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Thursday, December 10, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 protesters to Montgomery, Ala. The Beatles, still sporting mop tops, released “Yesterday.” The New York Jets signed a self-assured young quarterback named Joe Namath. And Sandy Koufax won the National League Cy Young Award –unanimously. In the Mahoning Valley, the Youngstown […]

Thursday, December 10, 2015

BRADFORD, Pa. – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane claims Chesapeake Energy used “a bait and switch scheme” to wrongfully deduct from landowners’ royalty checks payments the company made to related affiliates. Tracy W. Wertz, chief deputy attorney general in the AG’s Antitust Section filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Bradford County Common Pleas Court. It seeks […]

Thursday, December 10, 2015

WARREN, Ohio – Executives from Talmer Bank & Trust presented Inspiring Minds students and staff with a check for $5,000 Wednesday. The donation will help fund Inspiring Minds’ enrichment program, which inspires under-served students to graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and become strong, successful members of the society, said Deryck Toles, Inspiring Minds […]

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CAMPBELL, Ohio – Campbell City Schools students in grades kindergarten through 7th grade spent Wednesday morning at the Butler Institute of American Art with players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 56 students who attended the event achieved outstanding ranking (gold) as part of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support system at the Campbell K-7 Building. […]

Thursday, December 10, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – North of Madison Avenue will unveil a business directory art installation at 1 p.m. Saturday. The installation is at the Lake to River Food Hub on the site of the future co-op grocery store, 818 Elm St. The art installation, made by Michael Staaf of Steel Valley Sign in Struthers, is described […]

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

WEXFORD, Pa. – LOLA Energy, a newly formed independent oil and gas company, is beginning operations here with a $250 million equity commitment from Denham Capital, an energy and resources-focused private equity firm. The equity funding will supplement equity commitments from the executive management team and be used to pursue the leasing, acquisition, exploration and […]

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The corrosion on the Rust Belt has been removed and the economy of the industrial Midwest has come back stronger than ever, the chief economist of Huntington Bancshares Inc. said Tuesday. In a conference call with reporters, George Mokrzan, Huntington director of economics, said his most recent research shows the label given […]

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale continued its slide during the week ended Dec. 5, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The rig count in the Utica declined to 16, ODNR reports, down from 18 a week earlier. ODNR issued 14 new […]

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will again fly over the skies of the Mahoning Valley in 2017, the Youngstown Air Reserve Station reported Tuesday. The aerial demonstration team, which last performed here in 2014, will return for the 2017 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show, set for June 17-18, 2017. The […]

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative was recognized by the Mid-America Economic Development Council at this week’s annual Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum in Chicago. The council, which represents economic development agencies in 10 states, awarded the initiative created by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and the International Trade Assistance Center at […]

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