Local News

Friday, November 7, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- CHCC Health Care Centers Inc. is closing its Campus Health Care Center, 196 Colonial Drive, and its Cedarcreek Health Care Center, 4121 Tod Avenue NW in Warren, idling a combined 156 employees. The closings will be completed by Dec. 31, according to a letter from the company to its employees, and official notices provided to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services as required by the federal “plant closing” law. “The company has recently notified the landlord of the Campus facility that...

Friday, November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Program reached another lending record in fiscal 2014, the agency announced Thursday. By the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), SBA had approved 52,044 7(a) loans for $19.19 billion, an increase of 12% in number loans and 7.4% in dollar amount over fiscal 2013. In the SBA's northern Ohio district, loan volume reached a seven year high, with a 31% in the number of loans over fiscal 2013. Gil Goldberg, district director of the SBA's Cleveland District, said his office helped 1,909 small business obtain...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Author:  George Nelson HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, capping off a year in which it studied social service organizations, last night recognized Michael Wright, president and CEO of the Shenango Valley Urban League, as its Person of the Year. Wright is “a shining example of that kind of commitment to making this a better place to be,” said Robert McCracken, executive director of the Shenango Valley Chamber. The chamber held its annual meeting at the Avalon Golf & Country Club @ Buhl Park. “I was...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Board members of the Western Reserve Port Authority joined personnel from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Airport Thursday evening to open the second Tee hangar to house single-engine aircraft. Construction began after the first of the three planned Tee hangars was completed about three years ago. “We had site remediation to start with. This was a dumpsite at one point. We had to clean that up,” Jack Sullivan began. “We used airport funds to build the hangar. We had to commit to the...

Friday, November 7, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Nearly 100 public officials, teachers, counselors, agency officials, social workers and others who work with at-risk children gathered Thursday today for a day-long session of information and inspiration. “Innovations: Evolving Approaches to Youth Development” was presented at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center of Mill Creek MetroParks by the William Swanston Charitable Fund, which works to improve the lives of at-risk children in the Mahoning Valley. Leading strategies for working with children were showcased. Participants...

Friday, November 7, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Huntington Bank has introduced two new checking accounts that pay interest, Huntington 5 Checking and Huntington 25 Checking. Mary Navarro, retail and business banking director, announced the new products Thursday. To qualify for the Huntington 5 account, “Customers should have at least $5,000 in total relationship balances,” the bank said, to avoid a monthly maintenance fee. For the Huntington 25, the minimum is $25,000. “These total relationship balances can be an aggregated summation of the customer’s checking, savings, money market, certificates...

Friday, November 7, 2014

NEW YORK -- U.S. households plan to spend an average of $538 on gifts this holiday season, up slightly from $528 last year, the Conference Board said Thursday. Eight percent of consumers say they plan to spend more this year on holiday gifts, while 32% plan to spend less. The remaining 60% plan to spend about the same as last year. About one in three holiday shoppers say they expect more than half of their purchases will be on sale or discounted. An increasing number will click to shop online. Nearly seven in 10 expect to purchase at least some of their holiday gifts...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Just hours before it opened the doors of the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center to the public for the first time, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society kicked off Phase 2 of its capital campaign, announcing a $500,000 donation from Dr. Maria Fok. The fundraising goal for Phase 2 is $1.5 million. Fok's donation will underwrite a permanent exhibit on the first floor of the center, “People of the Mahoning Valley,” says Cheryl Lewis, campaign director for the society. Lewis noted that Phase 2...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN – Citing the city’s “entrepreneurial tradition,” Global Trade magazine listed Youngstown among the Top 10 employee-friendly places in the U.S. The ranking was announced this week when Global Trade published its third annual “Best Cities for Global Trade” report (CLICK HERE). Employee-friendly is among the 10 “needs-oriented and relevant categories” that exporters consider when making location decisions, the trade journal said, and one of the 10 it ranked. In all, 100 cities made one of the lists. In its report, the magazine told exporting businesses, “...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Board of Control this morning approved a payment of up to $15,000 to the city of Campbell under the terms of its agreement to share income taxes generated by a project in the former Cold Metal Products building. Earlier this year the two cities agreed to provide assistance to DNV Energy LLC, a spinoff of Youngstown Pipe & Supply. Both companies are located in the former CMP building, which straddles both cities. DNV makes and sells products for the oil and gas industry including standard valves and fittings as well as custom...

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