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YSU Ranked 10th on List of Best Ohio Universities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University ranked 10th on a list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio. The list, prepared by CollegeCompare.com, consists of schools that produce a variety of four-year degrees in the state of Ohio based on their performance in an independent evaluation process by the CollegeCompare’s independent research team. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University ranked 10th on a list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio. The list, prepared by CollegeCompare.com, consists of schools that produce a variety of four-year degrees in the state of Ohio based on their performance in an independent evaluation process by the...

ODNR Issues 14 Utica Permits to 5 Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 14 horizontal well permits during the week ended Jan. 31 to five companies exploring the Utica shale for oil and gas reserves, the agency reports. According to ODNR’s website, Gulfport Energy Corp. received four new permits to drill wells in Belmont County, while Eclipse Resources […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 14 horizontal well permits during the week ended Jan. 31 to five companies exploring the Utica shale for oil and gas reserves, the agency reports. According to ODNR's website, Gulfport Energy Corp. received four new permits to drill wells in...

Penn State Professor to Lecture on Imbibition at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Dr. Terry Engelder, professor in the geosciences department at Pennsylvania State University, will speak on “Imbibition: The Major Reason Why Fracking Fluid Is Most Unlikely to Mix With Groundwater Along Natural Pathways” tonight at Youngstown State University. The next installment in YSU’s Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment, the lecture will […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Dr. Terry Engelder, professor in the geosciences department at Pennsylvania State University, will speak on “Imbibition: The Major Reason Why Fracking Fluid Is Most Unlikely to Mix With Groundwater Along Natural Pathways” tonight at Youngstown State University. The next installment in YSU’s Speaker Series on Energy and...

Metroplex Owner Sues Girard, Liberty for $12.5M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The company that operated the Metroplex Hotel and Conference Center in Liberty Township is seeking $12.5 million from township and Girard city officials in a civil rights lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. In the lawsuit, Aswin Ganapathy Hospitality Associates Inc. of Hubbard and Indira Periysamy of Lancaster, Pa., Aswin’s managing member, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The company that operated the Metroplex Hotel and Conference Center in Liberty Township is seeking $12.5 million from township and Girard city officials in a civil rights lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. In the lawsuit, Aswin Ganapathy Hospitality Associates Inc. of Hubbard and Indira Periysamy of...

Domestic Automakers See Higher Sales in January

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Auto sales increased in January for all three domestic automakers, with General Motors Co. reporting the biggest increase, up 18%. Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Cruze, built in Lordstown, were up 11.1% in January from a year earlier with 18,693 units sold across the country. The car was Chevy’s third-best selling vehicle behind […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Auto sales increased in January for all three domestic automakers, with General Motors Co. reporting the biggest increase, up 18%. Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Cruze, built in Lordstown, were up 11.1% in January from a year earlier with 18,693 units sold across the country. The car was...

SBA Seeks to Dispel Myths on Health-Care Law

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Gil Goldberg wants small businesses to understand that they have options in how they provide health-care coverage. That was the key message the director for the Cleveland District of the U.S. Small Business Administration wanted to impart during Monday’s seminar on the Affordable Care Act. Some 25 individuals — who included small-business […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Gil Goldberg wants small businesses to understand that they have options in how they provide health-care coverage. That was the key message the director for the Cleveland District of the U.S. Small Business Administration wanted to impart during Monday’s seminar on the Affordable Care Act. Some 25...

Economists: Consumers Confident, Business Set to Spend

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It took more than five years of economic recovery – the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009 – before small businesses and consumers here at last felt they were in one. The reasons why are many and varied. A.J. Sumell, professor of economics at Youngstown State University, notes that the economy […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It took more than five years of economic recovery – the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009 – before small businesses and consumers here at last felt they were in one. The reasons why are many and varied. A.J. Sumell, professor of economics at Youngstown State...

Northeast Ohio Gas Prices Show Rise in AAA Index

PITTSBURGH — Gas prices in Northeast Ohio jumped 15 cents over the past week, as national prices reversed the downward trend that had been the norm in recent months. AAA East Central’s Fuel Gage report put the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Northeast Ohio at $2.045 this week, up from $1.893 […]

PITTSBURGH -- Gas prices in Northeast Ohio jumped 15 cents over the past week, as national prices reversed the downward trend that had been the norm in recent months. AAA East Central’s Fuel Gage report put the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Northeast Ohio at $2.045...

Brown, Ryan Praise Funding for YARS, More Hubs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan each hailed President Obama’s inclusion of $9.4 million in his 2016 fiscal year budget for Youngstown Air Reserve Station to upgrade its indoor firing range. “This funding will ensure that Ohio airmen are equipped with the skills and training they need to perform […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan each hailed President Obama’s inclusion of $9.4 million in his 2016 fiscal year budget for Youngstown Air Reserve Station to upgrade its indoor firing range. “This funding will ensure that Ohio airmen are equipped with the skills and...

Cortland Tops List of Places to Retire in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Three Mahoning Valley communities were ranked among the 10 best places to retire in Ohio by SmartAsset. Topping the list was Cortland, followed by Youngstown. Canfield placed fifth on the list. The main factors the list considered are taxes (income and sales combined); number of doctors’ offices; and opportunity for recreation and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Three Mahoning Valley communities were ranked among the 10 best places to retire in Ohio by SmartAsset. Topping the list was Cortland, followed by Youngstown. Canfield placed fifth on the list. The main factors the list considered are taxes (income and sales combined); number of doctors’ offices;...