Local News

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio attorney general’s review of companies receiving state incentives during 2015 found nearly 85% “substantially complied” with their agreements, but those that did not may have to reimburse the state. Just one Mahoning Valley company – Exterran Energy Solutions Inc., a victim of the downturn in the oil and gas market […]

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Braking Point Recover Center is wrapping up construction of its second location in Whitehall, about 10 miles outside of Columbus, and expects to open Jan. 3. The treatment center will offer two types of service: detox with supplemental living and intensive transitional day treatment. The center has 16 beds for the seven-day […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

Greg Smith launched Greg Smith Leadership in the fall of 2016. The company, based in Columbiana, offers individual and group speaker training services. Before launching his new company, Smith spent years studying public speaking under teachers recognized globally for their expertise. He is an active member and advocate for the Mahoning Valley’s executive club chapter […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

Greg Smith launched Greg Smith Leadership in the fall of 2016. The company, based in Columbiana, offers individual and group speaker training services. Before launching his new company, Smith spent years studying public speaking under teachers recognized globally for their expertise. He is an active member and advocate for the Mahoning Valley’s executive club chapter […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — An entity controlled by Canfield landlord Craig Tareshawty is the new owner of a strip shopping center in the city’s Cornersburg district. Tareshawty’s Shops at Cornersburg LLC purchased the 32,175-square-foot center at 3373 Canfield Road for $860,000 or about $26.75 per square foot. The seller was the developer of the property built […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – A $6.36 million low-interest loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will assist the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District with needed upgrades to its distribution valves and transmission mains. The Ohio EPA loan is from its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account, which provides below-market interest rate loans for compliance-related improvements for community […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a relatively recent convert to the pro-choice position on abortion rights, is parlaying his opposition to the extremely restrictive bills passed last week by the Ohio Legislature into a petition campaign and a fundraising drive. In an email Saturday from his congressional campaign committee, Ryan called on his […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — College Choice has named Youngstown State University’s online bachelor’s degree in public health as the seventh best in the country. College Choice, an independent online publication, generates the rankings based on accreditation or credentials from the Council on Education for Public Health and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. The ranking […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three years ago, Jim Durkin was searching for space that could accommodate his idea for a business, to recondition and resell old appliances. The suburbs commanded rent that was too pricey for his startup, Durkin recalls, while buildings on the north, south and east sides didn’t fit his needs. Then, he stumbled […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Ohio Proud, a campaign aimed at helping consumers find food and agricultural products grown and produced in-state, has launched a revamped website The redesigned website, OhioProud.org, features an interactive map of more than 500 partners in the Ohio Proud program, as well as recipes, a harvest calendar and information on affiliate programs, […]

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