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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Business filings in Ohio last month were down from a year earlier, although flings year-to-date remain ahead of 2013, Secretary of State Jon Husted reported Monday. In May, 7,820 new entities filed to do business in the state, down from 8,229 in May 2013. For the first five months of the year, the Husted’s office has assisted with 41,594 new business filings, a slight increase from the 40,733 new business filings for the January-May period in 2013. During 2012 and 2013, 88,068 and 89,735 new companies, respectively, filed to do business in the state...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Income from the play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos during May was 2.3% higer than revenues in May 2013, he Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported Monday. Gross table games revenue generated by 12 casinos was $64,176,092, or $1,417,594 higher than in May 2013. With an average of 1,091 tables in operation statewide every day, tax revenues produced last month were $9,231,300, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said In western Pennsylvania, gross revenues were $1,084,561 at Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie compared with $1,325,482...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

McLEAN, Va. -- The National Automobile Dealers Association has rolled out a "Get The Facts" initiative, the intent of which is to inform the media, opinion leaders and consumers about the numerous benefits of America's franchised new-car dealer network through a website and variety of multimedia resources. Today, NADA releases a new report by auto industry analyst Maryann Keller on the consumer benefits of the dealer franchise system. The centerpiece of the project is a 2½-minute animated video detailing the benefits of the franchised dealer system. Other resources...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jim Tressel, executive vice president for student success at The University of Akron, has accepted an offer to be the next president of Youngstown State University, where he coached football from 1986 to 2000 before leaving to coach the Ohio State Buckeyes. The post YSU chooses Tressel as next president appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Robert W. Shroder of Catholic Health Partners will be the commencement speaker for spring commencement May 17 at Youngstown State University. Melissa Wasser will address fellow graduates. The ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for undergraduates and 2:30 p.m. for graduate students. The post Shroder, Wasser speak to YSU grads at spring commencement May 17 appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Election officials in the Mahoning Valley expect a light turnout of voters, in the 20-percent range, on Election Day, May 6. The exceptions may be in the West Branch School District and in Austintown, where levies are on the ballot. The post Elections officials expect light voter turnout at Mahoning Valley polls appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Firefighting cadets with the Youngstown Fired Department participated in a controlled burn of a house at the corner of Ford Avenue and Arlington Street, adjacent to the Youngstown State University campus. Residents, businesses and university students were unaware this was a training exercise. The post Cadets participate in controlled burn of vacant house appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The first Youngstown SOUP dinner event will be at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave. Attendees will be served soup, salad and bread, and asked to vote on one of five community projects. The money collected from the $5 admission will go to the winner. The post SOUP serves up fun, funds for community projects appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Residents in South side of Youngstown say future lies in creating jobs. Roughly 40 people, who live in that area, attended a gathering April 19 at the Oak Hill Collaborative. Sean Posey, an historian and professor, spoke about the South sides, past, present and future. The post Gathering learns about past, present, future of Youngstown’s South side appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pure numbers don’t tell the whole story of the Oak Hill neighborhood in Youngstown. The numbers say the area is near death. The residents and officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. say the odds change when you factor in human determination. The post Some try to restore American dream in Oak Hill appeared first on The News Outlet.