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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore CANFIELD, Ohio – With as many as 380,000 people attending the Canfield Fair every year, being one of the 400 vendors or 200 exhibitors with a spot there can prove a boon for business. The demand to be a part of one of the largest county fairs in the nation has led to a waiting list, according to the president of the Canfield Fair, Craig Myers. What drives businesses to the fair, he added, is the same thing that draws families year after year. “[It's] the tradition and the family. We come out because we see some...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- During the heyday of steelmaking in the Shenango Valley, demand for welders, fabricators, fitters and industrial maintenance workers reached its zenith, Larry Haynes, executive director of the Community Foundation, said Wednesday. Haynes delivered his remarks at the ribbon cutting at the new industrial maintenance laboratory of Laurel Technical Institute, 200 Sterling Ave. Its first class begins Sept. 22 when the fall semester opens. What many didn’t realize, Haynes continued, was those mills also served as the best educational and training vehicles...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Author:  George Nelson WARREN, Ohio -- Mahoning County Commissioners say they intend to fill their vacancy on the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors next week, following the appointment Wednesday by Trumbull County Commissioners to fill its two open slots (READ STORY). The members of both counties’ boards of commissioners met Wednesday for about an hour in executive session regarding the port authority and its board’s plans to hire a new executive director. Earlier that morning, the Trumbull County commissioners --...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it has rescheduled public hearings related to a "forced pooling" issue in Lawrence and Mercer counties, the agency announced Wednesday. The hearings, last scheduled for Sept. 16 and 17, will now be held Oct. 27 and 28 at 10 a.m. and 9 a.m. respectively, the DEP said. Another hearing session is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 28. Under the Oil and Gas Conservation Law of 1961, an administrative hearing must be held before any decision is made on a spacing order application. The Hilcorp hearings...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed attorney Shirley J. Christian of New Springfield to serve as a judge on the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. Kasich’s office announced the appointment Wednesday. Christian assumes office Oct. 2. To retain the seat, she must run in November 2016 for the full term commencing Jan. 1, 2017. Christian, with the firm of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, will succeed Judge James C. Evans, who retires Oct. 1. “We are very proud of our colleague and very pleased that a highly experienced, talented, conscientious and...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Author:  George Nelson WARREN, Ohio -- Trumbull County Commissioners this morning approved the appointment of Sam Covelli and David Detec to the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors, filing the unexpired terms of two members who resigned earlier this year. Covelli, the owner of Warren-based Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, will serve though Dec. 31, 2017, completing the unexpired term of Scott Lynn. Detec, a local attorney, will serve though the end of the year, finishing out the term of...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DETROIT -- General Motors announced today that it willl invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex, retaining 390 jobs. GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill.  The Cadillac SRX crossover is now built in Mexico. An additional $48.4 million investment is planned for the Bedford, Ind., powertrain castings plant, creating or retaining 45 jobs, the company said. Both investments support GM’s new small displacement engine, which is part of an all-new Ecotec...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

POLAND, Ohio -- Duncan’s Bath & Kitchen Center, 208 S. Main St., has been named to the nationwide 2014 Top 500 Remodelers list by Qualified Remodeler Magazine.    The annual Top 500 list was published in the August issue of Qualified Remodeler. The Top 500 ranking is a third-party verified ranking of the financial performance of remodeling firms. Duncan’s Bath & Kitchen Center is the only full-service remodeler in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull County to make the Top 500 list, the longest-running recognition program in the remodeling industry.  “At Duncan...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Artist Mike Sakony and his partner, photographer Linda Smiley, drove past the eCenter@LindenPointe every day and wondered whether the incubator in Hermitage, Pa., would be a good fit for his business. After a year of working out of his basement – and months of prodding from his father – Sakony arranged a meeting with the executive director of the eCenter, Yvonne English. He and Smiley presented their plan, and by April, Blissed Out Design was one of the newest tenants at the incubator. “As you...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Author:  George Nelson BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Growth along the southern Market Street corridor here provides a “great opportunity” for Covelli Enterprises’ second Panera Bread Bakery-Café in the township, owner Sam Covelli says. Covelli Enterprises opened its newest Panera Bread Tuesday morning at Southwoods Commons, a few miles from where the Warren-based company opened its first Panera Bread in the township’s Shops at Boardman Park. The bakery-café’s opening and acquisition of the Dayton market will bring the number of Covelli-operated...

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