Local News

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, […]

Friday, December 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – CoreCivic Inc., formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, announced Thursday it received a contract award from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at its 2,016-bed Northeast Ohio Correctional Center to assist ICE with its detention needs. The new contract contains an initial term expiring March 31, 2017, with four six-month renewal periods […]

Friday, December 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of houses in the three-county area are running 2.4% ahead of last year, newly released data show. During the first 11 months of 2016, real estate agents and brokers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold a combined 5,210 houses, according to the monthly reports from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of […]

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