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Three Shenango Valley Companies Named ‘Best Place to Work’

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Team Pennsylvania has named three Shenango Valley companies to its list of Best Place to Work in the state: Hudson Companies, Synergy Comp Insurance Co. and Autosoft. Hudson Companies, a construction firm based in Hermitage, took the top ranking in the small-business category – 99 or fewer employees – while Synergy Comp […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Team Pennsylvania has named three Shenango Valley companies to its list of Best Place to Work in the state: Hudson Companies, Synergy Comp Insurance Co. and Autosoft. Hudson Companies, a construction firm based in Hermitage, took the top ranking in the small-business category – 99 or fewer...

Valley Growth Ventures Funds Three Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business data to help nursing homes […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business...

Customers Overestimate Savings with Energy-Conservation Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller, the study finds. Cost savings […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller,...

Canfield Seeks Consultant for New Comprehensive Plan

CANFIELD, Ohio — City officials are looking for a qualified and experienced consultant to help with the development of a comprehensive plan that will take the place of the recently updated 2014 City of Canfield Fact Book and 2004 Strategic Vision Plan. On Friday afternoon, the city posted a request for qualifications, or RFQ, on […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- City officials are looking for a qualified and experienced consultant to help with the development of a comprehensive plan that will take the place of the recently updated 2014 City of Canfield Fact Book and 2004 Strategic Vision Plan. On Friday afternoon, the city posted a request...

Art Education for Those ‘Who Need it the Most’

By Jeremy Lydic YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On a Tuesday evening, long after working professionals have gone home for the day, the first floor of the Ohio One building in downtown Youngstown bustles with activity as students fill the classrooms and workspaces at Students Motivated by the Arts, or Smarts. Voices...

YSU Online Programs Rank Nationally

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When it comes to earning a master’s degree online, Youngstown State University is counted among the best in the United States. The Best Schools ranked YSU 11th in its Best Online Master in Economics Degree Programs list. Rankings are based on academic excellence, faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of degree programs […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When it comes to earning a master's degree online, Youngstown State University is counted among the best in the United States. The Best Schools ranked YSU 11th in its Best Online Master in Economics Degree Programs list. Rankings are based on academic excellence, faculty scholarship, reputation, financial...

WRTA Expands Warren Express Route

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Starting today, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will be able to serve Tod’s Crossing and Hampshire House aApartments with an expanded Warren Express Route. The expansion was made per the request of Cheryl Saffold, Warren’s 6th ward councilwoman, who said there has been “tremendous need” for expanded WRTA service in the 6th […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Starting today, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will be able to serve Tod's Crossing and Hampshire House aApartments with an expanded Warren Express Route. The expansion was made per the request of Cheryl Saffold, Warren's 6th ward councilwoman, who said there has been "tremendous need" for expanded...

Trumbull Moves Forward Despite GM, Chamber Members Told

VIENNA, Ohio – As the region recovers from the sting of last week’s announcement that General Motors Co. would close its Lordstown manufacturing plant, officials made it a point Friday to emphasize that business is moving forward across Trumbull County. Brownfield redevelopment, tens of millions of dollars in new investment, ambitious infrastructure improvements and high-tech […]

VIENNA, Ohio – As the region recovers from the sting of last week’s announcement that General Motors Co. would close its Lordstown manufacturing plant, officials made it a point Friday to emphasize that business is moving forward across Trumbull County. Brownfield redevelopment, tens of millions of dollars in new investment,...

Chipotle, Mercy Health Moving into Enclave at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The newest phase of development at Youngstown State University is bringing two easily recognizable names to campus: Chipotle and Mercy Health. The two will take the spaces in the retail portion of The Enclave student housing development at the corner of Wick and Lincoln avenues. Construction is still ongoing and the restaurant […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The newest phase of development at Youngstown State University is bringing two easily recognizable names to campus: Chipotle and Mercy Health. The two will take the spaces in the retail portion of The Enclave student housing development at the corner of Wick and Lincoln avenues. Construction is...

Execs Worry About Economy, Not Their Companies

NEW YORK — Business executives’ outlook on the nation’s economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs. The survey polls CEOs, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants […]

NEW YORK -- Business executives’ outlook on the nation's economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs. The survey polls CEOs, chief financial officers, controllers...