Local News

Friday, August 26, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – In today’s business world, whether you are in sales or another job that requires you to give presentations, public speaking skills are a necessity, says Greg Smith, chairman of Compco Industries in Columbiana. That’s why Smith, a professional trainer of speakers, is bringing Jonathan Altfeld to the Boardman Holiday Inn next month […]

Friday, August 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Data for June show mortgage foreclosures and delinquencies in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan area were both down from a year earlier. CoreLogic, a California-based data and analytics company, reports that foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.66% in June for the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman. That’s down 0.22 percentage points from June 2015 when the foreclosure […]

Friday, August 26, 2016

 CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Link Gallery at Kent State University at Trumbull will present an exhibition of paintings by Lane Cooper beginning Sept. 6. The exhibit, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” will continue through Oct. 6. An artist’s reception will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. Cooper’s paintings explore the ways […]

Friday, August 26, 2016

PULASKI, Pa. — Business has officially begun, but the work is far from over at Nova Cellars Winery. Next month a new brewery, Brew 32, will open in the space above alongside a new distillery. “We don’t like to sit still,” says owner Walt Novosel with a laugh. “Pretty much this started in our garage […]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new partnership between the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network will bring new consulting services to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley. The advocacy and growth group, better known as Magnet, will offer sales and marketing, product design, workforce development and logistics consultations to […]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “An Evening in Spain: A Musical and Artistic Experience” will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Soap Gallery here. The event is co-sponsored by the gallery and Opera Western Reserve, with PNC Bank the lead underwriter and additional underwriting support by the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals. In advance of […]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Helicopter parents have moved from swooping down on their offspring at colleges and universities to participating in job interviews. Office Team, a subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc., reports that more than a third of senior managers it interviewed – 35% – “said they find it annoying when helicopter parents are involved […]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Great Lakes JetExpress abruptly ended its service between Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and O’Hare international Airport following its returning flight Wednesday night. In a news release, Aerodynamics Inc., which operates the service, cited the “reluctance” of the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors “to come to a reasonable ceasing of operations” […]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University has received a $2 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Partnerships for Opportunities and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program to create a 28-county regional innovation network in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. The goal of the program is to create 125 new businesses and 1,110 jobs and raise […]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the arrival of a new fleet of buses, the Western Reserve Transit Authority can fulfill a promise made seven years ago, says Executive Director James Ferraro. Beginning Sept. 6, all of the bus lines within the authority will offer hourly service, adding 56 trips across Mahoning County on weekdays and doubling […]

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