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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 […]

Cavaliers Move to Expand Brand in Global Marketplace

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers organization is moving to expand the team’s worldwide footprint in the global marketplace. To that end, the Cavaliers has enlisted ESP Properties and Property Consulting Group to help maximize the franchise brand outside North America, with both agencies assigned to represent the Cavaliers in securing international partnerships. The NBA Finals […]

New, Used Auto Sales Drop Slightly in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Combined sales of new and used cars in the Mahoning Valley dropped 1.4% last month, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio reported Wednesday, with 5,914 vehicles leaving showrooms in May. Sales of new cars and trucks were down 5.2% compared to May 2014, with 2,482 sold last month in Mahoning, Trumbull […]

Contractors Report Projects Smaller, Mostly Privately Funded

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After a bitter winter with little or no project activity, commercial builders in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys say the market is on the mend. A flurry of new bidding opportunities has emerged with the construction season in full swing. Regardless, the makeup of projects over the last several years has changed. […]

Redex Industries ‘Udderly’ Honored by SBA

SALEM, Ohio — Years ago, on a cold day in Montana, Gil Goldberg found himself searching the aisles of a supermarket, looking for a product to soothe his chapped hands. A tube of “Udderly Smooth” hand cream caught his eye, and because he liked the name, he bought it. So pleased was Goldberg with the […]


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