Local News

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Author:  Andrea Wood STRUTHERS, Ohio -- Where Youngstown borders this former steel town at Midlothian Boulevard and state Route 170, the business corridor is a blend of the old and the new, relatively new chain stores and longtime local retailers. Add to this mix a new blend -- the Sami Quik Stop at 2115 E. Midlothian Blvd. partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts -- and the stage is set for Tuesday’s groundbreaking. “It’s a marriage made in heaven,” proclaims Sam Rafidi. “This will bring new customers to this intersection that we’ve never seen...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Slim attendance at a pre-proposal meeting to provide information about 20 Federal Place, which the city wants to sell for $2 million, isn’t necessarily an indicator of potential interest in the building, the city’s finance director says.  Just one party – the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. – sent a representative to the informational meeting Tuesday morning. Interested parties have until noon June 6 to submit development proposals for the eight-story building. The former...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – American Energy Utica LLC last week secured seven permits from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to drill in the southern tier of the Utica shale as the company, led by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, raises its profile in eastern Ohio. American Energy, which recently secured a contract with the Utica East Ohio Buckeye system to process natural gas liquids drawn from its wells, obtained permits for four horizontal wells in Harrison County and for three horizontal wells in...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Seeing the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team hopefully will serve as the kind of inspiration it did for Maj.  Caroline Jensen, she says.    Jensen is one of six demonstration pilots -- and only the third woman -- for the Thunderbirds, which will headline the Thunder over the Valley Air Show this weekend. She was among the pilots who arrived Tuesday at Youngstown Air Reserve Station in advance of the event. Eight pilots few in for the event, including the director of...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. -- House prices rose 11.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year earlier, CoreLogic reports. Some metropolitan areas, including Pittsburgh, reached new price peaks. House prices nationwide were 20% above the level reached in the fourth quarter of 2011, but remained 21% below the peak reached in the first quarter of 2006, according to the latest report from the CoreLogic Case-Shiller indices. The analysis projects that price appreciation is expected to slow across all domestic markets to 5.3% nationally through the end of this...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., announced Monday the hiring of Yenner Karto as senior vice president and head of First National Bank's International Banking Services. In this role, Karto will establish the structure of FNB's full-service international banking unit and oversee foreign exchange, trade finance, global treasury, correspondent banking and expansion of the bank's international business. Vincent J. Delie Jr., president and CEO of F.N.B. Corp., described Karto's experience in international banking as "impressive. "...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Humility of Mary Health Partners is among the first health-care providers in the country to implant a revolutionary new cardiac defibrillator under the skin of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, the health system announced today. The new device, called an S-ICD, was developed by Cameron Health/Boston Scientific and is the world’s first commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator. Allan L. Katz,  a cardiac electrophysiologist with Humility of Mary Health Partners Physician Associates, implanted the first S-ICD in a...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jim Tressel, the Youngstown State University trustees’ choice for president, formally committed Monday night to lead the university where he was head football coach 14 seasons. Under the terms of the letter of understanding he and trustee Chairman Sudershan K. Garg signed, Tressel will be paid $300,000 annually the first two years of his three-year contract. The third year will be “based on performance evaluation,” the parties agreed. This is $75,000 less than his two immediate predecessors,...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Author:  Michael Moliterno YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In 1992, Lisa Kleinhandler took over Hudson Fastener, a business that distributed structural nuts, bolts and screws that had been in her family since the 1940s. “The only thing I didn’t understand was fasteners themselves,” she says with a laugh. “But if you have the gift of gab along with some others skills, you can learn that.” Kleinhandler was a quick learner. More important, she had a vision for what Hudson Fastener could become and how to make it last and assure its future. The...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The last time America Makes hosted a two-day instructional program on additive manufacturing, the event drew about 20 people. On May 12, as another class convened, the number hit its capacity of 28 attendees, and more are expressing interest about learning the fundamentals of the process and how it relates to the future of their business and industry. "We'll have to do this again in the near future because quite a few were turned away," said Howard Kuhn, an adjunct professor at the University...

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