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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. --– Flynn’s Tire Group officially enlisted Tuesday in the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program, thereby guaranteeing job interviews and potential employment to soldiers ending their tour of duty and ROTC cadets. The formal signing of the partnership followed a patriotic recognition ceremony staged by members of the Cleveland Recruiting Battalion & New Castle Recruiting Co.  “It’s our launch of working with the U.S. Army for the PaYS program, which is basically helping veterans when they’re coming out of the military to find...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Initiative Committee met Tuesday morning for what could be the last time for a while, at least until it can come up with new or alternative funding. The committee that oversees the economic development program reduced the previously awarded grant to one company because the enterprise reduced the scope of its project. The Initiative Committee also heard proposals for funding three additional projects and a façade application. However, because of the lack of funds reported at the...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Cboss Inc. is expanding its footprint in the health-care market by adding Heritage Valley Health System to its portfolio of clients. Heritage Valley provides health care to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania as well as eastern Ohio and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. “Our Central Payment Portal Platform adds multiple advantages such as new efficiencies, cost-savings and the all-important centralization of data," said Jenny Hammond, director of operations at Cboss. Heritage Valley, described as one...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Retina Associates of Cleveland has opened an office on North Road NE, the company announced Tuesday. The 4,000-square-foot office offers the newest technology and diagnostic equipment and allows for improved personal care and services for patients, said Janet Delventhal, Retina practice liaison. "Our doctors are internationally recognized for their expertise in retinal diseases and surgery and have been dedicated to developing and evaluating new and promising treatments for retinal diseases since 1979," she said. "In fact, we have one of the most...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Author:  Jim Tressel YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ellen and I cannot begin to express how honored and fortunate we feel to be back on the campus of Youngstown State University. While we’ve stayed in close contact with so many at the university and in the community over the last 14 years, there’s nothing like again being part of the YSU team. We are humbled to return home, and we want to thank everyone across the region for their outpouring of well wishes and support. It has been a whirlwind couple of months -- from the interview process, to...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning-Shenango chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionalis is accepting nominations for the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards until 5 p.m. July 18. This year’s luncheon Nov. 14 at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman will mark the 24th year of the awards in the Valley. All are invited to nominate groups or individuals who meet the criteria below. For more information, call one of the co-chairwomen: Joann Stock, director of development at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, 330 746 9122, or Lynn Wyant, director of...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The two U.S. senators who represent Ohio offered sharply differing views on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell, test cases in which the high court rejected contraceptives mandate for certain corporations. The high court’s justices split 5-4 in the decision, with the conservative majority ruling that privately held corporations such as Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cannot be forced to provide contraceptive coverage, as provided for in a provision of the Affordable Care Act.  Hobby...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Penn National Gaming Inc. plans to announce an opening date soon for its Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course here. The $250 million racetrack, dining and gaming facility took delivery Monday on the first 24 of the 850 video lottery terminals that will operate once it opens, sometime this fall. “We don’t have a specific date for that announcement yet,” Penn National spokesman Bob Tenenbaum said. “It’s dependent primarily on construction milestones, since we’ve already received our...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  --  Citizens Financial Group Inc. will rebrand more than 200 Charter One branches in Michigan and Ohio as Citizens Bank by mid-year 2015, creating a consistent Citizens Bank presence across the company’s 11-state retail footprint. the company announced Monday. The company already operates as Citizens Bank in the other nine states where it has branches. There are four Charter One branches in the Mahoning Valley: in Boardman, Austintown, Girard and Liberty. The commercial banking division will transition from RBS Citizens to Citizens Commercial...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Bank has not one, but several, philanthropic campaigns that begin today and run through July, Kevin Helmick, president and CEO, announced Monday. First, the bank is asking its customers to help infants throughout the Mahoning Valley by sponsoring “The Farmers Family Diaper Drop: A Cause You Can Get Behind.” The bank is encouraging its customers to drop off packages of diapers in any size at their nearby Farmers branch office. Farmers is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to get the diapers collected to the...

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