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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – O-H-I-O. O-H-I-O. The Ohio State University cheer and 4,000-plus cheering supporters packed into the OSU student union set the stage this morning for Gov. John R. Kasich’s formal announcement that he’s running for president. With the Republican governor’s red-white-and-blue campaign slogan, “Kasich for Us,” and flaglike graphic as backdrops, the announcement began […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, the first member of Congress to sign on to the “Ready for Hillary” committee, this morning came out swinging in advance of Gov. John Kasich’s announcement, at 11:30 a.m., that he’s running for president. “After seeing firsthand how John Kasich has led Ohio over the last five years, […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Elvis had it right back in 1967: There’s going to be a clambake. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber announced Monday that its first-ever clambake will take place Aug. 13 at The Lake Club in Poland. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour on the Rose Garden lawn followed by  […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in June were up modestly from the month before, although rates were down from a year earlier, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported today Among Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, Trumbull had the highest unemployment rate for the month of June, 6.2%, up from 5.9% in […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The planned closing of the U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing center downtown has been put on hold until 2016. One of 82 consolidations slated to be completed this year, operations at the main post office building here were to be merged with Cleveland’s mail processing center later this month. No new date […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Greenwood Chevrolet has reached a 10-year, $330,000 naming rights agreement with the Austintown Local School District that changes the name of the Austintown Fitch High School stadium to Greenwood Chevrolet Austintown Falcon Stadium. The agreement, arranged by Hunter Sports Marketing of Cleveland, was approved last night by the district’s school board. “Schools […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COITSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A new half-mile sewer line along McCartney Road may not seem like much, but to Coitsville Township Trustee Phyllis Johnson, it’s a major step forward in the growth of the township. “U.S. 422 is our enterprise zone. We would love to attract businesses and we know that one of the ingredients […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning will approve an agreement with the Air Force Reserve’s 910th Civil Engineer Squadron to collaborate on a blight removal project in the city. Members of the engineering squadron, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township, will kick off the project in the Taft […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry-funded advocacy group based in Pittsburgh, reported Monday that 22 energy companies with operations in Pennsylvania have reduced capital expenditures anywhere from 12% to 74%. These 22 companies have also furloughed workers and/or closed offices, the coalition said. “Pennsylvania has experienced widespread job loss and massive capital […]

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COITSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A new half-mile sewer line along McCartney Road may not seem like much, but to Coitsville Township Trustee Phyllis Johnson, it’s a major step forward in the growth of the township. “U.S. 422 is our enterprise zone. We would love to attract businesses and we know that one of the ingredients […]

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