Local News

Thursday, March 3, 2016

VEC, Inc. Team Member Sworn in as American Citizen GIRARD, Ohio – Ahmad Omishat, an electrical engineer at VEC Inc., was sworn in as an American citizen in a naturalization oath ceremony in Youngstown today. Omishat has been with VEC for almost a year and is originally from Jordan. He moved to the United States […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University will freeze its frees for room and board for academic year 2016-17, ensuring that it remains the least expensive public university campus in Ohio for students to live, Eddie Howard announced Tuesday. Howard is YSU associate vice president for student experiences. “By freezing our room and meal plan fees, […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Adam Earnheardt, by his own admission, is “a huge Star Wars geek” and Facebook knows it. “Clearly they know that,” says the chairman of Youngstown State University’s communication department. When he visits the social media site, ads along the right column typically peddle some sort of merchandise from the science-fiction film franchise. […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two weeks from Ohio’s March 15 primary, President Obama and Vice President Biden endorsed former Gov. Ted Strickland, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Strickland, who served as governor from 2007 to 2011, is running against P.G. Sittenfeld, a Cincinnati city councilman. The winner will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city plans to release information possibly as early as today regarding the two proposals it received for the former Bottom Dollar Food property on the South Side. Neither of the proposals were from established grocers. The city had hoped to attract another full-service grocery store to the site, which had been […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Aubrey McClendon, the wildcat driller and former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was killed wednesday morning in a car crash one day after he was indicted by the federal government for allegedly rigging bids to buy oil and gas leases in Oklahoma. A video of a press conference posted on the Oklahoma […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cleveland – Medical Mutual of Ohio is acquiring the 105,000 members in the group and individual health insurance business of HealthSpan Partners. Medical Mutual is the largest health insurance provider based in Ohio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HealthSpan Partners is affiliated with Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based nonprofit hospital system that operates hospitals […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jerome Franklin, owner of the Starting Line Up barber shop downtown, soon will add the most iconic symbol of his industry to his shop – a barber pole. The city Design Review Board gave Franklin permission Tuesday morning to install the red, white and blue pole outside his shop in Realty Tower, […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy Corp. secured four new horizontal drilling permits for new wells in the southern tier of the Utica shale last week, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded Gulfport permits for wells in York Township, Belmont County. The rig count in the […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CORTLAND, Ohio — Cortland Banks is making a $5,000 donation to the Trumbull Family Fitness in support of a capital campaign, which is being launched to perform an architectural and marketing feasibility study. In announcing the donation, the bank said the assessment will focus on capital improvements and future development of the downtown Warren location, […]

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