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Farmers Completes Merger of First National Bank

CANFIELD, Ohio — Farmers National Banc Corp., holding company for Farmers National Bank of Canfield, today announced that it has completed the merger of National Bancshares Corp., holding company for First National Bank of Orrville. As a result of the merger, First National Bank of Orrville branches are now offices of Farmers National Bank. The […]

Aviation Services Climb Back to Cruising Altitude

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — From a distance, you hear the sound of rotary blades whirling as a small gray helicopter closes in from the south, easing down just outside a hangar at Youngstown Elser Metro Airport in North Lima. Utility companies often use helicopters to patrol electric lines from the air as they look for potential […]

PNC to Provide Services to Kent State University

KENT, Ohio – Under a 12-year contract between PNC Bank and Kent State University, the bank will begin providing its services to students and faculty at the main campus of the university and its branch campuses beginning July 1. Gregg Floyd, senior vice president for finance at Kent State, and Kevin Thompson, president of PNC’s Akron-Canton […]

Governor’s ImPAct Award Recognizes Autosoft

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Autosoft Inc., a developer and supporter of software used by 2,000 automobile dealerships across the United States, has received a Pennsylvania aGovernor’s ImPAct award in the Jobs That Pay category, its CEO, Bryce Veon, announced Tuesday. The awards, presented by Team Pennsylvania Foundation President Laura Williams, went to 50 businesses in […]

Largest Shareholder Opposes Metalico Purchase

CRANFORD, N.J. – Total Merchant Ltd.’s proposed $105 million purchase of Metalico Inc. is facing opposition from its largest shareholder and an investigation by a shareholder rights law firm into whether members of Metalico’s board of directors breached their fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders. Metalico announced Tuesday that its board agreed to sell the company to […]

Northwood Realty Services Seeks Edge with Technology

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Since entering Ohio markets five years ago, Northwood Realty Services has quickly increased its market share to become one of the more influential real estate companies in the Mahoning Valley. It’s almost impossible to go into a neighborhood with residences for sale without seeing the Northwood’s deep red for-sale signs in a […]

Shawn and John Color Our World

BOARDMAN, Ohio — His smiling face appears on company trucks and business cards. His presence at job sites guarantees happy customers – especially if they’re children. And on mornings when his boss buys supplies, he earns his reward. Meet Shawn, a 13-year old Golden Retriever, and John Himes, the sole proprietor of Himes Painting Co. […]

Shareholders OK Farmers, National Bancshares Merger

CANFIELD, Ohio – The shareholders of Farmers National Banc Corp. and of National Bancshares Corp., Orrville, have approved the merger of their institutions, the last steps needed before it takes effect June 19. Kevin J. Helmick, president and CEO of Farmers and its bank subsidiary, Farmers National Bank, announced the results this morning of the […]

Entrepreneurship Program Connects Businesswomen

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Even before the first Women in Entrepreneurship program at the Youngstown Business Incubator began Thursday afternoon, the conversations the organizers had hoped for were beginning to take place. In the YBI lobby, 50 women from the Youngstown area shared information on the business services they use, about their companies and, along the […]

Builders Association Negotiates for Its Members

VIENNA, Ohio — The primary challenge that faces the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and its members – the availability of projects – is largely out of its control, its executive vice president, Kevin Reilly, admits. But the challenge The Builders can influence – making sure its members are as competitive as […]


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