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Foreign Trade Adds 450,000 Jobs in Ohio, Pa.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Trade with other countries has created more than one million jobs since 2009 and supported a record 11.7 million jobs last year, including more than 450,000 in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Obama Administration officials relied on those statistics from a report released Thursday to make their case for trade promotion authority for President […]

McDonald Steel, Hynes Find Success Reviving Plants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Two steel companies – McDonald Steel Corp. and Hynes Industries – have found success in rehabilitating older manufacturing complexes to sustain strong market demand for their products. McDonald Steel Corp. first realized the potential of U.S. Steel Corp.’s former McDonald Works shortly after the steel giant shuttered operations there in 1980. And, […]

Auto Sales Down in March Across Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the Mahoning Valley continue fell slightly in the Mahoning Valley during the month of March, according to numbers reported by the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio on Wednesday. Combined sales totaled 7,253 in March, a 1.17% decrease from the same month a year ago. New […]

Fok Estate Donates $500K To Tyler Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The second phase of the campaign to establish and equip the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center is at nearly 60% of its $1.5 million goal with a recent $500,000 donation. A ceremonial check from the estate of Dr. Maria Fok on behalf of her husband, Thomas, was presented April 8 to representatives […]

Austintown Racino VLT Play Rises $9.6M in March

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Warmer weather in March apparently thawed bettors’ wallets at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, making for its second-biggest month since the racino opened. Bettors wagered $9.6 million more in March on video lottery terminals at the Austintown racino than in February, and took home $8.4 million more in winnings than […]

Globex Grows from 4 to 70, from Canfield to Serbia

CANFIELD, Ohio — An  engineering firm that does most of its business with the steel industry has grown in 35 years from a four-man operation to 70 in North America and Europe. Globex Corp. performs mechanical and structural engineering services for steel and metals manufacturers and is consistently looking to diversify and grow, says the […]

Imports, Weak Markets Hit Domestic Steel Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Weakened demand in select markets coupled with excessively high levels of imported finished goods have created a double threat to domestic steel producers, executives say. Oil and gas prices are near rock bottom, forcing pipe and tube manufacturers that supply the energy industry to temporarily suspend or reduce their operations. Meanwhile, the […]

Event 38’s Drones Give Farmers New Perspective

AKRON, Ohio — It’s safe to say Garrett Nees’ grandfather, a farmer all his life, was skeptical when he heard the 18-year-old say he had found a new way to improve their crop yield. “My grandpa thought I was crazy,” he says, unable to hold back a laugh. The family-owned farm in Breeda, Iowa, is […]


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