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Monday, July 28, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- When Emil Koledin purchased the assets of the former Shenango Metalcraft Co. in 1975, he had every intention of gutting the building at 85 Garfield St. here, and selling off the equipment to make way for his construction company, Wesex Corp. Then one day he went to the mailbox. "He found that there were orders from companies such as Westinghouse and General Electric," recalls his daughter, Tanya McClafferty. "He realized that he had a great customer base and the equipment was already here."...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown has been named to two more national Top-10 lists, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber announced today. The city was named the No. 1 city on SmartAssest.com's “Ten Best Cities for Healthcare Access for Your Money” list, while the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research ranked the Youngstown-Warren area 10th on its list of the country's top 100 metropolitan areas for economic performance from 2009 through 2012. “We spend a lot of time focused on these rankings and we always have,”...

Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Medicines for his infant son put U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan into early trouble as he began his attempt to live on live on a minimum-wage income for a week Thursday, the first day of the Live the Wage Challenge, “started a little rocky,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, reported on Facebook. His wife, Andrea, had informed him that they had to pick up “a couple of prescriptions” for their new baby, Brady. The medications cost $24.  “So we are down to $130 before we even got started,” he wrote in a post on Facebook. Under the experiment, the Ryans are living for a week on $154,...

Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Medicines for his infant son put U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan into early trouble as he began his attempt to live on a minimum-wage income for a week Thursday, the first day of the Live the Wage Challenge, “started a little rocky,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, reported on Facebook. His wife, Andrea, had informed him that they had to pick up “a couple of prescriptions” for their new baby, Brady. The medications cost $24. “So we are down to $130 before we even got started,” he wrote in a post on Facebook. Under the experiment, the Ryans are living for a week on $154, what would...

Monday, July 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Foreclosure rates in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area decreased for the month of May over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 2.48% during May, a decrease of 1.38 percentage points compared to May of 2013 when the rate was 3.86%. Still, foreclosure activity in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman was higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was 1.73% for May. Also in Youngstown-...

Monday, July 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Foreclosure rates in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area decreased for the month of May over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 2.48% during May, a decrease of 1.38 percentage points compared to May of 2013 when the rate was 3.86%. Still, foreclosure activity in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman was higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was 1.73% for May. Also in Youngstown-...

Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the United States imported 3.586 million net tons of steel in June, the American Iron and Steel Institute reports. The figure includes 2.706 million net tons of finished steel. These figures are down 11.1% and 8%, respectively, compared to final data for May. Year-to-date total and finished steel imports are 21.082 million and 15.552 million net tons, respectively, up 34% and 26% respectively, versus the first half of 2013. Annualized total and finished steel imports in 2014 would be 42.2 million and 31.1 million...

Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Remodeling Market Index of the National Association of Home Builders rose three points to 56 in the second quarter, regaining the momentum built in 2013. This is the fifth consecutive quarter for an index reading above 50, th eassociation reports. An index with a reading above 50 indicates that more remodelers report business is higher (compared to the preceding quarter) than lower. “With many home owners on better financial footing, home remodeling has become more popular,” said Paul Sullivan, chairman of remodelers division of the assocoation, in...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s easy to convince a company to visit universities with enrollments of thousands when it wants to recruit employees. “A lot of times, recruiters, because of their budget, are limited to only going to big schools where they can see a lot of kids in one shot,” says Jackie Meade, recently retired director of career services at Westminster College. For smaller schools such as Westminster, with an undergraduate enrollment of 1,468, catching the eye of employers can prove challenging. To level the...

Friday, July 25, 2014

GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio – Students in Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design will present proposals this evening reimagining the village, which was devastated by fire earlier this year. The public is invited to view the 11 proposals, prepared by 12 students, which will be presented at the village hall, 8213 High St., 6-8 p.m. The event is open to the public. A March 22 fire swept through the historic downtown, destroying an entire commercial block and 13 businesses in the Portage County village, which has a population of just over 2,200...

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