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Monday Morning Market Intel: March 9, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new week begins with more news expected tonight about economic development in Lordstown when the village’s planning commission meets. A project by Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is on the agenda. In October, the North Carolina company paid $950,000 to buy 15 acres due north of the proposed site of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new week begins with more news expected tonight about economic development in Lordstown when the village’s planning commission meets. A project by Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is on the agenda. In October, the North Carolina company paid $950,000 to buy 15 acres due north of...

Judge Denies Marchionda Dismissal Motion

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney has ruled against dismissing 10 counts and to exclude evidence supporting four more in developer Dominic Marchionda’s upcoming trial on corruption charges. Instead, she will rule upon the motions to dismiss and exclude specific counts in the indictment after state prosecutors present their case, Sweeney […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney has ruled against dismissing 10 counts and to exclude evidence supporting four more in developer Dominic Marchionda’s upcoming trial on corruption charges. Instead, she will rule upon the motions to dismiss and exclude specific counts in the indictment after state...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Unchanged in January

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January was unchanged from December, state officials said Friday. The state unemployment rate was 4.1% in January, compared with 4.3% in January 2019. The national jobless rate was 3.6% in January, up from 3.5% in December and down from 4% in January 2019. The state […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January was unchanged from December, state officials said Friday. The state unemployment rate was 4.1% in January, compared with 4.3% in January 2019. The national jobless rate was 3.6% in January, up from 3.5% in December and down from 4%...

Ohio Department of Insurance Says It Saved Ohioans $33M in 2019

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Insurance reports that it helped save consumers $33 million in 2019. The savings are a result of the department resolving coverage disputes, outlining suitable coverage options, and identifying financial assistance programs for Ohioans. “We are here to serve and protect Ohio insurance consumers,” said Jillian Froment, director of the Ohio […]

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Insurance reports that it helped save consumers $33 million in 2019. The savings are a result of the department resolving coverage disputes, outlining suitable coverage options, and identifying financial assistance programs for Ohioans. “We are here to serve and protect Ohio insurance consumers,” said Jillian...

Monday Morning Market Intel: March 2, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new week begins with concerns rising around the globe about the impact of the coronavirus. Last week, as global markets plummeted, Ohio officials explained what measures are being taken by public-health agencies. That story was second in our most-read list. Again, restaurant news topped the chart and news about startup Lordstown […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new week begins with concerns rising around the globe about the impact of the coronavirus. Last week, as global markets plummeted, Ohio officials explained what measures are being taken by public-health agencies. That story was second in our most-read list. Again, restaurant news topped the chart...

Fans Seek John Glenn Statue at Ohio Statehouse

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn are working to bring a statue of his likeness to the Ohio Statehouse to mark major future milestones, such as his birthday and the anniversary of his famous space flight. Thursday marks 58 years since Glenn […]

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn are working to bring a statue of his likeness to the Ohio Statehouse to mark major future milestones, such as his birthday and the anniversary of his famous space flight. Thursday...

Ohio Will Analyze Regulations with New AI Tool

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative will begin using artificial intelligence to examine state’s 240,000 regulations in an effort to streamline the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code. “Ohio has over 200 years of rules and regulations that have been patched together in a way that no one person or team of people […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative will begin using artificial intelligence to examine state’s 240,000 regulations in an effort to streamline the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code. “Ohio has over 200 years of rules and regulations that have been patched together in a way that no one...

Former CFO of MS Takes Stand in Corruption Hearing; Judge to Rule on Motions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney is expected to rule by Feb. 21 on motions to dismiss charges in the 101-count indictment of Dominic Marchionda and David Bozanich. At the conclusion of a pretrial hearing Wednesday, Sweeney told prosecution and defense attorneys to submit their final filings by Feb. 19, including […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney is expected to rule by Feb. 21 on motions to dismiss charges in the 101-count indictment of Dominic Marchionda and David Bozanich. At the conclusion of a pretrial hearing Wednesday, Sweeney told prosecution and defense attorneys to submit their final...

BWC to Increase Safety Grant Funding to $70M

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will increase its funding for safety grants to $70 million. The increase must be approved by the state Controlling Board at its Feb. 10 meeting for final approval. The increases total $15 million more per year in fiscal 2020 and 2021. The program has already reached […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will increase its funding for safety grants to $70 million. The increase must be approved by the state Controlling Board at its Feb. 10 meeting for final approval. The increases total $15 million more per year in fiscal 2020 and 2021....

Marchionda Pre-Trial Hearing to Continue Feb. 12

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The pretrial hearing in the corruption case of developer Dominic Marchionda and former Youngstown finance director David Bozanich will resume next month following a morning session Thursday, the hearing’s fourth day.  Little in terms of new information came to light during the hearing, which is focusing on motions to dismiss charges and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The pretrial hearing in the corruption case of developer Dominic Marchionda and former Youngstown finance director David Bozanich will resume next month following a morning session Thursday, the hearing’s fourth day.  Little in terms of new information came to light during the hearing, which is focusing on...