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Monday, January 5, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, part of Mercy Health Youngstown,has earned the prestigious Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey Associates Inc. for 2014 The Guardian of Excellence Award honors facilities that consistently perform in the top 5% for patient satisfaction among all Press Ganey clients. This is the second consecutive year the center received the award, Mercy Health reported today. “The consistent results of our patient satisfaction survey validates the dedication, compassion and skill of both our technical...

Monday, January 5, 2015

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- The Antonine Sisters will host an open house 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 to celebrate the opening of Antonine Village, a newly constructed $9 million assisted-living and memory care center that will complement their adult day-care center. The Antonine Village campus, which features 50 apartments for assisted living, memory care and independent living, is built around a secure courtyard. The center offers 24-hour medical care, three prepared meals daily, housekeeping and laundry services, social activities and other services for assisted living and...

Monday, January 5, 2015

Author:  Andrea Wood LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- “The heavy lifting is done,” says Mayor Arno Hill of an $800 million project that would see a power generation plant built in his village. “We know what we have to do to wrap it up, and there’s not going to be any problems.” Hill’s optimism comes from months of working with Clean Energy Future Lordstown LLC to find new site for an electricity plant to be fueled by natural gas. In June the village planning commission vetoed rezoning to industrial a 57-acre site at 1107 Salt Springs Road, land...

Monday, January 5, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With the downtown moving in the right direction and people from outside the city headed here for shows, dinner and other entertainment, a renewed focus on the major corridors to the downtown is among the priorities Mayor John A. McNally IV has set for this year. The end of 2014 saw one of his goals reached, consolidation of the economic development, community development and planning offices into one department. He tapped T. Sharon Woodberry to lead it. In November, voters approved a charter...

Monday, January 5, 2015

EAST LIVERPOOOL, Ohio -- Tri-State 1st Banc Inc. has completed the spinoffs of two of its subsidiaries, Gateminder Corp. and the assets of Cooper Insurance Agency Inc., Steven R. Sant reported Friday. Sant is the president and CEO of Tri-State and its largest subsidiary, 1st National Community Bank. Minor Insurance Group LLC, acquired the assets of the Cooper agency, Sant said, and Gateminder was sold to its president and CEO, Lance Lang. Gateminder offers turnkey services to financial institutions and ATM maintenance. Tri-State is retaining its other subsidiary, MDH...

Monday, January 5, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Paul Hagman’s favorite spot in Youngstown is Central Square. As he stands there, the owner of RBF CoLab Architecture and Design can see the history of the city and the intricate details of the landmark buildings downtown. On the northeastern corner is the Stambaugh Building, built in the neo-classical style in 1907 with a bright white brick exterior. That is the structure Dominic C. Marchionda and NYO Property Group is converting to the first hotel in the downtown in five decades. West on Federal Street is the Wells Building, another historic...

Monday, January 5, 2015

HUBBARD, Ohio – NanoLogix Inc. reports the Saudi Arabian Food and Drug Administration has approved the company’s Petri-based products for import and use in Saudi Arabia. Nasaem AlJazira Co. is the sole designated distributor for NanoLogix products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The approval follows months of testing in Saudi Arabia and pursuit of approval by Nasaem AlJazira. The process required a large expenditure on Nasaem AlJazira’s part, multiple trips to the United States and multiple trips by NanoLogix management to Washington, D.C. for processing required by...

Monday, January 5, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in November rose 5.1% from the level posted during the month a year ago, the Ohio Association of Realtors reports. The rate of purchase contract signings in November was up 13.3% from the pace recorded in October 2014. Pending home sales in the state during November, based on contract signings, increased 5.1% from November 2013. Activity in November jumped 13.3% from the pace of agreements reached in October 2014. A sale under agreement, also known as a pending sale, is when the...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Officials in Warren and Girard will use funds from a $600,000 EPA grant secured by the Western Reserve Port Authority-led Trumbull County Brownfield Coalition to begin the process of reclaiming two parcels of land that have long-blighted the two communities, reports WRPA's executive director, John Moliterno. The WRPA/TCBC approved allocating $120,000 to the city of Girard that will be used to perform a Phase II environmental assessment of the 26-acre site fronting U.S. Route 422 that was once occupied by the Ohio Leather C. The city of Warren will...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- For the first time, a portfolio company at the Youngstown Business Incubator has received an investment from outside the United States. SalesKatz, housed in the incubator, has a $200,000 commitment from a private equity investor in London, its CEO, Ken Zebracki, said Tuesday. “I think they understood the need [for our product], having been businessmen themselves,” he said. “I've seen so many salespeople fail. It's because they don't know when the next sale is coming. By virtue of having a...

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