Local News

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WARREN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Warren a $35,000 grant to start its Tire Amnesty program. Tire Amnesty is intended to encourage residents to safely recycle their used tires free of charge. Tires can be dropped off at the city environmental department, 613 Main St., from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Monday, June 29, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the first quarter, more than one-fourth of those who bought new cars and light trucks financed them with loans 73 to 84 months in length – 6½ to seven years – Experian Automotive reports. Experian and Equifax are two of the three major credit reporting agencies in the United States. The […]

Monday, June 29, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mark Munroe, chairman of the Mahoning County Republican Party, says Gov. John Kasich is “bold, he’s brash, and sometimes a little arrogant as he drives himself to do what he believes is right,” but his candidacy for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination stands to “make an enormous impact on the country, the […]

Monday, June 29, 2015

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio — A quarter century ago, Gus Lyras was employed at his brother’s painting company when it won a major contract from the state of New Jersey to paint several overpasses and underpasses in its highway system. There was one catch. The state suggested that the company find a better way of containing the […]

Monday, June 29, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is getting a $365,000 grant from the Department of Defense to fund the purchase of a 3-D printer that will give its students and faculty “access to additive manufacturing technology unmatched by any other university in the nation,” says Martin Abraham, YSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. […]

Monday, June 29, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich is expected to join the Republican field seeking the party’s 2016 nomination for president July 21, reports Politico. According to the story, first published Sunday evening on the website, Kasich will announce his candidacy  during an event at the student union of his alma mater, The Ohio State University. […]

Monday, June 29, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Roman Jones, a 10-year-old from West Middlesex, Pa., spent a good part of last week building a small, battery-powered rover as part of this year’s Summer Manufacturing Institute. Now that the week-long camp is finished, the first thing Roman hopes to do when he gets home, he said, is to disassemble and […]

Friday, June 26, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The weather forecast for Saturday calls for cool temperatures and rain, forcing city officials to scrub tomorrow’s Slide the City event. They hope to reschedule at a later date. Bergen Giordani, associate director of development for the Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, acknowledged the cancellation on Facebook this morning. […]

Friday, June 26, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The growing demand for mortgages, especially among first-time buyers, and home-equity lines of credit reflect both increased consumer confidence and a healthier economy, bankers say. “We are seeing an increase in first-time home buyers,” says John Lacy, Mahoning Valley sales manager for Huntington Bank. “Buyers are aggressive and plentiful.” Home-equity loans at […]

Friday, June 26, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Based on the standards used to interpret contracts and laws, the U.S. Supreme Court decided correctly Thursday in ruling on an aspect of the Affordable Care Act, attorney Alan Wenger says. In its 6-3 decision, the high court upheld the health insurance subsidies to participants in the federally run exchanges as well […]

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