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Take Straight Path to Crooked Tongue Brewing

By Jim Cyphert & The Flight Crew  The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. And, the most direct way to succeed as a small business is to determine your customers’ wants and needs, and work hard to meet and exceed them. Contrary to its moniker, Crooked Tongue...

Brain Gain is Canfield Teenager’s Business

By Lisa Solley YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Marquan Herron feels no pressure when he’s on the football field. Put a test such as the ACT in front of the Chaney High School student, though, and he freezes. “I’m not a good test taker,” says the soft-spoken senior. “It’s way more pressure...

Opioid Crisis Cost US Economy $631B Over 4 Years

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period is unrealized lifetime earnings of those who […]

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period is unrealized...

Ohio Law Taking Effect Requires Cigarette Buyers to be 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law taking effect Thursday raises the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Ohio is one of 18 states that have raised the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. The law signed in July by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law taking effect Thursday raises the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Ohio is one of 18 states that have raised the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. The law signed in July...

GM CEO Barra Joins Talks, Deal to End Strike May Be Near

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company’s factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining […]

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark...

Chemical Bank Joins JA Courses at Stambaugh Charter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On what would usually be a day off, 43 volunteers from Chemical Bank spent Columbus Day teaching Junior Achievement programs at Stambaugh Charter Academy. The bank’s Mahoning Valley market president, Michael Schrock, led the It’s My Future course for seventh and eighth grade students. In total, 483 students in kindergarten through eighth […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On what would usually be a day off, 43 volunteers from Chemical Bank spent Columbus Day teaching Junior Achievement programs at Stambaugh Charter Academy. The bank’s Mahoning Valley market president, Michael Schrock, led the It’s My Future course for seventh and eighth grade students. In total, 483...

Buckeye Water District Fulfills Its Purpose

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – It has been 25 years since a movement to form a charter government in Columbiana County instead brought about a regional water district, which has now expanded to encompass about 15 square miles of the county. The first meeting of the Southern Columbiana County Regional Water District Board of Commissioners was held […]

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – It has been 25 years since a movement to form a charter government in Columbiana County instead brought about a regional water district, which has now expanded to encompass about 15 square miles of the county. The first meeting of the Southern Columbiana County Regional Water District...

Youngstown Symphony Performs Bach Concerti Oct. 19

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, will perform all six of Bach’s Brandenburg concerti  at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ford Family Recital Hall. The Brandenburg concerti for several instruments are a unique group of Italian-style works with combinations of solo instruments of Bach’s own devising. The collection was […]

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, will perform all six of Bach’s Brandenburg concerti  at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ford Family Recital Hall. The Brandenburg concerti for several instruments are a unique group of Italian-style works with combinations of solo instruments of Bach’s...

Google to Show Off New Phone, Devices Next Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is expected to unveil a new Pixel phone with an updated camera and an emphasis on artificial intelligence features. Google has already announced many details of the Pixel 4, including motion-sensing technology that allows users to skip songs or turn off alarms with just the wave of a hand. The […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is expected to unveil a new Pixel phone with an updated camera and an emphasis on artificial intelligence features. Google has already announced many details of the Pixel 4, including motion-sensing technology that allows users to skip songs or turn off alarms with just the...

PA Expanding Tax to More Out-of-State Corporations

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will start collecting corporate income taxes from companies that don’t have offices, employees or property in the state, making it one of the last states to target such companies. Pennsylvania announced the change starting in the 2020 tax year through a tax bulletin published Sept. […]

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will start collecting corporate income taxes from companies that don't have offices, employees or property in the state, making it one of the last states to target such companies. Pennsylvania announced the change starting in the 2020 tax year through...