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Saturday, November 21, 2015

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Products such as nail polish, cleaning solutions, degreasers, cosmetics or petroleum-based products that are found in households across the country are – in the eyes of many consumers – disposable commodities that you discard in your trash can once you’re finished with them. But in the eyes of the federal government, […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lucas Huffman, a senior at Champion High School, hasn’t made up his mind as to where he wants to attend college next year, but Youngstown State University is definitely on his radar. “They have a good music school, and I’m interested in going into a music career so it’s possible I’d go […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lucas Huffman, a senior at Champion High School, hasn’t made up his mind as to where he wants to attend college next year, but Youngstown State University is definitely on his radar. “They have a good music school, and I’m interested in going into a music career so it’s possible I’d go […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The statewide unemployment rate shed a tenth of a percentage point in October, declining to 4.4% from 4.5% in September, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. A year earlier, October 2014, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2%. The U.S. unemployment rate for October was 5.0%, down from 5.1% […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are risks to businesses that employers deal with each day: theft, vandalism, accidents, fire. All are tangible issues from which companies must protect themselves as they prepare for the worst. There is also a growing threat, largely invisible, that lurks in the underworld of cyberspace. Computer hackers and identity thieves are […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

WARREN, Ohio – Among the events planned for the Holiday Hop from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the downtown is a Victorian Christmas storefront competition sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County. Artists will be at The Shortcut and other locations along the square, and Sarah Bokone’s solo show “Men” can be […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says legislation to strengthen the screening process for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum in the United States will strengthen the existing system. Authored in the aftermath of last Friday’s coordinated attacks in Paris, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday on the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Banks that serve the Mahoning Valley are well known for their participation in community projects and donations to various causes, but their representatives note that they benefit when the community does well. “To be honest, we’re only as successful as the communities we serve,” says Bill Shivers, president of the Mahoning Valley and […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Investments in the Utica shale in eastern Ohio and energy-related projects in the region have risen $5.7 billion since last spring, according to a report issued by the Columbus law firm of Bricker & Eckler LLP. Despite the weak oil and gas market and energy companies’ pullback in exploration, spending on midstream […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – As the care of dementia patients has shifted, staff at Vista Center at the Ridge are working to stay on the front edge of treatment. It used to be that many health care professionals believed nothing could be done but wait out the disease until the patient died, said the center’s […]

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