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Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Board of Control this morning approved a contract with MS Consultants Inc. to prepare bid documents for asbestos abatement and demolition of the Wick Six auto dealer showrooms on Wick Avenue. The bid documents should be ready in 30 to 60 days, said Abigail Beniston, code enforcement and blight remediation superintendent. […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn National Gaming Inc. had net income of $734.0 million for the fourth quarter and $2.8 billion for 2015, the company reported this morning. Penn National, which operates the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, Ohio, also reported adjusted earnings of $206.2 million for the fourth quarter and $795.7 […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lunchtime patrons of the Avalon Downtown pizza shop today were greeted with a sign that West Federal Street restaurant was closed. Behind the locked doors was a sign that simply stated, “CLOSED THANK YOU.” Above the lock on each door was a sign stating “Massulo Prop.” had changed the locks. On the […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Davis Family YMCA will host the third annual Five Squared benefit art show at the McClurg Road branch. The art show will launch with an opening reception 1-2 p.m. Sunday that is free and open to the public. The art show will run through March 7. This year’s show will feature […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The oil and gas downturn caught up with TMK IPSCO’s plant here Wednesday as employees learned the pipe-threading mill could close in two months unless market conditions greatly improve. Letters were circulated to about 100 employees informing them of the potential shutdown. As of this morning, the required WARN notice was not […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – Range Resources Corp. announced Tuesday that it would place 55 employees on layoff because of low natural gas prices. Thirty-one of the affected employees work in Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania, the company said. “Low commodity prices have created a harsh reality that everyone in our industry is facing,” Ray Walker, […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five months after it began its annual fundraising campaign, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley reached its goal – and then some – raising $2,957,115, Bob Hannon announced Wednesday. Hannon, president of the United Way, said the money raised will fund United Way’s programs such as Success By 6 […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Openings for jobs that pay a “decent wage” to those without a four-year college degree are more abundant in Youngstown than the other seven largest metropolitan areas in Ohio, a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland finds. Kyle Fee and Lisa Nelson wrote the study, “Opportunity Occupations in Ohio: […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eastern Gateway Community College will take part in a statewide financial aid assistance event to help parents and prospective college complete applications on Feb. 14 at it’s downtown Youngstown campus. College Goal Sunday, organized by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, begins at 2 p.m at the Valley Center, 101 E. […]

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DETROIT – With falling gas prices pushing the sales of trucks and SUVs, General Motors Co. reported a record income of $9.7 billion, or $5.92 per diluted share, in 2015, beating out last year’s $2.8 billion. Pre-tax earnings for the company were $10.8 billion, also a record, the auto manufacturer reported. “It was a strong […]

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