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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tim Seibles, the poet laureate of Virginia, will read excerpts from his most recent book, “One Turn Around the Sun,” as part of an event at the Tyler History Center March 27. Seibles has written seven books of poetry and has been recognized for dramatic readings of his books. He has also […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp., holding company of Farmers National Bank, announced this morning that it will pay $7.8 million to acquire Monitor Bancorp Inc., holding company of Monitor Bank in Big Prairie. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter, a Farmers spokeswoman said, and requires that Monitor shareholders meet […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – AffordableColleges.com has ranked Youngstown State University’s master’s program in financial economics as the fourth-most affordable online master’s degrees in the country. Rankings were determined by factoring in 11 data points, including tuition, the amount of financial aid students receive, enrollment rate, admission rate, graduation rate, student-teacher ratio and the percentage of students […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Due to an unseasonably warm winter, the Pennsylvania apple crop is in jeopardy, warns Penn State Extension horticulture professor Richard Marini. After warm temperatures throughout December and January, February was the warmest on record, which has led to tree bud development occurring about two weeks earlier than normal, leaving them susceptible […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network at Youngstown State University will host the Nafta-Canada Seminar from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. March 28, in Room 3415 in the Williamson College of Business Administration. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast to follow. Dan Ujczo, counsel and cross-border business development director, […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Organziers of the seventh annual Simply Slavic festival are seeking vendors for the festival, held noon to 11 p.m. June 17 in downtown. The festival has room for 15 food vendors and 10 marketplace vendors who make authentic Slavic crafted goods, art and food. New vendors will be assigned spaces on a […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

CANFIELD, Ohio – Work on a new retail building is set to begin this summer at the Westford Lifestyle Community, says its developer. “It’s a 12,000-square-foot, single story building just behind Panera Bread in Westford,” says Chuck Whitman, president of CTW Development Corp. “We’ll be starting that in July.” Whitman says the new building will […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the first things you notice about Carmella Williams is her hair. Thick, bouncy and vivacious, it’s as infectious as her smile. Hair has always been a central part of Williams’ life and now it’s a central part of her business — Carmella Marie hair products. Growing up in a rural […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Automobile dealerships in the Mahoning Valley reported a total of 4,283 cars, trucks and SUVs sold in February, a 6.8% jump from 2016, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. New car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, which totaled 2,507 last month, climbed 15.5%, while used car […]

Friday, March 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s plenty of private development happening across Mahoning County, as the guest speakers at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Good Morning Mahoning County breakfast note, but for government agencies, public funding is getting harder and harder to come by. The loss of money from inheritance and tangible personal property taxes, along with […]

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