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Friday, August 8, 2014

ATLANTA -- The Randstad Engineering Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. engineers, fell below 60 for the first time since the second quarter of 2013, declining from 63.6 to 59.8 this quarter. However, confidence levels remain high when compared with those of the other industries surveyed. The index indicated a loss of confidence in engineers' own personal job security, dropping from 84% in the first quarter to 72% in the second quarter. In addition, the Personal Confidence Index for engineering workers dropped more than five percentage points, to 72.6% from...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DENVER- MarkWest Energy Partners plans to add a third cryogenic plant to its Cadiz, Ohio, complex in Harrison County to process the high volumes of natural-gas liquids extracted from the Utica shale, the company announced today. The new plant is expected to come online during the first quarter of 2015 and will increase processing capacity at the Cadiz site to 525 million cubic feet per day. MarkWest's Cadiz complex, a partnership between MarkWest and the Energy & Minerals Group, or EMG, is now capable of processing 125 million cubic feet per day through its...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DENVER- MarkWest Energy Partners plans to add a third cryogenic plant to its Cadiz, Ohio, complex in Harrison County to process the high volumes of natural-gas liquids extracted from the Utica shale, the company announced today. The new plant is expected to come online during the first quarter of 2015 and will increase processing capacity at the Cadiz site to 525 million cubic feet per day. MarkWest's Cadiz complex, a partnership between MarkWest and the Energy & Minerals Group, or EMG, is now capable of processing 125 million cubic feet per day through its...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co., Houston, continues to place emphasis on developing the northern tier of the Utica shale in Pennsylvania, as evidenced by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issuing two new horizontal well permits to the company last week. The DEP awarded Hilcorp permits to drill new wells in Pulaski Township at the Artman North pad. The company has several other producing wells and well pads under development in this section of the county as well as across the Ohio line in Poland Township. Across the state line in Ohio,...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- An early November opening is planned for the Antonine Sisters’ new $9 million assisted living and memory care center that will complement their 23-year-old adult day care facility. B&B Construction of Youngstown is serving as general contractor for Antonine Village, construction of which is nearing completion at 2675 N. Lipkey Road. K. Anthony Hayek of MS Consultants of Youngstown is the architect. Built around a secure courtyard, the campus will include 50 apartments, including 21 for adults with memory impairment and 29 for assisted...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co. continues to place emphasis on developing the northern tier of the Utica shale in Pennsylvania, as evidenced by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issuing two new horizontal well permits to the company last week. The DEP awarded Hilcorp permits to drill new wells in Pulaski Township at the Artman North pad. The company has several other producing wells and well pads under development in this section of the county. Across the state line in Ohio, energy exploration companies are busy concentrating on drilling...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

TROY, Mich. -- Talmer Bancorp Inc., holding company of Talmer Bank and Trust, Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $20.61 million, or 27 cents per diluted common share. This compares to first-quarter net income of $36.41 million, or 50 cents a share, and second-quarter 2013 income of $15.01 million, or 21 cents a share. Talmer noted its first-quarter net income was revised to reflect the impact of adjustments to the acquisition-date fair value of certain assets and liabilities during that period. Those adjustments increased the net income for that period...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tourism activity in Mahoning and Trumbull counties accounted for a quarter of the $4.1 billion in tourism revenue generated in Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties last year, the state’s director of tourism told convention bureau directors. Mary Cusick, speaking Wednesday before a meeting of Ohio’s Appalachian County group at the Butler Institute of American Art, said Mahoning County generated 15% of the dollars spent on tourism-related activities in the 32-county region. Clermont County accounted...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- The welcome sign is up on the perimeter of the Ohio Commerce Park at the 31.2-acre site where Matalco Inc. plans to build what is now a $125 million remelt aluminum billet manufacturing plant. The sale of the land was completed Tuesday, reports Chuck Joseph of Routh-Hurlbert Co., Warren. Routh-Hurlbert co-brokered the deal with the Akron office of CBRE. Matalco paid $690,000 for the property, according to Joseph. The seller was Stirongo Lordstown LLC, the entity that owns the Ohio Commerce Park. Joseph credits his co-worker, Dan Crouse, for making...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Penn National Gaming Inc. set Sept. 17 as the opening date of the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, pending final regulatory approval, the company announced Wednesday. The grand opening is the first of two Penn National, based in Wyomissing, Pa., will celebrate for the new entertainment venue in Austintown. The second will take place Nov. 24, when thoroughbred racing begins on the new one-mile all-weather racetrack. Once its doors open Sept. 17, Hollywood Gaming will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The $250 million...

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