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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The commitment of Cohen & Co. to downtown Youngstown has been reinforced with a long-term lease with the Ohio One Corp. to remain in the Commerce Building. Ohio One is in midst of renovating and expanding the office space of the public accounting firm on the fourth floor of the five-story structure on East Federal Street. There, workmen from Alex Downie & Sons Co. are taking the 6,000 square feet Cohen occupies and enlarging that space to 8,100 feet, which includes the conference rooms...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An informational meeting about an interchange to provide access to state Route 164 from Interstate 680 in Beaver Township is scheduled for Oct. 16 at the Ohio Department of Transportation’s North Lima outpost, 10720 Market St. The proposed transportation improvement will be separated into three separate phases. The project includes a new interchange north of Route 164 as well as pavement reconstruction, a roundabout and new lane configurations along Route 164. The first improvement is scheduled for construction in Summer 2015. The estimated...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Author:  George Nelson HERMITAGE, Pa. – Ticking off various milestones in the development of the eCenter@LindenPointe, Gary Gulla, Hermitage’s assistant city manager, recalled a point in 2009 when the project appeared to be in jeopardy. “We had some ideas, we had a design, we had some money set aside, but we really needed the big partner to help us make this happen,” he recalled. To make the case for federal funds for the project, the then-mayor of neighboring Youngstown “came out of his city, out of his county, out of his state and...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Though it wasn't the vehicle's highest selling month in terms of volume, the Chevrolet Cruze saw sales soar nearly 45% in September compared to the same month a year ago, General Motors Co. reported yesterday. GM said it delivered 18,415 Cruzes during the month versus 12,730 units sold in September 2013, a 44.7% increase. The Cruze, manufactured at GM's Lordstown Complex, is GM's best-selling passenger car and is second in volume sales only to the Chevrolet Silverado, continuously the highest seller in the automaker's portfolio. GM delivered 223,...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- Sharon Regional Health System will reduce staff by approximately 87 full-time equivalent positions, the system announced Wednesday. The “staff adjustments” will include personnel in administrative, technical, clerical and support roles, with what is described in a Sharon Regional news release as a “limited number of clinical or direct patient care positions affected.” The system, which has a workforce of more than 1,100 FTEs now, is “committed to effective and efficient operations to ensure our long-term viability,” Sharon Regional spokesman Ed...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. gaming industry contributes $240 billion to the U.S. economy, a new study has found. That's equivalent to the total state budgets of New York and Texas combined. The industry supports more than 1.7 million jobs, which is more than double the total employment in Washington, D.C., and nearly $74 billion in income, according to the study released by the American Gaming Association conducted by Oxford Economics. The $38 billion in tax revenues to state and federal government are enough to pay more than 500,000 teachers' salaries. “We’ve known for a...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans are the target of yet another scam, this time involving computers. Callers tell consumers their computers are infected with a virus and falsely claim they will fix the problem. The warning from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine comes at the start of October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received more than 50 calls about computer scams in the last month, DeWine said. Some consumers have lost more than $100 or experienced hundreds or thousands of dollars in unauthorized credit card charges due...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Storm chaser P. Grady Dixon will visit Youngstown State University Friday afternoon, speaking on the topic of "Hail and Deer...And Several Other Answers to Your Questions About Storm Chasing." The free lecture is sponsored by YSU's geography department. Dixon is associate professor and chair of the geosciences department at Fort Hayes State University in Hays, Kan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University, a master’s degree in geography from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in geography from Arizona State...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The Columbiana County Port Authority this morning approved two resolutions during a special meeting that could potentially improve broadband wireless capability throughout the county and strengthen its chances to lure new business. The Port Authority board approved the acceptance of a $49,500 Local Government Innovations Fund grant from the state of Ohio that would be used to conduct a broadband connectivity wireless study, reports Port Authority CEO Tracy Drake. A second resolution was...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The index stood at 101.9 in August, up 1% from July and its first gain in three months. In addition, the index stood above 100 for the 18th consecutive month, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators. “The August gain was fueled by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic results, aided by continued...

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