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6 Questions Looming Over the Crowded Democratic Debate

By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Just a month has passed since the last presidential debate, but the state of the Democrats’ 2020 race has shifted. The political world is suddenly consumed by an escalating impeachment inquiry, one of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls is recovering from a heart attack […]

By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Just a month has passed since the last presidential debate, but the state of the Democrats' 2020 race has shifted. The political world is suddenly consumed by an escalating impeachment inquiry, one of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls is...

IMF Downgrades Outlook for World Economy, Cites Trade Wars

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis, primarily because of widening global conflicts. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook released Tuesday foresees a slight rebound in […]

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis, primarily because of widening global conflicts. The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook released Tuesday...

MVMC, West Central Job Partnership Receive $2.5M Labor Grant

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and the West Central Job Partnership a $2.5 million grant to develop job training programs in the region. The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant was awarded to 18 areas in the Appalachian and Mississippi Delta regions. Here, it […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and the West Central Job Partnership a $2.5 million grant to develop job training programs in the region. The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant was awarded to 18 areas in the Appalachian and...

50 Years of Music, News and Culture at WYSU

YOUNGSTOWN –  It was at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23, 1969, when the city’s first fine arts radio station took to the airwaves. Since then, WYSU-88.5 FM has logged a half-century as a community ambassador for Youngstown State University, a beacon of learning and the only area broadcaster devoted to classical music and jazz. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN –  It was at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23, 1969, when the city’s first fine arts radio station took to the airwaves. Since then, WYSU-88.5 FM has logged a half-century as a community ambassador for Youngstown State University, a beacon of learning and the only area broadcaster devoted to...

Kids Want to Like the Work They Do

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Before demonstrating his work as a pipefitter, Joe Longo asked groups of middle school and high school students the same question. “How many of you are thinking about going to college?” asked the member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 396. Nearly all hands being raised was the reply from just about […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Before demonstrating his work as a pipefitter, Joe Longo asked groups of middle school and high school students the same question. “How many of you are thinking about going to college?” asked the member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 396. Nearly all hands being raised was...

Wages, Pensions, Plant Investment Still Issues in GM Strike

By TOM  KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they’ve returned in the […]

By TOM  KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend,...

Removal of Notre Dame’s Melted Scaffold to Begin ‘in Weeks’

PARIS (AP) — France’s culture minister says the melted, twisted scaffolding atop Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed “in the coming weeks” to allow restoration work to begin. It’s been six months since an April 15 fire gutted the medieval structure, which was under renovation at the time and crisscrossed with scaffolding where the spire […]

PARIS (AP) — France's culture minister says the melted, twisted scaffolding atop Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed "in the coming weeks" to allow restoration work to begin. It's been six months since an April 15 fire gutted the medieval structure, which was under renovation at the time and crisscrossed...

Former White House Aide Meets with House Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. Here’s a quick summary of the latest news: WHAT […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. Here's a quick summary...

China Tempers Hopes about US Tariff Truce

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Write BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing’s promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising hopes among investors. But Beijing has tempered expectations, while companies express frustration over the halting pace of market-opening moves. The China Daily, an English-language newspaper aimed at […]

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Write BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising hopes among investors. But Beijing has tempered expectations, while companies express frustration over the halting pace of market-opening moves. The China Daily,...