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Government: BRN Recognized by Workforce Office | April 10, 2015

BRN Recognized by Workforce Office

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Thursday recognized the Business Resource Network as a “promising practice.” The partnership of local government and nonprofit organizations provides a range of services for businesses in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Founded in 2008 on the concept of providing one-stop access to a full range of […]

Government: City OKs Software Contract to Monitor Prevailing Wage | April 2, 2015

City OKs Software Contract to Monitor Prevailing Wage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The city Board of Control this morning approved a one-year contract for $14,350 with LCPtracker, Orange, Calif., to use its software to monitor the prevailing wage reports that general and subcontractors submit to Youngstown. The president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, Don Crane, hailed the action. “I think it’s […]

Government: President Clinton Endorses Strickland in Senate Race | April 1, 2015

President Clinton Endorses Strickland in Senate Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ted Strickland picked up the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in his pursuit of the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. Strickland announced in February that he would run against Portman, who i was elected in 2010, defeating Strickland’s lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher. Strickland lost reelection as […]

Government: Loss of Federal Contract to Cost 185 Jobs at Prison | March 31, 2015

Loss of Federal Contract to Cost 185 Jobs at Prison

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The loss of a federal contract to house inmates at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center will result in 185 employees there losing their jobs, the prison’s operator advised Mayor John McNally. In the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice sent to the mayor, Andrea Cooper, senior director human resource compliance with […]

Government: Region’s Reps Follow Party Lines on Budget Vote | March 26, 2015

Region’s Reps Follow Party Lines on Budget Vote

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The two congressmen who represent the Mahoning Valley split on yesterday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the proposed 2016 budget. The Republican-drafted 2016 budget plan was narrowly approved on a 218-208 vote. The House “passed a budget that does something President Obama’s budget never does – balance” and “stands […]