Local News

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Davis Family YMCA in Boardman is accepting entries for its second annual Five Squared Benefit Art Show & Sale, to be held Feb. 8. Participants are invited to donate up to four pieces of art, five inches by five inches square.  The pieces will be offered for sale beginning Feb. 8 through March 8. Proceeds support scholarships for under-served children in the arts and humanities. The art should not be framed, but needs to be created on a stiff surface that can hang on the wall via sticky tack. All art must be labeled on the back with the...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beth Mooney, chairwoman and CEO for KeyCorp, will deliver the keynote address at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s 23rd annual Athena Award dinner May 28 Mooney, recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Business” and named American Banker Magazine’s No. 1 female banker, will speak at the event that honors the top professional women in the Mahoning Valley. Sponsored by the Regional Chamber and The Vindicator/vindy.com, it will be held at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Mooney has served as...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ron Faniro and other proponents of Students Motivated by the Arts -- or Smarts -- this morning followed up on the pledge they made in May that the arts program, formerly operated by Youngstown State University, would be back. During a news conference at Potential Development, Smarts officials and supporters announced that programming has resumed -- less than a year after YSU discontinued the initiative because of budget cuts -- with Smarts Beats. “We promised the community that Smarts would...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Americans' attitudes toward housing have tracked closely with the uneven housing market trend this year, which is improving. But they still lag behind the overall economy trend, says a survey by Fannie Mae. Consumers' personal financial outlook has increased fairly steadily during the year, lending support to the ongoing housing market recovery, according to the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey for November. The share of respondents who expect mortgage rates to rise in 2015 fell again to 45%, in line with a gradual but uneven decline since the...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Adults are simply children who have grown up, many of whom have kept their inner child’s curiosity and senses of fun and wonder. With this in mind, Jim Senary’s managerial accounting class at the Valley Center of Eastern Gateway Community College offered nine recommendations on how the Oh Wow! Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology could become financially self-sustaining. Senary gave his class an unusual final exam Monday -- to present the results of their...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Cogistix LLC has purchased the former Hill Barth & King building at 7680 Market St. where it plans to expand operations and install a training center for clients. The company resells and codes management software for manufacturers. It recently was named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000, which lists the fastest-growing private companies in the nation (READ STORY). “We are thrilled to purchase the former Hill, Barth & King building,” said Kevin Miller, founder of Cogistix and director of technical services. “Since we were founded in 2009, we have...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Wagers made on video lottery terminals in the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in November were down substantially from the month before, the latest monthly report from the Ohio Lottery Commission shows. Cash and credits bet in the racino were $66.9 million, down from $79.8 million in October, its first full month of operation since it opened Sept. 17. By comparison, credits played at the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which opened in August, totaled $68.3 million, down...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Two Mahoning Valley companies -- Drake Manufacturing Services Co. LLC and Kravitz Delicatessen -- are among the companie named among the 100 fastest growing companies in northeastern Ohio. The Weatherhead 100 winners, named by Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Business Management, were recognized at a ceremony last week in Mayfield Heights. Established in 1988, the Weatherhead 100 awards recognize the region’s fastest-growing companies based on revenue from the past five years.  The top-ranked company on the Weatherhead 100...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Butler Institute of American Art will host a holiday open house and open a new exhibit with a meet-the-artist event Sunday. The holiday open house, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, will feature a tour of the museum’s permanent collection led by Dr. Lou Zona, the museum’s director. The museum is also decorated for the holidays, and visitors that day will also be offered a discount for purchases in the museum’s gift shop and fine art sales gallery. In addition, complimentary cocoa and holiday treats will be provided by the Collections Café...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Paul J. McNulty, president of Grove City College and a 1980 graduate, is one of “2014’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics,” says Ethisphere magazine. McNulty was 65th on its list, which spans a diverse collection of industries, job roles and countries. People on the list “have exerted an undeniable impact on the way business is regarded and conducted around the world,” the magazine said. The magazine wrote about McNulty: “Having built a career punctuated by high-level roles such as deputy attorney general and U.S. attorney for the...

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