Local News

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning and Shenango valleys exported $3.6 billion in goods and services in 2014, commanding 16.1% of the metropolitan statistical area’s total gross domestic product, according to data provided by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber. The Youngstown-Warren-Boardman MSA, which includes Mercer County in western Pennsylvania, ranked 76th among the top 100 such […]

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Monthly results improved for the third consecutive month in February on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Credits played on VLTs at the Austintown Township racino totaled $81.4 million, up from $78.7 million in January, $77.1 million in December and $72.4 million in November. Play also was […]

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber will host Good Morning, Youngstown at Stambaugh Auditorium at 7:30 a.m. March 18. Mayor John McNally will open the event with brief remarks, followed by four speakers who will outline their efforts to renovate the city. Strollo Architects President Gregg Strollo will speak about his firm’s work on […]

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Development Services Agency is looking to place more than 40 students in internships with first-time exporters this summer, agency director David Goodman announced Monday. The deadline for companies to apply is March 15 and the internships run from May 16 to August 12. The students are currently enrolled in export-focused […]

Monday, March 7, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio — The Cardinal Café at Canfield High School has added smoothies from the Smoothie Shop in Boardman to its menu. “The cafe is a wonderful opportunity for Canfield students to actually run a real business while in high school,” said Sherry Creighton, business teacher.  “We are grateful for this partnership with the Smoothie Shop, […]

Monday, March 7, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — The Raymond John Wean Foundation has awarded nearly $140,000 in grants. The grants were for programs seeking to promote financial stability, create better opportunities for academic success, and support the collaborative efforts of public and private partnerships, according to thef oundation. Nearly half of the grant funds awarded — $64,910 — were […]

Monday, March 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Employers throughout the region are invited to a breakfast March 24 to learn more about student internship opportunities through Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The event starts at 7:30 in Williamson Hall at YSUwith the program beginning at 8 a.m. […]

Monday, March 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A group of eight elected officials, business leaders and consultants – including representatives from the Mahoning Valley — traveled to Cuba last week to explore exporting opportunities. “We left there with a better understanding of the rules and regulations of doing business in Cuba, including workforce and cultural differences,” said Sarah Boyarko, […]

Monday, March 7, 2016

CLEVELAND – The financial health of small businesses in the United States continues to improve, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland reported Friday. The 2015 “Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms,” presented “a largely optimistic picture for small firms in the United States,” the Cleveland Fed said. “The net share of firms [with […]

Monday, March 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The images from the 1960s of the civil rights movement remain vivid: photographs and TV news footage of marchers trying to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge at Selma, Ala., police siccing German Shepherds on protestors in Montgomery, Ala., and Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech. In Youngstown, […]

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