News Releases: 2009
July 23, 2009 - EfficientGovNow Voting Tightens
With nine days left before voting ends, the EfficientGovNow vote leaders are facing tougher competition, with the Westshore Regional Fire District Project moving into third place in just the last two days. Two projects from Mahoning County continue to hold the first two spots, but their leads are shrinking.
July 10, 2009 - We Need Your Vote to Support Local Projects
After one week of balloting, two Mahoning Valley government collaboration projects are the top vote-getters among the nine finalists in Northeast Ohio seeking to share $300,000 in a government efficiency competition sponsored by EfficientGovNow. The program, funded by the Fund for Our Economic Future,
July 01, 2009 - Limits Put On Prevailing Wage
Posted in The Columbus DispatchWednesday, July 1, 2009 3:08 AM By James Nash The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday handed a victory to business groups and dealt a setback to Gov. Ted Strickland, labor unions and others seeking union-scale wages for workers on construction projects that receive public financing.
June 12, 2009 - SBA Announces New Temporary Loan Program
The Small Business Administration has announced a new loan program to provide temporary financial relief to small businesses suffering immediate financial hardship so they can keep their doors open and get their cash flow back on track. America’s Recovery Capital, or ARC, loan program will start June
June 05, 2009 - Leadership Mahoning Valley Graduates Class of 2009
YOUNGSTOWN – The Leadership Mahoning Valley Class of 2009 graduated on June 4, 2009, during a commencement dinner at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. Board President Robert Lackey and Executive Director Karen Stacey hosted the evening’s festivities, which included reflections from class coordinators
May 28, 2009 - New Website Helps Region's Job Seekers and Employers
Searching for a job is stressful. The Internet can be a helpful tool in finding job listings, advice and potential employers, but with so many websites devoted to the job hunt, it is tough to tell which sites are providing the best advice and correctly placing the right employee with the right employer.
May 15, 2009 - Ohio Orders FirstEnergy Rate Cuts
Ohio regulators say FirstEnergy Corp. must cut the rates of its power company customers in northern and central Ohio to conform to the results of an auction. In a ruling Thursday, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio called for a 12.6 percent reduction for FirstEnergy's Toledo Edison customers, a
January 23, 2009 - BWC to Limit Extreme Premium Jumps
BWC Board Approves Plan to Limit Extreme Premium Jumps Gives go-ahead for exploration of a solution to ensure more equitable payments for all employers
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors today approved a cap on premium increases