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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Center for Medical Weight Loss, a national network of physicians focused on weight loss, opened its newest center this month at 4681 Mahoning Ave. VAYDA Medical Weight Loss isunder the direction of Dr. Zachary Veres, a board-certified family medicine physician focused on medical weight loss. The practice aims to help patients reach a safe and healthy target weight quickly and teach clients how to maintain their weight loss by adopting healthy habits in place of any addictions they might have, Veres said.  The Center for Medical Weight Loss offers...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Mercer County has turned the corner and is rebounding economically, in no small measure, because of efforts led by Penn-Northwest Development Corp. to attract and keep businesses. This is reflected in the recognition Monday that Penn-Northwest accorded the five companies with New-Industry Economic Impact Awards and nine local companies presented Economic Impact Awards. New-Industry awards went to Boise Cascade Co., Hi-Crush Partners LP, Penn Stainless Products, Pocono ProFoods and Springfield...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Avalon Holdings Corp. reports third-quarter net operating revenues of $14.4 million compared with $16.4 million in the third quarter of 2013. The company recorded net income of $100,000, or 3 cents per share for the third quarter compared with net income of $400,0, or 11 cents per share in the 2013 quarter. For the first nine months of 2014, net operating revenues were $37.4 million compared with $46.8 million for the same period in 2013. The company incurred a net loss of $700,000, or 18 cents per share for the first nine months of 2014 compared with...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AKRON, Ohio -- The Summa Health System Board of Directors announced the appointment Monday of Dr. Thomas Malone as its new president and CEO. Malone ‘s appointment takes effect Jan. 1. He replaces longtime Summa CEO Tom Strauss who is retiring at year’s end. Malone, 57, is a native of Niles. He currently serves as chief operating officer for Summa’s Care Delivery System. He joined Summa in 2013 from Michigan’s Harper University and Hutzel Women’s Hospital, where he was CEO of the 560-bed academic medical center affiliated with Wayne State University. “The CEO Search...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

POLAND, Ohio -- Friendly’s restaurant at 3 W. McKinley Way here served its last customers Sunday and officially closed its doors midday Monday, confirms the store’s manager. No advance notice was given employees or the public. Additional details were unavailable and a reporter was referred to a corporate public affairs office in Wilbraham, Mass. The restaurant, known for its ice cream brand, was operated by Apex Hospitality Inc. The Ohio Secretary of State’s office, which records business filings, does not show a company registered under that name, although there are...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GIRARD, Ohio -- Looking for something unique for yourself or searching for a gift for someone special? Take a peek at the Junior Achievement Online Holiday Auction, now underway. Every bid placed will help 23,000 JA students in northeast Ohio learn about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship, officials said. Business owners who would like to support JA are invited to make a donation to be added to the auction catalog by clicking on the "Donate Items" button at the auction website (CLICK HERE). The auction ends at 9 p.m. Dec. 4. Junior...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON -- When Americans hit the road this year for Thanksgiving family gatherings, 31% will travel more than 500 miles, says a survey by GasBuddy.com released Monday. Another 31% will travel between 200 and 500 miles. This year, 92% will drive compared with 6.5% who fly. While Americans are spending on travel, 71% of survey respondents expect to spend less on Thanksgiving this year. Some 16% say that savings from lower gas prices is leading them to revise their plans this year. For some, that could mean stretching the Thanksgiving holiday and avoiding traffic....

Monday, November 17, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Applications are being accepted for the eighth year of the Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy. The 2015 edition of the event will run Tuesdays Jan. 27 through March 24. More than 160 Mahoning Valley residents have graduated from the academy since its founding. The nine-week series is offered to help people become effective government leaders. It also provides class members a broad perspective on how local government operations should be conducted. “The academy is geared especially for elected officials, those considering running...

Monday, November 17, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Applications are being accepted for the eighth year of the Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy. The 2015 edition of the event will run Tuesdays Jan. 27 through March 24. More than 160 Mahoning Valley residents have graduated from the academy since its founding. The nine-week series is offered to help people become effective government leaders. It also provides class members a broad perspective on how local government operations should be conducted. “The academy is geared especially for elected officials, those considering running...

Monday, November 17, 2014

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- The Things Remembered Fulfillment and Distribution Center at 500 S. Bailey Road will hold an on-site job fair today to fill more than 200 seasonal positions. The job fair, one of two recruitment events taking place today, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Positions sought include engravers, embroidery machine operators, quality control and packing, and customer service. Additional recruiting events are scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. today at the Trumbull County OhioMeansJobs office, 280 N. Park Ave., Suite 1, Warren, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 at the...

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