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Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber praised Ohio’s two U.S. senators for their efforts to get funds for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in President Barack Obama’s recently outlined budget. The White House budget, unveiled last week, includes $9.4 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station indoor firing range. In December, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, urged the U.S. Air Force to provide funding for the base. Brown’s efforts on behalf of the base include his co-sponsorship of an amendment that was included in...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 for the second annual Memorable Meals Mahoning Valley. This year’s event will take place 2-5 p.m. April 26 in the recently renovated Grand Ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium. The event, themed “Dining Across Cultures,” will feature local cuisine from a variety of cultures. Selections will include pierogis, spinning bowl salads, Italian greens, corned beef, hot peppers, pulled pork, crème sticks and much more. Participating local restaurants will include Kravitz Delicatessen, Dog House Hot Dogs, Avalon Downtown,...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will open its annual fundraising event, the Black & White Gala, to all of its member 501(c)(3), nonprofit organizations via a grant application process. A selection committee will review applications from chamber members with 501(c)(3) designations and narrow those down to three finalists. The three selected organizations will have the opportunity to present more information about their proposals to the committee that will vote on a winner. The awarded grant will be 20% of the net revenue from the Black...

Friday, February 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- EQT Corp. reports that the initial wells the company drilled in eastern Ohio's Utica shale determined that projected oil and gas recovery from the rock was "significantly below our expectations," forcing the company to write off its Utica acreage to the tune of $162 million. Most of the acreage is in Guernsey County, where other energy companies have developed successful wells and drilling programs, officials said during a conference call Thursday. The company also has leasehold postitions in Jefferson County. EQT announced last year that it would halt...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Canfield Mayor Bernie Kosar Sr. expects his City Council and the Canfield Township Board of Trustees to each hold meetings Wednesday to approve a proposed agreement between the entities that would allow Windsor House Inc. to move forward on construction of a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the township.   The city and township have a “tentative agreement” to establish a Joint Economic Development District at the site of the proposed 72-bed center that both entities will have to...

Friday, February 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Foreclosure rates in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan statistical area declined in November 2014 from the same period the year before, CoreLogic reports. Based in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic is a financial data provider.  The foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans here was 2.03% in November 2014, a decrease of 1.27 percentage points from November 2013, when the rate was 3.30%, according to the most recent CoreLogic data. Foreclosure activity in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman was higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As the 26 nominees for this year's 25 Under 35 awards sat in the front of a packed room filled family, friends and colleagues, videos started playing to announce the three winners of the MVP award. The videos featured words from co-workers and friends who talked about the nominees’ personalities, what they've accomplished and what it's like to know them. For some, the experience created more stress than was apparent to the audience. “It was stressful to sit up there. Your name is never said but...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Troubled Aerodynamics Inc. owner Scott Beale, having already resigned his executive positions with the carrier, will sell his interest in the company as well, the company stated in its response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s show cause order. The carrier also said in the filing that it has added three members to its boards in addition to its newly hired president, CEO and chairman, industry veteran Darrell Richardson. Thursday was the deadline for ADI to file a response to...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sherry Treharn, CEO, of JL Treharn & Co., says Gov. John Kasich's proposal to eliminate the state income tax on some small businesses would enable her company to reinvest in its operations and add employees -- something the furniture maker hasn't done in a while. "It is helping us to at least consider for the first time in a very long time making some purchases towards improving our equipment, and hopefully long-term, making some changes that will give us better footing in the marketplace,...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  Dennis LaRue EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority Thursday contracted with Farmers National Bank of Canfield to borrow up to $3.07 million to refinance debt owed the state of Ohio and to act as its depository bank. In a special meeting yesterday morning, the board also entered into a memorandum of understanding to establish a RiverNet Wireless Network that would provide “reliable Internet service to Columbiana County businesses in urban centers,” said CEO Tracy Drake, “and connectivity to county...

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