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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Before a bank approves a loan or issues a line of credit to a business owner, it wants to see the owner “has some skin in the game,” as the latest popular phrase goes. “Skin in the game” means substantial collateral, that the owner would feel financial pain should he default. Bankers […]

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The merchants who make up the South Avenue Business Association realize they must supplement police department efforts to reduce crime by improving the environment on the artery that runs by their shops. Improving the appearance of their storefronts, not allowing trash to collect in vacant lots near their businesses and working with […]

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In what could be a fatal blow to the long lingering Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resorts project, Penn National Gaming Inc. announced today that it is withdrawing from its joint venture with Endeka Entertainment LP to build the $225 million racino in Lawrence County, Pa. Penn National, based in Wyomissing, Pa., […]

Monday, March 30, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In what could be a fatal blow to the long lingering Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resorts project, Penn National Gaming Inc. announced today that it is withdrawing from its joint venture with Endeka Entertainment LP to build the $225 million racino in Lawrence County, Pa. Penn National, based in Wyomissing, Pa., […]

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public hearing May 5 on whether to award an air quality permit to Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project. The permit is an essential piece of Shell’s proposal to construct the plant – estimated at $4 billion – at the […]

Monday, March 30, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two officials from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will discuss the impact of D&L Energy Inc.’s illegal dumping of drilling waste into a tributary of the Mahoning River. Kurt Kollar of the Ohio EPA’s Environmental Response and Revitalization division, and Bart Ray, senior investigator at Ohio EPA’s special investigation unit, will present […]

Monday, March 30, 2015

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — A coalition of organized labor and Ohio lawmakers selected the Mahoning Valley as the launch pad Saturday for a statewide initiative to deny President Obama “fast-track” authority to negotiate trade agreements. “This is the first of many more [meetings] in the days ahead,” Tim Bruga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO told some […]

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