Local News

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. — When taking on financing as a small business, the correct course of action always hinges on answering this question: What are you trying to accomplish? Small businesses often miss the vital details when they assess whether to borrow, such as the full financing cost, the drain on their time, the opportunity costs […]

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — At Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, sometimes the parents of patients get a prescription. Pediatric physicians write out a “prescription to read” that encourages parents to read to their children through the hospital’s Reach Out and Read program, said Jo Ann Stock, director of development at the Boardman campus. The program, which […]

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – True to their agency motto, officials from the Ohio Utilities Protection Service called before they dug. Only they didn’t dial 811 to notify the utility company, they called the press. On Wednesday, the nonprofit held a groundbreaking for its new 17,000-square-foot headquarters here. “In the end it was an obvious choice,” […]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Lorain had the highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities of 50,000 or more in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. In both cites, the unemployment rate was 7.4% last month, according to the monthly data. The city of Warren followed close behind, at 7.2%, […]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — Kent State University at Trumbull will host “Rendezvous in the Alley” Sept 23 to kick off the first-ever Warren Homecoming. The event will be held at David Grohl Alley in downtown Warren. Warren Homecoming, which will be held at various locations between Sept. 23 and 26, is being organized by the Fine […]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Christian Rinehart expects Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts’ new location here to enhance, not compete with, the original restaurant in downtown Youngstown. Following a soft opening this past weekend, Susie’s officially opened Monday at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road. “We had the normal glitches but it’s going pretty well so far,” Rinehart, the CEO, said. […]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –- Owners of small businesses in the Mahoning Valley are doing well but have a sense of unease, say four community bankers who work closely with them. Yes, owners are taking out loans or signing leases to finance new equipment. And some manufacturers have the confidence to expand their plants or build new […]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

NILES, Ohio — The ColorBurst 5K Paint Run will take place at 9 a.m. July 23, rain or shine, within the grounds of Eastwood Field. The family-friendly 5K run will be held the same day as the Scrappers’ home game against the Lowell Spinners. A portion of race ticket sale proceeds will go to the […]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The executive director of the Columbiana County Port Authority, Penny Traina, is taking charge of the economic development agency, examining and reviewing every aspect of its operations. In the four months since becoming executive director, Traina has focused on managing the port authority and making the municipalities and  townships more aware […]

Monday, June 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Nominations are due by 5 p.m. July 15 for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day awards sponsored by the Mahoning-Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The organization has presented the awards for 25 years. This year’s luncheon ceremony will take place Nov. 18 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. To be eligible, […]

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