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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...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- New-vehicle sales of the Chevrolet Equinox edged ahead of the Lordstown-made Chevrolet Cruze locally in April, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio reported Monday. Last month, dealers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 166 Equinoxes, slightly more than the 162 Cruzes, when they sold 2,754 new vehicles overall, up 10.6% from the 2,489 sold in April a year ago. Chevrolet represented the top-four new models sold in April with sales of the Equinox and Cruze followed by the Malibu with 125 units and the Silverado 1500...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a $2.5 million competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each. Deadline for applying is Aug. 2. Before awarding the prizes, a panel of judges will consider each applicant's stated mission, founding team members and business goals and other core components, said Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA administrator. Monday marked the start of this year's Small Business Week. The panel will give particular attention to -- and the SBA encourages...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien HOWLAND, Ohio -- It’s a warm spring afternoon and the course spreads out before you. In the distance, birds chirp and waves crash against the South Carolina coastline. You approach the tee, take your stance, keep your head down and swing through. One loud smack and the ball takes flight down the fairway of one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, one of the most distinguished PGA Tour courses in the country, is just one of the 44 courses that members of Avalon...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Avalon Holdings Corp. reported a first-quarter net loss of $700,000, or 18 cents per share. This compares with a net loss of $100,000, or four cents per share, for the first quarter of 2013. Net operating revenues fell to $10 million compared with $14.7 million in the first quarter a year ago. Avalon Holdings Corp. provides waste management services to industrial, commercial, municipal and governmental customers in selected northeastern and midwestern U.S. markets. The company also owns the Avalon Golf and Country Club, which operates golf courses and country clubs in Trumbull...

Monday, May 12, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Access Midstream Partners LP says new commitments from existing customers and a new contract with American Energy-Utica LLC is expected to increase its UEO Buckeye processing system's "through-put" by 70%. UEO Buckeye is a partnership between Access, M3 Midstream and EV Energy Partners and consists of a $900 million pipeline and processing network that runs from southern Columbiana County nto Harrison County. The system includes a cryogenic plant in Kensington, Columbiana County. Access Midstream announced this morning that that new commitments from...

Monday, May 12, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Raymond John Wean Foundation today announced several staff additions and changes. The reorganization streamlines operations and strengthens the foundation’s core commitment to its five issue priorities: early childhood (0-5), educational opportunity, economic opportunity, community revitalization and public and civic sector leadership, foundation officials say “For 65 years the Wean Foundation has remained committed to creating the capacity for growth in the Mahoning Valley,” said Jennifer Roller, who in March was named foundation president. “...

Monday, May 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – YSU president-designate Jim Tressel and his wife Ellen will attend tonight’s meeting of the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Hall, where every seat is likely to be filled for the triumphant return of YSU’s former football coach. The board is expected to go into closed executive session “for no more than 30 minutes … to further consider the terms of the president's new contract,” states a media advisory from YSU, after which Tressel and his wife, Ellen, will to join the open meeting. “It is possible...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan worries the state of affairs at the Western Reserve Port Authority could imperil the economic development initiative he spearheaded. Mahoning and Trumbull counties formed the port authority in 1992 to assume responsibility from the city of Youngstown for operation of Youngstown Municipal Airport in Vienna Township, now known as Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. More recently, Ryan, D-13 Ohio, led the campaign to establish and fund an economic development division and...

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