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Banking & Finance: Foreclosures, Mortgages Delinquencies Down in Valley | March 6, 2015

Foreclosures, Mortgages Delinquencies Down in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Foreclosure rates in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman statistical metropolitan area decreased in December compared to the same month last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic, a California-based provider of financial information. The CoreLogic data show that the rate of  foreclosures in he area among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.98% for December, down 1.20 percentage […]

Awards & Events: Cafaro Vows More Charitable Support for Trumbull Endeavors | March 6, 2015

Cafaro Vows More Charitable Support for Trumbull Endeavors

NILES, Ohio — The Cafaro Foundation’s donation of $100,000 toward the renovation of the athletic stadium in Howland Township is part of an increased commitment to Trumbull County as the Cafaro Co. prepares to move its headquarters, Anthony Cafaro Sr. said Thursday. “We have many, many friends, many sincere friends, true friends in Trumbull County,” […]

Health Care: ‘No More’ Asks Employers to Be Aware of Domestic Violence | March 6, 2015

‘No More’ Asks Employers to Be Aware of Domestic Violence

YOUNGTOWN, Ohio — Domestic violence, the widespread crime that’s none of my business or someone else’s business, is everyone’s business. And soon employers in the Mahoning Valley will become much more aware of how it’s their business. “Domestic violence is a crime that affects everyone,” Bonnie Wilson said Thursday in St. John’s Episcopal Church. Wilson […]

Economic Development: City OKs Tax Abatement for Strollo’s Wells Project | March 5, 2015

City OKs Tax Abatement for Strollo’s Wells Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city’s Board of Control this morning approved an enterprise zone agreement with the companies redeveloping the Wells Building downtown. The agreement provides a 10-year, 75% abatement of real property taxes to Strollo Architects Inc. and Wells Associated Renaissance Partners LLC, to support redevelopment of the building into new offices for Strollo […]

Education: ‘Inspiring Minds’ Bringing Program to Youngstown | March 5, 2015

‘Inspiring Minds’ Bringing Program to Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A youth organization that’s achieved great success in Warren is looking to duplicate that effort here. “We’re going to mimic and model some of the good things we’ve done,” says Deryck Toles, CEO of Inspiring Minds (inspiringmindsyouth.org), which sponsors summer and after-school programs for mostly inner-city children. “The good thing is that […]