Local News

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While there was a significant increase in new students this all semester, total enrollment is now up at Youngstown State University for the first time in five years. The university reports 12,361 students are enrolled this spring semester, up 0.33 percent or 41 students from last spring semester. It’s YSU’s first semester-to-semester […]

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky today, proceeds from all chocolate chunk cookies sold will be donated to A Child’s Hope International, a nonprofit organization in Cincinnati fighting hunger. Participating stores in the area are the Chick-fil-A in the Southern Park Mall, on U.S. Route 224 and on state Route […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Warren and Youngstown posted the highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities of 50,000 or more resident last month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Warren’s unemployment rate was 9.2% in December, up nearly three full percentage rates from 6.3% a year earlier, and up from 6.8% in […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Huntington Bancshares Inc. and Akron-based FirstMerit Corp. jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby FirstMerit , parent of FirstMerit Bank, will merge into Huntington in a stock and cash transaction valued at $3.4 billion. The merger would create the largest bank in Ohio based on deposit market share. […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MIDLAND,  Mich. – The boards of directors of Chemical Financial Corp., the holding company for Chemical Bank based here, and Talmer Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Talmer Bank and Trust, today announced the execution of a definitive agreement for Chemical Financial Corp. to partner with Talmer Bancorp in a cash and common stock merger […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Further evidence that United Community Financial Corp. has fully recovered and returned to growth mode came Monday when the holding company for Home Savings and Loan Co. announced it will acquire the James & Sons Insurance Agency. The purchase, expected to close in the first quarter, is the first step toward the […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Officials with the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the Ohio Department of Transportation emphasized collaboration Monday at the annual meeting of the agency’s general policy board. About 60 people attended the event in the Youngstown State University Community Room at the Covelli Centre. The theme was “Communities Working Together.” “We’re looking […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, up to $300 per volunteer or neighborhood group will be available for cleanup and beautification projects here through Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Building a Better Warren program. Intended to build on TNP’s other support, the program will reimburse applicants – whether individuals or neighborhood groups – who propose […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YWCA of Youngstown, along with 220 other YWCAs across the country, is launching a brand awareness campaign to share the work done by the organization. “We believe greater awareness of our priorities can help our advocacy efforts at both the state and national levels, and we also hope people who can […]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is now accepting applications for the 2016 Athena Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 4 and the winners will be announced May 19 during the Athena Award Dinner at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. To be recognized, women must have “significant, measurable achievements that have produced exceptional […]

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