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Ohio Unemployment Steady at 4.3%

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.3% in May 2018, unchanged from April and down from 5.1% a year ago, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 3.8%, down from 3.9% in April and 4.3% in May 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.3% in May 2018, unchanged from April and down from 5.1% a year ago, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 3.8%, down from 3.9% in April and 4.3% in May 2017....

Housing Starts Up in Valley, Builders Say

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — New housing starts in the area are ahead of the pace last year, but there are clouds on the horizon that could dampen the spirits of builders enjoying some of their busiest seasons since the Great Recession. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an uptick,” says Steve DeLucia, owner of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- New housing starts in the area are ahead of the pace last year, but there are clouds on the horizon that could dampen the spirits of builders enjoying some of their busiest seasons since the Great Recession. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an uptick,”...

Library Shelves Brownlee Woods, Struthers Merger

Library Shelves Brownlee Woods, Struthers Merger

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will shelve plans to consolidate its Brownlee Woods and Struthers branches and instead focus on boosting their utilization. Plans for the branches were disclosed at Thursday’s meeting of the library’s board of trustees at the Austintown Branch Library. The last two strategic plans for […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will shelve plans to consolidate its Brownlee Woods and Struthers branches and instead focus on boosting their utilization. Plans for the branches were disclosed at Thursday’s meeting of the library’s board of trustees at the Austintown Branch Library. The...

Goodwill Hosts Bridal Pop-Up Shop

Goodwill Hosts Bridal Pop-Up Shop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Shoppers and brides-to-be can browse designer dresses at discount prices at ‘Say Yes to the Goodwill Dress,’ a one-day bridal pop-up shop at the Liberty Goodwill store, 2747 Belmont Ave. Most of the bridal gowns are available for purchase for up to 75% off the original price. The event is scheduled for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers and brides-to-be can browse designer dresses at discount prices at 'Say Yes to the Goodwill Dress,' a one-day bridal pop-up shop at the Liberty Goodwill store, 2747 Belmont Ave. Most of the bridal gowns are available for purchase for up to 75% off the original price....

Oh Wow! Hosts Da Vinci Surgical System

da vinci surgical system

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Students in fourth through sixth grade will have an opportunity to learn about and demo the Da Vinci Surgical System through a partnership with Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology and the YWCA of Youngstown. On June 18, the Summer Manufacturing Institute 2018 kicks off […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Students in fourth through sixth grade will have an opportunity to learn about and demo the Da Vinci Surgical System through a partnership with Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology and the YWCA of Youngstown. On June 18, the Summer...

Junior Golf Tournament Begins Tuesday at Mill Creek

AJGA Golf Tournament Begins June 19

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Golfers from around the world ages 12 to 15 will gather next week at Mill Creek Golf Course for the 2018 Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star tournament. The 54-hole championship tournament will take place on the South Course from June 19 to June 21. With multi-day hotel […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Golfers from around the world ages 12 to 15 will gather next week at Mill Creek Golf Course for the 2018 Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star tournament. The 54-hole championship tournament will take place on the South Course from June 19 to...

Blazing a Wine Trail in the Grand River Valley

Blazing a Wine Trail in the Grand River Valley

Editor’s Note: This week The Business Journal focused on Ohio’s growing wine industry. Be sure to watch the videos. See links below. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are times when a reporter must take on an assignment that tests his mettle. In late May, it was clear that this reporter, along with the producer of the […]

Editor's Note: This week The Business Journal focused on Ohio's growing wine industry. Be sure to watch the videos. See links below. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are times when a reporter must take on an assignment that tests his mettle. In late May, it was clear that this reporter, along...

At Home Opens in Eastwood Mall

NILES, Ohio – Home décor chain At Home has opened its new store in the Eastwood Mall and will host an open house June 30. The store is the brand’s eighth in Ohio. As part of the opening celebration, the chain has made a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley. The 90,000-square-foot […]

NILES, Ohio – Home décor chain At Home has opened its new store in the Eastwood Mall and will host an open house June 30. The store is the brand’s eighth in Ohio. As part of the opening celebration, the chain has made a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity...

‘The Marketing Social’ Scheduled for June 25

WARREN, Ohio – The Marketing Social, a event sponsored by the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center Founder’s Exchange, will feature three 20-minute presentations from marketing experts that will be paired with cocktails and appetizers. The Marketing Social will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 25 at the Speakeasy Lounge, 136 N. Park Ave., […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Marketing Social, a event sponsored by the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center Founder's Exchange, will feature three 20-minute presentations from marketing experts that will be paired with cocktails and appetizers. The Marketing Social will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 25 at the Speakeasy...

Northwood Buys Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Realty

PITTSBURGH — Northwood Realty Services will acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in August. Northwood will then operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. Both companies are based in Pittsburgh. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The merger will combine more than 1,800 agents and […]

PITTSBURGH -- Northwood Realty Services will acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in August. Northwood will then operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. Both companies are based in Pittsburgh. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The merger will combine...