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Kiko Jr. Follows Father into OAA Hall of Fame

Russell T. Kiko Jr. was inducted into the Ohio Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame during the trade group’s annual conference earlier this month in Columbus. Kiko is a member of the family that owns and operates Kiko Company, a real estate and auction company based in Canton. He has been a full-time acutioneer since 1978. […]

Russell T. Kiko Jr. was inducted into the Ohio Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame during the trade group's annual conference earlier this month in Columbus. Kiko is a member of the family that owns and operates Kiko Company, a real estate and auction company based in Canton. He has been...

YSU Prof Presents ‘Best Paper’ at Software Conference

Feng ‘George’ Yu, associate professor, computer science and information systems at Youngstown State University, is one of the authors of a research paper that won the best paper award at the peer-reviewed 28th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering in San Diego. Yu, who presented the paper at the conference, authored the paper with David […]

Feng 'George' Yu, associate professor, computer science and information systems at Youngstown State University, is one of the authors of a research paper that won the best paper award at the peer-reviewed 28th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering in San Diego. Yu, who presented the paper at the conference,...

Grove City Prof Takes Lead at BEST Robotics

Mike W. Bright, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Grove City College, has been named president of the BEST Robotics Inc. board of directors. BEST is a national robotics competition for middle- and high school students. Bright began the Grove City College hub for BEST Robotics competition in 2010. Since […]

Mike W. Bright, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Grove City College, has been named president of the BEST Robotics Inc. board of directors. BEST is a national robotics competition for middle- and high school students. Bright began the Grove City College hub for BEST...

Dignan Takes Helm at Center for Materials Recycling

James Dignan has been named president of the Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling. The center plans to build an R&D center in Youngstown that would study end-of-life hydrocarbon materials, such as as plastics, electronics scrap, tires and medical and municipal waste, and reuse for commercial purposes. “I am excited to join CERMR to help develop […]

James Dignan has been named president of the Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling. The center plans to build an R&D center in Youngstown that would study end-of-life hydrocarbon materials, such as as plastics, electronics scrap, tires and medical and municipal waste, and reuse for commercial purposes. "I am excited to...

Youngstown Goodwill Hosts Career Fair Jan. 24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, in partnership with Buckeye Health Plan, is hosting a career fair Jan. 24. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodwill’s main office at 2747 Belmont Ave. Job seekers will have an opportunity to speak with area employers recruiting for available jobs, including Buckeye […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, in partnership with Buckeye Health Plan, is hosting a career fair Jan. 24. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodwill's main office at 2747 Belmont Ave. Job seekers will have an opportunity to speak with area employers recruiting...

Brookfield Students Want to Be Passionate About Careers

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – A lot of uncertainty can go into choosing a career, but a group of Brookfield middle school students say they’re certain jobs should be about passion and not money. “If you’re making a lot of money but don’t enjoy doing what you’re doing, it’s just going to be like throwing money away […]

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – A lot of uncertainty can go into choosing a career, but a group of Brookfield middle school students say they’re certain jobs should be about passion and not money. “If you’re making a lot of money but don’t enjoy doing what you’re doing, it’s just going to...

Washington Prime CEO Credits Community Support for $30M Commitment

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Washington Prime Group wouldn’t be investing $30 million to renovate Southern Park Mall without the support it has received from local leaders and the public, company officials said.  The Columbus-based real estate firm that owns the shopping center received more of that support when the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners approved the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Washington Prime Group wouldn't be investing $30 million to renovate Southern Park Mall without the support it has received from local leaders and the public, company officials said.  The Columbus-based real estate firm that owns the shopping center received more of that support when the Mahoning County...

Home Savings Merger to Be Completed Jan. 31

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The creation of the new entity resulting from the merger of United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp. is expected to be completed by the end of the month. “We’re expecting to do the legal entity close on Jan. 31, which was always our goal date. Most folks around the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The creation of the new entity resulting from the merger of United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp. is expected to be completed by the end of the month. “We’re expecting to do the legal entity close on Jan. 31, which was always our goal...

Trump’s Trial Begins at the Start of An Election Year

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By LISA MASCARO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The trial, only the third such […]

By LISA MASCARO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The...

Organizers Appeal Ban on Arms at Upcoming Virginia Gun Rally

By DENISE LAVOIE Legal Affairs WriterRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gun-rights group has filed an emergency appeal of a judge’s ruling upholding the Virginia governor’s ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally that’s expected to draw thousands of gun activists to the state Capitol on Monday. The Virginia Citizens Defense League and Gun Owners of […]

By DENISE LAVOIE Legal Affairs WriterRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gun-rights group has filed an emergency appeal of a judge's ruling upholding the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally that's expected to draw thousands of gun activists to the state Capitol on Monday. The Virginia Citizens Defense...