Local News

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Five-year-old Kylie Tunison wasn’t concerned about cutting the ribbon or the thank-yous and handshakes that made their way around the crowd Monday as a new playground at Austintown Township Park officially opened. No sooner was the ribbon was cut to pieces than she was running around the playground, playing on the newly […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

POLAND, Ohio — As the first township established in the Connecticut Western Reserve, Poland takes great pride in that distinction. “Town One Range One” proclaim the signs one sees upon entering the village. Bronze markers are positioned throughout that note it was President William McKinley’s boyhood home and identify the inn where he enlisted in […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

POLAND, Ohio — As the first township established in the Connecticut Western Reserve, Poland takes great pride in that distinction. “Town One Range One” proclaim the signs one sees upon entering the village. Bronze markers are positioned throughout that note it was President William McKinley’s boyhood home and identify the inn where he enlisted in […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is calling on its private employers to participate in the final step of the agency’s transition to prospective billing. The “true-up” window opened July 1 and closes at the end of business Aug. 15. A critical step in BWC’s new prospective billing of premiums, employers are […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Representatives of Chengdu Technology University in China are visiting Youngstown State University to sign an agreement allowing students from Chengdu to study engineering at YSU. The signing will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board of trustees meeting room in Tod Hall. The “undergraduate pathway agreement will allow students studying engineering […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – PsyCare Inc., a provider of outpatient behavioral health care, has launched a new community service project, “Reading from the Heart.” Each of PsyCare’s 10 offices  has designated an area dedicated to children that includes books and a comfortable reading center to encourage children to sit and read. Books are also available […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Oil and gas production in western Pennsylvania’s northern tier of the Utica shale – which generally encompasses Lawrence and Mercer counties – increased slightly during the first quarter of 2016 compared to the previous three-month period, data show. Together, Lawrence and Mercer counties yielded 11.510 billion cubic feet of gas for the […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

ASHTABULA, Ohio – Velocys plc informed investors Thursday that it has put “on hold” development of its proposed plant here. Velocys, a British company “at the forefront of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) that turns natural gas or biomass” into products such as diesel, jet fuel, waxes and base oils, told investors that analysis during the […]

Saturday, July 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown& Mahoning County’s building and sites committee voted Friday to hire HBM Architects of Cleveland and BSHM Architects inc. of Youngstown to jointly perform a site evaluation and community engagement study for consolidation of the Brownlee Woods, Struthers and Campbell branches. Committee members agreed to hire the firms […]

Saturday, July 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New car sales throughout the Mahoning Valley fell last month, totaling 2,660 in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association released Friday. The month, which saw an 8.3% drop from June 2015, was the third straight of year-over-year sales declines in the area. Used […]

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