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U.S. Economy ‘on Sound Footing,’ PNC Economist Says

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While economic growth is expected to slow heading into 2020, strong consumer confidence should be robust enough to ward off any major economic downturn in the coming months. “Even if we are headed into a slump over the next several quarters, we’re going to see the consumer sector stay resilient,” said Bill […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While economic growth is expected to slow heading into 2020, strong consumer confidence should be robust enough to ward off any major economic downturn in the coming months. “Even if we are headed into a slump over the next several quarters, we’re going to see the consumer...

Barktastic Bakes Love for Dogs Into Its Business

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LOWELLVILLE, Ohio — When Chrissy King lost her Labrador retriever, Char, to cancer from eating name-brand dog treats in 2014, she was determined to create treats that taste delicious and keep pets healthy. The next summer, King started her own business, Barktastic K9 Cupboard, making puppy cakes, birthday cakes, cannoli, cookies and hypoallergenic treats, all […]

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio -- When Chrissy King lost her Labrador retriever, Char, to cancer from eating name-brand dog treats in 2014, she was determined to create treats that taste delicious and keep pets healthy. The next summer, King started her own business, Barktastic K9 Cupboard, making puppy cakes, birthday cakes, cannoli,...

Ryan Pushes Gun Reform with Caravan to Kentucky

NILES, Ohio – The accumulation of mass shootings over the years – punctuated by recent incidents in Dayton and El Paso – may represent a turning point in efforts to enact gun reform legislation, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this morning before launching a political caravan to Kentucky. Ryan , D-13 Ohio, dismissed potential criticism […]

NILES, Ohio – The accumulation of mass shootings over the years – punctuated by recent incidents in Dayton and El Paso – may represent a turning point in efforts to enact gun reform legislation, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this morning before launching a political caravan to Kentucky. Ryan ,...

Southwoods Express Care Opens in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Residents now have “fast, easy access” to nonurgent care at the new Southwoods Express Care. Southwoods Health announced the opening of the clinic, 7629 Market St., Thursday. Southwoods Express Care provides immediate medical care for nonurgent issues, such as flu, coughs, colds, sprains, strains and minor injuries. “We continue to focus on […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Residents now have "fast, easy access" to nonurgent care at the new Southwoods Express Care. Southwoods Health announced the opening of the clinic, 7629 Market St., Thursday. Southwoods Express Care provides immediate medical care for nonurgent issues, such as flu, coughs, colds, sprains, strains and minor injuries....

FEMA, SBA Extend Aid Deadline to Sept. 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Those affected by flooding from the storms over Memorial Day weekend will have extra time to apply for disaster grants. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration have extended their deadlines to apply for aid to Sept. 3. FEMA aid is grand-funded and doesn’t have to […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Those affected by flooding from the storms over Memorial Day weekend will have extra time to apply for disaster grants. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration have extended their deadlines to apply for aid to Sept. 3. FEMA aid is...

Involta Makes Cybersecurity an IT Priority

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Discussions on cybersecurity have moved from the IT strategy room to the board room as CEOs and other executives take security breaches more seriously, and seek partners to enhance their security profile. To meet those needs, Involta, an IT service provider and consulting firm,  has ramped up its cybersecurity offerings, says CEO […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Discussions on cybersecurity have moved from the IT strategy room to the board room as CEOs and other executives take security breaches more seriously, and seek partners to enhance their security profile. To meet those needs, Involta, an IT service provider and consulting firm,  has ramped up...

Workplace Support Plays Role in Suicide Prevention

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As she’s traveled the Mahoning Valley talking to high school students, Alta Behavioral Healthcare’s Angela Kearns has noticed that they’re more than willing to discuss broken bones.  There’s usually a story to go along with it. Students get excited about sharing their own experiences and listening to others. But when the time […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As she’s traveled the Mahoning Valley talking to high school students, Alta Behavioral Healthcare’s Angela Kearns has noticed that they’re more than willing to discuss broken bones.  There’s usually a story to go along with it. Students get excited about sharing their own experiences and listening to...

NASA Summer Camp Broadens Horizons for Success After 6 Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Success After 6 students are experiencing what it takes to work for NASA at a four-day summer camp through the collaboration of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and Advanced Methods in Innovation. Advanced Methods in Innovation, or AMI, received a grant for nearly $5,000 from the NASA Glenn […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Success After 6 students are experiencing what it takes to work for NASA at a four-day summer camp through the collaboration of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and Advanced Methods in Innovation. Advanced Methods in Innovation, or AMI, received a grant for nearly...

Bettors Wager $115.7M at Austintown Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video lottery terminal wagers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course hit $115.70 million in July, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Wednesday afternoon.  That represented the third-highest month for VLT wagers since Penn National Gaming Inc. opened the Austintown racino September 2014. That figure was only exceeded by the $118.99 million […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video lottery terminal wagers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course hit $115.70 million in July, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Wednesday afternoon.  That represented the third-highest month for VLT wagers since Penn National Gaming Inc. opened the Austintown racino September 2014. That figure was only...

Ryan to Lead Caravan to Louisville Gun Control Rally

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is traveling to Kentucky Thursday to take part in a gun control rally in Louisville, Ryan’s congressional office announced Wednesday afternoon. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will join the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action leading a caravan to the hometown of Senate Majority Mitch McConnell. The caravan will begin […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is traveling to Kentucky Thursday to take part in a gun control rally in Louisville, Ryan’s congressional office announced Wednesday afternoon. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will join the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action leading a caravan to the hometown of Senate Majority Mitch...