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New Nafta Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Trumka Warns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The national president of the AFL-CIO says the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, falls short of protecting the interests of workers in the United States and wants to see these concerns addressed before a new agreement is even considered for approval. “We have a chance to re-write Nafta,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The national president of the AFL-CIO says the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, falls short of protecting the interests of workers in the United States and wants to see these concerns addressed before a new agreement is even considered for approval. “We have...

YSU Student Media Win National Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The student newspaper at Youngstown State University was named No. 1 among members of the Society for Collegiate Journalists for overall coverage last school year. The award is the paper’s second prominent award this year. In February, the Ohio News Media Association named The Jambar the state’s top student newspaper. YO Magazine, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The student newspaper at Youngstown State University was named No. 1 among members of the Society for Collegiate Journalists for overall coverage last school year. The award is the paper’s second prominent award this year. In February, the Ohio News Media Association named The Jambar the state’s...

Home Savings Donates $25K to Ursuline High School

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank has donated $25,000 to Ursuline High School for the purchase of equipment to support the school’s science curriculum. The funds will be used to purchase an Anatomage Table and an accompanying digital library, which allow students in biology, health and anatomy courses view photorealistic renderings of bodies developed from […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank has donated $25,000 to Ursuline High School for the purchase of equipment to support the school’s science curriculum. The funds will be used to purchase an Anatomage Table and an accompanying digital library, which allow students in biology, health and anatomy courses view photorealistic...

Howland Development Strikes Gold in Triangle

HOWLAND, Ohio – Schaefer Equipment Inc. has invested north of $2 million over the past year at its plant at 1590 Phoenix Road NE in Howland Township. The steel-forging company, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Wabtec Corp., primarily serves the rail freight car market. It recently expanded into the industrial segment and made “several reasonably-sized” investments […]

HOWLAND, Ohio – Schaefer Equipment Inc. has invested north of $2 million over the past year at its plant at 1590 Phoenix Road NE in Howland Township. The steel-forging company, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Wabtec Corp., primarily serves the rail freight car market. It recently expanded into the industrial segment...

Canceled Amphitheater Concert Rescheduled for July 27

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The canceled concert by Michael Stanley & The Resonators and Donnie Iris & The Cruisers has been rescheduled for July 27, the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater has announced. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Tickets are also available at the Covelli Centre box office and online. The concert was initially scheduled for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The canceled concert by Michael Stanley & The Resonators and Donnie Iris & The Cruisers has been rescheduled for July 27, the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater has announced. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Tickets are also available at the Covelli Centre box office and online. The...

Eastgate Earns Achievement Award for Smart2

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments received a national award for its work on the Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, and Technology & Training centers, or Smart2, Network. At the 53rd annual conference of the National Association of Regional Councils in Omaha last week, the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments received a national award for its work on the Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, and Technology & Training centers, or Smart2, Network. At the 53rd annual conference of the National Association of Regional Councils...

Valley’s Italian Heritage Has Roots in ‘Great Coal War’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following the unification of Italian states in the latter half of the 19th century, many peasants faced financial hardships caused by years of war and political turmoil over who would rule what – and how. The process was particularly hard on the southern regions of the country, viewed by their powerful northern […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following the unification of Italian states in the latter half of the 19th century, many peasants faced financial hardships caused by years of war and political turmoil over who would rule what – and how. The process was particularly hard on the southern regions of the country,...

Site Work Underway for $170M TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Heavy rains late last week and over the weekend has put a damper on work at the site of TJX Companies Inc.’s $170 million distribution center in Lordstown. But work is still underway, reports Mayor Arno Hill. The village of Lordstown issued zoning permits in April to site developer Independence Excavating Inc. […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Heavy rains late last week and over the weekend has put a damper on work at the site of TJX Companies Inc.'s $170 million distribution center in Lordstown. But work is still underway, reports Mayor Arno Hill. The village of Lordstown issued zoning permits in April to...

Substance Abuse Affects Work at All Levels

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s become a common trope in the coverage of drug epidemics over the decades: substance abuse affects all kinds of people in all communities, with no consideration for age, race, vocation or gender. And, in a similar vein, so it affects all industries across the country and within the region. “There are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s become a common trope in the coverage of drug epidemics over the decades: substance abuse affects all kinds of people in all communities, with no consideration for age, race, vocation or gender. And, in a similar vein, so it affects all industries across the country and...

Bus Tour Exposes Students to Job Opportunities

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — School’s out for summer, but 26 students boarded a school bus Monday morning to get a fresh perspective on what is available to them after they graduate high school. The group of seventh- to ninth-grade students representing 21 school districts from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Portage counties took part in the […]

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- School’s out for summer, but 26 students boarded a school bus Monday morning to get a fresh perspective on what is available to them after they graduate high school. The group of seventh- to ninth-grade students representing 21 school districts from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Portage...