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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The quality of life in a person’s later years almost always depends on how well that person has prepared for the aging process — be it emotionally, physically or financially. That’s the consensus of 11 participants who joined The Business Journal in a roundtable discussion on aging strategies Feb. 15 at the […]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Community Health Systems Inc., which plans to sell its four local hospitals, finished 2016 with net operating revenues down 5.1% from a year earlier. CHS announced Thursday that it would sell ValleyCare Health System of Ohio and Sharon Regional Health System of Sharon, Pa. Terms have not been disclosed. The company reported […]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Since she founded Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs seven years ago, Carol Borden has had her heart broken by the phone calls that come into her office more times than she can count. Most callers to the Florida charity are veterans. But it’s those calls that keep her and the staff at […]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of the Valley’s annual Home & Garden Show doesn’t draw fair-weather fans. In fact, the opposite is likely true. The show usually draws between 10,000 and 14,000 over the course of a weekend, says the association’s executive director, Jennie Brewer, but “it’s really dependent on the […]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MEADVILLE, Pa. – A series of low-magnitude earthquakes that occurred in Lawrence County in April 2016 were most likely caused by hydraulic fracturing, according to a report issued Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “Induced seismicity is a relatively new and complex technical issue,” said Patrick McDonnell, acting secretary of the department. “This […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Niles and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have entered into a contract for the economic development agency to provide services to the city. Under the terms of the one-year contract, announced Monday, the chamber will provide services including identifying which properties to market, develop a familiarization tour of the […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

CLEVELAND ­– Since the start of the 21st century, the biomedical industry in northeastern Ohio has grown 59%, according to a report by economic development organization Team Northeast Ohio. Since 2003, the region has had 448 biomedical startups with $2.3 billion invested. The companies have raised $198 million in funding. Most of that money has […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster will host its first innovation cluster meeting March 10 at the Corporate College Conference Center at Cuyahoga Community College in Warrensville Heights. The meeting, held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will discuss opportunities to improve the impact of additive manufacturing in the region. The keynote speakers […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Now in its fourth year in business, The Houck Agency grew from 11 clients to 18, and increased its revenue 15% over last year. The Houck Agency is a boutique marketing and copywriting services firm. It performs […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

NILES, Ohio — First Niles Financial Inc. announced a cash dividend of three cents per share on common stock and four cents per share on preferred class A stock for the most recent quarter. The dividend will be payable March 24 to shareholders of record March 10, the bank holding company announced Friday. FNFI is […]

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