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Breaking: Treasury Releases Paycheck Protection Program Regulations, Application

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Treasury Department released detailed information at the close of business today regarding the Paycheck Protection Program that authorizes up to $349 billion in loans to small businesses that keep their employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Treasury Department released detailed information at the close of business today regarding the Paycheck Protection Program that authorizes up to $349 billion in loans to small businesses that keep their employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses...

New Order Tracks and Inventories Ohio’s Ventilators

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — An order signed by Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Deparment of Health, will track the number of ventilators and their locations within the state. The data will allow the state to move ventilators where they need to be should certain areas experience shortages during the surge of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- An order signed by Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Deparment of Health, will track the number of ventilators and their locations within the state. The data will allow the state to move ventilators where they need to be should certain areas experience shortages during the...

UPDATED: Coronavirus Case Update: March 31, 2020

Updated: 3/31/2020, 4:45 p.m., Trumbull County Combined Health District numbersYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of 2 p.m. March 31, Ohio reports 2,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and Pennsylvania 4,843. According to the Ohio Department of Health, Mahoning County reports 153 total cases with 70 hospitalizations and nine deaths. The county currently leads the state in deaths […]

Updated: 3/31/2020, 4:45 p.m., Trumbull County Combined Health District numbersYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of 2 p.m. March 31, Ohio reports 2,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and Pennsylvania 4,843. According to the Ohio Department of Health, Mahoning County reports 153 total cases with 70 hospitalizations and nine deaths. The county currently...

GM Starts Making Face Masks at Michigan Plant

DETROIT – General Motors expects to deliver its first 20,000 face masks to medical workers April 8 after revamping production lines at its plant in Warren, Mich.  At full capacity, the plant will be able to produce 1.5 million masks per month, GM said in an announcement. A team of 30 engineers, designers, buyers and […]

DETROIT – General Motors expects to deliver its first 20,000 face masks to medical workers April 8 after revamping production lines at its plant in Warren, Mich.  At full capacity, the plant will be able to produce 1.5 million masks per month, GM said in an announcement. A team of...

Stepping Up: Burgan, Inspired Catering, Brookfall Group

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Business Journal is asking companies and organizations to tell us how they are faring and what they are doing to help others through this pandemic crisis. We call this series “Stepping Up.” Segments have been posted all this week and will continue to be posted during the crisis. Submit your own […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Business Journal is asking companies and organizations to tell us how they are faring and what they are doing to help others through this pandemic crisis. We call this series “Stepping Up.” Segments have been posted all this week and will continue to be posted during...

Fed Steps in Once Again to Try to Smooth Lending Markets

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world’s lending markets, this time by lending dollars to other central banks in exchange for Treasurys.  The Fed’s move Tuesday marks its latest aggressive effort to keep borrowing rates down and ensure that financial markets […]

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world's lending markets, this time by lending dollars to other central banks in exchange for Treasurys.  The Fed's move Tuesday marks its latest aggressive effort to keep borrowing rates down...

School Shutdowns Raise Stakes of Digital Divide for Students

By MEG KINNARD and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated PressWINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak.  With routers […]

By MEG KINNARD and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated PressWINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by...

Cities Get COVID-19 Funds, Legislators Seek Federal Designation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $3.9 million to Youngstown and Warren to address the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus. The funds represented just over a third of the $11.2 million allotted to the 13th congressional district coming from the recently approved coronavirus economic […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $3.9 million to Youngstown and Warren to address the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus. The funds represented just over a third of the $11.2 million allotted to the 13th congressional district coming from...

Business Journal Webinar Dives into the CARES Act

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With $2.2 trillion in relief in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the recently passed CARES Act touches nearly every part of the American economy. And at 247 pages, there’s a lot to sift through. To help businesses better understand what’s included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With $2.2 trillion in relief in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the recently passed CARES Act touches nearly every part of the American economy. And at 247 pages, there’s a lot to sift through. To help businesses better understand what’s included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief...

Extroverts (and Introverts, Too) Face Quarantine Challenges

By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated PressWithin days, Vicktery Zimmerman had figured out how to connect with friends and family even as she and her husband shelter in place at their Chicago home. There are the FaceTime calls. There’s the movie night (remote, of course) with another couple. There are plans for a game night. Whatever it […]

By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated PressWithin days, Vicktery Zimmerman had figured out how to connect with friends and family even as she and her husband shelter in place at their Chicago home. There are the FaceTime calls. There's the movie night (remote, of course) with another couple. There are plans for...