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Friday, February 5, 2016

By Jackie Stewart, Energy in Depth CANFIELD, Ohio – After just a handful of years in production, Ohio’s Utica shale is supporting initiatives at every level of the state’s government.  From maintaining local municipal roads, increasing sales tax revenues, and bolstering county and school budgets; millions upon millions of the dollars generated from oil and […]

Friday, February 5, 2016

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty is among the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics” as ranked by Ethisphere magazine. McNulty, a former deputy U.S. attorney general and one of the nation’s top compliance counselor, was ranked 24 in the category of thought leadership. Since 2007, Ethisphere has compiled the […]

Friday, February 5, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The stock markets got off to a rocky start last month but the chief investment officer of F.N.B. Corp., Jeff Wagner, sees the performance of the economy this year as essentially repeating 2015, that is, continued sluggish growth. Wagner offered his analysis of the national and regional economies Thursday morning at the […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – A spokesman for TMK IPSCO confirms the company has apprised employees at its threading operation here of potential layoffs, but emphasized that it has no intentions of closing the mill. “We have no plans to close the plant,” TMK spokesman Roger Bentley told The Business Journal. “We did send WARN notices to […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Board of Control this morning approved a contract with MS Consultants Inc. to prepare bid documents for asbestos abatement and demolition of the Wick Six auto dealer showrooms on Wick Avenue. The bid documents should be ready in 30 to 60 days, said Abigail Beniston, code enforcement and blight remediation superintendent. […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn National Gaming Inc. had net income of $734.0 million for the fourth quarter and $2.8 billion for 2015, the company reported this morning. Penn National, which operates the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, Ohio, also reported adjusted earnings of $206.2 million for the fourth quarter and $795.7 […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lunchtime patrons of the Avalon Downtown pizza shop today were greeted with a sign that West Federal Street restaurant was closed. Behind the locked doors was a sign that simply stated, “CLOSED THANK YOU.” Above the lock on each door was a sign stating “Massulo Prop.” had changed the locks. On the […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Davis Family YMCA will host the third annual Five Squared benefit art show at the McClurg Road branch. The art show will launch with an opening reception 1-2 p.m. Sunday that is free and open to the public. The art show will run through March 7. This year’s show will feature […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The oil and gas downturn caught up with TMK IPSCO’s plant here Wednesday as employees learned the pipe-threading mill could close in two months unless market conditions greatly improve. Letters were circulated to about 100 employees informing them of the potential shutdown. As of this morning, the required WARN notice was not […]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – Range Resources Corp. announced Tuesday that it would place 55 employees on layoff because of low natural gas prices. Thirty-one of the affected employees work in Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania, the company said. “Low commodity prices have created a harsh reality that everyone in our industry is facing,” Ray Walker, […]

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