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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Paul Lyden, vice president of Lyden Oil Co., leans back and points to a framed picture behind him on his office wall. In it, three young men pose beside an early incarnation of a small tanker truck. “That’s my grandfather and his two brothers” who, along with their sister, founded the company […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The combined unemployment rate in Mahoning and Trumbull counties fell to 6.8% in February, down from 7.3% in January and from 8.5% in February 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. When Mercer County is factored in, the Youngstown Metropolitan Statistical Area’s unemployment rate was 6.5% in February compared […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Owners of The Ice Zone skating rink have negotiated a resolution with PNC Bank that would avoid foreclosure on the facility. According to a judgment entry filed March 10 in United States District Court Northern District of Ohio, parties have entered into a forbearance and modification agreement that would allow the ice […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY– Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced Monday that it’s reducing the company’s 2015 capital budget by $500 million, bringing it down to a range of $3.5 million to $4 million. Chesapeake said it would operate 25–35 rigs in 2015, which represents a decrease of approximately 55% from an average of 64 rigs in 2014. The […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HERMITAGE, Pa. — What’s certain about the name of Hickory Township and, nearly 150 years later the name of Hermitage, is that both stem from Andrew Jackson, nicknamed Old Hickory by his admirers. In 1832, the year Hickory Township was founded, Jackson, said to be “as tough as old hickory,” was in the third year […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Several local government and business officials will deliver reports during the Regional Chamber’s Good Morning, Lordstown and Newton Falls breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Anderson-DuBose Co., 5300 Tod Ave. Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, Newton Falls Mayor Lyle Waddell, Lordstown Schools Superintendent Terry Armstrong, Newton Falls Schools Superintendent Paul Woodard and […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — More than 100 employers are expected to attend Youngstown State University’s “Spring 2015 All Majors Career Fair” March 31 from 10 to 3 p.m. It’s the largest recruitment event in YSU’s history, officials say. The event, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center, is presented by the YSU Office of Career Services […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it’s launched at the beginning of the next school year, the Success After 6 program run by United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will have a great impact on the city and its students, organizers say. The United Way is partnering with the YMCA of Youngstown to provide after-school […]

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