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Brown, Labor Leaders Lament Automation’s Toll

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he still is holding out hope that General Motors might select its idled Lordstown plant to produce one of the 20 electric vehicle models it plans to roll out over the next few years. Brown, D-Ohio, was at the Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he still is holding out hope that General Motors might select its idled Lordstown plant to produce one of the 20 electric vehicle models it plans to roll out over the next few years. Brown, D-Ohio, was at the Youngstown Historical...

After Missing Debate Cut, Defiant Ryan Stays in Presidential Race

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has no plans to abandon his presidential campaign anytime soon, despite failing to qualify for the third debate next month.  The Democratic National Committee and ABC, which will broadcast the debate, announced Thursday that 10 candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president qualified for the Sept. 12 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has no plans to abandon his presidential campaign anytime soon, despite failing to qualify for the third debate next month.  The Democratic National Committee and ABC, which will broadcast the debate, announced Thursday that 10 candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president...

Auditor Calls on Youngstown to Repay $4.4M

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ohio Auditor Keith Faber this morning encouraged Youngstown officials to “step up to the plate” and meet financial obligations from his office’s finding that the city misspent more than $4 million. This state auditor’s office this morning issued a finding that the city incurred $4,426,662 in “inappropriate expenses” from its water, sewer […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ohio Auditor Keith Faber this morning encouraged Youngstown officials to “step up to the plate” and meet financial obligations from his office’s finding that the city misspent more than $4 million. This state auditor’s office this morning issued a finding that the city incurred $4,426,662 in “inappropriate...

Johnson: Gun Legislation is Not the Answer

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — Just before speaking to a room filled with young adult students at the New Castle School of Trades Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, addressed recent shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying additional gun control legislation is not necessarily the answer. “You can’t legislate evil out of the world,” […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- Just before speaking to a room filled with young adult students at the New Castle School of Trades Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, addressed recent shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying additional gun control legislation is not necessarily the answer. "You can't legislate...

How Secure Are Ohio Elections Boards?

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As Joyce Kale-Pesta considers what upgrades need to be made to comply with a new directive to improve election security, one of the issues she needs to address has nothing to do with malware, hacking or other mischief to affect election results.  It’s the openness of the building where the Mahoning County […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As Joyce Kale-Pesta considers what upgrades need to be made to comply with a new directive to improve election security, one of the issues she needs to address has nothing to do with malware, hacking or other mischief to affect election results.  It’s the openness of the...

Update: Auditor Responds to Youngstown’s Rejection of $3.1M Repayment Plan

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The office of Ohio Auditor Keith Faber said this morning it was “disappointed” that Youngstown officials rejected a proposal for the city to repay $3.1 million over a 15-year period for payments the city made from its water, wastewater and sanitation funds to support community and economic development projects.  Mayor Jamael Tito […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The office of Ohio Auditor Keith Faber said this morning it was "disappointed" that Youngstown officials rejected a proposal for the city to repay $3.1 million over a 15-year period for payments the city made from its water, wastewater and sanitation funds to support community and economic...

Ryan Pushes Gun Reform with Caravan to Kentucky

NILES, Ohio – The accumulation of mass shootings over the years – punctuated by recent incidents in Dayton and El Paso – may represent a turning point in efforts to enact gun reform legislation, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this morning before launching a political caravan to Kentucky. Ryan , D-13 Ohio, dismissed potential criticism […]

NILES, Ohio – The accumulation of mass shootings over the years – punctuated by recent incidents in Dayton and El Paso – may represent a turning point in efforts to enact gun reform legislation, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this morning before launching a political caravan to Kentucky. Ryan ,...

Ryan to Lead Caravan to Louisville Gun Control Rally

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is traveling to Kentucky Thursday to take part in a gun control rally in Louisville, Ryan’s congressional office announced Wednesday afternoon. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will join the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action leading a caravan to the hometown of Senate Majority Mitch McConnell. The caravan will begin […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is traveling to Kentucky Thursday to take part in a gun control rally in Louisville, Ryan’s congressional office announced Wednesday afternoon. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will join the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action leading a caravan to the hometown of Senate Majority Mitch...

Ryan Will Return to Campaign After Dayton Pause

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign Tuesday morning clarified that the congressman will return to the campaign trail after putting his campaign on hold following the Sunday morning shooting in Dayton. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was scheduled to campaign in Iowa last weekend. Following the shooting, which left nine dead […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign Tuesday morning clarified that the congressman will return to the campaign trail after putting his campaign on hold following the Sunday morning shooting in Dayton. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was scheduled to campaign in Iowa last weekend. Following the...

In Wake of 2 Mass Shootings, Dems Urge Congress to Act

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is calling on Congress to come back in session to address gun reform legislation and on President Donald Trump to set “a higher standard” in his rhetoric in the wake of two mass shootings this weekend. Barely half a day after a gunman in El Paso, Texas killed […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is calling on Congress to come back in session to address gun reform legislation and on President Donald Trump to set “a higher standard” in his rhetoric in the wake of two mass shootings this weekend. Barely half a day after a gunman...