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Thursday, April 24, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee has narrowed the applicant pool for the YSU presidency to the following six candidates, YSU announced shortly after noon today. Among the six candidates is Jim Tressel, YSU's former football coach and the executive vice president for student success at the University of Akron, who also is one of three finalists to become UA's next president. According to YSU's announcement, the other five candidates are Mary Cullinan, president of Southern Oregon University since 2006 and a...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The United States imported 3,219,000 net tons of steel in March, including 2,425,000 net tons of finished steel, research by the American Iron and Steel Institute found. These figures are down 2% and up 6.6%, respectively, compared with February data. The AISI report is based on preliminary Census Bureau data. Year to date, total and finished steel imports are 9,710,000 and 7,141,000 net tons, respectively, up 26% and 17% respectively, versus 2013. Annualized total and finished steel imports in 2014 would be 38.8 million and 28.6 million net tons, up 21...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien POLAND, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam are accustomed to setting records, and Wednesday evening was no exception as two of the greatest golfers of all time helped the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley raise $250,000 to fund children's and charitable programs. The two golfing legends appeared on behalf of the United Way at The Lake Club during the most successful single fundraising event in the organization's history, hosted by club owners Ed and Chris Muransky, and the club's director of...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Banc Corp., parent of Farmers National Bank and Farmers Trust Co., Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $2.19 million, or 12 cents per diluted and basic share. This compares to fourth-quarter net income of $2.30 million, or 12 cents a share, and first-quarter 2013 income of $2.01 million, or 11 cents a share. In a prepared statement, the president and CEO of Farmers, Kelvin J. Helmick, said, “Net income for the first quarter increased 9.28% to $2.2 million compared to the first quarter of 2013, and our efficiency ratio...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- F.N.B. Corp., holding company of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Wednesday reported first-quarter net income available to common shareholders of $32.20 million, or 20 cents per diluted and basic share. This compares to $28.44 million the preceding quarter, or 18 cents a share, and $28.54 million the first quarter a year ago, or 20 cents a share. Net income for the three periods was $34.52 million, $28.44 million and $28.54 million respectively. F.N.B. cited these highlights in its earnings release comparing the first-quarter results to the...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Residents here have lodged an appeal with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, asking that the agency revoke a permit they say would allow a local operation to process radioactive waste. "We need to have local control over what goes on in our communities and neighborhoods," said Susie Beiersdorfer, a member of Frack Free Mahoning. "We cannot let the Ohio Department of Natural Resources bureaucrats in Columbus make public health and safety decisions for our local community." The group wants...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning Tax Incentive Review Committee recommended continuing abatements for InfoCision Management Corp. in Austintown and Valley Sports/Simon Roofing in Struthers, following recent meetings with representatives of both companies. The committee, which monitors companies’ compliance with the terms of the tax abatement agreements they enter into with the county, had held off at its March 24 annual meeting on recommending to the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners that they continue the...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- United Airlines officials are expected to make a decision in the next couple of months regarding whether to establish service from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to its hub at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport. Dan Dickten, director of aviation at the regional airport, told members of the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors Wednesday that results of the recent survey to determine interest in establishing daily passenger service was being submitted yesterday to...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Fuels America coalition today released an economic impact study that the advocacy group says shows the “far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for Ohio workers and businesses.”    Renewable fuels now represent nearly 10% of America’s fuel supply and have helped reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil to the lowest level in years, according to the study.  The analysis takes into account the entire supply chain for renewable fuels and quantifies the impact to the economy. “Homegrown American fuels support 38,849 jobs and $1.9 billion in wages,”...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. kicks off its third annual fundraising campaign May 1 with a goal of raising $35,000. Help Hotline has served the community for 43 years, and in 2013 answered 202,425 calls. The nonprofit agency employs 54 and a team of volunteers. Help Hotline Crisis Center was incorporated in May 1971 as a drug information line for residents of Mahoning County. Over the years, the agency has grown to become a 24/7 crisis intervention and community information and referral center. In addition, Help Hotline Crisis Center provides...

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