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Friday, December 20, 2013

Across the nation, parents are re-evaluating their children’s participation in youth football especially after the reports of concussions and brain injuries on a professional level. Pop Warner Football reports a decrease of 9.5 percent in players from 2010 to 2012. The post Fewer players take part in youth football appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tree farms in the Mahoning Valley offer many options when it comes to the centerpiece of Christmas decorating. Whether they are sold by the foot or by the tree, these evergreens are a fixture for many families. The post Farms offer plenty of Christmas tree options appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, December 16, 2013

While retailers get all the attention when it comes to holiday sales, other businesses get a surge of customers as well. Mahoning Valley butcher shops see sales increase by 35 to 40 percent from right before Thanksgiving right up into the New Year. The post Holiday sales help out local butcher shops appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, December 16, 2013

During the holidays, retail stores in the Youngstown area go on a hiring spree. At Southern Park Mall in Boardman, J.C. Penney increased it’s number of workers by about 85 percent, while others, such as Dillards, hired 10 percent more workers. Besides an added boost to their wallets, these employees may find themselves with jobs after the holiday season. The post Holidays bring employment opportunities to area appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, December 16, 2013

While the National Retail Federation projects a 3.5 percent increase in sales this holiday season, local retailers at Eastwood Mall in Niles predict the actual gain to be between 2 to 3 percent, although they would welcome more. The post Retailers expect roughly 3 percent sales gain this holiday appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Residents share their memories of America’s 35th president. The post Mahoning Valley residents remember JFK appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

While some people joke about police affection for doughnuts, the officers at Youngstown State University Police Department don’t think physical fitness is a laughing matter. Whether they sit on exercise balls instead of chairs, relocate their trash cans down a hallway or volunteer for bike duty, these officers try to keep fit. The post YSU PD explores all avenues for physical fitness appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A little more than 70 percent of eligible voters in Mahoning County stayed away from the polls on Nov. 5. Joyce Kale-Pesta, director for the county Board of Elections, is disappointed in the turnout, but she isn’t surprised. The post County elections chief reports dismal turnout in Nov. 5 election appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor has created an exhibit highlighting the natural and man-made disasters in the Mahoning Valley. The exhibit will be on display through Fall 2014. The post Exhibit highlights disasters in Mahoning Valley appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Employers in Ohio, as well as across the nation, are likely to overlook skilled applicants because of felony backgrounds. This type of hiring discrimination happens all the time. This is despite a recent state law that allows employers to be immune from prosecution should they hire someone who goes on to commit a crime. The post Felons find few employment options open to them appeared first on The News Outlet.