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Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Adam Earnheardt, by his own admission, is “a huge Star Wars geek” and Facebook knows it. “Clearly they know that,” says the chairman of Youngstown State University’s communication department. When he visits the social media site, ads along the right column typically peddle some sort of merchandise from the science-fiction film franchise. […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two weeks from Ohio’s March 15 primary, President Obama and Vice President Biden endorsed former Gov. Ted Strickland, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Strickland, who served as governor from 2007 to 2011, is running against P.G. Sittenfeld, a Cincinnati city councilman. The winner will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city plans to release information possibly as early as today regarding the two proposals it received for the former Bottom Dollar Food property on the South Side. Neither of the proposals were from established grocers. The city had hoped to attract another full-service grocery store to the site, which had been […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Aubrey McClendon, the wildcat driller and former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was killed wednesday morning in a car crash one day after he was indicted by the federal government for allegedly rigging bids to buy oil and gas leases in Oklahoma. A video of a press conference posted on the Oklahoma […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cleveland – Medical Mutual of Ohio is acquiring the 105,000 members in the group and individual health insurance business of HealthSpan Partners. Medical Mutual is the largest health insurance provider based in Ohio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HealthSpan Partners is affiliated with Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based nonprofit hospital system that operates hospitals […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jerome Franklin, owner of the Starting Line Up barber shop downtown, soon will add the most iconic symbol of his industry to his shop – a barber pole. The city Design Review Board gave Franklin permission Tuesday morning to install the red, white and blue pole outside his shop in Realty Tower, […]

Monday, May 11, 2015

After Tony Vavlas’ funny Facebook postings got a following, the Campbell, OH, man collected them all for a book: “You Can’t Feed Butter to a Cat: And Other Conversations I’ve Had With My Dad.” The post Cats, butter, conversations lead to book by Campbell man appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Green or natural burials are becoming more popular among environmental- and cost-conscious consumers. The post Natural burials becoming popular option appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Common Core and the PARCC testing that goes with it are under fire by teachers, parents and legislators. Christina Young of The News Outlet tells us why. The post PARCC testing under fire from parents, state appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Of 132 state legislators, 24 responded to a survey by Columbus Exchange: Politics in Question. The question involved legalizing marijuana in Ohio. The post Few state lawmakers willing to talk about marijuana legalization appeared first on The News Outlet.

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