Local News

Friday, January 8, 2016

NILES, Ohio– The new mayor of this city, Thomas Scarnecchia, said Thursday that the opening of a Rogers Jewelry store inside the Eastwood Mall bodes well for Niles. “It means an awful lot for the city that new businesses are coming in here. It’s filling the mall and, of course, we have more employees,” he […]

Friday, January 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of new cars and trucks rose 4.5% in December compared to the same month in 2014 among dealers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio reported Thursday. ADAEO said that 2,410 new-vehicle titles cleared during the month versus 2,306 in December 2014. For the year, […]

Friday, January 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Registration for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s nine-week course on local government ends Jan. 18. Topics presented by the Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy include how to run for office, the duties of elected officials, local government collaboration, promoting economic development and dealing with media and citizens. “Developing strong leaders is […]

Friday, January 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A company fighting to reopen an injection well operation in Weathersfield Township along state Route 169 is taking its case to the 10th District Court of Appeals. American Water Management Services LLC, Howland, has filed a notice of appeal with the Court of Appeals, 10th Appellate District of Franklin County, asking the […]

Friday, January 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor John McNally and Finance Director David Bozanich said the Ohio auditor’s office hasn’t contacted them regarding more than $1.7 million in water and wastewater grants for a downtown developer. As part of its 2014 audit of the city, the office of state Auditor David Yost has subpoenaed documents related to the […]

Friday, January 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Play and payouts on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in December were up around 12% from a year ago. The monthly VLT reports, released Thursday by the Ohio Lottery Commission, show credits played on VLTs at the Austintown racino totaled $77.1 million in December, up 1.9% […]

Thursday, January 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control this morning awarded a $392,160 contract to a Cleveland firm to restore the facade of the  City Hall Annex at Market and Front streets. VIP Restoration’s bid was determined to be the lowest and best of the 10  submitted for the work, which is part of a […]

Thursday, January 7, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Downtown Girard will be getting a facelift after a $300,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The grant, awarded to Trumbull County, will help pay for 57 rehabilitation projects, including code violation corrections and façade renovations in the city’s central business district, along with street resurfacing and sewer improvements. The county will […]

Thursday, January 7, 2016

STRUTHERS, Ohio – The inaugural Ellen Mancini Bowl-A-Thon, proceeds to benefit the Ray “Boom-Boom” Mancini Foundation, will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Holiday Bowl, 777 Youngstown-Poland Road. A spokeswoman for the foundation, Maria Barth Meadors, made the announcement Tuesday. The beneficiaries of the Mancini Foundation are all in […]

Thursday, January 7, 2016

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – The advisory council of the Greater OH-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network, which has $3 million to reimburse employers for apprenticeship programs, met for the first time Wednesday to discuss how to disburse its American Apprenticeship Initiative grant over the next five years. The grant would allow employers, whether with a program or […]

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