Local News

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

HERMITAGE, Pa. — With its 80-foot-tall office building, operations center, education center and three branch offices within this city, First National Bank of Pennsylvania is, with 650 workinghere, its largest employer. Another 75 work out of its other offices in Mercer County. “These are our roots,” says the president of the northwest region of the […]

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in Ohio’s Utica shale play continues to shrink as oil and gas producers see no break in the lower energy prices that have caused the industry to pull back on new exploration. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported that the rig count for the week stood at 26 […]

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio – One of the trends in office design is “real estate optimization,” Ohio Desk Inc.’s Chris Plichta says. It’s a trend the office equipment and design company took to heart as it renovated its office here. Plichta is strategic accounts manager. Cleveland-based Ohio Desk, which purchased the former Masters Office Furniture Inc. in […]

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Natural Gas Intelligence, a trade journal, reports the Baker Hughes Inc. drilling rig count in North America for the week ending March 20 declined 136 rigs from the week before. That leaves 1,209 active rigs, “down 983 from one year ago,” reports NGI. In the Utica Shale play, there were 30 active […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Paul Lyden, vice president of Lyden Oil Co., leans back and points to a framed picture behind him on his office wall. In it, three young men pose beside an early incarnation of a small tanker truck. “That’s my grandfather and his two brothers” who, along with their sister, founded the company […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The combined unemployment rate in Mahoning and Trumbull counties fell to 6.8% in February, down from 7.3% in January and from 8.5% in February 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. When Mercer County is factored in, the Youngstown Metropolitan Statistical Area’s unemployment rate was 6.5% in February compared […]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Owners of The Ice Zone skating rink have negotiated a resolution with PNC Bank that would avoid foreclosure on the facility. According to a judgment entry filed March 10 in United States District Court Northern District of Ohio, parties have entered into a forbearance and modification agreement that would allow the ice […]

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