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Portman ‘Disappointed’ After ‘Tough Meeting’ with GM CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra declined to make a public commitment to reinvest at the GM plant in Lordstown, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said following what he characterized as a “tough meeting” with the auto executive Tuesday afternoon. During a phone interview following his meeting with Barra, Portman, R-Ohio, said he was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra declined to make a public commitment to reinvest at the GM plant in Lordstown, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said following what he characterized as a “tough meeting” with the auto executive Tuesday afternoon. During a phone interview following his meeting with Barra,...

Portman Asks Barra for Commitment to Lordstown. She Declines.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says he asked the CEO of General Motors Co., Mary Barra, “to make a public commitment to the Lordstown plant and reinvest in its workforce. She declined. “I’m disappointed she did not do so, but I’m going to keep fighting for this community,” he said in a statement […]

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says he asked the CEO of General Motors Co., Mary Barra, "to make a public commitment to the Lordstown plant and reinvest in its workforce. She declined. "I’m disappointed she did not do so, but I’m going to keep fighting for this community,"...

Cordray Stumps Before Business, Labor Audiences

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray promoted plans to finance infrastructure improvements statewide as well as to improve workforce training and access to higher education during appearances Friday in the Mahoning Valley. Cordray, a former state treasurer, state attorney general and the first director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, addressed two […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray promoted plans to finance infrastructure improvements statewide as well as to improve workforce training and access to higher education during appearances Friday in the Mahoning Valley. Cordray, a former state treasurer, state attorney general and the first director of the U.S. Consumer...

Ryan Spearheads Effort to Fight Neighborhood Blight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, along with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-1, W. Va., introduced legislation Tuesday that would provide federal funds to raze abandoned houses, clear vacant lots and help with neighborhood revitalization. The Clean Up Our Neighborhoods Act of 2018 would authorize the Secretary of the U.S. Department of […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, along with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-1, W. Va., introduced legislation Tuesday that would provide federal funds to raze abandoned houses, clear vacant lots and help with neighborhood revitalization. The Clean Up Our Neighborhoods Act of 2018 would authorize the Secretary...

City Announces Lower Fixed Rate for Natural Gas

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the next 12 months, city residents and small commercial customers of IGS Energy can expect to pay less for natural gas. City officials established a 12-month fixed-rate of $3.34 Mcf for natural gas program members, down from $3.50. Residents and small-business owners can expect a letter from IGS to arrive on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the next 12 months, city residents and small commercial customers of IGS Energy can expect to pay less for natural gas. City officials established a 12-month fixed-rate of $3.34 Mcf for natural gas program members, down from $3.50. Residents and small-business owners can expect a letter...

S&P Upgrades Mahoning County’s Bond Rating to AA-

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has increased Mahoning County’s long-term bond rating to AA- from A+ and assigned the county’s 2018 general bonds the SP-1+ rating. “The raised rating reflects our opinion of the county’s ability to adjust to changes in revenues while continuing to achieve positive financial operations and grow its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has increased Mahoning County’s long-term bond rating to AA- from A+ and assigned the county’s 2018 general bonds the SP-1+ rating. “The raised rating reflects our opinion of the county’s ability to adjust to changes in revenues while continuing to achieve positive...

$1.75M to Fund Training for Idled GM Workers

Brown, Ryan Announce $1.7M in Aid to Lordstown Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C – A $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help 337 of the 1,686 workers affected by layoffs at the General Motors plant in Lordstown get the employment and training services they need to find new jobs. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, and Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman announced […]

WASHINGTON, D.C – A $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help 337 of the 1,686 workers affected by layoffs at the General Motors plant in Lordstown get the employment and training services they need to find new jobs. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, and Sens. Sherrod...

Brown Defends Ryan in Response to DePizzo Letter

Brown Defends Ryan in Response to Chris DePizzo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown fired back at Republican congressional candidate Chris DePizzo over the weekend over his response to the mayor’s Aug. 30 letter to President Donald Trump. In his letter to DePizzo, dated Sept. 8, Brown also defended incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s effort to promote economic growth locally, and warned little […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown fired back at Republican congressional candidate Chris DePizzo over the weekend over his response to the mayor’s Aug. 30 letter to President Donald Trump. In his letter to DePizzo, dated Sept. 8, Brown also defended incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s effort to promote economic...

Bozanich Enters Not Guilty Plea

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former city finance director David Bozanich has waived his arraignment and entered a written plea of not guilty to state charges of public corruption and bribery, according to the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. Bozanich, 61, was booked in Mahoning County Jail at 11:05 a.m. today, according to jail commander Ken […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former city finance director David Bozanich has waived his arraignment and entered a written plea of not guilty to state charges of public corruption and bribery, according to the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. Bozanich, 61, was booked in Mahoning County Jail at 11:05 a.m. today,...

Mulling Presidential Bid, LA Mayor Visits Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The mayor of Los Angeles — who also happens to be a possible contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020 — hit the pavement downtown late Thursday afternoon in order to take the pulse of a city and a state that plays a pivotal role in national politics. Mayor […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The mayor of Los Angeles -- who also happens to be a possible contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020 -- hit the pavement downtown late Thursday afternoon in order to take the pulse of a city and a state that plays a pivotal...