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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump drew bipartisan praise for his emphasis on infrastructure in his address to Congress last night (READ FULL TEXT), although Democrats and Republicans remain divided on how successful he was at unifying the country. The speech set an optimistic tone that apparently resonated with the public, according to a CNN/ORD poll […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The James & Sons insurance agency has bought the business of Eich Bros Insurance Inc., Tom Costello, president of James & Sons, and Marty Eich, owner and president of Eich Bros, announced Tuesday. Eich joined Costello in the offices of James & Sons yesterday afternoon to announce the transaction. Terms were not […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp., holding company of Farmers Bank and Farmers Trust Co., Tuesday declared a quarterly cash dividend of five cents a share payable March 31 to shareholders of record March 10. The dividend is a penny higher than the four cents per share paid since 2015. In a prepared statement, […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Playhouse will present “Forged in Steel,” a week-long celebration of Youngstown that features aspects of “Black Monday” March 7, 8 and 9 at the playhouse. Other sponsors are the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, the Youngstown Historic Center of Industry and Labor (“Steel Museum”) and Idora Park Experience. […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze has been named one of Top Picks of 2017 as the best compact car by Consumer Reports, the publication announced Tuesday. Cars were chosen based on Consumer Reports’ ratings for reliability, owner satisfaction, safety and performance on a road test. The Cruze was given a score of 77 “The redesigned […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Depending on their interests and aspirations coming out of high school, most students consider entering college or trade school, getting a full-time job, or enlisting in the armed forces as their next step. Any of these can be the right choice. It depends on the student’s passion and career goals. Every student should consider the […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Trying to pick the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) football player can easily lead to a shouting match in any group. Fans can be fanatical, after all, and given the subjective nature of the question (are we talking about Super Bowl wins, individual stats or position?) you will probably never achieve a consensus answer. However, […]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-3 Pa., wasted no time pushing back against the small group of critics who picketed his offices in Erie and Sharon, Pa., last week demanding that he hold a town hall in person and not over the telephone. As Kelly opened his tele-town hall last night, he read […]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County auditor’s office will hold a sale of 20 forfeited properties at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the commissioners hearing room of the county courthouse, Auditors Ralph Meacham announced today. The parcels, up for sale at two sheriff’s auctions, did not sell and so are being offered for sale by the […]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will not run for governor and instead will focus his energy on “fight[ing] back against wrong-headed policies and champion[ing] the kinds of solutions that would have a real impact for families,” he says. Ryan notified leaders of the Ohio Democratic Party of his decision this morning, […]

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