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ODT launches new mobile tax app

The Ohio Department of Taxation launched a mobile app to help business people, shoppers or anyone who wants to know the state's correct sales tax rate.Each county in Ohio has its own sales tax rate, ranging from 6.5 to 8 percent of the taxable price of the product or service being purchased. ...

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Warren business highlighted: Founder and President of Warren-based Technical Staffing Professionals, Bruce A. Bille, CPC, was highlighted in the Nov. 28 issue of 2014-2015 Who's Who in Energy by Columbus Business First. Bille has been actively recruiting in the fuel cell industry since 2001, ...

Gas association has new leader

After 23 years as the executive vice president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, or OOGA, Tom Stewart has announced his retirement. He will serve as a consultant to the association.OOGA's executive committee has elected senior vice president Shawn Bennett executive vice president.Following ...

Local financials stocks show increases

First Niles Financial stocks rose 12 cents in trading Friday to close at $9.40 a share. Cortland Bancorp nudged up a nickel, closing at $15.75 a share.

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Attorneys named super lawyers: James L. Blomstrom, a Youngstown business litigation attorney, and Frederick S. "Fritz" Coombs III, a Youngstown creditors rights attorney, both members in the law firm of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd., have been named to the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers ...

As consumers celebrate plummeting gas prices, oil-rich states feel the pinch

For Lois Yohman, decreasing gas prices at local pumps has allowed her to keep a little more money in her purse, which she expects to translate into a merrier Christmas for her and his family.The Hubbard Township woman, who has a tight budget, said she's not one to splurge when it comes to the ...

Ryan urges end to Tamarkin dispute

Tribune ChronicleWARREN - U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan is urging officials with the Tamarkin Company, a retail support provider for Giant Eagle and union workers at the Austintown facility to "quickly and efficiently" end their labor dispute.Ryan, a Democrat from Howland, wrote to Tamarkin's ...

Huntington survey shows consumers optimistic

Many consumers in Ohio and other Midwest states indicated they are optimistic about next year's economy, believing it will be better than it was in the past two years, according to the Huntington Bank Midwest Economic Index survey.The survey, in its third year, showed that most consumers in ...

Chevy Cruze tops November sales charts

The Lordstown-made Chevrolet Cruze topped the new vehicle sales charts in November at dealerships in the three-county region.There were 155 new Cruzes sold last month compared to 141 in the same period last year, according to a report of the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio ...

JobsOhio ranks high among national economic development groups

The American Economic Development Institute ranked JobsOhio as one of the top 10 economic development organizations for 2014.JobsOhio, a private agency that oversees development initiatives for the state, ranked No. 7.The institute acknowledged JobsOhio's "distinctive approach to economic ...

GM moves closer toward more energy-efficient plant

LORDSTOWN - General Motors is getting closer to its goal of making the local assembly plant more energy efficient.On Tuesday, workers began installing the first solar panels at the plant's new 2.2-megawatt ground-mounted solar array at the GM Lordstown Complex, home of the Chevrolet Cruze. The ...

Two local businesses among fastest growing

Two Trumbull County businesses have been named among the 100 fastest-growing companies in northeastern Ohio.Drake Manufacturing Services Co. LLC in Warren and Kravitz Delicatessen in Liberty each made the Weatherhead 100 list published by Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of ...

Area gasoline prices drop again

WARREN - Northeast Ohio gas prices continued to plunge, reporing another 1 cent drop this week.The average price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.60 a gallon, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report.In the Warren area, the average price was $2.679, dropping from last week's $2.729. ...

Lordstown Utica Shale wells remain tops in Trumbull

LORDSTOWN - Halcon Resources' Kibler 2-3H well in Lordstown was the most productive natural gas and oil horizontal well in Trumbull County during the third quarter, according to information released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.ODNR's third-quarter production report shows the ...

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REAL LIVING VOLPINI REALTY GROUP, HOWLAND OFFICE TOP PRODUCERS: Real Living Volpini Realty Group's Howland Office announced its top producers for November. The top listing agents were Patty Helmick and Kim Griffin. The top selling agents were Helmick, Jacquie Hays and Dan Blair. SHARON REGIONAL ...

ODNR reports oil and gas production numbers

Tribune ChronicleOhio's horizontal natural gas and oil wells produced 3 million barrels of oil and 132 billion cubic feet of natural gas in the third quarter, according to figures released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.Oil increased by more than 546,000 barrels and gas by more ...

Lordstown Utica Shale wells remain tops in Trumbull

Tribune ChronicleLORDSTOWN - Halcon Resources' Kibler 2-3H well in Lordstown was the most productive natural gas and oil horizontal well in Trumbull County during the third quarter, according to information released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.ODNR's third-quarter production ...