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Lawsuit Alleges Brown Doesn’t ‘Validly Hold’ Mayorship

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown Calls Suit to Remove Him 'Frivolous' and 'Unwarranted'

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A lawsuit filed by Youngstown City School District Board of Education member Dario Hunter claims that Mayor Jamael Tito Brown failure to obtain of faithful performance bond by Jan. 1 means he “does not validly hold the office of mayor.” The suit against the Mahoning County Democratic Party and party chairman David […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A lawsuit filed by Youngstown City School District Board of Education member Dario Hunter claims that Mayor Jamael Tito Brown failure to obtain of faithful performance bond by Jan. 1 means he "does not validly hold the office of mayor." The suit against the Mahoning County Democratic...

Ryan, Brown Criticize GM Decision to Build New Model in Mexico

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The same day the second shift at General Motors’ Lordstown Complex ended, the company announced that it will build the new Chevrolet Blazer in Mexico, drawing criticism from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Sen. Sherrod Brown. “All this comes on the heels of the windfall GM got from the tax bill Congress […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The same day the second shift at General Motors’ Lordstown Complex ended, the company announced that it will build the new Chevrolet Blazer in Mexico, drawing criticism from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Sen. Sherrod Brown. “All this comes on the heels of the windfall GM got...

Steel Imports Decline to $2.7B in May

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that preliminary May steel imports were $2.7 billion (2.6 million metric tons) compared to the preliminary April totals of $3.1 billion (3.4 million metric tons). The May change in steel imports based on metric tonnage reflected decreases primarily in blooms, billets, and slabs. Increases occurred in […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that preliminary May steel imports were $2.7 billion (2.6 million metric tons) compared to the preliminary April totals of $3.1 billion (3.4 million metric tons). The May change in steel imports based on metric tonnage reflected decreases primarily in blooms, billets,...

Brown, Portman, Ryan Take Stances Against Separation of Families

Brown, Portman, Ryan Take Stances Against Separation of Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As children continue to be separated from their parents after crossing the border of the Southern United States, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are making it clear that they want this practice to stop. While Senate Republicans are urging President Donald Trump’s administration to cease the separation of […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As children continue to be separated from their parents after crossing the border of the Southern United States, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are making it clear that they want this practice to stop. While Senate Republicans are urging President Donald Trump’s administration...

Incentive Review Finds Companies Fall Short on Hiring Women, Minorities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Companies benefiting from tax abatements provided by the city still struggle to meet city goals for hiring minorities and women, even as they by and large meet or exceed their overall objectives for investment and job creation. The annual report prepared for the city of Youngstown’s Tax Incentive Review Council shows of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Companies benefiting from tax abatements provided by the city still struggle to meet city goals for hiring minorities and women, even as they by and large meet or exceed their overall objectives for investment and job creation. The annual report prepared for the city of Youngstown’s Tax...

Niles Mayor Scarnecchia Announces Retirement

NILES, Ohio – After serving 2 1/2 years as mayor of Niles, Tom Scarnecchia announced his retirement Monday. “He decided that it was the right time to step away and retire,” said Niles City Council Presdient Barry Steffey Jr. “He walked out of our meeting with his head held high. He did the best job […]

NILES, Ohio – After serving 2 1/2 years as mayor of Niles, Tom Scarnecchia announced his retirement Monday. “He decided that it was the right time to step away and retire,” said Niles City Council Presdient Barry Steffey Jr. “He walked out of our meeting with his head held high....

Ryan Criticizes Tariffs After Thomas Steel Visit

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan backs President Donald Trump’s tariffs on products manufactured in China, but questioned placing them on traditional U.S. allies. Ryan toured Thomas Steel Strip Corp. Monday and met with executives at the West Market Street plant, which treats steel for use in the consumer battery market. The meeting and […]

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan backs President Donald Trump’s tariffs on products manufactured in China, but questioned placing them on traditional U.S. allies. Ryan toured Thomas Steel Strip Corp. Monday and met with executives at the West Market Street plant, which treats steel for use in the consumer...

Defense Authorization Act Includes $7.4M for Camp Ravenna

300 Letters Sent in Support of Ravenna Missile Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the Senate last night, includes $7.4 million for upgrades at Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, U.S. Sens Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have announced. “The national guardsmen and women serving our country at Camp Ravenna deserve the best tools and facilities available as they […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the Senate last night, includes $7.4 million for upgrades at Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, U.S. Sens Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have announced. “The national guardsmen and women serving our country at Camp Ravenna deserve the best tools...

USW Endorses Cordray at Warren Campaign Stop

WARREN, Ohio – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray and leaders of organized labor are optimistic about winning back working class voters who supported Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign. Cordray, who was Ohio’s treasurer and attorney general, and more recently director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, kicked off his “Economic Opportunity […]

WARREN, Ohio – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray and leaders of organized labor are optimistic about winning back working class voters who supported Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign. Cordray, who was Ohio’s treasurer and attorney general, and more recently director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...

Commentary: City Ignores Part-Time Workers Amendment

Editor’s Note: The following commentary was submitted by Staughton Lynd, the lead attorney in the lawsuit that sought to keep U.S. Steel in the Mahoning Valley, and Alice Lynd, a lawyer, like her husband, who has devoted countless hours to assisting prisoners in the Valley’s several new correctional institutions. The Business Journal welcomes commentaries from […]

Editor's Note: The following commentary was submitted by Staughton Lynd, the lead attorney in the lawsuit that sought to keep U.S. Steel in the Mahoning Valley, and Alice Lynd, a lawyer, like her husband, who has devoted countless hours to assisting prisoners in the Valley’s several new correctional institutions. The...