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Portman Seeks Funds for Synagogue Security in Wake of Shootings

Editor’s Note: This story was updated from its original version to include comments and information from the Jewish Community Center’s Rob Elston, as well as Sen. Rob Portman’s letter to the Jewish Community Center. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Security concerns aren’t heightened in the wake of Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, but the security chief […]

Editor’s Note: This story was updated from its original version to include comments and information from the Jewish Community Center’s Rob Elston, as well as Sen. Rob Portman’s letter to the Jewish Community Center. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Security concerns aren’t heightened in the wake of Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh...

Biden Stumps for Cordray, Dems at YSU Rally

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Who is elected governor of Ohio next week will be a major factor in determining who wins the White House in 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday at Youngstown State University. Biden, who served as vice president from 2009 to 2017, spoke in support of Richard Cordray, the Democratic candidate […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Who is elected governor of Ohio next week will be a major factor in determining who wins the White House in 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday at Youngstown State University. Biden, who served as vice president from 2009 to 2017, spoke in support of...

Election Boards Report Strong Early Voting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Election officials in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties all report heightened interest in this year’s midterm elections. With less than two weeks before the November general election, the directors of the three county elections offices say absentee ballot requests and early voting are ahead of the last midterm elections in 2014. So […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Election officials in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties all report heightened interest in this year’s midterm elections. With less than two weeks before the November general election, the directors of the three county elections offices say absentee ballot requests and early voting are ahead of the last...

Lawmakers Travel to Detroit to Meet With GM Execs

DETROIT – State lawmakers from the Mahoning Valley this week traveled to General Motors Co.’s headquarters to make sure that executives there understand the importance of GM’s Lordstown Complex and what it means to the region. “With the recent reduction in shifts and the decline in sales of the Cruze, our legislative delegation thought it […]

DETROIT – State lawmakers from the Mahoning Valley this week traveled to General Motors Co.’s headquarters to make sure that executives there understand the importance of GM’s Lordstown Complex and what it means to the region. “With the recent reduction in shifts and the decline in sales of the Cruze,...

Mercy Health-Youngstown Gets $2.5M ‘Retain’ Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown has been chosen to participate in a federal grant program, initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor and coordinated through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, to identify new, replicable strategies to help those who develop a potentially disabling condition remain at or return to work. The U.S. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown has been chosen to participate in a federal grant program, initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor and coordinated through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, to identify new, replicable strategies to help those who develop a potentially disabling condition remain at or...

Biden to Stump for Cordray Monday at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial ticket Monday at Youngstown State University. According to the advisory from the campaign of Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for governor, Biden will join Cordray, lieutenant governor candidate Betty Sutton and Ohio Democrats for the rally in Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial ticket Monday at Youngstown State University. According to the advisory from the campaign of Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for governor, Biden will join Cordray, lieutenant governor candidate Betty Sutton and Ohio Democrats for the rally...

NFIB Opposes Ohio Issue 1, Warns of Consequences

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio office of the National Federation of Independent Business says its members are opposed to State Issue 1, the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. “NFIB is the voice of small business in Ohio because our positions originate with our member ballot,” the organization said in announcing its opposition. After surveying […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio office of the National Federation of Independent Business says its members are opposed to State Issue 1, the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. "NFIB is the voice of small business in Ohio because our positions originate with our member ballot," the organization said in...

Labor, Dem Leaders Urge Support for Brown, Party

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Organized labor and Democratic Party leaders put trade issues at the top of reasons why workers need to support U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in his re-election bid and Democrats in down-ticket races Nov. 6. Members of United Steel Workers Local 9401 and Communications Workers of America District 4 heard from USW 9401 […]

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Organized labor and Democratic Party leaders put trade issues at the top of reasons why workers need to support U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in his re-election bid and Democrats in down-ticket races Nov. 6. Members of United Steel Workers Local 9401 and Communications Workers of America District...

Trump Touts Economy to Electrical Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local delegation of electrical contractors was on hand Tuesday to hear remarks from President Donald Trump in which he touted the strong economy and a pledge to invest more than $1 billion annually in new workforce development initiatives. “It was exciting,” said Dave Dickey, CEO of Dickey Electric Co. in North […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local delegation of electrical contractors was on hand Tuesday to hear remarks from President Donald Trump in which he touted the strong economy and a pledge to invest more than $1 billion annually in new workforce development initiatives. “It was exciting,” said Dave Dickey, CEO of...

Auto Industry Takes Front Seat at Senate Finance Hearing

Valley Auto Sales Decline 2.6% in May

WASHINGTON — During a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman touted bills they’ve each proposed in an effort to aid the auto industry in the United States, specifically in Ohio. Brown, D-Ohio, received support for his proposed American Cars, American Jobs Act from an executive with the United Autoworkers. […]

WASHINGTON -- During a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman touted bills they've each proposed in an effort to aid the auto industry in the United States, specifically in Ohio. Brown, D-Ohio, received support for his proposed American Cars, American Jobs Act from an...