Local News

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Showcase at 5:30 p.m. May 18 at Firestone Farms. Four Columbiana businesses will also have presentations at the showcase: Century Container Corp., Alcon Mechanical Piping, Birdfish Brewery and Hillcrest Excavating. After the presentations, the chamber will have tours of Firestone Farms, a […]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich named two new members to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees, YSU announced yesterday. Joining the YSU board are Samuel W. Grooms, CEO of Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc. in Columbus, and Allan Metz as a student member of the board. Grooms, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business […]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course posted its best month to date in terms of play on its video lottery terminals. Play on the VLTs at the racino in Austintown totaled $90.6 million in April, up 21% from $74.9 million a year earlier, according to the monthly reports posted online Monday […]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – Packer Thomas, a public accounting and business consulting firm with 50 employees, has acquired Reali, Giampetro & Scott, a smaller public accounting firm, the merger date set for July 1, John Cournan announced Monday. Cournan is the managing principal at Packer Thomas. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Reali, Giampetro and […]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Production of natural gas from horizontal wells drilled in Lawrence and Mercer counties in western Pennsylvania took a leap during the fourth quarter of 2015 versus the previous quarter, and output remained steady through the first two months of this year, data show. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the […]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Production of natural gas from horizontal wells drilled in Lawrence and Mercer counties in western Pennsylvania took a leap during the fourth quarter of 2015 versus the previous quarter, and output remained steady through the first two months of this year, data show. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the […]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CORTLAND, Ohio – Farmers National Bank, Canfield, announced Monday that it will acquire the Bowers Insurance Agency Inc., 339 N. High St., for an undisclosed price in stock and cash. Kevin Helmick, president and CEO of Farmers National Banc Corp. and its largest subsidiary, Farmers National Bank, and Ben Bowers, president and owner of the […]

Monday, May 9, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – After a two-week shutdown, General Motors Lordstown Assembly went back online Sunday night as production of the Chevrolet Cruze resumed. “There were no issues. We’re running smoothly and ramping up,” said Tom Mock, the plant’s communications manager. “We’re glad to be back to support our customers and our community.” The plant, which […]

Monday, May 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University was awarded a $19,146 grant for a nurse anesthetist traineeship program. The grant was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio. Nurse anesthesia is one of five options offered for candidates in YSU’s […]

Monday, May 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Royal Dutch Shell executive says that a proposed multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant slated for Monaca, Pa. is an “excellent project” that is at the top of the list of investment decisions the energy giant should make within a year. “We have had quite a lot of discussion — not yet pulled […]

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