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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Election officials in the Mahoning Valley expect a light turnout of voters, in the 20-percent range, on Election Day, May 6. The exceptions may be in the West Branch School District and in Austintown, where levies are on the ballot. The post Elections officials expect light voter turnout at Mahoning Valley polls appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- Quaker Steak & Lube announced this morning that is has appointed a new CEO effective immediately. Greg Lippert, a 30-year industry veteran, has served as CEO of Mazzio's LLC since 2005. Lippert replaces John Longstreet, who announced in January that he was stepping down as CEO. Frederal Dreibholz, chief financial officer, had served as interim CEO until Lippert’s appointment. At Mazzio's, Lippert directed Mazzio's, Zio's Italian Kitchen Brands and recently introduced the Oliveto Italian Bistro to the portfolio of restaurants. He has extensive...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- Quaker Steak & Lube announced this morning that is has appointed a new CEO effective immediately. Greg Lippert, a 30-year industry veteran, has served as CEO of Mazzio's LLC since 2005. Lippert replaces John Longstreet, who announced in January that he was stepping down as CEO. Frederal Dreibholz, chief financial officer, had served as interim CEO until Lippert’s appointment. At Mazzio's, Lippert directed Mazzio's, Zio's Italian Kitchen Brands and recently introduced the Oliveto Italian Bistro to the portfolio of restaurants. He has extensive...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Humility of Mary Health Partners today announced that it has introduced a tiny, injectable heart monitor that can record a patient’s heart rhythm for up to three years. The new Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor was developed by Medtronic and received FDA approval for use in the United States in February. One-third the size of a AAA battery, it is the smallest heart monitor on the market and can automatically detect and record abnormal heart rhythms. Thus far, HMHP physicians have implanted the Reveal LINQ Cardiac Monitor in more than 20...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Just because BP America is abandoning its interests in the Utica shale play doesn’t mean another company can’t make a go of it, an industry spokesman suggests. “Absolutely,” responded Mike Chadsey, director of public relations for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, when asked if BP’s Utica acreage would be attractive to another energy company. BP announced Tuesday (READ STORY) that it would sell the 105,000 leasehold acres it has in the Mahoning Valley, including 84,000 acres in Trumbull...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Halcon Energy Corp.’s Kibler well in Trumbull County is thus far the most productive oil well in the northern tier of the Utica shale, according to the latest data released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR released production numbers April 25 for 352 horizontal wells drilled in the shale play that reported results during the fourth quarter of 2013. Another 45 wells reported no production because they await pipeline infrastructure. Halcon’s Kibler 1H produced 10,235 barrels of...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- BP America is planning to sell off 105,000 leasehold acres it owns in the Mahoning Valley as part of its exit strategy in the Utica shale, a company spokesman says. "Just because this play doesn't fit in our BP portfolio doesn't mean it's a busted play," said Curtis Thomas, BP Ohio's director of government and public affairs. "It doesn't mean that it's not a perfect play for another oil and gas operator." BP announced Monday morning that poor returns from its appraisal well program has caused...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- House sales during March were up from the month before in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, but dipped from the year before, according to the most recent report issued by the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors. In Mahoning County, 160 houses were sold, notching up from February’s 158 but down from 177 in March 2013. In Trumbull County, 129 houses were sold last month, up nine from 120 in February, although down from 137 a year earlier. In Columbiana County, 47 total units were sold, up from 33 in February but down from 53...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently received $35,000 in grants to assist with building upgrades and renovations for its Belmont Avenue building, the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday. The agency received $20,000 from the Youngstown Foundation, $10,000 from the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation and $5,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation. The funds will be used for renovations to the administrative, production and retail areas at the Belmont Avenue site. “The renovations of the three areas will help us to be more...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jeanne Powell Furrie, a 1945 Slippery Rock University physical education graduate and longtime university benefactor, has bequeathed $735,000 to the university to date as part of her estate. It is the largest legacy gift in the history of the university. Furrie, of Monroeville, Pa., died April 14, 2013, at age 89. The funds have been earmarked for the Jeanne P. Furrie Scholarship fund at SRU, which she created in 1999. The first scholarships will be presented at next year's SRU Alumni Association Spring Recognition and Awards Banquet. The gift...

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