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Monday, July 6, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The creation of small businesses is significantly hampered in areas of the country where residents carry more substantial student loan debt, according to research co-authored by Brent W. Ambrose of the Penn State Smeal College of Business. The recently updated study, “The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Small Business Formation,” […]

Monday, July 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. received more than $1 million in grants and contracts from existing and new funding partners during the second quarter, the agency reports. More than $702,000 of those funds were from contracts with the city of Youngstown for owner-occupied rehabilitation, painting, planning, grass cutting and strategic acquisition and […]

Monday, July 6, 2015

SALEM, Ohio – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce wants residents and merchants to display “I Love Salem” signs in their windows. The campaign is designed “to focus on the good things found throughout Salem,” the chamber says in its July newsletter. “If we think positively about Salem and spread the “I Love Salem” theme, […]

Monday, July 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Shareholders of RTI International Metals, operator of titanium melting, forging and hot-rolling mills in Niles and Canton, Ohio, will meet July 21 to vote on the $1.5 billion acquisition and merger agreement with Alcoa Inc. If approved, a few days RTI would become a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcoa. The merger agreement, announced […]

Monday, July 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When they first started Common Wealth Inc., Pat Rosenthal and Jim Converse had no idea what it would grow into. It began in 1986 as a housing initiative for low-income families around Youngstown’s Wick Park. Four years later, they opened an office on Elm Street just north of Broadway Avenue. Over the […]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio — For first-time shareholders, Grow Youngstown’s Farm to You program can be a bit overwhelming. In the boxes lined up in the parking lot outside the Davis Family YMCA, they see everything from typical fare like lettuce to not so familiar vegetables like kale. Understandably they have questions. A Grow Youngstown volunteer who […]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SALEM, Ohio – On a particularly busy Monday afternoon, the management at Salem Twin Cinema was less concerned about the 30 people in the seats and more concerned about the gap in movies at the end of July. “If we still have that gap, I’d like to run ‘Terminator’ that weekend,” said owner Jock Buta. […]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WARREN, Ohio – Seven Seventeen Credit Union will acquire the Kent Credit Union, the credit unions announced Wednesday and, pending regulatory approval, should complete their merger Nov. 1. In addition to increasing its assets pro forma by $43 million, the acquisition would give Seven Seventeen a physical presence in Summit County and 7,400 more members. […]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The D&E Counseling Center, 711 Belmont Ave., has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to administer its Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Mahoning County. The executive director of D&E, Joe Shorokey, made the announcement Wednesday. Head Start is for children ages 3 to 5 […]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials want to meet by July 15 with MKSK, the Columbus-based landscape architecture firm recommended to design an amphitheater and green space on property east and west of the Market Street bridge into the downtown. The recommendation came from the committee Mayor John McNally appointed in April to review responses to […]

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