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Portman Touts Job Training, Tax Reform in Visit

Rob Portman Touts Job Training, Tax Reform

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman saw firsthand the results of a $4 million federal grant used to train individuals for welding careers and touted the results of the tax bill passed by Congress last year during a visit Wednesday. The Republican senator toured the Flying High Inc. campus on the North Side, where […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman saw firsthand the results of a $4 million federal grant used to train individuals for welding careers and touted the results of the tax bill passed by Congress last year during a visit Wednesday. The Republican senator toured the Flying High Inc. campus...

Regional Chamber Backs Redistricting Reform Issue

Regional Chamber Backs Redistricting Reform Issue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s board of directors announced its support Tuesday for a congressional redistricting reform issue on the May 8 primary ballot. If approved by Ohio voters, Issue 1 would create a more bi-partisan, public process for redrawing U.S. Congressional districts by requiring minority party support prior to the Ohio General Assembly […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s board of directors announced its support Tuesday for a congressional redistricting reform issue on the May 8 primary ballot. If approved by Ohio voters, Issue 1 would create a more bi-partisan, public process for redrawing U.S. Congressional districts by requiring minority party support prior...

Ryan Suggests ShareWork for GM Lordstown Layoffs

GM's CEO Won't Commit to Keeping Lordstown Open

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — In a letter sent to General Motors Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, asked the company to consider ShareWork Ohio to retain about 1,300 GM Lordstown employees affected by the recently announced layoff of the second shift. The layoff aversion program offered by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- In a letter sent to General Motors Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, asked the company to consider ShareWork Ohio to retain about 1,300 GM Lordstown employees affected by the recently announced layoff of the second shift. The layoff aversion program offered by the Ohio Department of...

Kasich, BWC Propose $1.5B in Workers’ Comp Rebates

Kasich, BWC Propose $1.5B in Workers' Comp Rebates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Governor John Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation CEO Sarah Morrison have proposed $1.5 billion in premium workers’ comp rebates that will be issued this summer. The proposal will be voted on at the bureau’s board of directors meeting May 24. If approved, rebate checks equal to 85% of premiums paid […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Governor John Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation CEO Sarah Morrison have proposed $1.5 billion in premium workers' comp rebates that will be issued this summer. The proposal will be voted on at the bureau’s board of directors meeting May 24. If approved, rebate checks equal...

As OSHA Rules Change, Employers Must Plan Ahead

As OSHA Standards Change, Employers Must Plan Ahead

GIRARD, Ohio – When it comes to workplace injury claims filed, “overall it’s gotten better,” but preventable illnesses and injuries are still costing employers billions of dollars, and employees their lives. So said Lisa Weis, compliance assistance specialist with the Cleveland office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. Weis addressed 230 members […]

GIRARD, Ohio – When it comes to workplace injury claims filed, “overall it’s gotten better,” but preventable illnesses and injuries are still costing employers billions of dollars, and employees their lives. So said Lisa Weis, compliance assistance specialist with the Cleveland office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or...

Ohio AG Files Suit Against Ohio Restoration Group Operator

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a consumer protection lawsuit Tuesday against Ancil E. Wilson III, who operated Ohio Restoration Group. The roofing company is accused of receiving money from customers and not providing work. The suit was filed in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas and alleges Wilson violated Ohio’s consumer […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a consumer protection lawsuit Tuesday against Ancil E. Wilson III, who operated Ohio Restoration Group. The roofing company is accused of receiving money from customers and not providing work. The suit was filed in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas and...

City Awards $8M Contract to Build Amphitheater

City Awards $8M Contract to Build Downtown Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city today awarded a contract worth just over $8 million for construction of the downtown amphitheater and riverfront park. Brock & Associates Builders Inc., North Lima, was the contractor chosen from among seven bidders for the project. The bid included the $7,018,000 base bid for the general contract and alternate bid […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city today awarded a contract worth just over $8 million for construction of the downtown amphitheater and riverfront park. Brock & Associates Builders Inc., North Lima, was the contractor chosen from among seven bidders for the project. The bid included the $7,018,000 base bid for the...

Johnson Questions Zuckerberg at Hearing

Johnson Questions Zuckerberg at Congressional Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about an incident in which a recent ad from Franciscan University in Steubenville depicting Jesus on the cross was denied for being deemed “violent.” Zuckerberg testified Wednesday at a hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing. He appeared before both houses of […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about an incident in which a recent ad from Franciscan University in Steubenville depicting Jesus on the cross was denied for being deemed “violent.” Zuckerberg testified Wednesday at a hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing. He...

Congressmen React to Paul Ryan’s Announcement

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional members of Congress say they respect Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision not to run for reelection. However, the announcement has them looking to the midterm elections and the immediate future of GOP leadership. The Wisconsin Republican and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee announced Wednesday morning that he would not seek reelection to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional members of Congress say they respect Speaker Paul Ryan's decision not to run for reelection. However, the announcement has them looking to the midterm elections and the immediate future of GOP leadership. The Wisconsin Republican and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee announced Wednesday morning that he...

Trade War Could Rattle Region’s Economy

Ryan Calls Tariffs a Disaster as Manufacturers Wait and See

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As China and the Trump Administration engage in what amounts to global trade brinkmanship, it’s left a trail of uncertainty for those who work in sectors of the economy considered most vulnerable in the event of an all-out trade war. “It’s still too early to tell what impact this will have,” said […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As China and the Trump Administration engage in what amounts to global trade brinkmanship, it’s left a trail of uncertainty for those who work in sectors of the economy considered most vulnerable in the event of an all-out trade war. “It’s still too early to tell what...