Local News

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in April were down from the month before, but still were among the highest in the state, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Warren, for the second consecutive month and the third time in 2016, had the highest unemployment rate among Ohio’s larger cities, […]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NEW YORK – Do you have vintage bicycles, toys or military items? Do you know someone who does? If you live in Ohio and are willing to part with your treasures, you just might get a visit this summer from American Pickers team Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. The two are looking for leads and […]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a job creation tax credit at its meeting Monday to support online retail giant Amazon’s proposed distribution center in Twinsburg. The $270,000, six-year tax credit would support the equivalent of 150 full-time positions the internet-based retailer plans to create at the new fulfillment center, according to […]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the constant changes in health-care laws combined with uncertainty about what might happen to the Affordable Care Act after the November election, insurance brokers increasingly find themselves assuming a new role: educator. “Education is one of the biggest things we want to do,” says Bob Gearhart Jr., vice president of DC […]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Distinct Industries, a graphic design company based here, will celebrate eight years in business by holding a web design contest open to all nonprofit organizations in the Mahoning Valley. The winning organization will receive a new website (approximate value of $2,500) from Distinct Industries. If the organization does not have an existing […]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — First Night Youngstown is seeking artists to participate in the annual design competition for its New Year’s Eve events admission button. The winning artist will be promoted at all press events, according to event organizers. The artist also will be a celebrity guest in the downtown holiday parade and tree-lighting event as […]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, will testify today before the International trade Commission on behalf of several steel companies with Ohio locations during a final determination hearing on antidumping and countervailing duties on cold-rolled and corrosion-resistant flat steel products. The steel companies include US Steel Corp., AK Steel Corp, […]

Monday, May 23, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — More than 80 guests attended a sun-drenched ceremony at St. Elizabeth Hospital this morning as Bishop George Murry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown officially blessed and commemorated a transitional moment in the hospital’s history. With this blessing, the health care system formerly known as Humility of Mary Health Partners, has completed the move […]

Monday, May 23, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its golden anniversary the weekend of June 17-19 with a series of free public events. “We have been meeting for over a year to plan this celebration,” said Gina Bodor, chairman of the celebration committee chairperson. “The area has supported the orchestra for a half century, and we […]

Monday, May 23, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The first group of graduates from the Business Leader Program in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration are advancing to careers at a variety of prestigious companies, YSU reports. Students are selectively recruited out of high school to the program and are admitted directly to their business major of choice. […]

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