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Monday, July 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As Gov. John Kasich prepares to launch his presidential bid, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says his fellow Republican would be a “great candidate” and has a “story to tell” the country. Kasich, who has been laying the groundwork for a presidential run for the past several months, tomorrow will formally announce his […]

Monday, July 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state official who oversees charter schools, David Hansen, resigned Saturday after acknowledging that he erased failing marks for the sponsors of two online charter schools. Hansen was the School Choice director for the Ohio Department of Education. His wife, Beth, is Gov. John R. Kasich’s chief of staff and is expected […]

Monday, July 20, 2015

SHARON, Pa. — Jason Camerlengo stands in the foyer of his brewpub that, after two arduous years, is finally open downtown. As he looks around, shifting his gaze between the packed bar and families eating in booths across from it, he sighs and smiles. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m scared. I’m nervous. I’m excited,” […]

Monday, July 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is seeking exhibitors for its annual Business Showcase, which will be held Sept. 17 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. The event will kick off with a speed networking brunch from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The showcase will open to the public from noon to 4:30 […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – In the wake of Thursday’s shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says security needs to be upgraded at “soft” domestic military targets. He made his remarks Friday morning at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, saying such upgrades would help ensure that the deaths of those in the military, […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Eastern Gateway Community College is partnering with the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to offer advanced machining classes beginning this fall that may lead to an associate’s degree. The two-year program will prepare students for jobs in advanced machining while earning industry recognized credentials from the National Institute for Machining Skills. In announcing the […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in June, unchanged from May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 1,900 over the month, from a revised 5,398,600 in May to 5,396,700 in June. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 296,000, […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio — The End of the Commons General Store, 4366 Kinsman Road, has on display the original 1960 Grand Champion Soap Box Derby car donated from winning driver, Allen Frantz, of Bristolville. The End of the Commons General Store is Ohio’s oldest general store and has operated continuously for 170 years. In 1982, Kenneth […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

SHARON, Pa. – Remember The Club? The affordable and simple-to-use cylindrical tempered steel tool was everywhere on television and in movies following its launch in the mid-1980s. Anyone who watched TV couldn’t miss it, whether on advertisements or in crime dramas. Invented by the late entrepreneur James E. Winner Jr., it continues to account for […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – More details are emerging about AMP Corp., the shell subsidiary created by an unnamed global manufacturer looking to build a “state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility for high-value metal products” in Fairfield Township. The global manufacturer is looking to invest some “$100 million to construct and equip approximately 200,000 square feet of manufacturing, […]

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