Local News

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien WARREN, Ohio --As the chapter closes on one landmark business, a second chapter opens for another venture in this city's central business district. Eastern Gateway Community College and its partner, Higher Education Partners Inc., announced today the purchase tof he building that houses Mickey's Army-Navy, a longtime Warren establishment of 66 years that's now going out of business. "It's bittersweet," sys Martin Cohen, owner of Mickey's. "We're an institution, but thank God it's being replaced with another...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHP, Ohio -- The Western Reserve Port Authority’s chairman, attorney James Floyd, is the latest member of the troubled board to tender his resignation. In a letter to Mahoning County Commissioners dated May 14, Floyd, who became its chairman in January, submitted his resignation “with regret” from the board as both chairman and member. The resignation was effective following yesterday’s meeting of the port authority board. Neither Floyd’s resignation nor the increasing divisions within the board were...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Author:  Stacia Erdos WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- In a quiet off-the-beaten-path location  sits a company that is growing quietly, but at a breakneck speed. By the end of the year, Autosoft Inc. expects to see its revenues zoom ahead by 30% over last year’s nearly $14 million. “This year we’re targeting $21 million,” says its executive vice president and chief technology officer, Mark Hellbusch. Two thousand car dealerships and 30,000 customers across this country and Canada use the software developed by Autosoft, says Hellbusch. Its...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Rapid growth is driving International Steel & Counterweights’ purchase of the building it is in from its landlord, says its general manager, Paul Vesey. International Steel & Counterweights is a subsidiary of AMG Resources Corp., Pittsburgh, which also owns Midwest Steel & Alloy here. ISC is in the process of acquiring the North West Ave. building where its operations are housed from GLG Industries, a division of Ken Greco Co. Last night City Council approved the sale of adjacent...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- American Energy Utica LLC, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP, secured five new permits to drill in the southern tier of eastern Ohio's Utica shale last week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The company, owned by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, landed five permits May 12 for horizontal wells in Harrison County, Nottingham Township, ODNR reports. Meantime, Chesapeake Energy, also based in Oklahoma City, secured four new permits to drill in Carroll County, where the company holds the...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The International Institute Fund yesterday awarded $29,000 in grants to five local organizations. The fund, a component of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, describes its mission as promoting the interests and understanding of foreign-born people. “This is important for the continuance of the diverse social fabric of our community,” said Ana Torres, president of the International Institute Fund. “Grants are awarded once a year and we encourage organizations that support the mission of the foundation to apply.” The 2014 grants...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

NEWTON, Mass. -- Fully 89% of U.S. respondents to a TripAdvisor survey are planning a leisure trip this summer. And, 34% say they'll take a getaway Memorial Day. Those numbers are up 6% and 7%, respectively, from the same time last year. This year’s harsh winter has inspired many Americans to pack their bags: 9% cited the Polar Vortex as motivation to take a Memorial Day trip, and another 9% cited it as inspiration for setting out this summer. The long winter might also have more travelers spreading their wings, too; 71% said they will travel somewhere new this...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Local and state governments continue to hire although their workforces are still smaller since the Great Recession. Recruitment and retention continue to be challenges, and pressure on benefits continues, particularly health care. Nearly two-thirds, 66%, of respondents to the "State and Local Government Workforce: 2014 Trends" survey reported hiring employees in the past year, with 55% hiring more than they did in 2012. One-third reported hiring contract or temporary workers. The report is an annual survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- American Energy Utica LLC, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP, secured five new permits to drill in the southern tier of eastern Ohio's Utica shale last week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The company, owned by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, landed five permits May 12 for horizontal wells in Harrison County, Nottingham Township, ODNR reports. Meantime, Chesapeake Energy, also based in Oklahoma City, secured four new permits to drill in Carroll County, where the company holds...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Hynes Industries plans to move forward on a $6.5 million project that would consolidate its three area operations into the former Danieli Wean building on Hendricks Road by the end of this year. Hynes, which processes steel for a variety of industrial customers, will add 42 employees to its local workforce of 140 under terms of the seven-year, 40% Job Creation Tax Credit approved Tuesday by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority in Columbus (READ STORY). Hynes will relocate operations from its Oakwood...

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