Local News

Thursday, June 16, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The perpetrators behind mass shootings such as last weekend’s massacre at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., are becoming more sophisticated. That means businesses and institutions, as well as the general public, need to step up their ability to respond, a security expert says. The topic of the June meeting of the Mahoning […]

Thursday, June 16, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The office of  Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reports 8,596 new entities filed to do business during May 2016. This is an increase over May 2015 when 7,945 entities were formed. Each month of 2016 has surpassed previous records set in 2015, according to Husted’s office. This month’s report reveals that […]

Thursday, June 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of houses sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in May was up 9.1% from the same period last year, and sales year-to-date are up 5% compared to the first five months of 2015. The latest monthly data reported by the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area […]

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Flex-Strut Inc. plans to expand its Commonwealth Avenue plant for the fifth time, driven by an increase in business and growing market share, said the company’s president, Dale Gebhardt Sr . “We’re going to put two additions on totaling 11,870 square-feet,” Gebhardt said. The company is planning on spending about $1.25 […]

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It’s early June, just over a month away from opening day of the Greater Youngstown Italian Festival, and already chairman John Rossetti’s mind is on 2017. By now, almost everything for the festival is squared away. All of the vendors have signed their contracts. The entertainment has been booked and all the permits secured. There […]

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One hundred businesses are now members of the Ohio Business Leadership Network, a business organization that provides employers with information and resources about how best to recruit, select, train and retain a workforce that includes individuals with disabilities. “We are proud to achieve this milestone that makes Ohio one of the largest […]

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – No factor by itself will be the “silver bullet” that convinces a company to relocate or expand in northeastern Ohio, but the region’s cost advantages offer “a good argument,” a Team NEO official said. The cost advantages of operating here are highlighted in Team NEO’s latest quarterly report, the Cleveland Plus Economic […]

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Natural gas production across the Utica shale is expected to drop while oil production is anticipated to be unchanged in July, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest drilling productivity report. The agency reports that the Utica is projected to produce 3.666 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in […]

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman praised yesterday’s passage by the Senate of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included their amendment to strengthen the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and its mission. Specifically, the amendment directs the Air Force to report on how it will prioritize upgrades to new C-130J […]

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Summer Festival of the Arts Weekend, a long weekend that runs July 7 though 10, promises to be a venue that blends visual, musical, performing, culinary and oenophlic arts with large quantities of fun, organizers said Tuesday. The weekend – this will be the 18th annual celebration of arts and culture […]

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