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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In sixth grade, Denise Holt recalls, she and her classmates had to give presentations on what they wanted to be when they grew up. While her classmates aspired to be doctors, lawyers or professional athletes, she wanted to be an architect. “My teacher asked me if I knew what they did,” she […]

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In sixth grade, Denise Holt recalls, she and her classmates had to give presentations on what they wanted to be when they grew up. While her classmates aspired to be doctors, lawyers or professional athletes, she wanted to be an architect. “My teacher asked me if I knew what they did,” she […]

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Commons Association is seeking volunteers Nov. 5 to help install a mural that consists of 25,000 segments of chain-link fence at the headquarters of the Western Reserve Transit Authority, 604 Mahoning Ave. The mural, with the title “Project Yo,” will be installed from 10 a.m. until noon that Saturday. It […]

Monday, October 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — City officials will offer the Joseph Company International Inc. incentives to help finance the company’s plans to build a $20 million beverage complex and technology campus on the East Side. The project, first reported Saturday by The Business Journal, would create “upwards of 257 new jobs as well as provide a destination […]

Monday, October 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University will host the Believe in Ohio Commercialization and Entrepreneurship STEM Forum Nov. 1, in Kilcawley Center . The event, open to high school and middle school students, is sponsored by YSU’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Williamson College of Business Administration. It begins at 9:30 a.m. […]

Monday, October 17, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Gorant Chocolatier is partnering with Hallmark Cards Inc. to open a Hallmark Gold Crown department at its Boardman factory store. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday at the factory store, 8301 Market St. The Hallmark partnership will seek to enhance Gorant’s in-store experience of providing the local community with […]

Monday, October 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Central YMCA’s annual health fair, held Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature more than 70 vendors and health screenings, as well as four guest speakers. The fair, held at the downtown YMCA, is free and open to all members. Those attending can get blood work testing, flu shots, […]

Monday, October 17, 2016

In November, the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives opted to strip U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant’s assignment to the House Ways and Means Committee. By the end of his tenure, Traficant, then a senior member of the House, was stripped of all assignments, leaving him essentially powerless.

Monday, October 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales this year of single-family houses in the tri-county area through the first nine months of 2016 remain on par with a year ago, despite declines in all three counties last month. Year-to-date, 621 houses have been sold through September in Columbiana County, up 6.0% from 586 a year earlier. In Mahoning […]

Monday, October 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On the morning of March 20, 2015, Bob Roth and his business partner, Justin Bishop, met for breakfast. The biggest item on the menu that day wasn’t bacon and eggs. It was a frank face-to-face discussion on whether to dissolve the company they spent more than 16 years building. “We asked ourselves […]

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