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Friday, January 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nearly 250 Youngstown State University Honors College students will spend the three-day weekend passing out food and clothing to Youngstown homeless, participating in a poverty simulation and taking part in service and team-building activities at an overnight retreat this Sunday. This is the second annual retreat for the Honors College, and the […]

Friday, January 13, 2017

KENT, Ohio – The U.S. Department of the Interior has designated the Kent State University May 4, 1970, site as a national historic landmark. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the designation Thursday. The site joins more than 2,500 historic places so designated and was among 24 sites newly named by Jewell. “As we approach the […]

Friday, January 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new owner of the Gallagher Building downtown needs to make something happen with it soon, Mayor John McNally said. “It can’t just be something where we transfer ownership and then we transfer ownership. That’s not going to be sufficient. Something needs to happen,” he tells The Business Journal. Ryan Sheridan, owner […]

Friday, January 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four aluminum extruders in Mahoning and Columbiana counties would benefit from a World Trade Organization case launched against China to address aluminum overcapacity. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman launched the WTO case Thursday at the urging of U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman. According to a joint news release from the […]

Friday, January 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp., holding company of the Home Savings and Loan Co., said Thursday that it has received all needed regulatory approvals to acquire Ohio Legacy Corp., holding company of Premier Bank & Trust. The purchase , a stock and cash deal valued at $40.3 million announced Sept. 8, is expected […]

Friday, January 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local leaders should know by late summer the results of an application for a federal grant to implement a multifaceted plan to address crime in a targeted area on the South Side. A partnership that includes Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., the city of Youngstown, the city police department and Youngstown State University’s […]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College will host its second Women in STEM Summit Jan. 18, partnering with several local, state and national organizations to inform high school students about careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. More than 300 middle- and high-school students are already registered for the program, the college […]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

WARREN, Ohio — There’s stress and then there’s extreme stress. The severe and prolonged type can be a silent killer. One in five Americans reports suffering from extreme stress, one of many aspects of stress that Sue Trimacco and Natasha Cramer of Meridian Healthcare presented Wednesday at a Mahoning Valley Safety Council workshop, “Stress in […]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Meg Harris, community support and trauma supervisor with Alta Behavioral Healthcare, has been elected president of Boardman Civic Association. She succeeds former Boardman schools Superintendent Frank Lazzieri. Elected vice president is George Farris, founder and CEO of Farris Marketing. Treasurer is Jeff Barone, a financial adviser in the Canfield office of Morgan […]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — BGL Real Estate Advisors LLC announced this week that is has completed $32.1 million of development financing for NYO Property Group and Pan-Brothers Associates to support the conversion of the Stambaugh Building into a hotel. The transaction represents the fourth tax credit financing in the past 12 months for the real estate division […]

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