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Sunday, January 25, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Representatives from area banking institutions will speak about what could happen in the economy this year at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber's Economic Forecast Breakfast on Feb. 5 at Mr. Anthony's. Among the topics that will be discussed are the shale and energy industries, the stock market, the mortgage industry and the international economy. Institutions with representatives speaking at the breakfast are First National Bank of Pa., Cortland Banks, Farmers National Bank, Home Savings and Loan, Huntington Bank, KeyBank, PNC Bank, Seven...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The director of aviation at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport characterizes a show cause order issued against Aerodynamic Inc. as a “speed bump” in the process of the carrier eventually offering flights at the airport.  One of the speakers at the Good Morning, Vienna and Fowler breakfast presented by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Dan Dickten, responded to the order issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation (READ STORY). Dickten manages the regional airport for the...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Attendance at this year’s TedXYoungstown was more than double that of the inaugural event last year, its organizer says. A total of 235 people registered for the day-long event, taking place today in the Ford Theater at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall. “Last year we only had 100 people, which is what we were restricted to,” Lori Shandor, TedXYoungstown Curator, says. “So we’re not a sellout crowd but that’s great news because we have some room to grow here.” The event features a...

Friday, January 23, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a “tentative decision” against Aerodynamics Inc.’s proposal to provide daily passenger service from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to Chicago, says the company has “failed to demonstrate it continues to be fit to operate as an air carrier” under the control of owner Scott Beale. The “show cause” order, issued Thursday by Brandon Belford, deputy assistant U.S. Aviation secretary, specifies that Beale did not notify the department about a civil lawsuit in which he was required to pay $600,000 in...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Four collaborative projects between the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and community stakeholders -- including a proposed firearms and safety training center at the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University -- will now move to the next phase following a meeting Thursday at the air base to finalize the plans that have been developed. The projects were determined through the Air Force Community Partnership Program, which began working with YARS last spring, says Major Tara Richards, a full-...

Friday, January 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Huntington Bancshares Inc., holding company of Huntington Bank, Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $163.6 million or 19 cents per diluted share, and full-year net income of $632.4 million, or 72 cents a share. This compares to third-quarter net income of $155 million, or 18 cents a share, fourth-quarter 2013 net income of $158.2 million, or 18 cents a share, and $641.3 million, or 72 cents a share -- unchanged -- for all of 2013. Huntington also announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of six cents per...

Friday, January 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- F.N.B. Corp., holding company of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, reported fourth-quarter net income of $37.29 million, or 21 cents a common share, available to holders of its common share, and full-year net income of $135.70 million, or 80 cents per diluted share, a record. This compares to third-quarter net income $33.38 million, or 20 cents a common share, and fourth-quarter net income of $28.44 million, or 18 cents a share. Full-year net income in 2013 was $117.80 million, or 80 cents per share. 2014 net income exceeded 2013 results by 15.2%....

Friday, January 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman Thursday announced members of his senior campaign team as he prepares for reelection, the same day a Cincinnati city councilman announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to unseat the senator. P.G. Sittenfeld, also assistant director of the Community Learning Center Institute in Cincinnati, said he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Portman in 2016. Also mulling a challenge to Portman’s bid for a second term is U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio. The Mahoning Valley congressman has said he will decide by...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, Don Crane, spent Wednesday speaking to elected officials here and in Lisbon about making sure the contractors pay their laborers prevailing wage, regardless of whether they belong to a union and that such payments are documented. Crane began his day in Lisbon addressing Columbiana County commissioners and ended it speaking to City Council. One of the 18 unions that belong to the Western Reserve Building Trades,...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The third annual Cookie Table & Cocktails fundraiser for the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will take place Feb. 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center downtown. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Campaign for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. Amateur and professional bakers will share their confections on the cookie table, which will feature mini cannolis, assorted pizzelles, buckeyes, clothespins, nut kipfels, chocolate marshmallow brownies, caramel tarts and lemon tassies. The cookies will be...

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