Local News

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. was charged Tuesday with conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and gas leases in Oklahoma. The indictment was handed down by a federal grand jury here. McClendon, forced out of Chesapeake three years ago, is accused of conspiring with an unnamed company […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Andrew Cunningham, CEO and founder of New Horizons, will speak Monday at Grove City College. He will discuss “Starting from Scratch: How Entrepreneurship & Chickens are Fighting Poverty in Mozambique.” The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Great Room of Breen Student Union. Cunningham is the latest presenter […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp. will pay a cash dividend of 4 cents per share March 31 to shareholders of record March 11. The first quarter 2016 dividend was declared Feb. 23 by the company’s board of directors. It represents a 33% increase over the 2015 first-quarter dividend payment, says Kevin Helmick, CEO […]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio  – House prices in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area, including distressed sales, increased by 3.8% in January compared with a year earlier, CoreLogic reports. The California-based financial services firm also says house prices, including distressed sales, decreased by 0.8% in January compared with December 2015. Nationwide house prices, including distressed sales, increased 6.9% in January […]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SALEM, Ohio – The Salem Area Sustainable Opportunity Development Center Inc. says it opened 40 new economic development projects, closed six successful projects and continued work on 16 other initiatives in 2015. Meanwhile, the SOD helped create 28 jobs and retain 26 others within the city during 2015. The numbers were released by the nonprofit […]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of ongoing efforts to expand and enhance international activities, Youngstown State University today announced the appointment of Nathan R. Myers as the new associate provost for International and Global Initiatives. Myers, who was recently executive director of the International Programs Division at Ashland University in Ohio, will oversee the YSU […]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – February was a mixed bag for American automakers as Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported their best sales for the month in more than a decade, while General Motors Co. announced a drop in total sales for the month. General Motors’ sales fell 1.5% to 227,825 last month despite a […]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

By Jim Houck YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – I sometimes work offsite at a particular neighborhood coffee shop, and even within the one- or two-hour window I’m there, the owner-operators face a barrage of solicitors in-between paying customers. We’re seeking raffle basket items for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Can you provide something? We’re selling ads for the […]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bankers see themselves as partners of the companies they serve, as sources of counsel and advice, not just providers of credit. They’re vested in their customers’ success, which requires much more than assessing risk and offering the appropriate terms, bankers say. Money is fungible, so what leads a company to use and […]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Josh Auden received his first taste of business as a 10th-grader at Jackson Milton High School. The teenager loved to tinker with all sorts of technology, and before long he was earning extra money by repairing home computers and developing websites. Now, he has leased space in downtown Warren and has a […]

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