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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In London is a plaque that honors Sir Christopher Wren, the architect who drew the plans to restore 52 churches in that city, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, after the Great Fire of 1666. It reads, “Lector si monumentum requiris circumspice,” Latin for, “Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you.” Harry Meshel, who has secured more funding for the Mahoning Valley, including Youngstown State University and the Youngstown Business Incubator, should one day have a similar plaque in...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Aerodynamics Inc. plans to release a statement this morning in response to the order issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation last week that not only called into question the carrier’s plans to provide daily service for Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport but its fitness to operate, airport aviation director Dan Dickten says.   An ADI spokesman said Monday that he expected the company to issue a statement later that day, but Dickten said later in the day that the release would be...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- WKBN Television announced Monday that its veteran meteorologist, Don Guthrie, died Sunday at age 71. Guthrie had been battling pancreatic cancer since May. He died at his home here, the TV station said. Calling hours are Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Christine Church on Schenley Avenue. A prayer service will be held there Friday at 10 a.m. The public is invited to both observances, WKBN said. Guthrie, a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, spent 44 years in broadcasting from the WKBN studios. "From his radio days, to his guaranteed...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Today's "3 Minutes With" features Harry Meshel, former state senator and one of The Business Journal's "Most Intriguing People" of 2014 (READ STORY). He discusses his start in politics, the importance of forging relationships in Columbus and his own relationship with former Gov. James Rhodes. "3 Minutes With" is a daily video feature produced by The Business Journal. To see who's interviewed every business day, CLICK HERE for our free daily headlines, emailed to your desktop as you start your day. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe...

Monday, January 26, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- WKBN Television announced today that its veteran meteorologist, Dan Guthrie, died Sunday at age 71. Guthrie had been battling pancreatic cancer since May. He did at his home here, the TV station said. Calling hours are Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Christine Church on Schenley Avenue. Guthrie began his career as a weathercaster in 1980; he was well known to the community following his years in radio. The family issued this statement, posted at WKBN.com: "Don wanted to say how much he loved serving the community and what an honor it was to be a...

Monday, January 26, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Affordable Colleges Foundation ranks Youngstown State University’s online master’s of business administration program among the best in the nation for 2014-2015. The program in YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration is ranked 21st of the 68 online MBA programs included in the rankings, placing YSU in the top third nationally in the Best Online MBA Programs list. The Affordable Colleges Foundation, founded in 2011, provides and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. The foundation analyzed data from thousands of...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien CANFIELD, Ohio -- A robust residential housing market, along with an aggressive development plan that entails a new hotel, condominiums, a banquet center and additional infrastructure work, makes for a busy year at CTW Development Corp.'s Westford Lifestyle Community, says CTW president Chuck Whitman. "We're already looking to break last year's records for housing starts," Whitman says. "The market's been phenomenal." Seventeen single-family residential housing starts with a valuation of $4.9 million moved forward...

Monday, January 26, 2015

CLEVELAND --- The northeastern Ohio region’s gross regional product grew 45% from 1990 to 2015, although employment gained only 3% over the period, Team NEO reports. The quarterly Cleveland Plus Economic Review, released Sunday, projects that northeastern Ohio’s gross regional product will grow another 14% to reach a $247 billion economy and employment will fall to by 5% by 2025. “Northeast Ohio’s economy has grown and diversified since 1990,” said David T. Abbott, executive director of The George Gund Foundation and Team NEO co-chairman. “While the pace of growth...

Monday, January 26, 2015

ORRVILLE, Ohio -- National Bancshares Corp., parent of First National Bank of Orrville, reports fourth-quarter net income of $1.646 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, and full-year net income of $5.904 million, or $2.65 a share, a record. These figures compare to net income of $1.108 million the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2103, or 49 cents a share, and full-year 2013 net income of $4.115 million, or $1.85 a share. Said the president and CEO, Mark R. Witmer, in a prepared statement, “2014 was an outstanding year. We achieved record net income, record return on...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Author:  George Nelson WARREN, Ohio -- These days, the Covelli name is becoming as well known for Sam Covelli’s activities outside of the company that bears his surname, Covelli Enterprises, as his business interests. That name is on the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown, the result of a naming rights deal renewed in 2013. The venue is the site of one of the region’s largest annual charity events, the Panerathon, which incorporates the name of the company with which he’s affiliated, Panera Bread, after being the largest...

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