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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The number of people seeking treatment for opiate addiction at Meridian Community Care since the beginning of the year has grown threefold compared to the same period in 2013, reports Larry Moliterno, president and CEO. Of those who want and need treatment, only 10% have access to programs, Moliterno emphasized during a press event that hosted U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. That's because federal law limits the number of addicts a physician can treat and the medications prescribed. In his...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Through this small town, a squad of what looks like the latest military prototype rumbles through the streets. The driver of the lead chair, Trac-Fab shop foreman Kenneth Turner, raises his left hand in a fist as he approaches a crosswalk. “Stop!” he shouts. The other six chairs come to a halt behind him in a single-file line. As the final driver, shop manager Steve Dickson, reaches the line, he shouts, “All here!” And so the workers of Trac-Fab continue their afternoon drive with almost military precision, making sure that each chair is accounted...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CLEVELAND -- For the second consecutive year, American Banker Magazine has named Beth Mooney, CEO and chairman of KeyCorp, to head its list, "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking." The magazine also recognized three other KeyCorp executives with its annual Women in Banking Awards. Maria Coyne, executive vice president and branch network executive, was ranked No. 18. Amy Brady, chief information officer, was No. 6 on "The 25 Women to Watch" list. Margot Copeland, director of philanthropy and civic engagement, will receive American Banker's Community Impact Award....

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and New York Times best-selling author, will be the featured speaker Oct. 7 at Youngstown State University’s Paul J. and Marguerite K. Thomas Colloquium. Mycoskie founded TOMS after becoming aware of the hardships faced by children without shoes while competing along with his sister in CBS’ The Amazing Race. TOMS’ business model -- to donate a pair of shoes to children in need for each one purchased -- has brought him numerous accolades. In 2011 he applied the model to eyewear, and since then saved or restored...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON -- After four consecutive months of gains, sales of existing houses slipped in August as investors paying in cash retreated from the market, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday. The increases in sales in the Northeast and Midwest were more than offset by declines in the South and West. Total existing-house sales -- defined as completed transactions of single-family houses, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops -- fell 1.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million from a slight downwardly revised 5.14 million in July, the trade...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Baird Brothers will host its third annual Red, White & True Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at its lumberyard on Crory Road. The family-oriented event will feature activities and prizes for visitors of all ages. The festival also serves as a celebration of fine American craftsmanship, the company says. During the festival, open to the public, the company will give away prizes every hour with a grand prize of $1,000 in new hardwood flooring. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-monthly print edition and to our free...

Monday, September 22, 2014

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Jay Williams will return to the region Oct. 1 to deliver the keynote addess at "An Evening with the eCenter Community" at the Avalon Golf and Country Club at Buhl Park.  Williams, assistant secretary for economic development in the U.S. Commerce Department, is the former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio. In his current role, he leads the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The event begins at 5 p.m. It willl feature clients of the eCenter@LindenPointe, graduates, college interns and the Entrepreneurship Academy @ LindenPointe high school.  “We are...

Monday, September 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- The 21 offices of OBA Bank in Maryland opened Monday morning as branches of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Vincent J. Delie Jr., president and CEO of the bank and its holding company, F.N.B. Corp., said Monday. The acquisition of OBA Financial Services Inc., the holding company of OBA Bank, was completed Friday, Delie said. It takes the number of First National Bank offices in Maryland to 31. The Maryland regional headquarters of First National Bank are at 300 E. Lombard St., Baltimore. With the 21 OBA offices, First National Bank has more than 280 branches in Ohio,...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Nearly one in three Americans who isn’t retired is planning to work longer so they can afford to care for or provide care for their parents, PNC Financial Services Group said Friday. PNC Financial, based in Pittsburgh, is the parent of PNC Bank. The results of its annual survey of 1,021 adults with investable assets of $100,000 or more, PNC Perspectives on Retirement, show that three in 10 will defer retirement so they can afford to care for, or have care provided to, an older relative. Nearly...

Monday, September 22, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms. "Demand is still high in many of the counties in the Marcellus Shale region, but the occupancy rate is starting to come down," said Daniel Mount, an associate professor in hospitality management. "The case could be made that this is a sign that hotels were overbuilt." Marcellus drilling operations...

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