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Ryan sponsors bill to create manufacturing officer

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is a lead sponsor of a bill to create an office of manufacturing and industrial innovation policy, overseen by a chief manufacturing officer in the executive branch. The office would focus on America’s manufacturing industry and workforce, and work to improve global ...

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ONLINE CLINIC DEALS WITH DEBT: Community Legal Aid will host a free, online legal clinic to give information on bankruptcy and other options to handle debt. The Financial Wellness Workshop will be 2 p.m. Tuesday. Preregistration is required. Apply by phone at 800-998-9454 or online at ...

Macy’s expansion project gets boost from port authority

NORTH JACKSON — A proposed $30 million renovation by Macy’s at its facility here is getting a boost from the Western Reserve Port Authority, which by stepping into the project will save the retailer on construction costs. On Wednesday, port authority board members agreed to help with ...

Incubator CEO part of Leadership Ohio course

WARREN — Rick Stockburger, president / CEO of BRITE Energy Innovators, Ohio’s only energy storage and clean energy startup incubator, in downtown Warren is among this year’s class of Leadership Ohio. He joins 42 other people across the state in the class that includes professionals in ...

Eastern Gateway honored for digital textbook move

YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College has received the 2021 Institutional Stewardship Award from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching project for the schools commitment to transition to low-cost or free digital textbook. Starting in 2017, EGCC began ...

Women’s club highlights Equal Pay Day tonight

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club is focusing its March monthly business meeting on equal pay topics in lieu of its traditional Equal Pay Day Awareness social mixer event, due to the viral outbreak. The club will feature talking points on the state of ...

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MVMC ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS: The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition appointed new board members from among its member companies. Each will serve two-year terms on the local workforce development sector partnership organization. They are Joe Colletti of Marsh Bellofram / Specialty ...

Automakers hoping US embraces EVs

DETROIT — The world’s major automakers have made something abundantly clear: They believe electric vehicles will dominate their industry in the years ahead. Yet for that to happen, they’ll need to sell the idea to people like Steve Bock. When Bock recently replaced his family’s 2013 ...

Station Square celebrates 35th anniversary

LIBERTY — Executive chef Ottavio Musumeci thinks big, whether it’s his wine list, his menu or the restaurant itself. Musumeci became owner / operator 20 years ago of Station Square Ristorante, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this month. Under his ownership, the restaurant that ...

Unemployment rates in Valley moving up

Trumbull and Mahoning counties, like most of Ohio’s 88 counties in January, saw their unemployment rate climb from December, but not high enough to be among the seven with jobless rates of 8 percent or more. Similarly, the rates in Warren and Youngstown — the two most populated cities ...