Local News

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Gov. Ted Strickland today made official that he will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman for his seat in 2016. In a statement posted on his campaign website and emailed to media outlets, Strickland said he was running for Senate because he is “determined to restore the American Dream for working […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Vallourec Group, the French corporation that operates Vallourec Star’s pipe mill here says it’s taking “immediate and structural measures” to reduce total man-hours by 15% in its mills worldwide and its workforce by “approximately 7%.” No further details were provided. Vallourec Star announced Feb. 4 that it would idle its pipe […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city, which in recent years has explored selling both 20 Federal Place and the Covelli Centre, will retain ownership of the downtown office building and explore adding an amphitheater to the arena to enhance its profitability, Mayor John McNally said Tuesday. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, McNally said he had informed […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 16 new permits last week for horizontal wells in the Utica shale in eastern Ohio, according to the latest data released from the agency. All of the well sites are in the southern tier of the Utica, six of which are drilled. Drilling has begun […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, plans to meet today with 38 Ohio businesses that are part of the Export-Import Bank Coalition’s “fly-in” campaign today. Brown, who sits on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, says the discussion will center on the importance of exporting products and how it affects job creation […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio — A strengthening housing market helped by continuing low mortgage rates led the three owners of Warren-based Real Living Brokers Realty Group to open a 1,700-square-foot office here. Partners Mary Sims, Yvonne Smith and Dan Alvarez displayed the result of that decision Tuesday with a grand opening at 1240 Boardman-Canfield Road. The office, […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WARREN, Ohio — The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced Tuesday it has awarded grants that range from $1,040 to $5,000 to 28 organizations in Youngstown and Warren, the total of the grants coming to just under $100,000. Seven organizations received $5,000 grants: Historic Perkins Homestead Neighborhood Association, Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, Stop One […]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The trustees of Youngstown State University today approved a three-year contract with the union that represents the full-time faculty. The YSU chapter of the Ohio Education Association represents the faculty in collective bargaining. The union accepted the agreement by a 17-vote margin last week. The contract, retroactive to last August, freezes the […]

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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