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Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Researchers at Penn State are closing in on the completion of a statewide network that monitors seismic activity. Expected to be completed this summer, the network, which is a collaboration between Penn State’s Department of Geosciences, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, […]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of single-family houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties during the first four months of 2016 are up about 3% from the same period last year, newly released monthly data show. That comes despite a drop in sales last month from sales posted in April 2015. According to reports compiled from […]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Halcon Resources Corp., once an aggressive prospector for oil and gas in the northern tier of the Utica shale, announced Wednesday it’s reached an agreement in principle to restructure its business affairs through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. The Houston-based company has drilled wells in Trumbull and Mahoning counties in Ohio, […]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction should get under way in July on the project to convert the Stambaugh Building into a downtown hotel, a project assisted by the Western Reserve Port Authority. The project’s developer, NYO Property Group, has secured a senior lender, Sarah Lown, public finance manager for the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority, […]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

PITTSBURGH – The shareholders of F.N.B. Corp., parent of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Wednesday approved the reincorporation of their company in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It had been incorporated in Florida since June 1, 2001 and moved its headquarters to Naples, Fla., from Hermitage. It originally incorporated in Pennsylvania as FNB in 1974. At the […]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Flor “Shorty” Navarro and his wife, Elba Lillian, know the value of dedication and hard work. That hard work allowed them to donate $1 million to Youngstown State University. “I started with nothing, and it’s all about working hard,” Navarro told a large crowd of friends gathered Wednesday in the lobby of […]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vice President Joe Biden told an audience in Columbus Wednesday that the new rules that govern overtime pay for salaried workers make for greater fairness in the workplace. Biden, joined by Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, discussed the new guidelines the Department of Labor issued that extend […]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Operations will continue “uninterrupted” at Commercial Metal Forming Co’s plant here following Monday’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its New Jersey-based parent company, Constellation Enterprises LLC. The CMF plant, 1775 Logan Ave., makes tank heads and custom stampings. Employment is expected to remain at present levels while the reorganization transitions ownership to […]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — An affiliate of Cogistix LLC stands to bring cloud-based business software to small and medium-size companies that otherwise would find it hard to afford this technology. “We launched Sprocket Solutions about six months ago,” says Kevin Miller, president and CEO of Cogistix and Sprocket Solutions. “The new business addresses a market that […]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued eight permits for new horizontal wells across the Utica shale last week – all of them in Belmont County in the southeastern tier of the oil and gas play. Gulfport Energy Corp. received four permits for its Dorsey well pad in Richland Township. Rice Drilling […]

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