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Farmers’ acquisition gains approval from shareholders

Canfield-based Farmers National Banc Corp.’s cash and stock acquisition of Pennsylvania’s Emclaire Financial Corp. received overwhelmingly approval from Emclaire’s shareholders, the banking companies announced. The vote Wednesday approves the March 23 merger plan between Farmers, the ...

Howmet Aerospace announces dividend

WARREN — Pittsburgh-based Howmet Aerospace, which has a plant in Weathersfield, has declared a dividend of 2 cents per share for the company’s outstanding common stock that will be paid Aug. 25 to shareholders of record at the close of business that day. Also, the company declared a ...

Witmer’s property sold

YOUNGSTOWN — Heritage Cooperative Inc., a Delaware, Ohio-based agriculture cooperative, has paid $8.1 million for several pieces of land and buildings in its acquisition of Witmer’s Feed and Grain Inc. of Columbiana. Property transfers with the Mahoning County Auditor’s Office show ...

Community Foundation rolls out mentoring program

YOUNGSTOWN — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has launched a new program to support the local nonprofit community. The Nonprofit Mentoring Network is a yearlong pilot program that will pair longstanding nonprofit organizations with smaller groups that are looking to take ...

Youngstown Thermal plant on way to energy efficiency

YOUNGSTOWN — Transformation of the former Youngstown Thermal plant into a high-tech, energy-efficient producer of heating and cooling is underway, as is a complete shift in the business model behind the process. Demolition has already begun at the site on North Avenue on the city’s North ...

America Makes, partner to give away 3D printers

YOUNGSTOWN ­ Global 3D printing company Ultimaker will donate at least two dozen of its 3D printers to middle and high schools, and community and nonprofit organizations across the United States through a new partnership with Youngstown-based America Makes. The goal of the union is to ...