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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Swedish clothing retailer H&M will join the mix of tenants at Southern Park Mall, Simon Property Group announced this morning.  H&M, known for its fast-fashion clothing offerings for women, men, teenagers and children, will occupy 18,000 square feet in the Sears concourse of the mall. The store is tentatively scheduled to open in early summer. Additionally, two of the mall’s current tenants -- Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle -- will undertake changes this year. Victoria’s Secret will expand and relocate its current store to the...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued a permit to Kleese Development Associates Inc., Warren, to develop a new Class II injection well in Warren Township, according to records. This would be the third injection well the company has in Trumbull County, ODNR records show. Kleese Development operates two other injection wells in Vienna Township. Company officials could not be reached for comment. Development of new injection wells was thwarted in Mahoning County after a D&L...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Al Adi says he is just listening to his customers by expanding his Downtown Circle. By spring, the downtown convenience store, at 116 W. Federal St., will expand by adding a lounge in the rear of the building and a second entrance on West Commerce Street. It opened four years ago. “I’m concentrating more on the food,” he said Tuesday. In addition to the typical items in a convenience store such as snacks, a coffee bar, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, Downtown Circle has a hot-food...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Growing up around the basketball court in the early 1980s, Jonathan Bentley could have tried to emulate any number of names widely known in basketball: John Wooden, Red Auerbach or Bob Knight. Instead, Bentley, an assistant coach for the East High School boys’ basketball team, looked a little closer to home. Or rather, someone in his home. “My father was an educator and a coach, so I grew up in it. I was born into it. I grew up going to practice with him in the early ’80s when he coached for...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. -- Home prices in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area in Ohio, including distressed sales, were up by 6.4% in November 2014 from a year earlier, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. Month over month, home prices, including distressed sales, were down 0.4% compared to October 2014, according to the financial data company. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices increased by 3.9% in November compared to November 2013. On a month-over-month basis, excluding distressed sales, the index indicates home prices decreased by 0.4% in November 2014 from the...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Area Jewish Federal has appointed Andrew Lipkin executive vice president to succeed  Sam Kooperman who served the organization for 41 years, 29 of them as executive vice president. Lipkin's appointment, announced Tuesday by Bruce Lev, president of the federation's board of directors, was effective Jan. 1. He is only the third person to be appointed executive vice president of the federation in its 80-year history.  “Sam [Kooperman] was a tremendous leader, not only within our community, but also throughout the Valley,” Lev said in a...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CLEVELAND -- The United States Attorney's Office Northern Ohio district collected a record $356.7 million in the 2014 fiscal year, the office said in a press release. The district covers 40 counties, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. The money is collected from criminal and civil cases the office is “exclusively or substantially” involved in and distributed to crime victims, law enforcement agencies that participated in investigations, other federal agencies and the U.S. Treasury. “The work of this office and our partners not only recovers...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NILES, Ohio -- Dr. Danielle MacDuff, a naturopatholigst with Phoenix House Wellness Center and DC Chiropractic in Warren, will launch a 100-day online challenge for those looking to improve their health in the new year. The program is broken into three 30-day periods and a 10-day period. The longer periods will focus on immune system improvement, detoxing the body and repairing body damage, while the final segment will show participants how to implement what was learned during the program. “By making only four small changes in their lifestyle, people can completely...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LORAIN, Ohio -- United States Steel Corp. confirmed today that it will temporarily idle its Lorain Tubular Operations as well as its Tubular Processing plant in Houston. In a letter to the president of the United Steelworkers union, Leo Gerard, the company said, “This action is a result of a decline in tubular market conditions, which is impacting demand for the plant’s products. Layoffs will begin March 8, the company said, idling 614 workers here and 142 in Houston. The letter to Gerard, in accordance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, is...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Calls from a "substantial" number of employees spurred the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to file applications Monday with the National Labor Relations Board in a move that could result in workers voting to accept or reject union representation at Exal Corp.'s plant here, a labor official says. "Employees contacted us and said they wanted to have a voice," said Dennis Wright, business representative and organizer for District Lodge 54 of the Machinists union. "...

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