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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien NILES, Ohio -- The owner and operator of two wastewater injection wells in Weathersfield Township describes the small earthquake recorded near one as a "total nonevent," as business proceeds as usual at the site. Meantime, new evidence shows that more than 60 small earthquakes occurred in March near a drilling operation in Poland Township, according to documents requested from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. "Whatever is taking place is meaningless," says Ron Klingle, chairman of Avalon Holdings Corp.,...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien BOARDMAN, Ohio -- A company housed in the South Bridge Executive Park whose growth over the last five years has slipped under the radar is now tracked by one of the nation's top business watchers. Cogistix LLC, a company that resells and codes management software for manufacturers, was recently named to the Inc. magazine's Inc. 5000, placing it among the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation. "We're one of the fastest growing companies in America, and this is a great base for that," remarks...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Fred Martin seems to have made a new friend, Marilyn, at the car dealership that bears his name. “You’re more beautiful than Marilyn Monroe,” he remarked as he held the pup, a Siberian huskie/German shepherd mix. Marilyn was among the guests -- canine, feline and human -- for an event Wednesday at Fred Martin Ford Mercedes Benz, during which Martin, president and owner of the dealership, presented a $12,000 check to Angels for Animals. The dealership donated $25 for each new and used car and...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WASHINGTON -- A $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to explore whether lifestyle modification can help keep individuals with un-medicated hypertension off antihypertensive medication. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced the grant award, from NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to Drs. David Fresco and Joel Hughes of Kent State University and Dr. Jeffrey Greeson of the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will fund a five-year study called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for High Blood Pressure. Ryan was...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Martin E. Mohler, president of the Ohio State Bar Association, will visit Salem Sept. 16 to recognize the service of five attorneys from Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Mohler will address the annual luncheon meeting of District 13 of the bar association at the Salem Golf Club. District 13 encompasses 451 lawyers who practice in Columbiana and Mahoning counties. Youngstown attorneys George C. Economus and Fredric A. Kannensohn and East Liverpool attorney Charles B. Lang will be recognized for their 50-year careers. Joseph P. Sontich of Youngstown...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Martin E. Mohler, president of the Ohio State Bar Association, will visit Salem Sept. 16 to recognize the service of five attorneys from Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Mohler will address the annual luncheon meeting of District 13 of the bar association at the Salem Golf Club. District 13 encompasses 451 lawyers who practice in Columbiana and Mahoning counties. Youngstown attorneys George C. Economus and Fredric A. Kannensohn and East Liverpool attorney Charles B. Lang will be recognized for their 50-year careers. Joseph P. Sontich of Youngstown...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Revenue at fine wines and spirits stores in Pennsylvania reached $2.24 billion in fiscal 2014, a $67 million, or 3.2% increase compared to fiscal 2013, the state Liquor Control Board reported Wednesday. The board paid a record $526 million in liquor taxes, sales taxes and transfers to the general fund, a year-over-year increase of $13 million. In addition to payments to the general fund, the agency also remitted $8.3 million in local taxes to Philadelphia and Allegheny counties, $25 million to the Pennsylvania State Police, $2.5 million to the...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. dealers delivered 272,423 vehicles in the United States in August, down 1.2% from last August -- the top sales month of 2013, the company reported this morning. On the positive side, GM saw an 18% increase in truck sales compared to a year ago, a 10% increase in GMC deliveries and a 30% increase in commercial sales. By comparison, Chrysler Group LLC said its August sales soard 19.8% from August 2013 while Ford Motor Co. said its year-over-year sales fell 0.4% last month. GM's retail deliveries, which are sales to individual consumers,...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Dollar General Corp., embroiled in a bidding war for rival Family Dollar Stores Inc., will open a new store Saturday at 2002 S. Raccoon Road. On Tuesday, Dollar General increased its bid for Family Dollar to $9.1 billion and said it would pay a break-up fee of $500 million if concerns over competition blocked the deal, and said it would sell up to 1,500 stores if necessary. It also warned it may appeal directly to shareholders if its bid was rejected. Family Dollar rejected an earlier $8.95 million bid by Dollar General in favor of a cash-and-stock...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation has elected Patrick K. Wilson, a lawyer with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell here, as chairman of its board of trustees. With assets of more than $13 million, the foundation provides grants each year to initiatives that advance the health of Trumbull County residents. Wilson has been a member of the foundation’s board and its predecessor since 2004 and has practiced law in the Mahoning Valley for more than 25 years. He has served as law director in Cortland since 2001. He holds a law degree from the University...

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