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YSU Shows Strong Return on Investment, Education

YSU Economic Impact Shows Strong Return on Investment, Education

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The economic impact of Youngstown State University is something that has always been discussed by the community. And while there are now facts and figures to quantify that value, experts say the impact goes further than recent reports suggest. On Tuesday, university representatives, economic development officers and members of the press gathered […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The economic impact of Youngstown State University is something that has always been discussed by the community. And while there are now facts and figures to quantify that value, experts say the impact goes further than recent reports suggest. On Tuesday, university representatives, economic development officers and...

Niles Mayor Scarnecchia Announces Retirement

NILES, Ohio – After serving 2 1/2 years as mayor of Niles, Tom Scarnecchia announced his retirement Monday. “He decided that it was the right time to step away and retire,” said Niles City Council Presdient Barry Steffey Jr. “He walked out of our meeting with his head held high. He did the best job […]

NILES, Ohio – After serving 2 1/2 years as mayor of Niles, Tom Scarnecchia announced his retirement Monday. “He decided that it was the right time to step away and retire,” said Niles City Council Presdient Barry Steffey Jr. “He walked out of our meeting with his head held high....

Council to Consider Brownfield Grant, SMAR2T Items

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will conduct environmental assessments on former gas station sites throughout the city for potential remediation, with an eye on preparing them for future redevelopment. City Council will vote on an ordinance tonight to formally accept a $200,000 brownfield assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and authorize the city’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will conduct environmental assessments on former gas station sites throughout the city for potential remediation, with an eye on preparing them for future redevelopment. City Council will vote on an ordinance tonight to formally accept a $200,000 brownfield assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection...

7 17 Credit Union Breaks Ground on Canfield Branch

CANFIELD, Ohio – Members of 7 17 Credit Union who live or work in Canfield will soon be able to visit a branch much closer, instead of traveling to either the Boardman or Austintown branches. 7 17 held a groundbreaking Tuesday for its 13th branch at 4280 Boardman-Canfield Road. The branch is expected to open […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Members of 7 17 Credit Union who live or work in Canfield will soon be able to visit a branch much closer, instead of traveling to either the Boardman or Austintown branches. 7 17 held a groundbreaking Tuesday for its 13th branch at 4280 Boardman-Canfield Road. The...

YSU’s Economic Impact Nearly $1B Each Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University students, alumni and visitors, along with research, construction and entrepreneurial activities, pump nearly $1 billion into the five-county regional economy every year, supporting close to 16,000 jobs, a new study says. In addition, YSU generates nearly six times more in tax dollars than it spends, and the university’s return […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University students, alumni and visitors, along with research, construction and entrepreneurial activities, pump nearly $1 billion into the five-county regional economy every year, supporting close to 16,000 jobs, a new study says. In addition, YSU generates nearly six times more in tax dollars than it...

Policy Matters Ohio Hosts Forum on Living Wages

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Policy Matters Ohio and the Innovation Ohio Education Fund will host a forum 6 p.m. Thursday on how to create living wages in the Mahoning Valley. Participating in the forum will be representatives from the host organizations, as well as Valley Voices United for Change, UAW Local 1112 President David Green, Mahoning […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Policy Matters Ohio and the Innovation Ohio Education Fund will host a forum 6 p.m. Thursday on how to create living wages in the Mahoning Valley. Participating in the forum will be representatives from the host organizations, as well as Valley Voices United for Change, UAW Local...

Hilcorp Files for New Well Permit in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. is seeking approval to drill a new horizontal well in Columbiana County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Hilcorp applied for a new permit June 13 and wants to drill a well on the Wertz property along Darner Road in Elkrun Township. The company also submitted […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. is seeking approval to drill a new horizontal well in Columbiana County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Hilcorp applied for a new permit June 13 and wants to drill a well on the Wertz property along Darner Road in Elkrun...

Youngstown, Warren Fall from Top Spots in Unemployment

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the first time in months, neither of the Mahoning Valley’s largest cities posted the highest monthly unemployment rate in Ohio last month. Warren, which reported a 6.3% unemployment rate in May, was tied with Lorain for the third highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities tracked by the Ohio Department of Job […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the first time in months, neither of the Mahoning Valley’s largest cities posted the highest monthly unemployment rate in Ohio last month. Warren, which reported a 6.3% unemployment rate in May, was tied with Lorain for the third highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities tracked by...

Sweeney Dealerships Still Winning After the Storm

Sweeney Wins Mark of Excellence Award

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Just six months after a wind shear tore the roof off Sweeney Buick GMC’s service lane, President Doug Sweeney accepted three Mark of Excellence awards from General Motors. “After the incident we had to combine operations in many areas while dealing with insurance settlements that we were negotiating,” Sweeney said Monday upon […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Just six months after a wind shear tore the roof off Sweeney Buick GMC’s service lane, President Doug Sweeney accepted three Mark of Excellence awards from General Motors. “After the incident we had to combine operations in many areas while dealing with insurance settlements that we were...

Ryan Criticizes Tariffs After Thomas Steel Visit

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan backs President Donald Trump’s tariffs on products manufactured in China, but questioned placing them on traditional U.S. allies. Ryan toured Thomas Steel Strip Corp. Monday and met with executives at the West Market Street plant, which treats steel for use in the consumer battery market. The meeting and […]

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan backs President Donald Trump’s tariffs on products manufactured in China, but questioned placing them on traditional U.S. allies. Ryan toured Thomas Steel Strip Corp. Monday and met with executives at the West Market Street plant, which treats steel for use in the consumer...