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President Clinton Endorses Strickland in Senate Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ted Strickland picked up the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in his pursuit of the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. Strickland announced in February that he would run against Portman, who i was elected in 2010, defeating Strickland’s lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher. Strickland lost reelection as […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ted Strickland picked up the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in his pursuit of the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. Strickland announced in February that he would run against Portman, who i was elected in 2010, defeating Strickland’s lieutenant governor, Lee...

Loss of Federal Contract to Cost 185 Jobs at Prison

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The loss of a federal contract to house inmates at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center will result in 185 employees there losing their jobs, the prison’s operator advised Mayor John McNally. In the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice sent to the mayor, Andrea Cooper, senior director human resource compliance with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The loss of a federal contract to house inmates at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center will result in 185 employees there losing their jobs, the prison’s operator advised Mayor John McNally. In the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice sent to the mayor, Andrea Cooper, senior...

Labor, Lawmakers Launch Campaign Against Fast Track

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — A coalition of organized labor and Ohio lawmakers selected the Mahoning Valley as the launch pad Saturday for a statewide initiative to deny President Obama “fast-track” authority to negotiate trade agreements. “This is the first of many more [meetings] in the days ahead,” Tim Bruga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO told some […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- A coalition of organized labor and Ohio lawmakers selected the Mahoning Valley as the launch pad Saturday for a statewide initiative to deny President Obama "fast-track" authority to negotiate trade agreements. "This is the first of many more [meetings] in the days ahead," Tim Bruga, president of...

City to Search for New Users of Bottom Dollar Sites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor John McNally says the city plans to reach out to potential users of three former Bottom Dollar locations, now that Aldi Inc. has elected not to reopen these stores and instead sell or lease them. “In our discussions, they wanted to get the transaction closed first, then they would set the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor John McNally says the city plans to reach out to potential users of three former Bottom Dollar locations, now that Aldi Inc. has elected not to reopen these stores and instead sell or lease them. "In our discussions, they wanted to get the transaction closed first,...

Region’s Reps Follow Party Lines on Budget Vote

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The two congressmen who represent the Mahoning Valley split on yesterday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the proposed 2016 budget. The Republican-drafted 2016 budget plan was narrowly approved on a 218-208 vote. The House “passed a budget that does something President Obama’s budget never does – balance” and “stands […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The two congressmen who represent the Mahoning Valley split on yesterday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the proposed 2016 budget. The Republican-drafted 2016 budget plan was narrowly approved on a 218-208 vote. The House “passed a budget that does something President Obama’s budget never...

Coalition Forms to Fight Oil and Gas Severance Tax

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A coalition of local Ohio elected, business, labor and community leaders announced the formation Tuesday of the Protect Ohio Jobs Coalition, “an organization dedicated to ensuring tax policies do not stop the growth of Ohio’s oil and natural gas industry, the Ohio businesses that support it and the Ohio jobs it creates […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A coalition of local Ohio elected, business, labor and community leaders announced the formation Tuesday of the Protect Ohio Jobs Coalition, "an organization dedicated to ensuring tax policies do not stop the growth of Ohio’s oil and natural gas industry, the Ohio businesses that support it and...

Ryan, Johnson Sharply Disagree on GOP House Budget

CANFIELD, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, expressed his disappointment with the fiscal 2016 budget while U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, said Congress needs to be “fiscally responsible” as it meets the country’s primary needs. The two congressmen, whose districts split Mahoning County, spoke to The Business Journal Friday following a closed-door […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, expressed his disappointment with the fiscal 2016 budget while U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, said Congress needs to be “fiscally responsible” as it meets the country’s primary needs. The two congressmen, whose districts split Mahoning County, spoke to The Business...

Ryan, Colleagues Dispute Administration Trade Data

WASHINGTON — Ohio U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Marcy Kaptur, joined by other members of Congress yesterday, contested data used by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to advocate for major trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The legislators, who spoke at a news conference Thursday morning, sent a joint letter to Froman expressing their […]

WASHINGTON -- Ohio U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Marcy Kaptur, joined by other members of Congress yesterday, contested data used by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to advocate for major trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The legislators, who spoke at a news conference Thursday morning, sent a joint...

Ohio Business Filings Up Slightly in February

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of new business entities filing start-up documents with the Ohio secretary of state’s office increased slightly in February, rising to 7,918 compared to 7,753 in February 2014. For the first two months of 2015, the secretary of state’s office has assisted with a total of 15,423 new business filings. This […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The number of new business entities filing start-up documents with the Ohio secretary of state’s office increased slightly in February, rising to 7,918 compared to 7,753 in February 2014. For the first two months of 2015, the secretary of state’s office has assisted with a total of...

Obama Proposes New Manufacturing Hub

CLEVELAND — President Obama advocated for creation of a new manufacturing hub to develop protective fabrics during a speech before members of the City Club of Cleveland. The new center would be modeled on America Makes, formally known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, based in Youngstown. America Makes, which focuses on additive manufacturing, […]

CLEVELAND -- President Obama advocated for creation of a new manufacturing hub to develop protective fabrics during a speech before members of the City Club of Cleveland. The new center would be modeled on America Makes, formally known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, based in Youngstown. America Makes,...