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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Officials with the Western Reserve Port Authority say they’re optimistic that the U.S. Department of Transportation could reverse its recent order issued to Aerodynamics Inc. following the company’s announced change in leadership. Aerodynamics, or ADI, announced Tuesday that it has named veteran aviation industry executive F. Darrell Richardson as its new CEO, president and chairman. Richardson replaces Scott A. Beale, whose involvement with the carrier is at the heart of an order issued...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Today's "3 Minutes With" features Dan Dickten, director of aviation for the Western Reserve Port Authority at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and John Moliterno, interim executive director for the port authority. They discuss what the naming of F. Darrell Richardson as the new CEO, president and chairman of Aerodynamics Inc. could mean for the airline and ADI’s application to provide daily passenger service at the airport (READ STORY). "3 Minutes With" is a daily video feature produced by The Business Journal. To see who's interviewed every business day, CLICK...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Eastern Gateway Community College was named Ohio Community College Exemplar for 2015. The award, recognizing Eastern Gateway’s efforts to prepare a diverse student population for career success, was presented at a luncheon Tuesday during the ACT Ohio State Conference in Columbus. The Exemplar program, administered by the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign, recognizes employers, community colleges, high schools and their seniors. Participating states select one winner in each of the four categories. Each of the state winners then competes...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK -- Depressed oil prices has caused Hess Corp. to reduce spending in the Utica shale and other plays across the country during 2015, the company announced this week. "In the Utica, we plan to spend $290 million compared to $500 million last year, as we transition to early development at a measured pace in this price environment and as infrastructure builds out," says Greg Hill, president and chief executive officer. Hill said that the company's joint venture with Consol Energy will concentrate on the core of the wet gas window in the southeastern portion of...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A $100,000 grant from the Western Reserve Health Foundation will help the Mahoning County Juvenile Court launch a new program to identify and recommend treatment for drug and mental health issues in the families of young offenders. In addition, a foundation grant of $70,900 will support the county Board of Health’s new “Centering Pregnancy” program, which will help groups of at-risk pregnant women choose health-promoting behaviors and teach those to their infants. “Programs like these are important, but public resources for them are limited,” said...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Banc Corp., the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield, and National Bancshares Corp., the holding company for First National Bank of Orrville, announced today they have entered into an agreement and plan of merger. Each shareholder of National Bancshares will be entitled to elect to receive either $32.15 per share in cash or 4.034 shares of Farmers’ common stock, subject to an overall limitation of 80% of the shares being exchanged for stock and 20% for cash, the companies said. Based on Farmers’ volume weighted...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Banc Corp., the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield, and National Bancshares Corp., the holding company for First National Bank of Orrville, announced today they have entered into an agreement and plan of merger. Each shareholder of National Bancshares will be entitled to elect to receive either $32.15 per share in cash or 4.034 shares of Farmers’ common stock, subject to an overall limitation of 80% of the shares being exchanged for stock and 20% for cash, the companies said. Based on Farmers’ volume weighted...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Despite a slight uptick in rates in December, unemployment in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties finished last year about two percentage points lower than 2013, data released this morning show. Both Columbiana and Mahoning counties posted an average unemployment rate during 2014 of 6.2%, down from 2013’s 8.1% in Columbiana County and 8.3% in Mahoning County. In Trumbull County, the 6.3% jobless rate last year was down from 8.3% the year before. Rates in all three counties last month were up slightly from the month before, although down...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ATLANTA – Aerodynamics Inc. this morning announced F. Darrell Richardson as its new CEO, president and chairman of the company. Richardson replaces Scott A. Beale, whose involvement with the carrier is at the heart of an order issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation last week questioning ADI’s fitness to operate. Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport has been working with ADI to potentially provide service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. According to the news release announcing his appointment emailed this morning, Richardson has more than 40 years of...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ATLANTA – Aerodynamics Inc. this morning announced F. Darrell Richardson as its new CEO, president and chairman of the company. Richardson replaces Scott A. Beale, whose involvement with the carrier is at the heart of an order issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation last week questioning ADI’s fitness to operate. Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport has been working with ADI to potentially provide service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. According to the news release announcing his appointment, Richardson has more than 40 years of industry experience,...

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