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Mahoning Auditor’s Office Honored for 2016 Financial Report

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association, the county auditor’s office announced. Organizations are judged by a panel on the basis of “demonstrating a constructive spirit of disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story,” the association said in a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association, the county auditor’s office announced. Organizations are judged by a panel on the basis of “demonstrating a constructive spirit of disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story,”...

McKinney Alleges Fraud, Challenges Result of Mayor’s Race

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sean McKinney, who lost to Jamael Tito Brown in last month’s election for mayor, is challenging the results of the election. McKinney, who stepped down as city building and grounds commissioner earlier this year to run as an independent, charged Thursday that the election was tainted and filed a complaint in Mahoning […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sean McKinney, who lost to Jamael Tito Brown in last month’s election for mayor, is challenging the results of the election. McKinney, who stepped down as city building and grounds commissioner earlier this year to run as an independent, charged Thursday that the election was tainted and...

Mayor-Elect Brown Forms Transition Team

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mayor-elect Jamael Tito Brown has named a transition team to assist him in selecting a cabinet and a smooth transition into office. Among members of the team are Bill Weimer, vice president of B.J. Alan Co.; Andrew Profanchik, owner of Apco Construction Inc.; and former Youngstown City Schools superintendents Ben McGee and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mayor-elect Jamael Tito Brown has named a transition team to assist him in selecting a cabinet and a smooth transition into office. Among members of the team are Bill Weimer, vice president of B.J. Alan Co.; Andrew Profanchik, owner of Apco Construction Inc.; and former Youngstown City...

Tax Reform Roundtable: No. 1 Problem Is Rules Keep Changing

Who’s Who, Said What. Participating in The Business Journal roundtable on taxes held Oct. 30 at the Holiday Inn-Boardman were Jim Rosa, principal in HBK CPAs and Consultants; state Rep. John Boccieri, D-59 Poland; John Donchess, principal at Packer Thomas; Lisa Loychik, tax principal in the Youngstown office of Cohen & Co. Inc.; Dan Wolfe, […]

Who’s Who, Said What. Participating in The Business Journal roundtable on taxes held Oct. 30 at the Holiday Inn-Boardman were Jim Rosa, principal in HBK CPAs and Consultants; state Rep. John Boccieri, D-59 Poland; John Donchess, principal at Packer Thomas; Lisa Loychik, tax principal in the Youngstown office of Cohen...

Ohio Announces 6-Week Tax Amnesty Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Taxation will offer a limited-time tax amnesty program beginning Jan. 1, 2018 and ending Feb. 15, the department announced Monday. The Ohio Tax Amnesty is available to eligible taxpayers — individuals and businesses — with unreported or under-reported tax debts. During the six-week amnesty period, taxpayers who fully […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Taxation will offer a limited-time tax amnesty program beginning Jan. 1, 2018 and ending Feb. 15, the department announced Monday. The Ohio Tax Amnesty is available to eligible taxpayers -- individuals and businesses -- with unreported or under-reported tax debts. During the six-week...

Mooney Grad Returns from Manhattan to Challenge Ryan

BOARDMAN, Ohio – An attorney who recently left his position with a law firm in Manhattan has returned to northeastern Ohio and declared his candidacy for the 13th congressional district, challenging longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. “My only goal is to represent the 13th District and the citizens of it,” said Chris DePizzo, […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – An attorney who recently left his position with a law firm in Manhattan has returned to northeastern Ohio and declared his candidacy for the 13th congressional district, challenging longtime Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. “My only goal is to represent the 13th District and the citizens...

Brown, City’s Next Mayor, Beats McKinney by 162 Votes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jamael “Tito” Brown is the city’s next mayor, per unofficial results reported by the Mahoning County Board of Elections last night. Brown, who defeated incumbent Mayor John McNally in the May Democratic primary, narrowly won over Sean McKinney, the city’s former building and grounds commissioner who ran as an independent. Brown received […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jamael “Tito” Brown is the city’s next mayor, per unofficial results reported by the Mahoning County Board of Elections last night. Brown, who defeated incumbent Mayor John McNally in the May Democratic primary, narrowly won over Sean McKinney, the city’s former building and grounds commissioner who ran...

11 Companies Get OK for Small Marijuana Grow Sites

YOUNGSTOWN Ohio – A company based in Chagrin Falls, FN Group Holdings LLC, has received preliminary approval to operate a Level II medical marijuana cultivation site in Ravenna. The company, which will do business as Wellspring Fields, is owned by Mark and Claire Hobson. It was established in April and is one of 11 companies […]

YOUNGSTOWN Ohio – A company based in Chagrin Falls, FN Group Holdings LLC, has received preliminary approval to operate a Level II medical marijuana cultivation site in Ravenna. The company, which will do business as Wellspring Fields, is owned by Mark and Claire Hobson. It was established in April and...

Local Response to Tax Reform Bill Follows Party Lines

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The region’s lawmakers largely responded along party lines Thursday to the release of a long-anticipated overhaul of the nation’s tax system. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, promoted as the most significant reform to the tax code since 1986, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The region’s lawmakers largely responded along party lines Thursday to the release of a long-anticipated overhaul of the nation’s tax system. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, promoted as the most significant reform to the tax code since 1986, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives...

NLRB Decision Could Impact Social Media Rules

By Attorney Kevin Day, Harrington, Hoppe & MItchell YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For many businesses, the use of social media by employees has in recent years become one of the most challenging aspects of an employer-employee relationship. Employees can unwittingly divulge important company information, make statements that reflect poorly on the company or even make statements […]

By Attorney Kevin Day, Harrington, Hoppe & MItchell YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- For many businesses, the use of social media by employees has in recent years become one of the most challenging aspects of an employer-employee relationship. Employees can unwittingly divulge important company information, make statements that reflect poorly on the...