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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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Allan May has made a career out of writing about organized crime in the United States. His latest book, “Crimetown USA: The History of the Mahoning Valley Mafia,” details the crime ring in the Youngstown, OH, area. The post Author: Youngstown smallest mobbed city in U.S. history appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The 39th annual Peace Race Oct. 13 in Youngstown attracted 1,015 runners from across the nation and the world. Elijah Muturi of Kenya placed first overall, while Jessica Odorcic of Madison, OH, finished first in the Women’s Open.The post Peace Race lures runners from Ohio, nation, other countries appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown offers several ideals spots to observe the fall leave display. But the trees and plants aren’t the only reason to visit. Small creatures, such as squirrels, will can be observed around the trees gathering nuts and acorns for winter.The post Autumn lovers can get their fill of fall color at Mill Creek appeared first on The News Outlet.