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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DETROIT -- Sales of the Lordstown, Ohio-built Chevrolet Cruze rose 51% in October, General Motors Co. reported Monday, driving compact car sales to their highest level since 2003. GM said it delivered 226,819 vehicles in the United States last month – the company’s best October sales since 2007. Still, the number is up only slightly from October 2013 when GM delivered 226,402 units, or a gain of just 0.2%. In addition to higher Cruze sales, GM’s Chevrolet brand enjoyed stronger sales of the Silverado, Traverse and Equinox. And the automaker’s Buick brand enjoyed its...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GIRARD. Ohio -- Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc. awarded a $5,000 grant to Sister Jerome’s Poor to sponsor a local college student as well as to provide mentoring for the student. The check for sponsorship was presented to Sister Jerome Corcoran at VEC’s headquarters Oct. 31. Upon graduating from Eastern Gateway Community College in June, Brianna Spatafore will continue her education at Youngstown State University. Tricia Ferry of VEC will mentor Spatafore during this time. The grant represents the core values that Rex Ferry, VEC president and CEO, promotes -- “...

Monday, November 3, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Beginning Nov. 17, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will offer specialty services including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, urology, lab and radiology at its Warren office. The 5,000-square-foot space at The Market Place, 5000 E. Market St., features nine exam rooms, three assessment rooms, ultrasound, lab draw area, radiology room, echocardiogram room, nurses’ stations and physician charting area. Akron Children’s will host a community open house Saturday from 1-3 p.m. to show the space. “It’s important for families to stay close to...

Monday, November 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University ranks among the top 25% of similar universities and colleges nationally in Washington Monthly’s 2013 College Guide and Rankings, the university announced today. The magazine’s rankings list schools based on the social mobility of their students, research and community service. “Instead of lauding colleges for closing their doors to all but an elite few, we give high marks to institutions that enroll low-income students, help them graduate, and don’t charge them an arm and a leg to attend,” the magazine said. YSU ranks...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Demand for additional -- or at least different -- office space is contributing to activity in the Mahoning Valley market, commercial real estate agents report.  “We’re seeing a lot more activity for office space right now,” says John Horvath, broker associate with commercial services at Northwood Realty Services, Poland. In many cases, satisfying pent-up demand is driving office deals, Horvath says, as businesses that needed space two or three years ago are acting on that need. “People feel...

Monday, November 3, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The state is offering assistance to businesses that are interested in marketing their products around the globe through Ohio Export Internship Program. Approximately 50 students will be selected to assist companies for this year’s program, including 10 students from the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, a new partner to the program. The remaining 40 students will be chosen from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. “Businesses who have participated in previous years have generated...

Monday, November 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Williamson College of Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University will hold graduation for the 2014 Emerging Leaders at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Hall. The initiative established by the Small Business Administration focuses on small companies in the Mahoning Valley that have the potential to grow rapidly and create jobs. The seven-month program offered 100 hours of classroom time per participant and the opportunity for small-business owners to work with mentors, attend workshops and...

Monday, November 3, 2014

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- A public information meeting is scheduled for this evening regarding Heritage Thermal Services’ application for a permit to expand its hazardous waste incinerator here by 25%. The meeting is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the North Elementary School library, 90 Maine Blvd. The East Liverpool incinerator accepts, stores and treats shipments bulk solids, bulk liquids and containers of all sizes, according to the company’s website. Waste types it accepts include reactive materials, controlled substances as defined and regulated by the U.S. Drug...

Monday, November 3, 2014

NEW YORK -- Two law firms here are reviewing the sale, announced last Wednesday, of ESB Financial Corp., Ellwood City, Pa., to WesBanco Inc. of Wheeling, W.Va. WesBanco agreed to pay $324.4 million, or $17.65 a share, in stock and cash, for ESB, the holding company of ESB Bank (READ STORY). Based on the closing price of ESB shares last Wednesday, WesBanco would pay a nearly 37% premium Levi & Korinsky said it “is investigating the board of directors of ESB Financial Corp. for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law” related to the...

Monday, November 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sallie Tod Dutton and David Tod cut the ribbon at Tod Homestead Cemetery Friday to mark the dedication of the new columbarium memorial garden that will accommodate the cremation remains of more than 900 people. The two are great-great-grandchildren of David Tod, Ohio’s Civil War governor, whose rolling North Side homestead was dedicated in 1908 as a cemetery through the will of Gov. Tod’s son, George Tod. “Today’s dedication represents not only a view toward the future but also a reflection of the past,” said Dutton. “Tod Homestead Cemetery must...

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