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Friday, October 13, 2017

PITTSBURGH — PNC Financial Services Group today reported third-quarter net income of $1.126 billion, or $2.16 per diluted common share.  This compares to the $1.097 billion in net income, or $2.10 per diluted common share, during the second quarter and $1.006 billion in net income, or $1.84 per diluted common share, for the third quarter […]

Friday, October 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Block Y’s are being stamped into the red-brick crosswalks as the Wick Avenue improvements project nears completion on the campus on Youngstown State University. The project, which began in September 2016, should be completed by the end of the month, city officials say, creating a campus gateway that YSU President Jim Tressel […]

Friday, October 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Power of 32 Site Development Fund has funded four projects in the four states where it operates – but none yet in any of the five counties in Ohio that are part of it. “The issue we’re trying to solve is a lack of prepared, pad-ready inventory,” said Dennis Yablonsky, chairman […]

Friday, October 13, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Involta LLC, which operates two facilities in Youngstown, this week unveiled its 40,000-square-foot-data center in Armstrong County, Pa. The company, a provider of IT intelligence and end-to-end infrastructure, announced plans a year ago for the expansion into western Pennsylvania with UPMC as the anchor tenant in the Northpointe Business Park. The […]

Friday, October 13, 2017

SALEM, Ohio – Newly designated state routes for truck traffic are alleviating congestion in downtown Salem as they promote car and foot traffic to the businesses there. “If you go to the corner of Ellsworth and State Street and look at the big grooves in the telephone poles from the trucks, it shows how bad […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost 40 high school students from the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys will perform side by side with the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and conductors Stephen Gage and Brandt Payne at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Stambaugh Auditorium. The concert, Mexican Dances, begins with YSU’s Concert Band repertoire which includes Pierre […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

KENT, OHIO — Kent State University’s College of Business Administration has received a $3.1 million gift from the estate of Kent State alumnus Joseph Stevens. The Stevens Family Scholarship  was established by Joseph and Frances Stevens. Mr. Stevens earned a degree in accounting from Kent State in 1941. The estate gift will provide more than […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Home Savings Bank today announced the opening of its wealth management office in Canfield. The office, 4137 Boardman Canfield Road, is the bank’s first one in the Mahoning Valley dedicated to wealth management. The staff includes Karen S. Cohen, a certified public accountant and trust officer; Christine Wray and Tammy Jorgensen, both […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan would target predatory land contracts that often leave would-be home buyers without the rights and protections of holders of traditional mortgages or leases. It’s a problem that plagues inner-city neighborhoods here and across the country where out-of-town companies offer “lease option purchase contracts” that often […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Economic Development has awarded a $2 million grant to Youngstown State University to help fund the creation of the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center in downtown Youngstown. The center, to be located in a building formerly owned by Mahoning County at the corner of Fifth Avenue and […]

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