Local News

Thursday, March 17, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Supreme Court will be a “huge issue” in the fall campaigns, the Democratic nominee for U.S. senator, Ted Strickland, promised Wednesday afternoon. Strickland, fresh off his victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, will face incumbent Republican Rob Portman. Strickland met with supporters, including local Democratic officeholders, at the Yankee Kitchen Restaurant here. […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two law professors at Case Western Reserve University, including one who has worked with President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, praise Judge Merrick Garland’s qualifications but doubt the Republican-led U.S. Senate would act on the nomination. The Senate “probably will choose to hold out for not doing anything,” said Jonathan […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley boasts a healthy stock of land for industrial purposes, some of it brownfields abandoned in the wake of the retrenchment of the steel industry and manufacturing base in the 1970s and ’80s. Few of these sites are “shovel-ready” plots – sites free of just about every encumbrance that one […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – This Friday, the Hope Center for Arts & Technology in Sharon, Pa., will begin its renovation of an old school building, updating the structure to be used for high-school arts classes and adult middle-skills career training. The center,  is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016. “Our adult career training […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – This Friday, the Hope Center for Arts & Technology in Sharon, Pa., will begin its renovation of an old school building, updating the structure to be used for high-school arts classes and adult middle-skills career training. The center,  is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016. For high school students, […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – This Friday, the Hope Center for Arts & Technology in Sharon, Pa., will begin its renovation of an old school building, updating the structure to be used for high-school arts classes and adult middle-skills career training. The center,  is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016. “Our adult career training […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich denied Donald Trump Ohio’s 66 delegates with his victory last night, but he did it without the help of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Voters in the three counties, including large numbers of Democrats and independents who reportedly took Republican ballots to cast votes in the GOP primary, gave […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – Ohioans pay the eighth-highest rate in state and local taxes, Pennsylvanians 13th-highest, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, says a WalletHub report released Tuesday. Pennsylvanians have the distinction of paying the most per gallon in gasoline taxes, the report says. WalletHub, based here, is a personal finance site launched in […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – Ohioans pay the seventh-highest rate in state and local taxes, Pennsylvanians 12th-highest, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, says a WalletHub report released Tuesday. Pennsylvanians have the distinction of paying the most per gallon in gasoline taxes, the report says. WalletHub, based here, is a personal finance site launched in […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eight new permits for horizontal wells were issued in the Utica shale last week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR released four new drilling permits to R.E. Gas Development LLC, a subsidiary of Rex Energy Corp., for wells in Carroll County during the week ended March 12. The agency […]

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