Local News

Thursday, July 14, 2016

TROY, Mich. – Shareholders of Talmer Bancorp Inc., voted overwhelming for their company to be acquired by Chemical Financial Corp., Midland, Talmer announced today. More than 99% of the shares were voted for union with Chemical. When the agreement was announced in January, senior executives of both companies billed it as a merger of equals […]

Thursday, July 14, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two Youngstown State University seniors have been named as the inaugural Monus Fellows at the Youngstown Business Incubator. Dominika Lackova and Corey Patrick, both business students from YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration, will each be assigned to one and possibly two portfolio companies at YBI during the fellowship, which takes place […]

Thursday, July 14, 2016

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The race appears to be over for the Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort project, which after 12 years of false starts failed to harness a gambling license Wednesday from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board, according to published reports. A 250-acre site here was first proposed for a harness track and […]

Thursday, July 14, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the largest residential real estate broker in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has acquired RealtyUSA, the largest broker in New York. The acquisition, announced Wednesday, creates the nation’s third largest real estate company. Terms were not disclosed. Hanna, based in Pittsburgh, operates 205 offices in eight states and has […]

Thursday, July 14, 2016

SALEM, Ohio — Mark Clendenin, regional business development manager-northeast for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will present a seminar on “Destination: Excellence” here at 11:45 a.m. July 27. The BWC program rewards employers who keep their workplaces safe and who return injured workers back to work sooner. Compatible with existing rating programs, Destination: Excellence […]

Thursday, July 14, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — A small company that supplies restaurant equipment has carved out a large footprint across the country, thanks to several national chain contracts that keep the business thriving. “We’re an unbelievably small company competing with unbelievably large companies,” says Leonard Mochtyak, vice president of Bezac Equipment Co. “We’re a lighter on our feet, […]

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Land Bank will receive $6.89 million in reimbursements from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to fund the demolition of more vacant houses over the next three years. The grant, awarded to the Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corp., is among $191 million in funding split by 18 counties under the […]

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale rose to 13 during the week ended July 9 from 11 the previous week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR issued five new permits for horizontal wells across the Utica to two […]

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Money is the lifeblood of politics and nowhere is this more visible than at the major parties’ quadrennial national conventions. In 2012, the Republicans infused $214 million in direct spending into the economy of Tampa, Florida, where they nominated Mitt Romney as their standard bearer, a University of Tampa study found, and […]

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new owner of a shuttered Class II injection well along McCartney Road in Coitsville Township could resume operations in the near future, confirms a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Eric Heis, responding by email to a request from The Business Journal related to the status of the Collins […]

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