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Plenty of Cheer for Santa as Salary Reaches $152K

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Santa Claus has plenty to be jolly about as for the third straight year; he’s seen his salary increase, according to Insure.com’s annual Santa Index. Drawing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Insure placed Saint Nick’s pay at $152,367 in 2018, an all-time high. His salary is up 1.96% from 2017, not […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Santa Claus has plenty to be jolly about as for the third straight year; he’s seen his salary increase, according to Insure.com’s annual Santa Index. Drawing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Insure placed Saint Nick’s pay at $152,367 in 2018, an all-time high. His salary is...

Nearly 2,000 Ohioans Register for Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS – Nearly 2,000 patients are registered in Ohio’s medical marijuana program, the state announced Monday. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy reports that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program received 1,948 recommendations in its patient and caregiver registry. Of those recommendations, 1,062 have activated their registry card. To date, Ohio has certified 11 Level 1 […]

COLUMBUS – Nearly 2,000 patients are registered in Ohio’s medical marijuana program, the state announced Monday. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy reports that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program received 1,948 recommendations in its patient and caregiver registry. Of those recommendations, 1,062 have activated their registry card. To date, Ohio...

Rulli Makes Brain Drain a Top Priority

CANFIELD, Ohio – Trying to stem Mahoning County’s annual population loss by giving young people a reason to stay is the top priority for the state senator-elect of the 33rd district. Michael Rulli, elected last month to succeed outgoing state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s Lattes & Legislators program at the […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Trying to stem Mahoning County’s annual population loss by giving young people a reason to stay is the top priority for the state senator-elect of the 33rd district. Michael Rulli, elected last month to succeed outgoing state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s Lattes...

Transportation Secretary Praises Smart2 Application

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At an event in Washington Tuesday, the city’s application that won a $10.85 million infrastructure grant received praise from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The area group that drafted the application for the Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, Technology & Training – or Smart2 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At an event in Washington Tuesday, the city's application that won a $10.85 million infrastructure grant received praise from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The area group that drafted the application for the Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, Technology...

Senators Want Answers from Barra by Dec. 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to Mary Barra, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are pressing the General Motors chairwoman and CEO for answers about the future of the GM Lordstown assembly plant and the potential impacts to jobs and the supply chain. Brown, a Democrat, and Portman, a Republican, met with Barra […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a letter to Mary Barra, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are pressing the General Motors chairwoman and CEO for answers about the future of the GM Lordstown assembly plant and the potential impacts to jobs and the supply chain. Brown, a Democrat, and Portman,...

YSU Promotes Kravitz to Associate VP

The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees has named Cindy Kravitz as associate vice president and chief human resource officer. Kravitz, an attorney, is currently the director of equal opportunity and policy development at the university, and coordinator of Title IX. She was selected following a national search. Kravitz replaces Al Boggs, who is retiring. […]

The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees has named Cindy Kravitz as associate vice president and chief human resource officer. Kravitz, an attorney, is currently the director of equal opportunity and policy development at the university, and coordinator of Title IX. She was selected following a national search. Kravitz replaces...

Tearing Down Barriers to Employment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Every day, Dionne Dowdy sees people looking for work. As the executive director of United Returning Citizens, she points them toward resources that can help them re-establish their lives outside of prison, whether it’s with a job, housing or any other problems they face. Sometimes, she says, it’s as easy as providing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Every day, Dionne Dowdy sees people looking for work. As the executive director of United Returning Citizens, she points them toward resources that can help them re-establish their lives outside of prison, whether it’s with a job, housing or any other problems they face. Sometimes, she says,...

Sharon Robotics Teams Advance to World Events

SHARON, Pa. — Two Sharon robotics teams are advancing to the world stage after placing first and second at the Western Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League Championship. The tournament, held Dec. 7-8 at Sewickley Academy, included more than 80 teams from the Pittsburgh region. The Sharon teams, Tiger Techs Team Orange and Tiger Techs Team Black, […]

SHARON, Pa. -- Two Sharon robotics teams are advancing to the world stage after placing first and second at the Western Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League Championship. The tournament, held Dec. 7-8 at Sewickley Academy, included more than 80 teams from the Pittsburgh region. The Sharon teams, Tiger Techs Team Orange...

Columbiana Farm Bureau Honored for ‘Breakfast on the Farm’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Columbiana County Farm Bureau’s inaugural Breakfast on the Farm event earned the Achievement Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau, which honored 21 county bureaus at its annual meeting Dec. 6 and 7. The Breakfast on the Farm event, held June 25, drew 1,300 visitors to Baker’s Golden Dairy in New Waterford. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Columbiana County Farm Bureau’s inaugural Breakfast on the Farm event earned the Achievement Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau, which honored 21 county bureaus at its annual meeting Dec. 6 and 7. The Breakfast on the Farm event, held June 25, drew 1,300 visitors to Baker’s Golden...

Wean Foundation Makes Grants to City Club, Nonprofit Leadership Center

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has awarded a combined $79,838 to two organizations focused on leadership development and fostering civic engagement: the City Club of the Mahoning Valley and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Youngstown State University. The grant awards were made at the foundation’s quarterly board meeting, held Dec. 4. […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has awarded a combined $79,838 to two organizations focused on leadership development and fostering civic engagement: the City Club of the Mahoning Valley and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Youngstown State University. The grant awards were made at the foundation’s quarterly...