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Thursday, January 8, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Portman for Senate campaign today announced it ended 2014 with $5.8 million cash on hand. In addition, Portman announced that he has received the endorsement of more than 250 key Ohio Republican leaders, including the entire Republican congressional delegation, all statewide elected officials, and nearly 90% of State House and Senate Republican members. "I am excited about continuing to serve because there is so much more work to be done for the people of Ohio," Portman said in a prepared statement. "Despite the Washington gridlock, during my...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Low-income taxpayers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit would be eligible for an advance of up to $500 for families with children and $133 for workers without children under legislation being proposed by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. The Early Refund EITC would provide an alternative to borrowing from payday lenders for many of these workers. Brown told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. The proposal would allow workers to apply to their employer for an advance on the tax credit...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Patrons wagered $268.4 million at video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course through December, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported. Bettors at the Austintown racino played $68.9 million in credits on the VLTs last month, including $537,461 in promotional play credits. according to the monthly VLT reports released Wednesday. That was up from the $66.9 million in VLT revenue during November. Patrons in November wagered $388,327 in promotional play credits in...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron Children's Hospital is looking forward to a busy and celebratory 2015 highlighted by the opening of the new Kay Jewelers Pavilion in the spring and the hospital’s 125th anniversary in October. The May 5 opening of the $200 million Kay Jewelers Pavilion -- featuring a new emergency department, outpatient surgery center, neonatal intensive care unit and labor and delivery unit for high-risk newborns -- coincides with the 125th anniversary of the hospital’s founding in 1890 as the Akron Day Nursery (later named the Mary Day Nursery), the hospital...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore VIENNA, Ohio -- Everything gets used and reused at Millwood Inc. At the wood products and packaging company center here, anything sent there will be reused in one way or another. “We utilize any pieces of the pallets that are broken or taken off during the refurbishing process,” says Ben Timmons, manager of business development for Millwood Natural, the division of Millwood that creates products for the oil and gas industry. “We can use those as sawdust that gets put into the silt socks. It minimizes the products...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Kutlick Realty LLC said it expects to make an announcement soon on a new retail tenant for the renovated Tiffany Square Plaza. The company reported its expectations in a new release Tuesday that noted the grand opening there Monday of Hobby Lobby, which relocated to the shopping center where it occupies in 55,000 square feet. The craft retailer joins Fin Feather Fur Outfitters, which opened there last year, and other tenants including Michael Alberini's Restaurant & Wine Shop and Muscle Connection. Kutlick Realty is marketing the property and...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Swedish clothing retailer H&M will join the mix of tenants at Southern Park Mall, Simon Property Group announced this morning.  H&M, known for its fast-fashion clothing offerings for women, men, teenagers and children, will occupy 18,000 square feet in the Sears concourse of the mall. The store is tentatively scheduled to open in early summer. Additionally, two of the mall’s current tenants -- Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle -- will undertake changes this year. Victoria’s Secret will expand and relocate its current store to the...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued a permit to Kleese Development Associates Inc., Warren, to develop a new Class II injection well in Warren Township, according to records. This would be the third injection well the company has in Trumbull County, ODNR records show. Kleese Development operates two other injection wells in Vienna Township. Company officials could not be reached for comment. Development of new injection wells was thwarted in Mahoning County after a D&L...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Al Adi says he is just listening to his customers by expanding his Downtown Circle. By spring, the downtown convenience store, at 116 W. Federal St., will expand by adding a lounge in the rear of the building and a second entrance on West Commerce Street. It opened four years ago. “I’m concentrating more on the food,” he said Tuesday. In addition to the typical items in a convenience store such as snacks, a coffee bar, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, Downtown Circle has a hot-food...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Growing up around the basketball court in the early 1980s, Jonathan Bentley could have tried to emulate any number of names widely known in basketball: John Wooden, Red Auerbach or Bob Knight. Instead, Bentley, an assistant coach for the East High School boys’ basketball team, looked a little closer to home. Or rather, someone in his home. “My father was an educator and a coach, so I grew up in it. I was born into it. I grew up going to practice with him in the early ’80s when he coached for...

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