monday, December 19, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — In no way is the upcoming layoff of 1,250 employees at the General Motors Lordstown Complex good news, but business leaders in Trumbull County remain optimistic about their county’s business climate as cooperation across industries becomes the norm and major projects get underway. Last month, GM announced it would lay off workers […]

Monday, December 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Great College Deals, a leading online resource for prospective college students, placed Youngstown at the top of its new list of Ohio’s 20 Most Affordable College Towns, Youngstown State University reports. With a cost of living 28% lower than the national average and 16% below Ohio’s average, Youngstown was ranked most affordable. […]

Monday, December 19, 2016

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio – With the award of a $300,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency, downtown Lowellville will undergo several revitalization projects beginning in June. Work will be done on 15 buildings, including new roofing, flooring and electrical systems. Also included in the budget are new sidewalks and curbing, the creation of a parking […]

Monday, December 19, 2016

By Roger Geiger, vice president and executive director, NFIB/Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s lame duck legislative session was a post-election four-week dash. A lot of public policy in a host of areas saw expeditious movement as the Ohio Legislature  wrapped up its work for the 131st General Assembly. The 132nd will be off to a quick […]

Saturday, December 17, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – As soldiers from the U.S. Marine Corps and employees from Covelli Enterprises gathered at the Niles Toys R Us to pick out toys for kids across the Mahoning Valley, it was a meeting of two different worlds. “It was done in a pure Marine fashion,” said Ashlee Mauti, director of marketing for […]

Friday, December 16, 2016

HARTFORD Township, Ohio — Brian Eucker walks toward the back of the barn where he sells the apples and peaches he grows on his 40-acre orchard in Hartford Township. It’s a pleasant, sunny day in late November, and the last of the fruit was picked just three weeks earlier. “This farm has been in my […]

Friday, December 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate for November was unchanged from the month before, holding steady at 4.9%, according to the latest Ohio Department of Job and Family Services report. The rate is 0.2% higher than November 2015. Nationwide, the unemployment rate last month was 4.6%, 0.3% lower than October and 0.4% lower than November […]

Friday, December 16, 2016

GREENVILLE, Pa. – With the conclusion of the “Thiel 2016” campaign, Thiel College has set a new fundraising record, raising more than $65 million. The public phase of the effort was announced at Homecoming 2015 with a goal of $60 million. “This historic campaign has gathered momentum for Thiel College as we look forward from […]

Friday, December 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There wasn’t much to see at the ribbon cutting Thursday that celebrated the near-completion of the Lincoln Avenue renovation project. The snow Wednesday night that continued into the bitterly cold morning made sure of it. But underneath the thin layer of white that covered all of the Youngstown State University campus, work […]

Friday, December 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nordson Xaloy Inc. plans to begin operations at its new Austintown plant sometime during the first half of 2017, a company spokesman said Thursday. The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners yesterday approved a 60%, 10-year Enterprise Zone property tax abatement for improvements that Westlake-based Nordson will make to the former Tamarkin warehouse, […]

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