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Fok Estate Donates $500K To Tyler Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The second phase of the campaign to establish and equip the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center is at nearly 60% of its $1.5 million goal with a recent $500,000 donation. A ceremonial check from the estate of Dr. Maria Fok on behalf of her husband, Thomas, was presented April 8 to representatives […]

Austintown Racino VLT Play Rises $9.6M in March

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Warmer weather in March apparently thawed bettors’ wallets at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, making for its second-biggest month since the racino opened. Bettors wagered $9.6 million more in March on video lottery terminals at the Austintown racino than in February, and took home $8.4 million more in winnings than […]

Globex Grows from 4 to 70, from Canfield to Serbia

CANFIELD, Ohio — An  engineering firm that does most of its business with the steel industry has grown in 35 years from a four-man operation to 70 in North America and Europe. Globex Corp. performs mechanical and structural engineering services for steel and metals manufacturers and is consistently looking to diversify and grow, says the […]

Imports, Weak Markets Hit Domestic Steel Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Weakened demand in select markets coupled with excessively high levels of imported finished goods have created a double threat to domestic steel producers, executives say. Oil and gas prices are near rock bottom, forcing pipe and tube manufacturers that supply the energy industry to temporarily suspend or reduce their operations. Meanwhile, the […]

Event 38’s Drones Give Farmers New Perspective

AKRON, Ohio — It’s safe to say Garrett Nees’ grandfather, a farmer all his life, was skeptical when he heard the 18-year-old say he had found a new way to improve their crop yield. “My grandpa thought I was crazy,” he says, unable to hold back a laugh. The family-owned farm in Breeda, Iowa, is […]

Vallourec Names de Coignac Head of North America Operations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Vallourec Group, the Paris-based company that manufactures tubular products primarily for the energy industry at its plants here and around the world, today announced the appointment of Nicolas de Coignac as senior vice president of the Vallourec Group, and president of its North America division. His appointment was effective April 1. In […]

Alcoa CEO Likes What He Sees at RTI Plant in Niles

NILES, Ohio – The chairman and CEO of Alcoa Inc., Klaus Kleinfeld, told the employees of the RTI plant here, “Get ready for more business.” Kleinfeld’s comments followed a tour he and two members of the Alcoa C-suite conducted here late last month, says an article on the company’s intranet site. A notice of his […]

Old Mill’s Heart Beats Faintly at Casey Equipment

CAMPBELL, Ohio — Lawrence Swantek, a machinist with decades of experience in the trade, rethreads a component on a 20-inch LeBlond lathe inside Casey Equipment Corp.’s sprawling shop in Campbell. The component is an armature, an essential part for a crane motor that will soon be put to use in a steel mill. The faint […]

GM, Ford Sales Drop in March, Chrysler Reports Gains

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the second consecutive month, sales of the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze fell 11% from a year ago. Sales of the car totaled 23,598 in March. In February, sales were down nearly 16% from the same month a year earlier. Overall, General Motor Co.’s sales were down 2.4% in March with 249,875 cars, […]

YSU Geology Chairman Jeff Dick Joins KU Resources

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jeffrey C. Dick, chairman of the geological and environmental sciences department at Youngstown State University, has joined KU Resources Inc. to provide the environmental consulting firm his expertise on its work related to constructing midstream pipelines. KU Resources is a consulting firm in Duquesne, Pa., with a staff of 40 that specializes […]


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