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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Business travelers spent an estimated $72.8 billion on U.S.-originated business travel during the second quarter, a 7.1% increase compared with the second quarter of 2013. This rise comes despite a slight year-over-year reduction of 0.1% in the number of trips taken in the second quarter. Likewise, so far this year, group business trips -- travel to business meetings or conferences -- are expected to dip 3.3% while spending on group business travel is expected to increase 5.9%. Together, these findings underscore that businesses are spending more...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Autumn is here. The official beginning arrived three weeks ago, but now, after a cool summer lingered for a time, it feels like autumn at last, bringing with it the traditions that define this time of year. “It's a great time of year. It's my favorite season. It's cooler, more comfortable and you can take the family out to get some pumpkins, some hot cider,” says Rick Molnar of Molnar Farms in Poland. “You get to walk around, spending the day together, enjoying the weather and looking at the...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club will honor Becky Dearing Wall, vice president and treasurer of Dearing Compressor & Pump Co. as its Woman of the Year Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Antone’s Banquet Center, Boardman. Recognition of Dearing is part of the organization’s observance of National Business Women’s Week, says Lisa Dickson, past president of the organization.  Wall was chosen this year’s recipient because of her role in the growth and profitability Dearing Compressor, Boardman, has achieved since 2005. Since then, Dickson...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club will honor Becky Dearing Wall, vice president and treasurer of Dearing Compressor & Pump Co. as its Woman of the Year Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Antone’s Banquet Center, Boardman. Recognition of Dearing is part of the organization’s observance of National Business Women’s Week, says Lisa Dickson, past president of the organization.  Wall was chosen this year’s recipient because of her role in the growth and profitability Dearing Compressor, Boardman, has achieved since 2005. Since then, Dickson...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

McLEAN, Va. -- U.S. manufacturing technology orders in August totaled $356.7 million, up 0.4% but down from a year earlier, AMT -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology reports. In August 2013, technology orders totaled $379.3 million. For the year so far, technology orders stand at nearly $3.1 billion, down 2.4% compared with 2013. The numbers are based on data reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders program. The USMTO report, compiled by the trade association representing the production and distribution of...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue POLAND, Ohio -- All four of the seniors who ran the mile relay on the 1937 state championship track team at Poland High School volunteered to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Frank Powers, the quick starter, Jack Johnson and Robert Barton, who ran the second and third legs, returned after the war. The anchorman, Anthony Baird Mitchell, did not. Mitchell lost his life Sept. 18, 1944, in a mission over Nazi-occupied Holland as he returned from a supply drop to the 101st Airborne Division not far...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue POLAND, Ohio -- Part of the mystery has been solved of how Army Air Force Capt. Anthony Baird Mitchell’s medals ended up for sale on the website of a dealer of military memorabilia in Toronto, Canada. In the MidSeptember edition of The Business Journal was the account of how Michael Leone, a dentist in Boardman and amateur historian, acquired Mitchell’s medals for bravery during World War II and other personal effects (CLICK HERE to read story). The article struck a chord with some longtime residents of Poland...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC invites the public to help select this year’s beneficiaries of Operation Santa Claus. The dealership has selected five local organizations as finalists, two of which will receive this year’s “big gift.”  This year’s finalists are the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, Angels for Animals, the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown and the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign of Mahoning County. Through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31, individuals can vote one time per day at this...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Restaurant chains are reducing the number of calories in many of their menu items, a new study finds. The report, by researchers at the department of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University, looked at the calories in the items served at more than 60 large U.S. chain restaurants including Chipotle, Wendy’s and Applebee’s Bar & Grill. Overall, the menu items that the chain restaurants introduced in 2013 had 12% fewer calories than items in 2012, the report found. Calories in new children’s items dropped a significant 20%. “This report...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Restaurant chains are reducing the number of calories in many of their menu items, a new study finds. The report, by researchers at the department of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University, looked at the calories in the items served at more than 60 large U.S. chain restaurants including Chipotle, Wendy’s and Applebee’s Bar & Grill. Overall, the menu items that the chain restaurants introduced in 2013 had 12% fewer calories than items in 2012, the report found. Calories in new children’s items dropped a significant 20%. “This report...

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