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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Constructing the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was not “smooth sailing all the time,” general manager Mike Galle concedes. “Anytime you’re in construction sometimes timelines get delayed.” But even with those “bumps in the road,” Turner Construction Co., Cleveland, construction manager for the racino project, and laborers “did a great job” of finishing the 100,000-square-foot project ahead of schedule, allowing an earlier opening date than the planned October start, he said...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of new cars and trucks in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties remained flat in August compared to a year earlier, according to the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio's monthly report on auto sales. Dealers in the three counties sold 2,591 new vehicles in August versus 2,592 sold that month in 2013. Combined sales of new and used vehicles were also down slightly from a year ago, the report shows. Dealers last month sold 6,257 new and used cars and trucks compared to 6,321 last year, a decline of 1%. The Lordstown-built...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Advertising account executives, public relations managers and senior corporate executives might have fast-paced and highly coveted careers, but they hold some of the most overrated jobs, a new report from CareerCast finds. Other highly sought-after jobs on the list are event coordinator, attorney, author and surgeon. Difficulty breaking in to the profession, high levels of stress and poor prospects are among the reasons many of these jobs landed on the most overrated list. For example, the projected hiring outlook for advertising account...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday that it has cited Vallourec Star with 22 serious violations that carry with them $94,000 in penalties. The decision came in the wake of an investigation that was launched in February after a worker was crushed between two machines and received severe injuries, the agency said in a press release. The machine operator suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis and has been unable to return to work. OSHA's investigation concluded that Vallourec workers were...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Individuals with skills ranging from carpentry and painting to show shoveling and dog walking are encouraged to take their talents and transform them into their own businesses at an event Friday. The Create Your Own Job event, which will take place at the Youngstown Business Incubator, is hosted by Earnest.com, a new company that helps people launch online enterprises. Service providers can create their own online storefront through Earnest’s website, which customers then use to book and pay...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- GE Transportation is looking to hire new machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant here, the company announced Tuesday. The plant wants to hire 50 skilled machinists to support a $700 million contract signed in March that would supply Transnet, a South African rail, port and pipeline company, with 233 Evolution Series locomotives by next year. In addition, the company is preparing to introduce a new Tier 4 engine that meets new emissions standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency. New...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co.'s Carbon Limestone Landfill wells in Poland Township are showing muscle after just 22 days of production, according to reports released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Four of the six horizontal wells now in production at the Poland site's CLL2 well pad each produced more than 100 million cubic feet of natural gas over 22 days from the Utica/Point Pleasant shale formations during the second quarter of 2014, ODNR reports. The best performing well at the...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Building relationships with political leaders and economic development entities in the Mahoning Valley is one of the priorities for the new interim executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority. John Moliterno, former president of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and a past chairman of the port authority’s board of directors, was hired at a special meeting of the port authority board Tuesday afternoon. “He is absolutely the perfect choice,” Ron Klingle, chairman of the...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE -- Employers in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan statistical area, which includes Mercer County, Pa., expect to hire at a healthy pace during the fourth quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 17% of the companies in the MSA interviewed by Manpower said they plan to hire more employees, while 6% expect to reduce staff. Another 73% expect to maintain their workforce levels and 4% are uncertain of their hiring plans, yielding a net employment outlook of 11%. “According to employers, job...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Generations Insurance Group has acquired LTT Insurance Agency in North Jackson, thereby increasing its customer base in northeastern Ohio, the company reports. LTT, inside Leonard Truck and Trailer, and has been part of the North Jackson community since 2003. Generations Insurance Group provides personal and commercial insurance as well as medical group benefits. LTT Insurance serves customers in Youngstown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland, North Jackson and other nearby markets. The agency was set up to provide trailer insurance to customers who bought...

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