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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

McLEAN, Va. -- U.S. manufacturing technology orders in August totaled $356.7 million, up 0.4% but down from a year earlier, AMT -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology reports. In August 2013, technology orders totaled $379.3 million. For the year so far, technology orders stand at nearly $3.1 billion, down 2.4% compared with 2013. The numbers are based on data reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders program. The USMTO report, compiled by the trade association representing the production and distribution of...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue POLAND, Ohio -- All four of the seniors who ran the mile relay on the 1937 state championship track team at Poland High School volunteered to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Frank Powers, the quick starter, Jack Johnson and Robert Barton, who ran the second and third legs, returned after the war. The anchorman, Anthony Baird Mitchell, did not. Mitchell lost his life Sept. 18, 1944, in a mission over Nazi-occupied Holland as he returned from a supply drop to the 101st Airborne Division not far...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue POLAND, Ohio -- Part of the mystery has been solved of how Army Air Force Capt. Anthony Baird Mitchell’s medals ended up for sale on the website of a dealer of military memorabilia in Toronto, Canada. In the MidSeptember edition of The Business Journal was the account of how Michael Leone, a dentist in Boardman and amateur historian, acquired Mitchell’s medals for bravery during World War II and other personal effects (CLICK HERE to read story). The article struck a chord with some longtime residents of Poland...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC invites the public to help select this year’s beneficiaries of Operation Santa Claus. The dealership has selected five local organizations as finalists, two of which will receive this year’s “big gift.”  This year’s finalists are the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, Angels for Animals, the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown and the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign of Mahoning County. Through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31, individuals can vote one time per day at this...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Restaurant chains are reducing the number of calories in many of their menu items, a new study finds. The report, by researchers at the department of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University, looked at the calories in the items served at more than 60 large U.S. chain restaurants including Chipotle, Wendy’s and Applebee’s Bar & Grill. Overall, the menu items that the chain restaurants introduced in 2013 had 12% fewer calories than items in 2012, the report found. Calories in new children’s items dropped a significant 20%. “This report...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Restaurant chains are reducing the number of calories in many of their menu items, a new study finds. The report, by researchers at the department of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University, looked at the calories in the items served at more than 60 large U.S. chain restaurants including Chipotle, Wendy’s and Applebee’s Bar & Grill. Overall, the menu items that the chain restaurants introduced in 2013 had 12% fewer calories than items in 2012, the report found. Calories in new children’s items dropped a significant 20%. “This report...

Monday, October 13, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Bank today announced it has updated and enhanced its suite of online and mobile banking services to include such options as sending or requesting money via text or email and remote deposit capture. “We have made a large technology investment to provide our customers with the financial tools and services they desire through digital channels,” said Kevin Helmick, Farmers president and CEO. “We are focused on providing the most innovative solutions available on the market.” The online banking features, including one that is coming soon...

Monday, October 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University business students Dominic Jackett, Timothy Cheslik, Corey J. Patrick, Joseph Czekaj, Paige Rassega and Sterling Morris II have been selected as the John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2014 fall semester. The program is funded through an endowment established at the YSU Foundation by the wife and children of John David Beeghly, a lifelong resident and businessman in Youngstown and son of area industrialist and philanthropist Leon A. Beeghly. From 1967 until his death, Beeghly served as vice president and director of Standard...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Author:  Andrea Wood YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- That didn’t take long. When a larger-than-life political figure like Jim Traficant unexpectedly dies, conspiracy theories always follow -- and this one is off and running on the Internet. American Free Press, the virulent far-right organization that promotes itself as “your underground source for uncensored news,” posted an article Oct. 11 with this headline: “Was Jim Traficant Murdered?” Traficant died Sept. 27 at age 73 from injuries he suffered Sept. 23 in a tractor accident at his family’s...

Monday, October 13, 2014

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport could soon announce connecting daily service to a Midwestern hub. The airport’s director of aviation, Dan Dickten, will ask the board of directors of the Western Reserve Port Authority, which operates the airport, to pass a motion approving “the proposed discussed airline route and Midwest major airline connecting hub service destination.” The motion also asks to authorize Dickten to make a joint announcement at the airport’s terminal, contingent on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval of the...

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