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LinkedIn, Ohio Team Up on Job-seeking Help

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is partnering with a professional networking website to make it easier for unemployed Ohioans to find jobs. Some 200,000 Ohioans receive state unemployment benefits annually. The pilot program with LinkedIn is intended to make it more convenient for them to apply for jobs […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is partnering with a professional networking website to make it easier for unemployed Ohioans to find jobs. Some 200,000 Ohioans receive state unemployment benefits annually. The pilot program with LinkedIn is intended to make it more convenient for...

Ryan Announces $875K in Additional Relief for Lordstown Workers

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S Department of Labor provided $875,000 in additional funding for a National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The funding will allow for the continuation of reemployment services to workers affected by layoffs from the General Motors plant in Lordstown, as well as from […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S Department of Labor provided $875,000 in additional funding for a National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The funding will allow for the continuation of reemployment services to workers affected by layoffs from the General Motors plant in...

Minority Women Business Creation Jump, Report Says

NEW YORK (AP) — Minority women are starting firms at a pace more than double that of woman business owners overall, and nearly five times the pace of all company owners. That’s one of the findings of a report on women-owned businesses released Monday by American Express. The report found that the number of companies […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Minority women are starting firms at a pace more than double that of woman business owners overall, and nearly five times the pace of all company owners. That's one of the findings of a report on women-owned businesses released Monday by American Express. The report found...

Base Council Donates $25K to Chamber’s Military Affairs Commission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council has donated $25,000 to the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation to support the agency’s Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission. For the past two years, the commission has secured tens of millions of dollars in direct federal investment for the Mahoning Valley’s military installations: the Youngstown […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council has donated $25,000 to the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation to support the agency’s Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission. For the past two years, the commission has secured tens of millions of dollars in direct federal investment for the Mahoning...

Entrepreneurship in Small Town, USA

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Tom Dever was intrigued when he read about the possibility of a missile defense system based at Camp Garfield just outside of Newton Falls. Such a development would open up enormous potential for the small town, and he thought it would be a good idea to get in on the ground […]

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Tom Dever was intrigued when he read about the possibility of a missile defense system based at Camp Garfield just outside of Newton Falls. Such a development would open up enormous potential for the small town, and he thought it would be a good idea to...

gBeta Startups Get Their Moment in the Spotlight

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The six startup companies in the first cohort of an accelerator program run by the Youngstown Business Incubator and gBeta celebrated their graduation by pitching their companies to investors, mentors and community members at the Tech Block Building No. 5 Thursday night. While all were celebrating, one – Prophit.ai – may have […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The six startup companies in the first cohort of an accelerator program run by the Youngstown Business Incubator and gBeta celebrated their graduation by pitching their companies to investors, mentors and community members at the Tech Block Building No. 5 Thursday night. While all were celebrating, one...

WRPA to Acquire Land for New YARS Gate

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority has authorized its executive director to acquire 42.35 acres of land in Vienna Township for a planned new entrance to Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The port authority has been in negotiations with Vienna resident James Alderman to purchase the land along King Graves Road, which would […]

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority has authorized its executive director to acquire 42.35 acres of land in Vienna Township for a planned new entrance to Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The port authority has been in negotiations with Vienna resident James Alderman to purchase the land along...

City Zoning Board Approves Variances for VA Clinic

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve four requested variances sought by the developer of a new clinic to serve local veterans. In July, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved the agreement with Michael Downing Realty Ltd. to build the new 35,344-square-foot outpatient clinic on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve four requested variances sought by the developer of a new clinic to serve local veterans. In July, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved the agreement with Michael Downing Realty Ltd. to build the...

Brown Names New Economic Development Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced a reorganization Monday of the city’s department of community planning and economic development office.   Effective Monday, Brown named Nikki Posterli as director of community planning and economic development. She will replace the department’s current director, T. Sharon Woodberry, who has been named economic development director.  Posterli also […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced a reorganization Monday of the city’s department of community planning and economic development office.   Effective Monday, Brown named Nikki Posterli as director of community planning and economic development. She will replace the department’s current director, T. Sharon Woodberry, who has been named...

As UAW Strike Continues, Lordstown’s Future Still in the Air

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — If you asked James Dignan this time last year, he likely wouldn’t have expected the United Auto Workers to strike against General Motors. But as negotiations seemed to make little to no progress over the summer, the president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber said the likelihood of a strike increased. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- If you asked James Dignan this time last year, he likely wouldn’t have expected the United Auto Workers to strike against General Motors. But as negotiations seemed to make little to no progress over the summer, the president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber said the...