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Monday, April 28, 2014

Author:  Stacia Erdos YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In 2006, an explosion sank the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, claiming 11 lives. What became known as the BP spill was the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. The founder of Accupoint Software, Jeff Cianciola, says had his software been available at the time, the Deepwater accident likely would not have happened. Accupoint, a Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio company, has developed an online solution to help companies comply with new regulations that grew out...

Monday, April 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Auto dealers topped the list of the industries most complained about by consumers on the Better Business Bureau’s website over a two-month period, the agency reports. From February 1 to April 1, the other industries most complained about by consumers were windows, online retailers, door-to-door magazine sales and used auto dealers.  The five industries that drew the most inquiries by consumers over the two months were windows, construction/remodeling services, used auto dealers, heating and air conditioning, and general contractors. During the...

Monday, April 28, 2014

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Regional economic development activities helped to add $648 million in new capital investment and 4,818 jobs with $240 million in payroll during the first three months of 2014, Team Northeast Ohio reports. The first quarter report is based on activity reported by JobsOhio, Team NEO, major city chambers of commerce and economic development organizations in 18 counties across northeastern Ohio. The report noted that the activity assisted in bringing three new business investments, including Cleveland Tech Holdings LLC, and supported the growth of 24...

Monday, April 28, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- More than 30 health-care vendors who offer screenings at the Mahoning Valley Healthcare Education Collaborative’s inaugural Mahoning Valley Health Expo from 10a.m.to 3 p.m. May 22 at Antone's Banquet Center. The screenings, open to the public, will be for for blood pressure, glucose levels, pulse rates, hearing among others. The Mahoning Valley Healthcare Education Collaborative consists of the Youngstown State University gerontology department, YSU Metro College, Ivy Woods Manor, Cornerstone Home Health, Crossroads Hospice, Greenbriar Healthcare Center, Home Instead Senior...

Friday, April 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Ethics Commission has closed its review of allegations that Scott Lewis, a member of the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors, acted improperly with regard to the Davis cargo building at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport The end of the review follows a settlement agreement reached earlier this month between Lewis and the commission, James Floyd, port authority chairman, said in a news release issued Friday. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Lewis was under investigation for his role in brokering the lease for the...

Friday, April 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city's Covelli Centre reported its most profitable quarter to date, earning nearly $400,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, according to financial statements released by the city this morning. The Covelli Centre reported total net income for the quarter at $382,016, nearly $4,000 above its projected income of $378,410. "It was our best quarter ever," says Eric Ryan, executive director of the Covelli Centre and president of J.A.C. Management Group LLC. "We're trending to have a tremendous year." In a cover letter attached with the...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Firefighting cadets with the Youngstown Fired Department participated in a controlled burn of a house at the corner of Ford Avenue and Arlington Street, adjacent to the Youngstown State University campus. Residents, businesses and university students were unaware this was a training exercise. The post Cadets participate in controlled burn of vacant house appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Banc Corp. took the tough steps needed in 2013 to have a year of greater growth in 2014, its chief executive officer, Kevin J. Helmick, and chief financial officer, Carl D. Culp, told shareholders Thursday. Among the news made yesterday was Helmick’s announcement that Farmers Bank will open an office in Alliance in December. The 2,000-square-foot space will be a full-service branch across the street from the University of Mount Union. By many measures, the parent of Farmers...

Friday, April 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- United Community Financial Corp., holding company of The Home Savings and Loan Co., reports consolidated net income of $2.1 million for the three months ended March 31. This compares to net income of $2.2 million for the prior quarter and $2.7 million for the same quarter last year. Gary M. Small, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Home Savings, commented, “We are very pleased to deliver first quarter loan growth of $31 million, up 3%, with meaningful growth in both the residential mortgage and commercial and industrial loan...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Author:  Michael Moliterno LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- About an hour into an informational meeting where residents of this village heard a laundry list of benefits promised should an $800 million power plant be built here, an unidentified man wearing shorts and a baseball cap rose and spoke out of turn. "Sir? Let me say this," he began, interrupting the woman holding the floor. "I've lived in Lordstown for 35 years. I live practically across the street from [the proposed site of the project]," he continued, now holding the full attention of...

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