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Community Rights Groups File Federal Suit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of seven groups that want to ban hydraulic fracturing filed a complaint in federal court here Monday alleging their respective boards of elections and the Ohio secretary of state have placed “unlawful blockades” on their attempts to put community rights initiatives on the ballot. The plaintiffs say in the complaint that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of seven groups that want to ban hydraulic fracturing filed a complaint in federal court here Monday alleging their respective boards of elections and the Ohio secretary of state have placed “unlawful blockades” on their attempts to put community rights initiatives on the ballot. The plaintiffs...

Lawmakers Join on Bill to Curb Land Contracts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New state legislation to be introduced by local lawmakers seeks to curb the impact and close loopholes for companies offering land installment contracts as a route to homeownership. In a press conference Mondayat the Mahoning County Courthouse, state Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan and Don Manning and state Sens. Michael Rulli and Sean O’Brien […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New state legislation to be introduced by local lawmakers seeks to curb the impact and close loopholes for companies offering land installment contracts as a route to homeownership. In a press conference Mondayat the Mahoning County Courthouse, state Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan and Don Manning and state Sens....

Brown to Attend State of the Union as Portman’s Guest

Rob Portman Touts Job Training, Tax Reform

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has invited Mayor Jamael Tito Brown to attend the State of the Union address Tuesday night. “I’m proud of the work Mayor Brown has done for the community of Youngstown and continue to be impressed with his leadership that is moving this city forward,” said Portman, R-Ohio, in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has invited Mayor Jamael Tito Brown to attend the State of the Union address Tuesday night. “I’m proud of the work Mayor Brown has done for the community of Youngstown and continue to be impressed with his leadership that is moving this city...

Congressmen Bringing Guests to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are bringing special guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday, both of whom represent pressing issues in each representative’s district. Johnson, R-6, will be joined by K-9 Officer Chris Green of the East Liverpool Police Department who, in 2017, suffered an accidental overdose […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are bringing special guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday, both of whom represent pressing issues in each representative's district. Johnson, R-6, will be joined by K-9 Officer Chris Green of the East Liverpool Police Department who, in...

Youngstown, YSU Partner to Examine Snow Plow Routes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following the snowstorm Jan. 19 and 20 that left Youngstown’s roads in rough shape for days afterward, the city of Youngstown is partnering with Youngstown State University to examine the city’s snow and ice control routes. According to Kevin Flinn, the city’s commissioner of buildings and grounds, the routes have not been […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following the snowstorm Jan. 19 and 20 that left Youngstown’s roads in rough shape for days afterward, the city of Youngstown is partnering with Youngstown State University to examine the city’s snow and ice control routes. According to Kevin Flinn, the city’s commissioner of buildings and grounds,...

Op-Ed: Missile Defense Review Update

By: James Dignan, president & CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The long-delayed, congressionally mandated Missile Defense Review (MDR) was finally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Jan. 17. It calls for further research and new investments to help safeguard America’s safety for the next several decades to include new […]

By: James Dignan, president & CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The long-delayed, congressionally mandated Missile Defense Review (MDR) was finally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Jan. 17. It calls for further research and new investments to help safeguard America’s safety for the next...

Senators Assign Blame as Shutdown Extends

WASHINGTON – Competing plans to reopen the government failed Thursday in the U.S. Senate, sending all parties back to the drawing board as the partial shutdown of the federal government approached the end of its 34th day. A proposal favored by President Donald Trump to reopen shuttered federal departments and agencies that also included $5.7 […]

WASHINGTON – Competing plans to reopen the government failed Thursday in the U.S. Senate, sending all parties back to the drawing board as the partial shutdown of the federal government approached the end of its 34th day. A proposal favored by President Donald Trump to reopen shuttered federal departments and...

Ryan to Co-Chair National Guard, Reserve Caucus

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan was named co-chairman of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus yesterday. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will join U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-4 Miss., in leading the caucus during the 116th Congress. He succeeds U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-1 Minn., who served as co-chairman for the 114th and 115th Congresses. Walz was […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan was named co-chairman of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus yesterday. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will join U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-4 Miss., in leading the caucus during the 116th Congress. He succeeds U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-1 Minn., who served as co-chairman for...

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...