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eCenter Launches College Connector Initiative

HERMITAGE, Pa. —  Connecting young leaders of tomorrow with the employment opportunities of today is the goal of the new College Connector initiative at the eCenter@ LindenPointe. Local colleges and universities turn out 5,000 graduates, many of whom are eager to pursue professional opportunities and live in Mercer, Lawrence, and Venango counties, says Frank Mindicino, […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. --  Connecting young leaders of tomorrow with the employment opportunities of today is the goal of the new College Connector initiative at the eCenter@ LindenPointe. Local colleges and universities turn out 5,000 graduates, many of whom are eager to pursue professional opportunities and live in Mercer, Lawrence, and...

Same Popular Drinks with Different Twists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most people know that James Bond’s preferred cocktail is a vodka martini, “shaken not stirred.” Bond insists the drink be shaken because he likes his drinks very cold, but he leaves the rest of the preparation up to the bartender. However, there is one instance when 007 was far more picky. In […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most people know that James Bond’s preferred cocktail is a vodka martini, “shaken not stirred.” Bond insists the drink be shaken because he likes his drinks very cold, but he leaves the rest of the preparation up to the bartender. However, there is one instance when 007...

BWC Board OKs $1.5B in Workers’ Comp Rebates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will mail $1.5 billion in rebate checks to roughly 180,000 Ohio employers this summer, thanks to healthy investment income, falling claims and prudent fiscal management. BWC’s board of directors approved the rebate today at its monthly meeting, expanding workers’ comp savings for employers to $8 billion […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will mail $1.5 billion in rebate checks to roughly 180,000 Ohio employers this summer, thanks to healthy investment income, falling claims and prudent fiscal management. BWC’s board of directors approved the rebate today at its monthly meeting, expanding workers’ comp savings...

New Wilmington ‘Donut Daze’ Set for June 1-2

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – National Doughnut Day is June 1 and the “Donut Daze” festival and bike race in New Wilmington is part of the celebration. On June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., the town will host the Donut Crawl & Festival downtown. The festival features doughnut-themed art installations, doughnut vendors, doughnut ice cream […]

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – National Doughnut Day is June 1 and the "Donut Daze" festival and bike race in New Wilmington is part of the celebration. On June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., the town will host the Donut Crawl & Festival downtown. The festival features doughnut-themed art installations,...

Star Supply Celebrates 50 Years in Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s  been 50 years since Richard Rosenthal moved to Youngstown with $7,000 and started a machinery and equipment store on Mahoning Avenue. The business has changed since then. As the area’s steel mills closed, Star Supply moved to offering household goods and overstock merchandise, “essentially anything I could get my hands on,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It's  been 50 years since Richard Rosenthal moved to Youngstown with $7,000 and started a machinery and equipment store on Mahoning Avenue. The business has changed since then. As the area’s steel mills closed, Star Supply moved to offering household goods and overstock merchandise, “essentially anything I...

Housing Authorities Awarded Nearly $6M in Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority and Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive nearly $6 million in Public Housing Capital Fund grants, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Wednesday. YMHA will receive $3.16 million and TMHA will get $2.83 million, according to Ryan’s office. The grants are part of $17.4 million in housing grants […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority and Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive nearly $6 million in Public Housing Capital Fund grants, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Wednesday. YMHA will receive $3.16 million and TMHA will get $2.83 million, according to Ryan’s office. The grants are part of...

Robotics Rebuilds Manufacturing Landscape

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the press of a button, a plasma torch swings into place. With another press, a protective screen slides down to shield the shop floor at Hickey Metal Fabrication from sparks. And, with a third touch, the torch trims the ends off 20 eye pins. At the end of the couple of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With the press of a button, a plasma torch swings into place. With another press, a protective screen slides down to shield the shop floor at Hickey Metal Fabrication from sparks. And, with a third touch, the torch trims the ends off 20 eye pins. At the...

ODNR Issues a Single Permit in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued just a single permit in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale and reported 20 rigs in operation. XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil, received a permit for a new horizontal well in Belmont County, according to ODNR. As of May 19, ODNR has issued […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued just a single permit in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale and reported 20 rigs in operation. XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil, received a permit for a new horizontal well in Belmont County, according to ODNR. As of...

Grove City Students Win Prizes for Business Ideas

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College student Andrew Graber was able to drum up some support for the business he’s building at the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation’s 2018 Wolverine Venture Battle + VentureLab Showcase, held earlier this month on campus. Graber, founder of Māhlon Acoustics, won first place and a $9,500 cash prize in […]

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College student Andrew Graber was able to drum up some support for the business he’s building at the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation’s 2018 Wolverine Venture Battle + VentureLab Showcase, held earlier this month on campus. Graber, founder of Māhlon Acoustics, won first place and...

O’Brien Amendment Clears Hurdle for TJX Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would advance the timetable for a potential referendum on a zoning change sought by TJX Companies Inc., but disarray in the state House of Representatives offers the bill an uncertain future. The Lordstown Planning Commission earlier this month approved rezoning for seven parcels, changing them […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would advance the timetable for a potential referendum on a zoning change sought by TJX Companies Inc., but disarray in the state House of Representatives offers the bill an uncertain future. The Lordstown Planning Commission earlier this month approved rezoning...