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Friday, February 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Foreclosure rates in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan statistical area declined in November 2014 from the same period the year before, CoreLogic reports. Based in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic is a financial data provider.  The foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans here was 2.03% in November 2014, a decrease of 1.27 percentage points from November 2013, when the rate was 3.30%, according to the most recent CoreLogic data. Foreclosure activity in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman was higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As the 26 nominees for this year's 25 Under 35 awards sat in the front of a packed room filled family, friends and colleagues, videos started playing to announce the three winners of the MVP award. The videos featured words from co-workers and friends who talked about the nominees’ personalities, what they've accomplished and what it's like to know them. For some, the experience created more stress than was apparent to the audience. “It was stressful to sit up there. Your name is never said but...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Troubled Aerodynamics Inc. owner Scott Beale, having already resigned his executive positions with the carrier, will sell his interest in the company as well, the company stated in its response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s show cause order. The carrier also said in the filing that it has added three members to its boards in addition to its newly hired president, CEO and chairman, industry veteran Darrell Richardson. Thursday was the deadline for ADI to file a response to...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sherry Treharn, CEO, of JL Treharn & Co., says Gov. John Kasich's proposal to eliminate the state income tax on some small businesses would enable her company to reinvest in its operations and add employees -- something the furniture maker hasn't done in a while. "It is helping us to at least consider for the first time in a very long time making some purchases towards improving our equipment, and hopefully long-term, making some changes that will give us better footing in the marketplace,...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Author:  Dennis LaRue EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority Thursday contracted with Farmers National Bank of Canfield to borrow up to $3.07 million to refinance debt owed the state of Ohio and to act as its depository bank. In a special meeting yesterday morning, the board also entered into a memorandum of understanding to establish a RiverNet Wireless Network that would provide “reliable Internet service to Columbiana County businesses in urban centers,” said CEO Tracy Drake, “and connectivity to county...

Friday, February 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- First National Bank of Pennsylvania has named Frank Kreider regional president for its northwestern region that consists of six counties in northwestern Pennsylvania and two in northeastern Ohio. John Williams, president of the bank, made the announcement Thursday. The counties are Mahoning and Trumbull in Ohio and Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Venango, Erie and Crawford in Pennsylvania. In his role, Kreider, a resident of Hermitage, is “responsible for integrating First National Bank’s successful cross-function business model and developing business...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Author:  George Nelson BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Consumers clearly are benefiting from low energy prices but those same low prices can have a negative effect on regional economies and communities tied to oil and gas production as is being experienced in the Mahoning Valley, a financial adviser with First National Bank of Pennsylvania says. Renee D. Laychur, senior vice president and managing portfolio adviser with F.N.B. Wealth Management Advisory Group, was among nine banking industry executives who shared their perspectives on aspects of...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Following the disclosure of a data breach affecting up to 80 million current and former customers and employees of Anthem Inc., Ohiio Attorney General Mike DeWine encourages consumers to take steps to protect their personal information and watch for signs of identity theft.      “Even if your information has been compromised, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be the victim of identity theft, but it is important to monitor your accounts and check your mail,” he warns. “The sooner you detect a problem, the easier it will be to correct.”...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, is notifying companies and individual customers that its security systems have been hacked in what the company calls “a very sophisticated external cyber attack.” The database contained personal information for 80 million Anthem current and past customers and its employees, according to published reports. As of Dec. 31, Anthem had 37.5 million medical members. The company, formed in 2004 when Anthem Insurance Co. purchased WellPoint Health Networks, has customers in 14 states. Among its...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Author:  Michael Moliterno WARREN, Ohio -- Citizens and public officials in Trumbull County are looking for ways to bring oversight of Class II injection wells back to the local level. During a meeting held Wednesday by Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith, and attended by county commissioners and about 50 residents, concerns were raised about safety and responsibility, particularly as it relates to the use of roads and bridges. "The engineers office will not take a position either for or against oil-related activity," Smith began. "...

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