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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Starting a craft brewery requires more than a basic knowledge of how to brew beer and the road from craft beer aficionado to owner-operator has many barriers. So Adam Keck and Ira Gerhart have found as they set out on their journeys. Keck owns Modern Methods Brewing Co. in Warren. Gerhart is […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help encourage participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has announced. The $498,880 grant stems from a proposal by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., “Eating for Health in the Mahoning Valley.” The funds will expand the Mercy […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown City School District needs more high school math teachers and is willing to negotiate salaries to get them. “School starts in less than a month and we’d like to start the year with these teaching positions filled,” said CEO Krish Mohip. Sept. 5 is the first day of school for […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Awesome Foundation of Youngstown is accepting proposals through Sept. 8 for its inaugural $1,000 grant awards. Created by a group of Youngstown State University professors and faculty, local entrepreneurs and educators, the foundation will award the money to “an individual or group utilizing the creative arts and technology as a catalyst […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee have submitted 1,900 signatures in support of a proposed charter amendment that would ban oil and gas exploration activity within the city and limit the influence of corporations in the electoral process. The latest initiative, The Youngstown Fair Election Bill of Rights, says […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A three-part seminar series focusing on how small businesses can use social media will be held at the Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network Aug. 18 and 25 and Sept. 15. The meetings will take place in the Northeast Ohio room of Williamson Hall at Youngstown State University. All seminars […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown in July neared $100 million for the second time since opening. Credits played at the Austintown racino totaled $99.14 million last month, up from $94.24 million in June and from $91.07 million in July 2016. Since Hollywood Gaming opened in […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than one in three — 37% — of households in Mahoning County lack a fixed broadband connection – a statistic for concern, but not the one that most alarmed participants in a roundtable Monday. That distinction went to the 61% of households with children of high school age or younger without […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A company that fabricates the heavy steel components used in the metals industry is undergoing a major expansion to accommodate its growing business. “Our primary line of work is mostly industrial,” says Jim Salvatore, operations manager at Lee Michael Industries. “Business is strong.” The company is expanding its shop floor by […]

Monday, August 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter will honor seven individuals, two companies and one nonprofit at the 27th Valley’s National Philanthropy Day Awards. The honorees in the seven categories will be recognized during an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, Boardman. The Mahoning/Shenango AFP Chapter […]

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