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First Energy Offers Buyout to 600 Employees

First Energy Offers Buyout to 600 Employees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. says about 600 eligible employees at its corporate locations in Akron, and Greensburg and Reading, Pa. have until today to accept a buyout that would sever their employment with the utility. “It’s a voluntary enhanced retirement program,” First Energy spokeswoman Diane Francis told The Business Journal Tuesday. Those affected are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Corp. says about 600 eligible employees at its corporate locations in Akron, and Greensburg and Reading, Pa. have until today to accept a buyout that would sever their employment with the utility. “It’s a voluntary enhanced retirement program,” First Energy spokeswoman Diane Francis told The Business...

Rising Demand for Security Guards, Monitoring

Rising Demand for Security Guards, Monitoring

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Given the many school shootings and the attacks on the Pulse nightclub in Florida and a Las Vegas music festival, it should come as no surprise that security guard companies report increased demand for their services. Master Security Inc., Girard, is seeing increased business from new companies coming into the area, reports […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Given the many school shootings and the attacks on the Pulse nightclub in Florida and a Las Vegas music festival, it should come as no surprise that security guard companies report increased demand for their services. Master Security Inc., Girard, is seeing increased business from new companies...

Egnot Retires as President of McDonald Steel

Egnot Retires from McDonald Steel After 11 Years

MCDONALD, Ohio — After an 11-year legacy that includes expansions, increased share value and a scholarship for STEM students, A. Timothy Egnot is retiring  as president and COO of McDonald Steel Corp. The company announced that Jack Mazur will take the position of president and chief operating officer effective July 1. Mazur has been vice president […]

MCDONALD, Ohio -- After an 11-year legacy that includes expansions, increased share value and a scholarship for STEM students, A. Timothy Egnot is retiring  as president and COO of McDonald Steel Corp. The company announced that Jack Mazur will take the position of president and chief operating officer effective July...

Rick’s Ranchwear Marks 40 Years with New Name

Rick’s Ranchwear Celebrates 40 Years, New Name

BOARDMAN, Ohio — With 230 employees and eight storefronts, Rick’s Ranchwear Inc. has come a long way since owner and president, Rick Blase, left his management job at the former Regal Shoes at the Southern Park Mall. Not bad for a guy who started with an inventory of 72 pairs of boots – and 500 […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- With 230 employees and eight storefronts, Rick’s Ranchwear Inc. has come a long way since owner and president, Rick Blase, left his management job at the former Regal Shoes at the Southern Park Mall. Not bad for a guy who started with an inventory of 72 pairs...

Loss of Fresh Mark Employees a Blow to Salem

SALEM, Ohio — Officials say the potential loss of 100-plus Fresh Mark Inc. employees – or even the company – would be a big blow to the City of Salem. The Fresh Mark meat and packaging plant at 1735 S. Lincoln Ave. is Salem’s second largest employer with a workforce that fluctuates between 750 and 850 […]

SALEM, Ohio -- Officials say the potential loss of 100-plus Fresh Mark Inc. employees – or even the company – would be a big blow to the City of Salem. The Fresh Mark meat and packaging plant at 1735 S. Lincoln Ave. is Salem’s second largest employer with a workforce that...

Children Temporarily Separated by Fresh Mark Raid

SALEM, Ohio – The raid conducted by agents of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and the Department of Homeland Security yesterday on the Fresh Mark Inc. meat and packaging plant here temporarily displaced children from their families, officials said Wednesday. “It’s heartbreaking to think that children being separated from their families has happened in […]

SALEM, Ohio – The raid conducted by agents of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and the Department of Homeland Security yesterday on the Fresh Mark Inc. meat and packaging plant here temporarily displaced children from their families, officials said Wednesday. “It’s heartbreaking to think that children being separated from...

Sweeney Dealerships Still Winning After the Storm

Sweeney Wins Mark of Excellence Award

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Just six months after a wind shear tore the roof off Sweeney Buick GMC’s service lane, President Doug Sweeney accepted three Mark of Excellence awards from General Motors. “After the incident we had to combine operations in many areas while dealing with insurance settlements that we were negotiating,” Sweeney said Monday upon […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Just six months after a wind shear tore the roof off Sweeney Buick GMC’s service lane, President Doug Sweeney accepted three Mark of Excellence awards from General Motors. “After the incident we had to combine operations in many areas while dealing with insurance settlements that we were...

Wean Foundation Announces Q2 Community Investment Grants

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced grants totaling $643,500 to nine organizations. The foundation determined the Community Investment Grant awards at its June board of directors meeting. The grants were made to organizations whose work aligns with the foundation’s strategic priorities and includes integrated, equitable solutions enhancing the quality of life in […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced grants totaling $643,500 to nine organizations. The foundation determined the Community Investment Grant awards at its June board of directors meeting. The grants were made to organizations whose work aligns with the foundation’s strategic priorities and includes integrated, equitable solutions enhancing...

Ohio Soybean Group Blasts Tariffs on China

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — The Ohio Soybean Association says the Trump Administration’s decision to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion in Chinese products, which China plans to retaliate with 25% tariff on imported U.S. soybeans, will greatly reduce farm income. China purchases 61% of total U.S. soybean exports and more than 30% of overall U.S. […]

WORTHINGTON, Ohio -- The Ohio Soybean Association says the Trump Administration's decision to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion in Chinese products, which China plans to retaliate with 25% tariff on imported U.S. soybeans, will greatly reduce farm income. China purchases 61% of total U.S. soybean exports and more...

Library Shelves Brownlee Woods, Struthers Merger

Library Shelves Brownlee Woods, Struthers Merger

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will shelve plans to consolidate its Brownlee Woods and Struthers branches and instead focus on boosting their utilization. Plans for the branches were disclosed at Thursday’s meeting of the library’s board of trustees at the Austintown Branch Library. The last two strategic plans for […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will shelve plans to consolidate its Brownlee Woods and Struthers branches and instead focus on boosting their utilization. Plans for the branches were disclosed at Thursday’s meeting of the library’s board of trustees at the Austintown Branch Library. The...