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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 20 new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale last week – all in what is considered the southern tier of the oil and gas play. Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy Corp. received six permits -- five for wells in Monroe County and one for a horizontal well in Guernsey County. Eclipse Resources Inc., based in State College, Pa., was awarded five permits to drill in Guernsey County. Three other Pennsylvania companies – Rice Energy and EM Energy Ohio, based in Canonsburg, and Consol Energy of...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Author:  Michael Moliterno YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- For some people, it just comes naturally. They have a friendly smile, a delightful sense of humor and make you feel that you’re the only person in the room when they talk to you. These charismatic people have an advantage over their competition when it comes to careers in sales where the ability to quickly develop strong interpersonal relationships is vital. So what about the people who need some practice? The tool they’ve been waiting for might have arrived, thanks to Mike Helm. “Imagine...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Colcom Foundation in Pittsburgh has awareded funding to Westminster College that will allow it to expand its participation in the Lawrence and Mercer County Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, the college announced Tuesday. The grant will be used to buy more water quality monitoring equipment, to publicize the program, and outreach efforts to educate and recruit additional volunteers. Amount of the grant was not disclosed. The aquatic resource monitoring program -- Allarm is the acronym -- originated at Dickinson College, founded by...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Female business owners in the Keystone State are invited to participate in a new business plan competition intended to showcase emerging businesses and celebrate female entrepreneurship. The Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the Pennsylvania Chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) are the sponsors. The competition is open to female business owners in Pennsylvania who started their business on or after Jan. 1, 2012.  Through an application and interviews, NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh, NAWBO Greater Philadelphia and NAWBO Northeast PA, will each...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nearly 3.6 million adults in Ohio go online to conduct business with government offices, finds a report from Connect Ohio. That number represents 47% of all adult Internet users in the state. Some 38% of Ohio Internet users go online to search for information about government services while 31% use the Internet to apply for government services or fill out forms at government websites, says the report "Making Government Accessible: e-Government Usage in Ohio" from Connect Ohio. “With a large amount of government services quickly transitioning to...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Banc Corp., holding company of Farmers National Bank and the Farmers Trust Co., announced today its offer to buy back odd lots of its stock, that is the stock of the 1,463 shareholders who own 99 or fewer shares. The company is offering $7.69 a share, subject to Farmers’ terms and conditions. Trading in Farmers stock opened at $7.47 this morning. The offer begins today and runs through Aug. 29. The company said it is extending the offer ”to reduce shareholder servicing and administrative costs. The program [which the owners are free...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Cumulus Media, the Atlanta-based operator of 525 radio stations in 90 markets, today named its eight-state Youngstown group as tops in overall performance in the second quarter. “The team in Youngstown has performed at record levels this year and is well deserving of this award,” said Jon Pinch, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Cumulus. The company’s president’s cup is awarded every quarter. In addition to a trophy, the Cumulus Youngstown group shares a cash prize of $10,000 distributed across the station’s staff. The...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city plans to chip away at the debt it incurred in building the Covelli Centre and reduce the principal by $350,000 this year, the Youngstown finance director said Monday. "We're going to reduce the debt this year from about $11 million down to $10,650,000," David Bozanich said after the finance committee of City Council met. "We've probably paid about $1 million of principal down to date. We're going to continue to bite away at that number as the years go on." In 2005, the city issued $11....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CORTLAND, Ohio -- Cortland Bancorp, holding company of Cortland Savings and Banking Co., Monday reported second-quarter net income of $1.04 million, or 23 cents per share. This represents a 30% increase over second-quarter 2013 net income of $799,000, or 18 cents a share, and is below first-quarter net income of $1.33 million, or 29 cents a share. In a prepared statement, the president and CEO of Cortland, James M. Gasior, said, “Building on our momentum from the beginning of the year, our second-quarter profitability was supported by strong balance sheet growth that...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore NILES, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, estimates that he and his family will have about $30 to live on until Wednesday he says. As part of the Live the Wage Challenge, the Ryan family has been living on $154, the equivalent of two people -- he and his wife -- working 40 hours per week at the federal minimum wage after paying for housing and taxes. Ryan began the challenge on Thursday and will finish tomorrow. “I don't think we're going to make it the whole way. I think we'll make it to Wednesday at some...

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