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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Restaurant chains are reducing the number of calories in many of their menu items, a new study finds. The report, by researchers at the department of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University, looked at the calories in the items served at more than 60 large U.S. chain restaurants including Chipotle, Wendy’s and Applebee’s Bar & Grill. Overall, the menu items that the chain restaurants introduced in 2013 had 12% fewer calories than items in 2012, the report found. Calories in new children’s items dropped a significant 20%. “This report...

Monday, October 13, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Bank today announced it has updated and enhanced its suite of online and mobile banking services to include such options as sending or requesting money via text or email and remote deposit capture. “We have made a large technology investment to provide our customers with the financial tools and services they desire through digital channels,” said Kevin Helmick, Farmers president and CEO. “We are focused on providing the most innovative solutions available on the market.” The online banking features, including one that is coming soon...

Monday, October 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University business students Dominic Jackett, Timothy Cheslik, Corey J. Patrick, Joseph Czekaj, Paige Rassega and Sterling Morris II have been selected as the John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2014 fall semester. The program is funded through an endowment established at the YSU Foundation by the wife and children of John David Beeghly, a lifelong resident and businessman in Youngstown and son of area industrialist and philanthropist Leon A. Beeghly. From 1967 until his death, Beeghly served as vice president and director of Standard...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Author:  Andrea Wood YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- That didn’t take long. When a larger-than-life political figure like Jim Traficant unexpectedly dies, conspiracy theories always follow -- and this one is off and running on the Internet. American Free Press, the virulent far-right organization that promotes itself as “your underground source for uncensored news,” posted an article Oct. 11 with this headline: “Was Jim Traficant Murdered?” Traficant died Sept. 27 at age 73 from injuries he suffered Sept. 23 in a tractor accident at his family’s...

Monday, October 13, 2014

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport could soon announce connecting daily service to a Midwestern hub. The airport’s director of aviation, Dan Dickten, will ask the board of directors of the Western Reserve Port Authority, which operates the airport, to pass a motion approving “the proposed discussed airline route and Midwest major airline connecting hub service destination.” The motion also asks to authorize Dickten to make a joint announcement at the airport’s terminal, contingent on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval of the...

Monday, October 13, 2014

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- As she grew up in Nigeria, Maryam Audu saw a mélange of health issues. Common, she says, were basic issues such as high blood pressure and a lack of prenatal and infant care. When she was 10, she moved to Cleveland where her father, a doctor, was working. Half a world away from where she was reared, Audu saw that the same health issues prevalent in her home country were just as widespread in Greater Cleveland. “I’ve watched death in hospitals. I’ve watched sick people in hospitals, especially growing up [in Nigeria] and then coming here to see...

Monday, October 13, 2014

NEW YORK -- Women who lead sizeable businesses are far more confident about the health and outlook of the economy than their male counterparts, finds the 2014 Business Outlook Survey conducted by the Women Presidents' Organization. Just 8% of its members said they believe economic conditions are the biggest threat to increasing their profits, a drop from 50% in last year's findings, The survey, sponsored by KeyBank's Key4Women program, is conducted annually by the nonprofit, peer advisory group of leaders of multimillion dollar companies. It focuses the attitudes and...

Monday, October 13, 2014

CLEVELAND -- The online portal of the district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including Small-Business Person of the Year. This is the third year the SBA is accepting nominations through its online portal. All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand-delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. EST Jan. 5. Nominations can be sent directly to the district Office, 1350 Euclid Ave., Suite 211 Cleveland, Ohio 44115. SBA Awards encompass: National Small Business...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore BOARDMAN, Ohio -- When Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel was first approached to speak at Friday's Good Morning, Boardman breakfast, he said he was given the most exciting topic he could think of: leadership. It's not something that goes along with a rank or title, he told Boardman government and business leaders and guests at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber event. It's a mindset that is required every day. “Growing up, the greatest leader in my life was my mom. She didn't have any rank...

Friday, October 10, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Ohio Community Development Corporation Association named Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. as CDC of the Year at its 30th annual conference at the Crowne Plaza here. The two-day gathering, which ends today, drew 250 community development leaders from throughout the state under the theme, “Re-Inventing Our Communities.” “This year’s award winners inspire us all to step up our revitalization efforts,” said Nate Coffman, executive director of the Ohio CDC Association, the organization that serves community development entities throughout the...

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