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Thursday, December 3, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The six members of the delegation from the Mahoning Valley to Columbus have rescinded their letter of Nov. 10 naming the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber as a clearinghouse for Ohio capital bill projects. State Sens. Joe Schiavoni and Capri Cafaro and state Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan, John Boccieri, Sean O’Brien and Michael O’Brien […]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Construction dollar volume graphs distributed Wednesday night to members of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania at its 46th annual meeting could have set a downbeat tone. Instead, YSU President Jim Tressel took the numbers as his cue to “go off script” as he projected the potential for […]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. – Foreclosure rates in September in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County, Pa. were higher than the national rate, despite declining from a year ago, the financial analytics firm CoreLogic reported this morning. The rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans in the region that makes up the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan […]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Employers perform background checks – including viewing social media – on the candidates they consider hiring. Students in high school and college seem oblivious to this fact, often to their detriment, say Pamela Vass and Christine Costello. Teenagers naively believe that their pages on Facebook are off-limits to all but their friends […]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Covelli Centre announced this morning that Sir Elton John and his band will return for one performance 8 p.m. March 22 as part of a nine-city concert. It will be the third time that Elton John has appeared at the municipal arena. The tour is being promoted as “Wonderful Crazy Night […]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gwen Brown went into business by accident. She is the owner of Gwen Erin Natural Fibers in Hubbard and was among 30 exhibitors at She Started It, a trade show heldWednesday at the Youngstown Business Incubator as part of its Women in Entrepreneurship program. “I spin and dye my own yarn and […]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio – With the holiday season in gear, three area retailers have begun their annual toy and book drives for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, the hospital announced Wednesday. Youngstown Cycle Supply, 6915 Market St., is collecting books and toys for its fifth annual “Brighten Up for the Kids” drive through Dec. 22. Last […]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After working together on this autumn’s “Championship Dreams” ad campaign, Talmer Bank and Trust will continue working with Palo Creative in the first quarter of 2016, the two companies announced Wednesday. “It’s been invigorating to work with an agency that produces fresh ideas, and we’re looking forward to rolling out next year’s […]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will receive an honorary degree and speak at Youngstown State University’s Fall Commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 13, in Beeghly Center. Katina Darkadakis, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising, with a minor in marketing, will be the student speaker at the ceremony. Portman, R-Ohio, was […]

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