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City Seeks Public Input for HUD Funding Priorities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department will collect input from residents and stakeholders over the next few months to determine where it plans to spend funds from key federal programs.  The department kicked off that process Friday morning with a meeting at the Covelli Centre. About 60 people attended the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department will collect input from residents and stakeholders over the next few months to determine where it plans to spend funds from key federal programs.  The department kicked off that process Friday morning with a meeting at the Covelli Centre....

Ohio Sets Record in 2019 for New Business Filings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A record number of new businesses – 130,621 00 filed start-up documents last year with the Ohio secretary of state, a gain of 5,417 compared to 2018, when the previous record was set. “Business drives job creation,” said Frank LaRose, secretary of state, in releasing the numbers.“Crossing the 130,000 new business threshold […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A record number of new businesses – 130,621 00 filed start-up documents last year with the Ohio secretary of state, a gain of 5,417 compared to 2018, when the previous record was set. “Business drives job creation,” said Frank LaRose, secretary of state, in releasing the numbers.“Crossing...

Medical Society Brunch Benefits Clinic, Service Dogs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The 16th annual brunch and fashion show by the Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance will benefit Midlothian Free Clinic and the Canine Campus service dog program. The event is scheduled for Feb. 21 at Waypoint 4180 Banquet Center at 4180 Westford Place, Canfield. This year’s theme is ‘Southern Tea’, and the event […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The 16th annual brunch and fashion show by the Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance will benefit Midlothian Free Clinic and the Canine Campus service dog program. The event is scheduled for Feb. 21 at Waypoint 4180 Banquet Center at 4180 Westford Place, Canfield. This year's theme is...

Baseball Has Become a Prisoner of Technology

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball’s Analytics Era, and now it’s holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris. At the cutting edge with the Houston Astros, now they have been cut. Their sign-stealing system exposed, all three managers […]

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris. At the cutting edge with the Houston Astros, now they have been cut. Their sign-stealing...

Mocha House Will Open Downtown Location Monday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mocha House Café & Eatery will open its third location on Jan. 20 downtown.  The spacious restaurant at 120 E. Boardman St. is in the Plaza Parking Garage building, which also houses Eastern Gateway Community College’s Thomas Humphries Hall. It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be open seven […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mocha House Café & Eatery will open its third location on Jan. 20 downtown.  The spacious restaurant at 120 E. Boardman St. is in the Plaza Parking Garage building, which also houses Eastern Gateway Community College’s Thomas Humphries Hall. It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner...

Youngstown Charts Development Course for 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Positioning downtown as an entertainment district along the lines of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square and incorporating public transportation as an asset are among the components envisioned as parts of Youngstown’s development strategy.  The strategy is being plotted by Nikki Posterli, hired in September as director of community planning and economic development, and urban […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Positioning downtown as an entertainment district along the lines of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square and incorporating public transportation as an asset are among the components envisioned as parts of Youngstown’s development strategy.  The strategy is being plotted by Nikki Posterli, hired in September as director of community planning...

Grove City Professor Lecture on Cuban Missile Crisis to Air on C-SPAN

GROVE CITY, Pa. — This Saturday, C-SPAN3 viewers will have a chance to virtually attend a lecture by Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College. At 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, C-SPAN3 will air a lecture from Kengor’s class on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Kengor is an expert on the Cold […]

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- This Saturday, C-SPAN3 viewers will have a chance to virtually attend a lecture by Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College. At 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, C-SPAN3 will air a lecture from Kengor's class on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Kengor is...

Shenango Honda Celebrates 40 Years

HERMITAGE, Pa. — In February, Shenango Honda will celebrate a “major milestone” as it begins its 40th year serving the Shenango Valley area. Since 1980, the dealership at 3965 E. State St. has built its award-winning brand on strong work ethic and staying true to the beliefs of its owner and president, John Apostolakis, he […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- In February, Shenango Honda will celebrate a "major milestone" as it begins its 40th year serving the Shenango Valley area. Since 1980, the dealership at 3965 E. State St. has built its award-winning brand on strong work ethic and staying true to the beliefs of its owner...

US Housing Construction Jumps 16.9% in December

Housing Starts Outpace National, Regional Trends

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry. The Commerce Department reported Friday that builders started construction on 1.61 million […]

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry. The Commerce Department reported Friday that builders...

Ohio Farmers One Step Closer To Hemp Planting

ASSOCIATED PRESSCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio farmers are one step closer to planting hemp as soon as this spring following a vote Thursday by a legislative rule-making committee. The rules approved by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review were required by last year’s Ohio legislative hemp legalization bill, and should take final effect next […]

ASSOCIATED PRESSCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio farmers are one step closer to planting hemp as soon as this spring following a vote Thursday by a legislative rule-making committee. The rules approved by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review were required by last year's Ohio legislative hemp legalization bill, and...