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Friday, April 8, 2016

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Small Business Administration will host a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station to help veterans start their businesses and secure government contracts. Among the speakers are U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and local veterans who […]

Friday, April 8, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Five years ago, the Warren City School District issued 211 out-of-school suspensions to pupils in kindergarten and grades one through three. Last year, that number was 62. Through the first semester of this academic year, the number is just 14. At the center of this change is the introduction of social and […]

Friday, April 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Play on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in March was the highest since its September 2014 opening. Wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino totaled $88.8 million, according to the newly released results posted by the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees  video slot machines. The March […]

Monday, April 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will honor Sam Covelli, owner and CEO of Covelli Enterprises Inc., by bestowing the 2016 Medallion for Entrepreneurship April 20. The YSU chapter of Beta Sigma Gamma International Business Honor Society will present the honor at a reception in the Williamson College of Business Administration. The reception for Covelli, […]

Monday, April 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “How to Build Sales through Social Media” is the first in a new series of four Arts Means Business workshops this year, Youngstown State University announces. The first two-hour workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 13, in the McDonough Museum of Art. R.J. Thompson of the College of Creative Arts […]

Monday, April 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Chapter of 100 Women Who Care has selected the Beatitude House in Youngstown as the recipient of its donation at its first meeting of 2016. The Beatitude House provides transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and educational opportunities. It was established to help women and children break the cycle of […]

Monday, April 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – Despite a sluggish start to the year, orders from manufacturers are rising, an indicator that the regional manufacturing economy is beginning to pick up steam. So say industrial suppliers in the region. “We’re usually the last to slow down, and the last to pick up,” says Rick Jugenheimer, president of Jugenheimer Industrial […]

Monday, April 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Derrick McDowell is a sole proprietor who thinks big. His resume begins with fast-food jobs when he was in high school and attending Youngstown State University. He moved on to selling cell phones and management positions with AT&T before striking out on his own. McDowell founded Wardrobe Brand LLC in 2008 to […]

Monday, April 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan traveled to Iraq last week during his trip across the Middle East as part of his work on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, his office announced Sunday. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, met with U.S. and Iraqi military commanders as well as the commander of the Combined Joint Task Force […]

Saturday, April 2, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Better Business Bureau and Micro Doctor will hold a Lunch and Learn at 11:30 a.m. April 12 on the Fifth Floor restaurant on what a business needs to recover from a disaster. Recovering from disaster is more likely to involve restoring your computer systems and recovering computer files after an electrical […]

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