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City Again Hires Consultant to Assist With Finances

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control this morning approved entering into a new professional services agreement with Michael Abouserhal to assist the city with various services related to its troubled finances. Abouserhal, a former deputy state auditor and executive director of the Ohio Lottery Commission, will be paid $150 per hour plus travel […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control this morning approved entering into a new professional services agreement with Michael Abouserhal to assist the city with various services related to its troubled finances. Abouserhal, a former deputy state auditor and executive director of the Ohio Lottery Commission, will be paid...

Taxpayer Notices Sent Out for the CAUV Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Taxpayer renewal notices for the Current Agricultural Usage Valuation program have been sent to property owners enrolled in the program, says Mahoning County Auditor Ralph Meacham. These annual notices are sent to verify that the property is still being used for agricultural purposes and must be returned to the auditor’s office before […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Taxpayer renewal notices for the Current Agricultural Usage Valuation program have been sent to property owners enrolled in the program, says Mahoning County Auditor Ralph Meacham. These annual notices are sent to verify that the property is still being used for agricultural purposes and must be returned...

Leaders to Press Defense for Decision on Missile Site

Camp Ravenna Announcement Expected in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local and federal officials said Thursday they will keep promoting the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center for a third continental missile interceptor site. The U.S. Department of Defense yesterday released its long-awaited 2019 Missile Defense Review, which outlines the threat environment and “describes the policies, strategies and capabilities” that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local and federal officials said Thursday they will keep promoting the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center for a third continental missile interceptor site. The U.S. Department of Defense yesterday released its long-awaited 2019 Missile Defense Review, which outlines the threat environment and “describes the...

DeWine Describes Meeting with GM’s Barra as ‘Positive’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A spokesman for Mike DeWine said the governor had a “positive” meeting Thursday with General Motors CEO Mary Barra about the GM Lordstown Complex. Dan Tierney, press secretary for the governor, reported DeWine said he was “optimistic” following the meeting in Detroit, where he and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted discussed the fate […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A spokesman for Mike DeWine said the governor had a “positive” meeting Thursday with General Motors CEO Mary Barra about the GM Lordstown Complex. Dan Tierney, press secretary for the governor, reported DeWine said he was “optimistic” following the meeting in Detroit, where he and Lt. Gov....

Ryan, Kelly Receive Congressional Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is again slated to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, on which he will chair the subcommittee that has oversight over the legislative branch. Ryan’s office announced Wednesday that his fellow House Democrats chose him to serve as chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, which controls funding of […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is again slated to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, on which he will chair the subcommittee that has oversight over the legislative branch. Ryan’s office announced Wednesday that his fellow House Democrats chose him to serve as chairman of the Legislative Branch...

Aqua Ohio Praises Market Value Legislation for Utilities

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Aqua Ohio is hailing legislation signed earlier this month by then-Gov. John Kasich as a boon for municipalities exploring the sale of water and sewer assets to regulated utilities. On Jan. 4, Kasich signed House Bill 422, the Municipal Fair Market Value legislation, which eases the process of selling municipal utility systems […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Aqua Ohio is hailing legislation signed earlier this month by then-Gov. John Kasich as a boon for municipalities exploring the sale of water and sewer assets to regulated utilities. On Jan. 4, Kasich signed House Bill 422, the Municipal Fair Market Value legislation, which eases the process...

Congressmen Address King Comments, Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, addressed two national talking points Monday: Ryan on the racist comments made by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-4 Iowa, and Johnson on the potential to use the State of the Union as a platform to end the partial government shutdown. Ryan […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, addressed two national talking points Monday: Ryan on the racist comments made by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-4 Iowa, and Johnson on the potential to use the State of the Union as a platform to end...

DeWine Takes Office, Signs 6 Executive Orders

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mike DeWine was officially sworn in as the state’s governor during a brief midnight ceremony at his farm in Cedarville. He was given the oath of office by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice R. Patrick DeWine, while long-time friend Thomas M. Rose, senior judge of the United States District Court for […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mike DeWine was officially sworn in as the state's governor during a brief midnight ceremony at his farm in Cedarville. He was given the oath of office by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice R. Patrick DeWine, while long-time friend Thomas M. Rose, senior judge of the...

Portman Tours Smart2, Says Shutdown to End ‘Soon’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he expects the shutdown of parts of the federal government to end in the next few days, with President Trump likely to take action on his own to move forward on construction of the barrier he wants at the southern border. Portman visited Youngstown for about an […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he expects the shutdown of parts of the federal government to end in the next few days, with President Trump likely to take action on his own to move forward on construction of the barrier he wants at the southern border. Portman...

Ohio CSI Releases Report on Regulation Reform

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For eight years, the Ohio Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, has worked to reform “unnecessary state regulations that stifle job growth,” according to release from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. In the annual report, Taylor summarized the work CSI has done since its founding in 2011. Last year, it amended or eliminated more […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For eight years, the Ohio Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, has worked to reform "unnecessary state regulations that stifle job growth," according to release from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. In the annual report, Taylor summarized the work CSI has done since its founding in 2011. Last year,...