Local News

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Adult residents of Mahoning County still smoke more, drink more, weigh more and exercise less than residents of Ohio as a whole, the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey of Americans’ health finds. The report also finds that adult residents of Mahoning County are more likely to have contracted a sexually transmitted […]

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cerni Motor Sales will host a free day-long seminar on truck fleet safety April 25 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The seminar, provided by Idealease and the National Private Truck Council, runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The seminar, “Transportation Innovation: Leading the way to […]

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Berlin Yacht Club will offer sailing classes at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC) for adult beginners starting on Tuesdays, May 2 to May 23. The class will be taught by a certified instructor from the Berlin Yacht Club. Students will learn important terms and vocabulary, the mechanics of […]

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued nine horizontal permits for the Utica shale region during the week ended March 25, the agency reports. All nine permits were issued for wells in Belmont County in the southern portion of the play, where oil and gas production is the strongest. ODNR awarded six […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Veteran WFMJ reporter Michelle Nicks believes viewers trusted TV news more before social media radically transformed how journalism – or what portends to be journalism – is transmitted. Nicks addressed 50 female business, political and community leaders this morning at Powers Auditorium as part of Mayor John McNally’s annual Women’s Breakfast, an […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MUNCIE, Ind. – The social media team at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration placed third overall in the second annual Social Media Competition at Ball State University Saturday. The YSU team included William Heath of Hubbard and Caleb Anderson of Clarksburg. The pair belong to Pi Sigma Epsilon, the national professional sales […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MUNCIE, Ind. – The social media team at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration placed third overall in the second annual Social Media Competition at Ball State University Saturday. The YSU team included William Heath of Hubbard and Caleb Anderson of Clarksburg. The pair belong to Pi Sigma Epsilon, the national professional sales […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition is accepting applications for scholarships it will award in May to students studying advanced manufacturing. The coalition will award five $1,000-scholarships to high school seniors that plan to attend the machining or welding programs at Columbiana County Career & Technical Center, the Trumbull Career & Technical Center […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Unemployment rates in the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities spiked in February, tying them for the third-highest rate in Ohio for the month. Both Warren and Youngstown reported 9.5% unemployment rates last month, up from 8.9% in January for the former and from 9.1% for the latter, the Ohio Department of Job […]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the arrival of spring, bankers see a rebound in home equity lending. But this year demand has surged well ahead of last year, four bankers report. An improving and healthy housing market undergirds the number of loans taken out, they say. “In the first two months of ’17 versus the same […]

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