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WKBN/WYTV Joint Operations an Issue in $4.6B Merger

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The joint sales agreement that enables WKBN-TV and WYTV-TV to share business and news operations appears to be an issue in whether the Federal Communications Commission will unconditionally approve the merger of Media General and Nexstar Broadcast Group. Nexstar announced last month that it would pay $4.6 billion for Media General, which […]

Their Small Businesses Differ, Their Challenges Do Not

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Four owners of small local businesses agree that the secret to their success is listening to customers, understanding new marketing trends as they pursue the work that they love. At the same time, they cope with the headaches of administration, regulations, competition and the rising costs of materials and services. These business […]

FNB Achieves $20 Billion in Assets with Merger

PITTSBURGH  – F.N.B. Corp. today announced that on Feb. 13, t successfully completed its merger with Harrisburg-based Metro Bancorp Inc. As a result of the merger, F.N.B .has exceeded $20 billion in total assets and has expanded its regional retail delivery network to nearly 70 locations throughout 17 counties in central and eastern Pennsylvania. F.N.B. […]

Pottery’s ‘Miscalculation’: Using Complicated Process

NEW WATERFORD, Ohio – Almost all of the elements to creating a modern ceramic manufacturing plant were here: a great work force, efficient machinery and the will to try something new. American Pioneer MFG LLC, however, was missing a vital component – a ceramics engineer who could create a precision mix capable of accommodating a […]

Pottery Closes that Made Mugs for Starbucks

NEW WATERFORD, Ohio – American Pioneer MFG LLC closed its pottery plant here Wednesday, ending a three-year venture that counted Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. as its marquee customer (READ STORY). The pottery was co-founded by Ulrich Honighausen, a resident of Sonoma, Calif., who also operates Hausenware, a company that imports ceramics. Honighausen, CEO of American […]

Cruze Regains Top Spot in Valley Auto Sales

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of new and used cars in the Mahoning Valley fell 5.4% in January, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association, with 4,174 vehicles delivered locally last month. Most of the loss was in the sales of used vehicles, the monthly report showed, as new car sales fell to […]

ADI, Airport Respond to Latest Objections

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Aerodynamics Inc. characterized as meritless two objections filed last week against the order allowing it to provide service to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to reject both. ADI, purchased last year by John and Janet Beardsley, sought the certification to permit it to provided scheduled daily […]

VLT Revenues, Winnings, Rise at Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Revenues and winnings were up for the second month in a row on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, even as VLT revenues dipped statewide last month. In January, credits played totaled $78.7 million and credits won more than $69.9 million. Net win was $8.0 […]

SeaPort, Owned by ADI’s Beardsley, Files Chapter 11

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – SeaPort Airlines Inc., a passenger carrier based in Portland, Ore., that’s owned by John Beardsley, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seeking  relief from more than 200 creditors who collectively are owed as much as $10 million. Beardsley is the CEO of SeaPort and the owner of Aerodynamics Inc., the passenger carrier that […]

2 More Objections Cast Doubt on ADI’s Reliability

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Two more companies filed objections last week to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s order granting Aerodynamics Inc. authority to provide daily scheduled passenger service between O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and the Youngstown-Warren Regional airport here. The two companies – Sun Air Express and JA Flight Services LLC – filed their […]


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