Local News

Monday, August 1, 2016

KENT, Ohio – The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University this week is hosting the 26th International Liquid Crystal Conference. Organized by the International Liquid Crystal Society, more than 700 scientists, engineers and students from around the world are attending the conference, which features research and technology presentations on liquid crystals […]

Monday, August 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Despite the collapse of oil and gas prices that started at the tail end of 2014, industry executives are upbeat about the prospects of increased international demand for natural gas liquids found in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays. That means more opportunities to export these liquids through pipelines and major ports […]

Sunday, July 31, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Democratic Party’s nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, pounded away at themes familiar to the Mahoning Valley – manufacturing, trade and future prosperity for working men and women – as she took her message before 1,300 faithful at East High School Saturday evening. It’s likely this isn’t the last time the Valley […]

Saturday, July 30, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio — As the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition approaches its fifth anniversary, its members are starting to see the group’s strategic plan pan out. Industrial education classes at local vocational schools, teaching primarily machining and welding, are at capacity. Businesses are restarting their apprenticeship programs. And grant dollars for manufacturing initiatives are becoming more […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Middlefield Banc Corp., parent of the Middlefield Banking Co., announced today that it will acquire Liberty Bank N.A., Beachwood, and pay $40.8 million for its three offices in Beachwood, Solon and Twinsburg and loan production office in Wooster. One of The Middlefield Banking Co.’s 10 offices is in Cortland. Pro forma, the […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — The weather will determine the pace of the last scene of the last act — the demolition of the blast furnace of the last steel mill here. The blast furnace is all that remains of the Trumbull Cliffs furnace built in record time in 1921, which became the largest in the world […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Several businesses in downtown Warren and the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County will host “Pokemon Go: A Night Around Downtown” from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Warren Trolley will take players to PokeStops in the downtown area all evening and stores and restaurants will have specials all night long. Restaurants participating are […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Kent State University at Stark is looking for employers to attend its job fair for veterans Aug. 18 at the campus’ conference center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The university has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Ohio Department of […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – First Commonwealth Financial Corp., holding company of First Commonwealth Bank, has agreed to buy 13 offices of FirstMerit Bank to satisfy the competitive concerns of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the pending acquisition of FirstMerit this quarter by Huntington Bancshares Inc. The chairman, president and CEO of Huntington Bancshares, Stephen D. […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – It’s been only a few short months since the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze began production at General Motors’ Lordstown Assembly Complex, but already the plant is ready to start production on the next model year. The new models are set to be delivered to dealers nationwide in August. Except for a few […]

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