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Officials Decry Trump After News Conference with Putin

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, condemned President Trump’s comments Monday at his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s behavior at the news conference was a “disgraceful setback” to U.S. global leadership, an “insult” to those serving in U.S. intelligence agencies, and a “disheartening betrayal of every service member […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, condemned President Trump’s comments Monday at his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s behavior at the news conference was a “disgraceful setback” to U.S. global leadership, an “insult” to those serving in U.S. intelligence agencies, and a “disheartening...

Steel Producers, Farmers Await Word on Tariffs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ultimately, it’s boiled down to a waiting game between NLMK USA and the U.S. Department of Commerce, as that agency evaluates whether to award the steelmaker an exemption on tariffs the Trump Administration has placed on the steel slab the company imports to manufacture its product. “A decision could come any day […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ultimately, it’s boiled down to a waiting game between NLMK USA and the U.S. Department of Commerce, as that agency evaluates whether to award the steelmaker an exemption on tariffs the Trump Administration has placed on the steel slab the company imports to manufacture its product. “A...

GOP Praises Supreme Court Pick, Dems Have Concerns

GOP Praises Supreme Court Pick, Dems Have Concerns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Republican calls for the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court were matched Monday night by equally fervent demands by Democrats and allies expressing concerns over his record on issues such as abortion and the rights of consumers. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Republican calls for the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court were matched Monday night by equally fervent demands by Democrats and allies expressing concerns over his record on issues such as abortion and the rights of consumers. U.S. Sens....

Ryan Visits Center Holding Unaccompanied Children

Ryan Visits Center Holding Immigrant Children

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called the treatment of immigrant children who are being detained while attempting to enter the United States “state-sponsored abuse” following a visit today to a center holding the children. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, met with representatives of Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to discuss care for unaccompanied […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called the treatment of immigrant children who are being detained while attempting to enter the United States “state-sponsored abuse” following a visit today to a center holding the children. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, met with representatives of Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan,...

Pa. Turnpike Tolls to Increase 6%

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% increase in tolls for cash and E-ZPass customers. The increase will begin Jan. 6. For the most-common toll for passenger vehicles, tolls will increase to $1.38 for E-ZPass customers and $2.25 for those paying cash. Tolls for Class 5 semis will increase to $3.66 […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% increase in tolls for cash and E-ZPass customers. The increase will begin Jan. 6. For the most-common toll for passenger vehicles, tolls will increase to $1.38 for E-ZPass customers and $2.25 for those paying cash. Tolls for Class 5...

Brown Urges Tariffs Be Used as Tool, Not Policy

Brown Urges Tariffs Be Used as Tool, Not Policy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday he supports tariffs as a tool against countries that cheat at trade, but urged President Donald Trump to work with U.S. allies to present a “united front” against those countries. Brown, D-Ohio, discussed tariffs with reporters at Vallourec Star following a plant tour and meetings with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday he supports tariffs as a tool against countries that cheat at trade, but urged President Donald Trump to work with U.S. allies to present a “united front” against those countries. Brown, D-Ohio, discussed tariffs with reporters at Vallourec Star following a...

City Calls on Residents to Help ‘Light Up Neighborhood’

City Calls on Residents to Help ‘Light up Neighborhood’ FirstEnergy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Since taking office this year, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown has made safety one of his top priorities, he said. During a press conference Tuesday, Brown outlined a strategy to address streetlight outages, which he said create a safety issue for pedestrians and motorists alike. Through a partnership with FirstEnergy Corp., the city […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Since taking office this year, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown has made safety one of his top priorities, he said. During a press conference Tuesday, Brown outlined a strategy to address streetlight outages, which he said create a safety issue for pedestrians and motorists alike. Through a partnership...

Labor Vows a United Front Despite High Court Ruling

Dems, Labor Blast Ruling on Public-Sector Unions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday that many say stands to undermine the power of public employee unions, local labor leaders are confident that solidarity in the Mahoning Valley is alive and well. “We were prepared for this,” said Bill Padisak, field representative for the Ohio Association of Public […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday that many say stands to undermine the power of public employee unions, local labor leaders are confident that solidarity in the Mahoning Valley is alive and well. “We were prepared for this,” said Bill Padisak, field representative for...

Youngstown Awarded One of HUD’s EnVision Centers

Youngstown Awarded HUD EnVision Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown is one of 17 communities nationwide to be awarded an EnVision Center demonstration site,  described as the “signature initiative” of Ben Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The designation will be officially announced Friday. HUD’s regional administrator Joseph P. Galvan will join Mayor Jamael Tito […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown is one of 17 communities nationwide to be awarded an EnVision Center demonstration site,  described as the "signature initiative" of Ben Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The designation will be officially announced Friday. HUD's regional administrator Joseph P. Galvan...

Dems, Labor Blast Ruling on Public-Sector Unions

Dems, Labor Blast Ruling on Public-Sector Unions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Supreme Court ruled this morning that public-sector unions can’t collect “fair-share” dues from nonmembers, a decision that has drawn ire from union leaders and Democrats. The case, Janus v. AFSCME, ruled that workers who are represented by public-sector unions but choose not to join do not have to pay dues. Such […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Supreme Court ruled this morning that public-sector unions can’t collect “fair-share” dues from nonmembers, a decision that has drawn ire from union leaders and Democrats. The case, Janus v. AFSCME, ruled that workers who are represented by public-sector unions but choose not to join do not...