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Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Just like the red-breasted robin and crocus poking through the soil, the annual Youngstown CityScape fundraising kickoff is a symbol of spring in the Mahoning Valley. Supporters of the organization gathered at Fellows Riverside Gardens’ D.D. Davis Center this morning to launch Streetscape 2015, an initiative that raises money and invites volunteers […]

Friday, March 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Ohio U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Marcy Kaptur, joined by other members of Congress yesterday, contested data used by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to advocate for major trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The legislators, who spoke at a news conference Thursday morning, sent a joint letter to Froman expressing their […]

Friday, March 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Firefighters struggled through thick black smoke and flames inside Asphalt Solutions Inc.’s building Thursday in a desperate effort to cool off volatile propane tanks that could explode at any moment. “We had a couple of guys watching the roof at the same time,” said Youngstown Fire Chief John O’Neill. “We had a […]

Friday, March 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.1% in February 2015, unchanged from January 2015, and down from 6.2% in February 2014, the Ohio Department of Job and Family services reported this morning. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 3,300 over the month, from a revised 5,383,900 in January to 5,387,200 in February. The number of workers […]

Friday, March 20, 2015

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Giant Eagle Inc., the Pittsburgh grocery store chain that operates the Tamarkin Co. food warehouse at 375 Victoria Road, says 196 workers will lose their jobs the week of May 9 when the operation closes. Of these positions, 164 are maintenance, warehouse and driver jobs; 16 are staff and another 16 are […]

Friday, March 20, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio – As former University of Nebraska head coach Mark “Bo” Pelini sat down last year with his wife to decide what was next for their family, “at the end of the day it was not as much where do I want to work but where do I want my kids to live,” he […]

Friday, March 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will commemorate the conclusion of the American Civil War 150 years ago with a series of programs at the Tyler History Center downtown. The three programs, which will be presented by Traci Manning, MVHS’ curator of education, will highlight the local, national and international importance of the […]

Friday, March 20, 2015

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