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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners this morning filled the final open slot on the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors, naming David Mosure to the board. Today’s appointment of Mosure, who is vice president of MS Consultants Inc. in Youngstown, follows Trumbull County Commissioners’ recent appointments of businessman Sam Covelli and attorney David Detec to the WRPA board. Mosure’s appointment will run through Dec. 31, 2016. He will fill the unexpired term of Richard...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber reports it has completed development projects totaling $120 million through the first eight months of the year, and $1.37 billion worth of projects are pending. The numbers are contained in the chamber’s August 2014 newsletter, distributed to members this week. The number of new jobs created through the completed projects is 469, the chamber says, with 916 more jobs pending should all the projects in the works come to fruition. The new annual payroll amounts to $24.3 million, the chamber says. Retained jobs...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien NILES, Ohio -- The owner and operator of two wastewater injection wells in Weathersfield Township describes the small earthquake recorded near one as a "total nonevent," as business proceeds as usual at the site. Meantime, new evidence shows that more than 60 small earthquakes occurred in March near a drilling operation in Poland Township, according to documents requested from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. "Whatever is taking place is meaningless," says Ron Klingle, chairman of Avalon Holdings Corp.,...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien BOARDMAN, Ohio -- A company housed in the South Bridge Executive Park whose growth over the last five years has slipped under the radar is now tracked by one of the nation's top business watchers. Cogistix LLC, a company that resells and codes management software for manufacturers, was recently named to the Inc. magazine's Inc. 5000, placing it among the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation. "We're one of the fastest growing companies in America, and this is a great base for that," remarks...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Fred Martin seems to have made a new friend, Marilyn, at the car dealership that bears his name. “You’re more beautiful than Marilyn Monroe,” he remarked as he held the pup, a Siberian huskie/German shepherd mix. Marilyn was among the guests -- canine, feline and human -- for an event Wednesday at Fred Martin Ford Mercedes Benz, during which Martin, president and owner of the dealership, presented a $12,000 check to Angels for Animals. The dealership donated $25 for each new and used car and...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WASHINGTON -- A $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to explore whether lifestyle modification can help keep individuals with un-medicated hypertension off antihypertensive medication. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced the grant award, from NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to Drs. David Fresco and Joel Hughes of Kent State University and Dr. Jeffrey Greeson of the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will fund a five-year study called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for High Blood Pressure. Ryan was...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Martin E. Mohler, president of the Ohio State Bar Association, will visit Salem Sept. 16 to recognize the service of five attorneys from Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Mohler will address the annual luncheon meeting of District 13 of the bar association at the Salem Golf Club. District 13 encompasses 451 lawyers who practice in Columbiana and Mahoning counties. Youngstown attorneys George C. Economus and Fredric A. Kannensohn and East Liverpool attorney Charles B. Lang will be recognized for their 50-year careers. Joseph P. Sontich of Youngstown...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Martin E. Mohler, president of the Ohio State Bar Association, will visit Salem Sept. 16 to recognize the service of five attorneys from Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Mohler will address the annual luncheon meeting of District 13 of the bar association at the Salem Golf Club. District 13 encompasses 451 lawyers who practice in Columbiana and Mahoning counties. Youngstown attorneys George C. Economus and Fredric A. Kannensohn and East Liverpool attorney Charles B. Lang will be recognized for their 50-year careers. Joseph P. Sontich of Youngstown...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Revenue at fine wines and spirits stores in Pennsylvania reached $2.24 billion in fiscal 2014, a $67 million, or 3.2% increase compared to fiscal 2013, the state Liquor Control Board reported Wednesday. The board paid a record $526 million in liquor taxes, sales taxes and transfers to the general fund, a year-over-year increase of $13 million. In addition to payments to the general fund, the agency also remitted $8.3 million in local taxes to Philadelphia and Allegheny counties, $25 million to the Pennsylvania State Police, $2.5 million to the...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. dealers delivered 272,423 vehicles in the United States in August, down 1.2% from last August -- the top sales month of 2013, the company reported this morning. On the positive side, GM saw an 18% increase in truck sales compared to a year ago, a 10% increase in GMC deliveries and a 30% increase in commercial sales. By comparison, Chrysler Group LLC said its August sales soard 19.8% from August 2013 while Ford Motor Co. said its year-over-year sales fell 0.4% last month. GM's retail deliveries, which are sales to individual consumers,...

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