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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Boardman Township residents and business owners are invited to attend a free community breakfast, “Good Morning Boardman,” at 7:30 a.m. March 7. The event will take place at the Boardman Park Lariccia Family Community Center’s Rotary Room. Sarah Boyarko, vice president, economic development, for the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, will give a presentation on the Mahoning Valley economy. In addition, Greg Smith of Achievers USA will discuss “Leadership Tips for 2014.” The Boardman Community Foundation, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley...

Monday, March 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Twenty members of the Board of Trustees of the Youngstown State University Foundation -- including its chairman and vice chairman -- are endorsing Jim Tressel to become the next president of Youngstown State University. Their endorsement comes in a letter dated Feb. 27 to Dr. Sudershan K. Garg, chairman of the YSU Board of Trustees. Copies were sent as well to the 10 other trustees as well as to the secretary to the board, Franklin S. Bennett Jr. The YSU Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation established in 1966, has 41 members on its...

Monday, March 3, 2014

DETROIT -- Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze rose 21.7% during February compared to the same month in 2013, while overall sales of General Motors Co. vehicles slid 1% during the month, the company reported Monday. Deliveries of the Cruze, the popular small car produced at GM's Lordstown Complex, reached 21,836 units during the month -- a record for sales of that car in February -- compared to 17,947 units sold in 2013, GM said. Cruze sales were the second-highest among GM's vehicle portfolio, behind the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, which saw 36,584 deliveries last...

Monday, March 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of houses in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in January chilled compared to December’s numbers, while Trumbull and Columbiana counties posted sales numbers up from January 2013, reports the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors. In January, 109 houses were sold in Trumbull County, down from 151 in December but up from 96 in January 2013. In Mahoning County, 123 units were sold in January, down from 176 a month earlier and from January 2013’s 141. Columbiana County’s 51 units sold in January were up slightly from the 50 sold in January...

Monday, March 3, 2014

NORWOOD, Ohio -- In 1898, Bullock Electric constructed a large brick building in Norwood, Ohio, an enclave of 19,000 people that today is surrounded by metropolitan Cincinnati. At the outset, Bullock Electric’s plant was used to assemble large motors for industrial use, and in the late 1970s the owners of the company, Allis-Chalmers, formed a joint venture with global electronics giant Siemens A.G. All of this came together in 1985, when Siemens acquired the plant and incorporated it into its production portfolio. Today, the brickwork of the original building – now...

Monday, March 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will celebrate its 20th anniversary during its annual meeting and luncheon. Scheduled for March 20, the event will be held at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. The luncheon sponsor is Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and the awards are being underwritten by Farmers National Bank. Check-in and lunch begins at 11:15 a.m. followed by the program and awards presentation at noon. Also during the luncheon event, the chamber will present awards to four honorees: Spirit of the Valley -- Robert Shroder, CEO...

Monday, March 3, 2014

NEW YORK -- Older Americans once content to play bingo in their churches are flocking to casinos to play the slots, finds a report issued by the Institute for American Values, a think tank. Since the mid-1970s, the number of seniors visiting casinos has more than doubled, a rate surpassing other age groups. In 2012, more than half of people who visited a casino were 50 and older, according to "Seniors in Casino Land," a report by Amy Ziettlow, an affiliate scholar at the Institute American Values. The growing popularity of casino gambling among older adults is...

Monday, March 3, 2014

SALEM, Ohio -- "Free Training for Your Employees" is the topic of the next Salem Chamber Business Connection Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. March 12 at the Salem Community Center. Speaker is Kelly Darney, adult director, Columbiana County Career & Technical Center. She will also provide an update of the center. Cost is $20 for chamber members, $25 for guests. Reservations required by March 10. For more information or to register, call 330 337-3473. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-monthly print edition and to our...

Monday, March 3, 2014

SALEM, Ohio -- "Free Training for Your Employees" is the topic of the next Salem Chamber Business Connection Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. March 12 at the Salem Community Center. Speaker is Kelly Darney, adult director, Columbiana County Career & Technical Center. She will also provide an update of the center. Cost is $20 for chamber members, $25 for guests. Reservations required by March 10. For more information or to register, call 330 337-3473. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-monthly print edition and to our...

Monday, March 3, 2014

NEW YORK -- Older Americans once content to play bingo in their churches are flocking to casinos to play the slots, finds a report issued by the Institute for American Values, a think tank. Since the mid-1970s, the number of seniors visiting casinos has more than doubled, a rate surpassing other age groups. In 2012, more than half of people who visited a casino were 50 and older, according to "Seniors in Casino Land," a report by Amy Ziettlow, an affiliate scholar at the Institute American Values. The growing popularity of casino gambling among older adults is...

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