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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co.'s Carbon Limestone Landfill wells in Poland Township are showing muscle after just 22 days of production, according to reports released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Four of the six horizontal wells now in production at the Poland site's CLL2 well pad each produced more than 100 million cubic feet of natural gas over 22 days from the Utica/Point Pleasant shale formations during the second quarter of 2014, ODNR reports. The best performing well at the...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Building relationships with political leaders and economic development entities in the Mahoning Valley is one of the priorities for the new interim executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority. John Moliterno, former president of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and a past chairman of the port authority’s board of directors, was hired at a special meeting of the port authority board Tuesday afternoon. “He is absolutely the perfect choice,” Ron Klingle, chairman of the...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE -- Employers in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan statistical area, which includes Mercer County, Pa., expect to hire at a healthy pace during the fourth quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 17% of the companies in the MSA interviewed by Manpower said they plan to hire more employees, while 6% expect to reduce staff. Another 73% expect to maintain their workforce levels and 4% are uncertain of their hiring plans, yielding a net employment outlook of 11%. “According to employers, job...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Generations Insurance Group has acquired LTT Insurance Agency in North Jackson, thereby increasing its customer base in northeastern Ohio, the company reports. LTT, inside Leonard Truck and Trailer, and has been part of the North Jackson community since 2003. Generations Insurance Group provides personal and commercial insurance as well as medical group benefits. LTT Insurance serves customers in Youngstown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland, North Jackson and other nearby markets. The agency was set up to provide trailer insurance to customers who bought...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NILES, Ohio – Gabriel Brothers will open a new 64,900-square-foot store in the McKinley Centre of the Eastwood Mall Complex, the Cafaro Co. announced this morning. An early November opening is expected for the new store, according to a news release issued this morning. The retail chain will take the space occupied by Tops Friendly markets several years ago. Gabriel Brothers sells designer fashions for up to 70% off department and specialty store prices, and carries designer brand-name clothing for men, women and children, along with merchandise including footware,...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Great American Art Auction will be held Oct. 9 at the Butler Institute of American Art here. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s free community programs. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the auction, which will feature hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, and the live bidding, conducted by Jeff Byce of Byce Auction & Realty, will start at 7:30 p.m. Sponsors are Stifel Nicolaus and Piper’s Printing Co. Admission fis $55 for Butler members and $65 for nonmembers. Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express will be accepted for purchases....

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Horizontal wells in the Utica shale in the eastern part of the state produced more natural gas during the second quarter than all of the Ohio wells combined in 2012, reports the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The shale wells in the state produced 2,467,283 barrels of oil and 88.673 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the three months ended June 30, according to a summary report ODNR released Monday.  ODNR said in its summary that 562 wells are listed on its latest production report, with 504 of them reporting results. Fifty-eight wells...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- A wastewater injection operation along state Route 169 in Weathersfield Township that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has linked to a small earthquake in the area remains closed as the owner says his company is providing all of the data and necessary information to the agency. Ron Klingle, chairman of Avalon Holdings Corp., parent of American Water Management Services Inc., says that the technical staff of his company is in contact with ODNR officials, but would not elaborate on much else until more details become known. "Our technical people...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore WARREN, Ohio – Standing before a newly renovated house, the president of Trumbull 100, Diane Sauer, announced Monday that her group would match donations to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Trumbull County Community Fund so revitalization efforts in this city’s Garden District can continue. The house at 453 Vine St., paid for and renovated with a $25,000 donation from Trumbull 100 member Bill Casey, will be sold and the proceeds used to renovate other houses in the neighborhood. The house is listed at $29,900...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The State Controlling Board voted Monday to approve $298,773 for equipment purchases to support additive manufacturing training at Youngstown State University. The funds will be used to purchase a vacuum sintering furnace for $143,288 from TevTech LLC, of North Billerica, Mass., and an in-situ non-contact metrology AIM system from M-7 Technologies Inc. in Youngstown. TevTech submitted the lowest of four bids for the furnace and M-7 was the sole bidder for its system, according to Controlling Board documents.   YSU is collaborating with Eastern...

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