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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- NYO Property Group LLC is targeting startups and other businesses and individuals who don’t need a lot of space right away -- or even space every day. Based on a concept used in other larger cities, NYO’s Urban Office Space is on the fourth floor of the 16 Wick Building, using space a law firm once occupied. The space, in addition to offices that can be leased month-to-month, features amenities such as a shared break room, copy machine, Internet access, conference rooms and a part-time...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON -- U.S. steel mills shipped 8,372,929 net tons in September, down 1.3% from August, the American Iron and Steel Institute announced Monday.  This represents a 6.3% increase over the net tons shipped in September 2013. Shipments year-to-date are 74,123,773 net tons, a 3.1% increase over the first nine months of 2013, AISI says. A comparison of September shipments to August shows the following changes: hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 5%; hot-rolled sheets, down 1%; and cold-rolled sheet, down 3%. The American Iron and Steel Institute is a trade...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the public library here on how a pipeline sought by Texas Eastern Transmission LLP might affect water quality in five counties including Columbiana County, the agency announced Monday. Texas Eastern proposes to build a 75.8-mile pipeline and 75-foot construction right-of-way in five eastern Ohio through Hanover, Franking and Washington townships in Columbiana County. The proposed open-cut pipeline project would affect 10.4 acres of wetlands and 1,930 linear...

Monday, November 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- New car and truck sales in the Mahoning Valley rose 7.3% in October compared to the same month a year ago, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio's latest data reports. The monthly report shows dealerships in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 2,471 new cars and trucks in October. Dealerships sold 2,302 vehicles in October 2013. The top two highest-selling models were the Lordstown-made Chevrolet Cruze, which sold 177 units, and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, selling 156 units. General Motors held two more spots in the top...

Monday, November 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Name changes for the three health centers affiliated with Humility of Mary Health Partners will accompany HMHP’s adoption of the Mercy Health name. HMHP announced this morning that it would change its name to Mercy Health, which Catholic Health Partners, HMHP’s parent, adopted this summer. At that time, it was determined that all CHP partners would eventually mirror that name change. At the same time, the three health centers operated by HMHP – St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center in Boardman and St....

Monday, November 10, 2014

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill expects a deal to close within the next month for a Kansas City-based developer to acquire 173 acres near the General Motors Corp. Complex for a proposed industrial park. NorthPoint Development is finalizing the acquisition from the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust, or RACER, theentity created to oversee the sale and development of properties owned by the former Gneral Motors Corp. prior to its 2009 bankruptcy. NorthPoint is developing similar projects near GM has plants to accommodate the auto maker’s...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Philanthropic foundations in the Mahoning Valley increasingly are working together to address the needs in their communities. Seven leaders of charitable foundations and two trust executives discussed the health of their philanthropic efforts Oct. 27 during a discussion held by The Business Journal. What they said will appear in the Foundations Roundtable to be published in the MidNovember issue of The Business Journal due out this week. Paul Dutton, chairman of the William Swanston Charitable...

Monday, November 10, 2014

GIRARD, Ohio -- The Gibson Agency, LLC started its third annual Holiday Giving Campaign and will once again donate a total of $10,000 to 10 charitable organizations across the Mahoning Valley this holiday season. The charities participating this year include Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Warren Family Mission, Homes for Kids Inc./Child and Family Solutions, Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries Inc., Catholic Charities (Diocese of Youngstown), Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County, Yellow Brick Place, American Heart...

Monday, November 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Penguin Review, Youngstown State University's student-run print magazine, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a commemorative edition and a launch party Nov. 20. Penguin Review was created in 1964 to give YSU students an opportunity to share their talents with a wider audience. Since the launch, more than 1,500 students have published poetry, art, fiction, screenplays and creative non-fiction in the Review. The magazine, which is released annually, has gone through many changes through the years. “The one thing that has not, and I hope will...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

RENO, Nev. -- Net operating revenues for Eldorado Resorts Inc. for the third quarter were $78.9 million, an increase of 24% from the year-ago period, the company reported Thursday. Results include 12 days of operation at the former MTR Gaming Group's Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, W.Va. The merger of Eldorado Resorts and MTR Gaming was completed in mid-September. Net loss for Eldorado was $4.1 million versus net income of $3.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. The loss included $4.5 million in acquisition charges while net income in the...

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