Local News

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

PITTSBURGH — Small- and mid-sized business owners in Ohio remain highly optimistic for their own businesses and the U.S. economy. Although optimism has moderated from the historic highs in spring in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 elections, a semi-annual phone survey conducted for PNC finds. The results of the survey, released today, found that 59% of Ohio […]

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Cement Masons & Plasterers Local #179 Joint Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications for its upcoming class of apprentices. Upon completion of the program, the current pay for journeyman cement finishers is $29.30 per hour plus $18 per hour in benefits. If selected, apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 hours of […]

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Iron and String Life Enhancement expects to be in its new offices on Fifth Avenue in February 2018. Space is being renovated at 28-32 Fifth Ave., which will house ISLE’s administrative offices, including payroll and human resources, said James Sutman, ISLE president. ISLE provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Youngstown’s Design […]

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Freshmade 3D CEO Rich Wetzel lines up his shot before stepping into his swing and sending his bowling ball down the lane. Two seconds later, the rattle of scattered pins indicates a strike. There’s applause, but not for the strike the CEO just scored. Rather than his usual polyurethane bowling ball, Wetzel […]

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator named Carmella Williams yesterday as the new director of YBI’s Women In Entrepreneurship Program. YBI launched the WE Program in 2016 to promote the growth and creation of women-owned businesses. Williams succeeds Stephanie Gilchrist, who recently took over as executive director of Inspiring Minds Youngstown. Williams’ relationship with […]

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A focus on service and customer relationships is what the Mercer County State Bank offers the Shenango Valley, Assistant Vice President Cathy Beatrice said Tuesday. “When you work with a person you stay with that person. It is old-style relationship banking.” Beatrice is in charge of branch banking. The Mercer County State Bank […]

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has agreed to hear evidence from the YMCA of Youngstown that disputes emergency surcharges the commission approved for customers of Youngstown Thermal LLC, a district heating and cooling supplier downtown. Documents filed with the PUCO show that the YMCA on Sept. 1 filed for a rehearing […]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

PITTSBURGH – PNC Financial Services Group announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 75 cents per common share. The dividend is payable Nov. 5 to shareholders of record Oct. 17. In the second quarter, PNC reported net income of $1.1 billion, or $2.10 per common share. The board also […]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is opening its funding process to any nonprofit organization delivering education and emergency services in Mahoning County and in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard in Trumbull County. “By following the lead of United Way Worldwide and working with our community partners on focused IMPACT areas, […]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Finance Director David Bozanich maintained his innocence this morning following his naming in the 101-count indictment yesterday of downtown developer Dominic Marchionda. “I’ve done nothing wrong and time will tell,” Bozanich said as he headed into Mayor John McNally’s office this morning. Bozanich, a longtime city finance department employee, has been […]

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