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Government: Ryan, Policy Matters Praise Pudzer Withdrawal | February 16, 2017

Ryan, Policy Matters Praise Pudzer Withdrawal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and an Ohio advocacy group hailed the withdrawal of President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary yesterday. Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, which owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast-food chains, stepped down from consideration amid opposition from Democrats and labor regarding his business practices, including his […]

Government: As Libraries Provide More Resources for Workforce Development, Cuts Loom | February 8, 2017

As Libraries Provide More Resources for Workforce Development, Cuts Loom

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Heidi Daniel is pleased that Gov. John Kasich and other state officials recognize the role that libraries play in workforce training. But like other librarians across Ohio, the executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is concerned about the cut Kasich has proposed to the state’s public library […]

Government: ‘Re-Regulation’ Hurts Public, Business, Energy Exec Says | February 6, 2017

‘Re-Regulation’ Hurts Public, Business, Energy Exec Says

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An energy executive whose company is building a $900 million gas-fired electrical generation plant in Lordstown says abandoning deregulation in the energy market stands to cost consumers billions of dollars each year, staunch industrial development, and drive independent energy producers like his out of business. “The utilities have tried and failed to […]

Government: Eastgate Does More than Transportation Planning, Chief Says | January 31, 2017

Eastgate Does More than Transportation Planning, Chief Says

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Kinnick, executive director of the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, would like to set the record straight: Eastgate isn’t a transportation agency. At least, that’s not all it is, he said Monday. The issue came to light, he said, at Friday’s “Good Morning, Austintown” breakfast when he provided an update of […]

Government: SBA Emerging Leaders Program Seeks Applicants | January 31, 2017

SBA Emerging Leaders Program Seeks Applicants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Registration is open for the 2017 Emerging Leaders program. The program is offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District Office in conjunction with local partners. This is the seventh year for the executive level training program in Youngstown. The course, which begins this spring at Youngstown State University and runs through […]