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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than 80 educators, students and members of the community turned out at Youngstown State University’s Beeghly College of Education Tuesday to say “No” to President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. The rally, coordinated by HaSheen Wilson on behalf of the Ohio Education Association and Progress Mahoning Valley, […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp., holding company of Home Savings Bank, has completed its acquisition of Ohio Legacy Corp., holding company of Premier Bank & Trust, North Canton. Gary Small, president and CEO of UCFC and Home Savings, announced the completion Tuesday. “We are very pleased to welcome Premier employees and are looking […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SALEM, Ohio – The newly expanded endoscopy center at Salem Regional Medical Center opens tomorrow, allowing the hospital to meet the rising demand for outpatient endoscopy procedures. Over the past seven years, said Dr. Anita Hackstedde , president and CEO, the procedure volume has risen 31%, with 3,700 performed in 2016. The new center is […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. CANFIELD, Ohio — At Farmers National Bank, 2016 was a record-setting year, says its president and CEO, Kevin J. Helmick. Where 2015 was a year of growth through acquisition, 2016 was a year that capitalized on that larger footprint and […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Is it true that the No. 1 call the Better Business Bureau gets is about roofing contractors? Sam Boak:, CEO of Boak & Sons Inc., Austintown: Yes. There are so many companies that have gotten into the roofing business, especially with all the storm damage that frequently takes place in the Mahoning Valley. When serious […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Is it true that the No. 1 call the Better Business Bureau gets is about roofing contractors? Sam Boak: Yes. There are so many companies that have gotten into the roofing business, especially with all the storm damage that frequently takes place in the Mahoning Valley. When serious storm damage occurs, it seems like everybody […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Make Exercise a Priority It’s easy to do some squats from your office chair or take the stairs instead of the elevator. We’ve all heard those tips before. But the reality is you need to set aside time in your day to exercise and exert yourself. Take 30 to 45 minutes a day, most days […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HOWLAND, Ohio – Paige & Byrnes Insurance now has a second location and its first in Mahoning County, reports the agency’s owner, Shelley Taylor Odille. The expansion comes as a result of Paige & Byrne’s acquisition of the Stillson & Donahay Insurance Agency, 30 N. Main St., Poland, Odille said. Paige & Byrnes will now […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven permits were issued to energy companies during the week ended Jan. 28 for new horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded all seven permits to Canonsburg, Pa.-based Rice Drilling LLC. The wells are in Belmont County in the southern tier of […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Second of two parts YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Admission to the professions of accounting, architecture, banking, law, medicine and teaching requires intelligence, aptitude, mastering a rigorous curriculum in college and/or graduate school and a dogged determination. Sometimes those attributes aren’t enough because the supply of qualified candidates exceeds demand – architecture and law, to name two […]

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