Local News

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A joint labor-management committee of union electricians and electrical contractors in the Mahoning Valley has established a scholarship at Youngstown State University to help its members earn college degrees. The Mahoning Valley LMCC (Labor Management Cooperation Committee) Scholarship was funded by an endowment from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 64 in […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will hold the annual meeting of its general policy board 10 a.m. Jan. 25 in the Youngstown State Community Room of the Covelli Centre. The theme of the event will be “Communities Working Together.” Allen Biehl, District 4 deputy director for the Ohio Department of Development, […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Just three permits for horizontal wells were issued last week to energy companies exploring for oil and gas in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, received two permits for the week ended Jan. 9 to drill in Belmont County. […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Republicans voiced a different vision of the United States than that expressed by President Obama in his final State of the Union Address. Democrats, meanwhile, appeared ready to work with the president to advance his agenda in his final year. Obama spoke in broad terms about his hopes for the nation in […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Plans are underway and models are being sought for a series of American Girl Fashion Show events that will be held March 5 and 6 at Antone’s Banquet Centre here. Proceeds from the shows, presented by the Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, will benefit local programs and services of […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DETROIT – Wrapping up media days at the North American International Auto Show, four car brands showed off what customers can expect later this year and many years from now. The two American manufacturers, GMC and Lincoln, presented previously announced models Tuesday that go on sale later this year. And Japanese automakers Acura and Honda […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Two state legislators from Trumbull County and another from Ashtabula County say a bill they’ve sponsored in the Ohio House of Representatives will strengthen safety regulations associated with Class II injection wells. State Reps. Sean O’Brien, D-Bazetta, Michael O’Brien, D-Warren, and John Patterson, D-Jefferson, say H.B. 422, if enacted, would sensibly regulate […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PNC Bank has contracted with Youngstown State University for 10 years to provide its students, faculty and employees with several financial services that include student financial education, the bank and the university announced Tuesday. The agreement took effect Jan. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2025. Under its terms, YSU would pay […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Boardman Kmart department store will close in mid-April, a spokesman reported Tuesday. The store,  1209 Boardman-Poland Road, will remain open to customers until then and a liquidation sale is scheduled to  begin Jan. 24. Built in 1967 and remodeled in 1986, the store has 81 employees, most of whom are part […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SALEM, Ohio – Ten years ago, Salem Welding & Supply Co. considered buying an 8,000-square-foot building directly across the street from its plant at 475 Prospect St. At the time, the company chose not to move forward and ended up regretting the decision as it grew over the last decade. “We kind of kicked ourselves […]

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