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Agricultural Suppliers Adapt to ‘Low Cycle’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Crop surpluses, commodity prices and a lack of oil and gas money are forcing farmers to tighten their belts, and the companies supporting them are feeling the pinch. Deerfield Ag Services in Deerfield sees the impact on commodity prices firsthand. In addition to equipment sales, agronomy support, crop insurance and marketing for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Crop surpluses, commodity prices and a lack of oil and gas money are forcing farmers to tighten their belts, and the companies supporting them are feeling the pinch. Deerfield Ag Services in Deerfield sees the impact on commodity prices firsthand. In addition to equipment sales, agronomy support,...

Anthem to Acquire Beacon Health Options

INDIANAPOLIS – Health-insurance company Anthem, Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire Beacon Health Options, the largest independent behavioral-health organization in the country. Beacon, based in Boston, currently serves more than 36 million people across the United States, including 3 million in comprehensive risk-based behavioral programs. “We’re focused on providing solutions that address the needs […]

INDIANAPOLIS – Health-insurance company Anthem, Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire Beacon Health Options, the largest independent behavioral-health organization in the country. Beacon, based in Boston, currently serves more than 36 million people across the United States, including 3 million in comprehensive risk-based behavioral programs. “We’re focused on providing...

YSU Trustees OK Budget, Small Tuition Increase

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees approved Thursday a budget of $183.96 million for the fiscal year 2020 and a tuition increase for students who enrolled before the 2018-2019 school year.  The budget increase, the trustees noted, assumes no growth in enrollment, a 0.5% increase in state funding and spending increases […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees approved Thursday a budget of $183.96 million for the fiscal year 2020 and a tuition increase for students who enrolled before the 2018-2019 school year.  The budget increase, the trustees noted, assumes no growth in enrollment, a 0.5% increase in...

City Awards $491K Design Contract for SMART2 Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Preliminary design work for $26 million in downtown road projects should begin immediately with approval Thursday morning of a $490,829 contract. At its Tuesday meeting, the city’s Board of Control approved the contract with Akron-based PDM Group, which has an office in Youngstown, to perform preliminary design engineering services related to developing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Preliminary design work for $26 million in downtown road projects should begin immediately with approval Thursday morning of a $490,829 contract. At its Tuesday meeting, the city’s Board of Control approved the contract with Akron-based PDM Group, which has an office in Youngstown, to perform preliminary design...

Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Dip Slightly in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the tri-county area slipped in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 4,973 new and used cars were sold, 10 fewer than May 2018. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 2,840 in May, up a dozen from last year. Meanwhile, used-car […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Auto sales in the tri-county area slipped in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 4,973 new and used cars were sold, 10 fewer than May 2018. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 2,840 in May, up a dozen...

Johnson Visits Normandy on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson visited Normandy and Omaha Beach today with President Donald  Trump and other U.S. officials.  Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1999 and served as a director of the Air Force chief information officer’s staff at U.S. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson visited Normandy and Omaha Beach today with President Donald  Trump and other U.S. officials.  Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1999 and served as a director of the Air Force chief...

Grove City College Names Frank New Provost

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Peter M. Frank has been named the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Grove City College. Frank is a 1995 graduate of the college who double majored in economics and religion. Afterward, earned a master’s in economics with a concentration on urban and regional economic development from the […]

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Peter M. Frank has been named the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Grove City College. Frank is a 1995 graduate of the college who double majored in economics and religion. Afterward, earned a master's in economics with a concentration on urban and...

NEO3 Keeps Pace with Digital Revolution

CANFIELD, Ohio — As the internet drastically changed how business is conducted over the last 20 years, a software solutions company founded here in 1999 grew by keeping pace with the digital revolution and making its clients more productive and profitable. The company, NEO3, is marking its 20-year milestone. It began as a computer networking […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- As the internet drastically changed how business is conducted over the last 20 years, a software solutions company founded here in 1999 grew by keeping pace with the digital revolution and making its clients more productive and profitable. The company, NEO3, is marking its 20-year milestone. It...

Advocates Tout $108M Economic Impact of Air Base

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — David Christner remembers how a past commander of the of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township once told him that residents of nearby Brookfield whom he encountered didn’t realize there was an air base in the area. “They thought the planes just came in and circled around for practice and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- David Christner remembers how a past commander of the of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township once told him that residents of nearby Brookfield whom he encountered didn’t realize there was an air base in the area. “They thought the planes just came in and...

Lawmakers Question Barra About Lordstown’s Future

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of federal lawmakers from Ohio met Wednesday with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and left with more questions than answers over the fate of the company’s Lordstown plant. “Not as productive as we hoped,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told reporters during a conference call shortly after he, U.S. Sen. Rob […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of federal lawmakers from Ohio met Wednesday with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and left with more questions than answers over the fate of the company’s Lordstown plant. “Not as productive as we hoped,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told reporters during a conference call shortly...