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Friday, January 20, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.9% in December, unchanged from the November rate and up a tenth of a point from the December 2015 rate of 4.8%. Ohio’s rate last month, as reported this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, compares with the U.S. December unemployment rate of 4.7%, […]

Friday, January 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home sales in the tri-county region in 2016 finished slightly ahead of sales in 2015, despite a year-over-year dip in December. Reports, drawn from information compiled by the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors, show 5,661 houses were sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties last […]

Friday, January 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than one vestige of history was uncovered during the $5 million renovation of the Central Branch of the Youngstown YMCA. Case in point: a girder that crosses the ceiling above the YMCA Cardio Center, a room in the space added to the original building – now a century old — in […]

Friday, January 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale increased last week, according to the most recent report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR said the number of rigs drilling in the Utica stood at 24 for the week ended Jan. 14, an increase of one […]

Friday, January 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control purchased another piece of land in the Near East Side Urban Renewal Area, where the Joseph Co. International plans to develop a $20 million manufacturing plant and research center for its chill-can line. At its meeting Thursday morning, the board approved paying Bradie G. Higgs $800 for […]

Friday, January 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The swearing in of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president today and newest occupant of the White House is the beginning of the latest chapter of the best-known residence in America. “What’s about to happen — and what happens every four years or eight years when an administration changes — is […]

Friday, January 20, 2017

NORTH LIMA, Ohio ­– As Joe Dickey Electric nears its 60th anniversary, the company is preparing to celebrate with change of leadership as founder Joe Dickey Jr. becomes company chairman and his son, Dave Dickey becomes CEO. Meanwhile, 25-year employee and “unofficial family member” Eric Carlson will become president. “Eric’s father worked with us, and […]

Thursday, January 19, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio ­– Forty Two Event Production has acquired Toplite, Inc., a Wapakoneta-based entertainment lighting company, the Boardman company has announced. As part of the purchase, Forty Two has not only gained Toplite’s entertainment lighting systems, says Forty Two President and CEO Tony Ferrello, but also its customer base, including country music festival Jamboree in […]

Thursday, January 19, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Bridal consultants differ on whether shows such as “Say Yes to the Dress” help or hurt a woman’s choice of her bridal gown. They tend to agree, however, that in her choice for that big day, less is more – at least when it comes to opinions. The TLC series, which shows […]

Thursday, January 19, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council last night approved hiring a Columbus firm to provide final design and construction management services for the $9 million amphitheater and riverfront park project. During the meeting, council also approved several items to assist Fireline Inc. with its $5.7 million expansion project, including a tax abatement and water/wastewater grant. Council […]

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