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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Irving Roth, a survivor of the Holocaust, spoke to 600 people at Youngstown State University. He warned about the power of hate speech and murder being used as a political tool. The post Holocaust survivor warns of hate speech’s power appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Rotary International motto, “Service above Self,” defines the organization, and this week members of the Rotary Club of Youngstown are reflecting on a century of their club's legacy of service. The Youngstown Rotary, which spawned other chapters and was instrumental in establishing the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, the local chapters of the Better Business Bureau and the chamber of commerce, celebrates its 100 years tonight with the opening of an exhibit at the Tyler Mahoning...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Community Foundations National Standards Board has again accredited the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, CFMV announced today. The Community Foundations National Standards Board is a national authority that reviews community foundations for operational excellence, according to the news release. CFMV is the only community foundation in the Mahoning Valley with national standards accreditation. “This is good news for us and the donors who rely on us to manage their funds for the good of the Mahoning Valley,” said Shari Harrell, CFMV...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. sees opportunity where others don’t as it plans to drill more natural gas wells this year in the northern tier of the Utica shale in Ohio and western Pennsylvania. “We’re optimistic that oil and gas development will remain successful in this part of the Utica,” says Justin Furnace, spokesman for Hilcorp. “In 2014 alone, we spent $400 million in development of the play.” The oil and gas company is the most active driller in the northern tier of the Utica, which...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With its involvement in the disposition of the Wells Building complete, the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. turns its attention to the Armed Forces/State Theatre property. The properties on West Federal Street are the last two parcels of the 81 the downtown CIC was charged with improving two decades ago, facilities supervisor Lynn Popa said. Facilities manager Dave Kosec informed the board of the downtown CIC Wednesday, “We have begun discussions with interested parties”...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Markets reacted positively Wednesday to news of the $74 million agreement for Farmers National Banc Corp. to acquire National Bancshares Corp., holding company of First National Bank of Orville. Farmers and National Bancshares announced their agreement after markets closed Tuesday (READ STORY). Farmers will pay the shareholders of National Bancshares $74 million in cash and stock. Farmers is offering somewhere between 145% and 150% of National Bancshares tangible book value, said Kevin J. Helmick, president and CEO of Farmers. Shares in both...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Today's "3 Minutes With" features Kevin J. Helmick, president and CEO of Farmers National Banc Corp. Helmick Farmers’ agreement to acquire National Bancshares Corp., holding company of First National Bank of Orville (READ STORY). "3 Minutes With" is a daily video feature produced by The Business Journal. To see who's interviewed every business day, CLICK HERE for our free daily headlines, emailed to your desktop as you start your day. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-monthly print edition and to our free daily email...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Banc Corp., holding company of Farmers National Bank and Farmers Trust Co., Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.15 million, or 12 cents a share, and full-year 2014 net income of $8.97 million, or 48 cents a share, 15.2% better than 2013. This compares to third-quarter net income of $2.28 million, or six cents a share, and fourth-quarter 2013 net income of $2.30 million, or 12 cents a share. Full-year 2013 net income was $7.78 million, or 41 cents a share. Said Kevin J. Helmick, president and CEO, in a prepared...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- Lance Grahn, a history professor at the  University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., has been named dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull. Grahn, who was hired following a national search, will begin his duties July 1. “We are fortunate to have joining our Kent State family a professor, administrator and leader of Dr. Grahn’s caliber and experience,” said Todd Diacon, KSU’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. As a department chair, dean and provost, Grahn “has excelled at combining the...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are praising yesterday’s passage by the House of Representatives of House Resolution 351, Johnson’s legislation expediting the approval process of liquefied natural gas export permits. The legislation passed the House on a 277-133 vote. “America is experiencing an energy renaissance because of the oil and natural gas development occurring across eastern and southeastern Ohio, and throughout the United States," said Johnson, R-6 Ohio. "We’re now the world’s largest producer of natural gas, and because we have become so...

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