Local News

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – There have been layoffs of this magnitude at the Lordstown Assembly before, but it’s been a long time. Glenn Johnson, president of UAW Local 1112, knows that well enough. In 1980, he lost his job as General Motors’ sales stagnated and workers were laid off. He was out of work for 14 […]

Thursday, November 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials and employers are preparing to navigate the new landscape created by the Part-Time Workers Bill of Rights that voters approved Tuesday. Some 56% of those who voted Tuesday said yes to the measure drafted by Michigan businessman Robert Goodrich that amends to the city charter. Mayor John McNally expressed surprise […]

Thursday, November 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two men with the last name of Ryan, both elected to the U.S. House of Representatives before they turned 30, won re-election Tuesday night by huge margins. They are among the biggest losers. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, finds his power as speaker of the House greatly weakened, his view of […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Corp. announced today that it is suspending third shift operations at two of its Midwestern plants, including the Lordstown Assembly. The move will affect 1,202 hourly workers and 43 salaried workers at the plant, GM said in a release. The third shift will end Jan. 23, 2017. The announcement is part […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN,Ohio — After two weeks of heavy voting with more than two dozen entries and hundreds of ballots, one burger stands above the rest as The Most Epic Burger in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. “We’re excited to announce The Federal in downtown Youngstown as the winner of our first Epic Burger Contest,” said Gail […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France – Vallourec, the parent of Vallourec Star, posted a net loss of $176 million during the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The company, which operates a tube production plant in Youngstown, Ohio, said that revenues fell 20.5% compared to year ago figures because of a continued slump in oil prices. Revenues during the […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Republican Party Chairman Mark Munroe says once he became a supporter of Donald Trump he was confident that the businessman and reality show host could win the presidential election based on what he saw in Mahoning County. “I certainly thought that we needed him to win. I thought that America […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City voters approved a charter amendment that would govern how companies schedule and pay part-time employees. The margin was 56% of voters in favor of the amendment, 44% against. The Part-Time Bill of Rights charter amendment was drafted by Michigan businessman Robert Goodrich, who also obtained sufficient signatures to put it on […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Community Bill of rights was rejected by city voters last night for a sixth time. According to the Mahoning County Board of Elections unofficial report, the charter amendment, which would curtail operations related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the city, lost 55.3% to 44.7%. Representatives of the Mahoning County […]

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of patients screened for prostate cancer has continued to drop, a trend that is raising concerns among specialists in the Mahoning Valley. Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, tests are the most common exams used to detect signs of possible prostate cancer in males. Yet fewer men today are being screened, largely […]

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