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Friday, August 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Huntington Bank is giving away nearly 1,000 backpacks throughout Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Mercer counties to help children get ready for the upcoming school year. The giveaway, announced this morning during a press event, is part of Huntington’s annual backpack initiative in partnership with the United Way, WFMJ and Great Clips “Stuff […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Palo Creative is leveraging the reputation it’s built for 18 years regionally to make a splash in the Chicago and the Midwest market. In recent months, Rob Palowitz, Palo’s president and CEO, has made several personal trips to the Chicago area. After developing a network of professional contacts in the city, as well […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Palo Creative is leveraging the reputation it’s built for 18 years regionally to make a splash in the Chicago and the Midwest market. In recent months, Rob Palowitz, Palo’s president and CEO, has made several personal trips to the Chicago area. After developing a network of professional contacts in the city, as well […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in July, up from 5.0% the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Last month’s rate also was up from 4.9% in July 2016, according to the data. Nationally, the unemployment rate for July was 4.3%, down from 4.4% in June […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brewing should begin in the next few days at the new Noble Creature Cask House, which the owners expect to open in late September or early October. Ira and Marcie Gerhart were among the featured speakers at last night’s meeting of the Downtown Youngstown Partnership, which was held at A&C Beverage. “We’re […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

WASHNGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan yesterday called for the removal of statues commemorating the Confederacy from the nation’s Capitol. Renewed debate over the statues was sparked by last weekend’s protest over the removal of Confederate memorials in Charlottesville, Va., including a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The protests resulted in the death of […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — By all accounts, it started out as a routine waterline project on a duplex in Fairborn, Ohio, near Dayton, about six years ago. In an effort to get the work done and done fast, the contractor failed to notify the proper utilities before excavation began. So it was essentially guesswork as […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

MONACA, Pa. — Two backhoes lift loads of dirt on a section of 100 acres in northern Beaver County, Pa., where the first signs of new development along the Interstate 376 corridor are visible. Much of the land – an expansive parcel next to the Turnpike Distribution Center in the borough of Big Beaver – has […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four members of Valley Voices United for Change took their opposition to the Regulatory Accountability Act to the steps of the Mahoning County Courthouse Thursday. The group decried the bill, cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, as a dangerous giveaway to corporations. They called for Portman to hold a town hall meeting […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

NILES, Ohio — First Niles Financial Inc. announced a cash dividend of four cents per share on common stock and five cents per share on preferred class A stock for the third quarter. The dividend will be payable Sept. 22 to shareholders of record Sept. 8, the bank holding company announced Thursday. FNFI is the […]

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