Local News

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 […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan told delegates, guests and media at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton respects workers and has a plan to help them. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, who spoke just before 8 p.m., painted Republican nominee Donald Trump as no friend to the […]

Friday, July 29, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – The chairman of the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center’s board of directors says he would like to have a chief operating officer/general manager for the incubator in place by the first of the year. Funding that TBEIC has received from the Western Reserve Port Authority, FirstEnergy Corp. and other partners “gives us […]

Thursday, July 28, 2016

BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, France – Vallourec, the parent of Vallourec Star in Youngstown, Ohio, announced Thursday that its revenues fell 25% during the second quarter versus the same period last year, and the market isn’t likely to improve during the second half of the year. Vallourec manufacturers pipe and tube for the oil and gas industry, […]

Thursday, July 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will address  the Democratic National Convention  tonight on its closing day. A few minutes ago, Pat Lowry, senior adviser, press and communications, said Ryan was expected to speak about 8 p.m. at the convention. He will “tell the delegates and the nation why Hillary Clinton is the right […]

Thursday, July 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Close observers of our website may notice that a new tab – Cartoons — is on our menu bar. Click here and you’ll find Dan O’Brien’s most recent political cartoons published in the print edition of The Business Journal as well as one of his “classic cartoons” (think Jim Traficant!). “Dan O’Brien’s […]

Thursday, July 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator will host a fundraiser for its Women in Entrepreneurship program, “Breaking Boundaries,” featuring Denis DeBartolo York and Manon Rheaume at the Covelli Centre Sept. 14. Rheaume was the first and only woman to play in an NHL game, making appearances as a goaltender with the Tampa Bay Lightning […]

Thursday, July 28, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Fourth Annual Adopt-a-Palooza will be held at High Octane Coffee Co., 410 W. Main St., Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event, organized by High Octane, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC and Trailside Bicycle Co., will feature information on nine animal rescues in the Mahoning Valley, as well […]

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