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Ryan Suggests ShareWork for GM Lordstown Layoffs

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio — In a letter sent to General Motors Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, asked the company to consider ShareWork Ohio to retain about 1,300 GM Lordstown employees affected by the recently announced layoff of the second shift. The layoff aversion program offered by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- In a letter sent to General Motors Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, asked the company to consider ShareWork Ohio to retain about 1,300 GM Lordstown employees affected by the recently announced layoff of the second shift. The layoff aversion program offered by the Ohio Department of...

Kasich, BWC Propose $1.5B in Workers’ Comp Rebates

Kasich, BWC Propose $1.5B in Workers' Comp Rebates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Governor John Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation CEO Sarah Morrison have proposed $1.5 billion in premium workers’ comp rebates that will be issued this summer. The proposal will be voted on at the bureau’s board of directors meeting May 24. If approved, rebate checks equal to 85% of premiums paid […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Governor John Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation CEO Sarah Morrison have proposed $1.5 billion in premium workers' comp rebates that will be issued this summer. The proposal will be voted on at the bureau’s board of directors meeting May 24. If approved, rebate checks equal...

As OSHA Rules Change, Employers Must Plan Ahead

As OSHA Standards Change, Employers Must Plan Ahead

GIRARD, Ohio – When it comes to workplace injury claims filed, “overall it’s gotten better,” but preventable illnesses and injuries are still costing employers billions of dollars, and employees their lives. So said Lisa Weis, compliance assistance specialist with the Cleveland office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. Weis addressed 230 members […]

GIRARD, Ohio – When it comes to workplace injury claims filed, “overall it’s gotten better,” but preventable illnesses and injuries are still costing employers billions of dollars, and employees their lives. So said Lisa Weis, compliance assistance specialist with the Cleveland office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or...

Ohio AG Files Suit Against Ohio Restoration Group Operator

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a consumer protection lawsuit Tuesday against Ancil E. Wilson III, who operated Ohio Restoration Group. The roofing company is accused of receiving money from customers and not providing work. The suit was filed in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas and alleges Wilson violated Ohio’s consumer […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a consumer protection lawsuit Tuesday against Ancil E. Wilson III, who operated Ohio Restoration Group. The roofing company is accused of receiving money from customers and not providing work. The suit was filed in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas and...

City Awards $8M Contract to Build Amphitheater

City Awards $8M Contract to Build Downtown Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city today awarded a contract worth just over $8 million for construction of the downtown amphitheater and riverfront park. Brock & Associates Builders Inc., North Lima, was the contractor chosen from among seven bidders for the project. The bid included the $7,018,000 base bid for the general contract and alternate bid […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city today awarded a contract worth just over $8 million for construction of the downtown amphitheater and riverfront park. Brock & Associates Builders Inc., North Lima, was the contractor chosen from among seven bidders for the project. The bid included the $7,018,000 base bid for the...

Johnson Questions Zuckerberg at Hearing

Johnson Questions Zuckerberg at Congressional Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about an incident in which a recent ad from Franciscan University in Steubenville depicting Jesus on the cross was denied for being deemed “violent.” Zuckerberg testified Wednesday at a hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing. He appeared before both houses of […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about an incident in which a recent ad from Franciscan University in Steubenville depicting Jesus on the cross was denied for being deemed “violent.” Zuckerberg testified Wednesday at a hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing. He...

Congressmen React to Paul Ryan’s Announcement

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional members of Congress say they respect Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision not to run for reelection. However, the announcement has them looking to the midterm elections and the immediate future of GOP leadership. The Wisconsin Republican and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee announced Wednesday morning that he would not seek reelection to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional members of Congress say they respect Speaker Paul Ryan's decision not to run for reelection. However, the announcement has them looking to the midterm elections and the immediate future of GOP leadership. The Wisconsin Republican and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee announced Wednesday morning that he...

Trade War Could Rattle Region’s Economy

Trade War Could Rattle Local Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As China and the Trump Administration engage in what amounts to global trade brinkmanship, it’s left a trail of uncertainty for those who work in sectors of the economy considered most vulnerable in the event of an all-out trade war. “It’s still too early to tell what impact this will have,” said […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As China and the Trump Administration engage in what amounts to global trade brinkmanship, it’s left a trail of uncertainty for those who work in sectors of the economy considered most vulnerable in the event of an all-out trade war. “It’s still too early to tell what...

Pennsylvania to Launch Traffic Research Center

Pennsylvania to Launch Traffic Research Center Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are partnering with Penn State University to launch a new research and training center focusing on transportation. The project – Pennsylvania Safety, Transportation and Research Track, or PennStart – will focus on six areas: traffic incident management, tolling and intelligent transportation systems, work […]

PITTSBURGH -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are partnering with Penn State University to launch a new research and training center focusing on transportation. The project – Pennsylvania Safety, Transportation and Research Track, or PennStart – will focus on six areas: traffic incident management, tolling...

Johnson Says Tariffs Are ‘A Work in Progress’

SALEM, Ohio – Tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports last month by President Donald Trump are “a work in progress,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson during a tour of Hickey Metal Fab Monday morning. In a meeting with leadership from Hickey Metal Fab, Salem, Johnson heard concerns about the potential cost impact of the […]

SALEM, Ohio – Tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports last month by President Donald Trump are “a work in progress,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson during a tour of Hickey Metal Fab Monday morning. In a meeting with leadership from Hickey Metal Fab, Salem, Johnson heard concerns about the...