Local News

Friday, March 18, 2016

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.9% in February, unchanged from the January rate. Last month’s unemployment rate was down from 5.1% in February 2015, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services also reported this morning. The U.S. unemployment rate for February was 4.9%, unchanged from January and down from 5.5% in February 2015. […]

Friday, March 18, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Customers may respond better to social media campaigns and messages from companies that more frequently interact with consumers than companies seen as credible, but less interactive, according to researchers. In a study, participants who reviewed screenshots of fictitious interactions between companies and consumers on Facebook were significantly more likely to consider […]

Friday, March 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The 21-hour celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the downtown ended at 2:30 this morning when the bars closed. But during those 21 hours, those of Irish descent — and those who wished they were Irish — consumed seeming countless pints of green beer and Guinness stout and gallons of Jameson Irish […]

Friday, March 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Sabatine Jr. is encouraged by what he sees as a promising commercial real estate market. At the former North Lima Giant Eagle store that Sabatine’s company, Trilogy Realty LLC, purchased a few years ago, the Dollar Tree discount chain is developing a new prototype store that’s expected to open in June. […]

Friday, March 18, 2016

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Renova Music Festival 2016 Concert Series will take place June 8 through 18. The festival brings together nationally recognized artist faculty and musicians from around the country for two weeks of chamber music and chamber orchestra instruction at the Villa Maria Retreat Center in Villa Maria. The festival was started […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors today approved an 8.6% reduction in overall average rates for the state’s private employers. The move will decrease projected annual premiums by $113 million next year. “As a result of the board’s actions, Ohio private employers will be paying $463 million less annually […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some 9,401 new entities filed to do business in Ohio during February, the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday, noting that the figure 1,483 higher than the number of business filed in February 2015 when 7,918 entities submitted their paperwork. Husted said based in the number of filings in […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Gambling will be the topic of the next installment in the “Now You Know” talk series, which will take place this evening. Lynn Burkey, national certified gambling counselor, will present “Can You Control Your Gambling? Don’t Bet on It!” at the Austintown branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Board of Control approved a $286,366 contract this morning with MS Consultants for additional cleanup at the former site of Dempsey Steel after contractors at the site found a petroleum leak. “That item is for the engineering work and services that they [MS Consultants] will need to address some of […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

CLEVELAND – In less than a week, an experiment developed by researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center will take flight to better understand how fire behaves after it exits Earth’s atmosphere. The Spacecraft Fire Project, dubbed “Saffire” by the space agency, will launch March 22 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Two other Saffire experiments are […]

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