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FirstEnergy Spends $115M on Western Pa. Upgrades

AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. spent more than $115 million in 2014 in its Pennsylvania Power service area on infrastructure projects and other work designed to help reduce the number and duration of power outages, the company reports. More than $76 million of the total has been spent on transmission-related projects owned by American Transmission […]

AKRON, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Corp. spent more than $115 million in 2014 in its Pennsylvania Power service area on infrastructure projects and other work designed to help reduce the number and duration of power outages, the company reports. More than $76 million of the total has been spent on transmission-related...

January VLT Revenue Down 6.2% at Austintown Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Revenue from video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was down 6.2% in January compared to December, about twice as much as the statewide drop. In January, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees VLT operations in the state, bettors played credits worth $64.6 million in January […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Revenue from video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was down 6.2% in January compared to December, about twice as much as the statewide drop. In January, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees VLT operations in the state, bettors played credits...

Car, Truck Sales Rise Slightly in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Sales of new vehicles in the Mahoning Valley rose slightly in January as dealers sold 2,343 new cars and trucks, a 1.8% increase over January 2014, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio reported Monday. Combined sales of new and used vehicles rose 1.3% last month over a year earlier with 5,250 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of new vehicles in the Mahoning Valley rose slightly in January as dealers sold 2,343 new cars and trucks, a 1.8% increase over January 2014, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio reported Monday. Combined sales of new and used vehicles rose 1.3% last month over...

Ex-CEO to Sell Holdings in Aerodynamics Inc.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Troubled Aerodynamics Inc. owner Scott Beale, having already resigned his executive positions with the carrier, will sell his interest in the company as well, the company stated in its response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s show cause order. The carrier also said in the filing that it has added three members […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Troubled Aerodynamics Inc. owner Scott Beale, having already resigned his executive positions with the carrier, will sell his interest in the company as well, the company stated in its response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s show cause order. The carrier also said in the filing that...

Anthem Notifies Employers of ‘External Cyber Attack’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, is notifying companies and individual customers that its security systems have been hacked in what the company calls “a very sophisticated external cyber attack.” The database contained personal information for 80 million Anthem current and past customers and its employees, according to published reports. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, is notifying companies and individual customers that its security systems have been hacked in what the company calls “a very sophisticated external cyber attack.” The database contained personal information for 80 million Anthem current and past customers and its...

RTI International Metals Joins Research Consortium

RICHMOND, Va. — The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing announced Wednesday that RTI International Metals Inc. has become the industry, academic and government consortium’s newest member. CCAM brings together manufacturers, Virginia’s top universities, and the NASA Langley Research Center. As a principal industry member, RTI will participate in generic research at CCAM’s state-of-the-art facility in […]

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing announced Wednesday that RTI International Metals Inc. has become the industry, academic and government consortium’s newest member. CCAM brings together manufacturers, Virginia’s top universities, and the NASA Langley Research Center. As a principal industry member, RTI will participate in generic research...

StoneFruit to Add Location in New Canfield Library

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will feature products from the StoneFruit Coffee Co. when it opens later this year. StoneFruit will open a space within the branch to offer coffees and espresso, as well as hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate, drinks for kids and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will feature products from the StoneFruit Coffee Co. when it opens later this year. StoneFruit will open a space within the branch to offer coffees and espresso, as well as hot chocolate, frozen hot...

GM Reports 2014 Net Income of $2.8 Billion

DETROIT — General Motors Co. today announced fourth quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.1 billion, or 66 cents per diluted share, which included a net loss from special items of $0.9 billion or 53 cents per share. For the full year, GM said net income attributable to common stockholders was $2.8 billion, […]

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. today announced fourth quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.1 billion, or 66 cents per diluted share, which included a net loss from special items of $0.9 billion or 53 cents per share. For the full year, GM said net income attributable to...

Metroplex Owner Sues Girard, Liberty for $12.5M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The company that operated the Metroplex Hotel and Conference Center in Liberty Township is seeking $12.5 million from township and Girard city officials in a civil rights lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. In the lawsuit, Aswin Ganapathy Hospitality Associates Inc. of Hubbard and Indira Periysamy of Lancaster, Pa., Aswin’s managing member, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The company that operated the Metroplex Hotel and Conference Center in Liberty Township is seeking $12.5 million from township and Girard city officials in a civil rights lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. In the lawsuit, Aswin Ganapathy Hospitality Associates Inc. of Hubbard and Indira Periysamy of...

Domestic Automakers See Higher Sales in January

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Auto sales increased in January for all three domestic automakers, with General Motors Co. reporting the biggest increase, up 18%. Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Cruze, built in Lordstown, were up 11.1% in January from a year earlier with 18,693 units sold across the country. The car was Chevy’s third-best selling vehicle behind […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Auto sales increased in January for all three domestic automakers, with General Motors Co. reporting the biggest increase, up 18%. Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Cruze, built in Lordstown, were up 11.1% in January from a year earlier with 18,693 units sold across the country. The car was...