Business

Government report backs need for natural gas storage hub in Appalachia

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS Special to the Salem News CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of a centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report, released ...

Don Boyd joins Bankers League relations team

COLUMBUS — Leetonia native Don Boyd has joined the Ohio Bankers League as state government relations director and legislative counsel, where he will lead the Ohio banking industry’s state-level advocacy. In his new role, Boyd will serve as chief liaison to the Ohio General Assembly for ...

Haltec honored

Dave Caruso, vice president of Haltec Corporation in Salem, receives the 2018 Excellence in Manufacturing Award from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce and MAGNET at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman Tuesday morning. On the left is Sarah Boyarko, regional chamber chief operating ...

Columbus McKinnon details Salem plant closing

SALEM — Columbus McKinnon Ohio operations announced on Oct. 26 it will be move a portion of assembly operations from Salem to its Wadesboro, N.C., plant. The move is a part of a larger product consolidation effort in CMCO in order to simplify business and provide better value and overall ...

Dunham’s Sports looks to boost staff for holiday season

TROY, Mich. — Dunham’s Sports, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods chains, will be hiring part-time seasonal holiday help at all of their locations. Part-time associates enjoy flexible hours, extra spending money, and a merchandise discount that will help with holiday shopping. ...

Salem woman named Ohio Living employee of year

YOUNGSTOWN — Michelle Gongaware of Salem has been named the second annual recipient of the Employee of the Year Award for Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, Greater Youngstown. She was nominated by her peers and selected by the award committee. She serves as business development liaison and ...

BOC marks 25 years in business

In front of more than 125 people consisting of current and past employees, customers, suppliers and friends, BOC owner and president Todd Olson offered remarks about being in business for 25 years and how this milestone had been accomplished. “It hasn’t always been easy. It has taken a lot ...

ALDI of Salem’s grand reopening ribbon-cutting

The ALDI Salem store had a ribbon-cutting Thursday during a grand reopening. The store, located at 2495 E. State St., is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 ALDI stores nationwide by the end of 2020. Locally, ALDI is investing more than $14 million to update ...

Dutch Haus ‘momma bears’ guide employees with disabilities

COLUMBIANA—All new employees, but especially those with developmental disabilities, benefit from having supervisors and co-workers who are patient with them. “We watch out for them and each other. We’re like momma bears,” said Johnna Parke, kitchen manager and chef at Dutch Haus Inn ...

MARKET REPORTS

Damascus Livestock Auction June 12 Hogs receipts 6 head No. 1s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $58 No. 2s & 3s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $55 Sows 300 to 650 lbs. $20 to $40 Boars $3 to $5 Feeder pigs receipts 1 head $20 to $50 per head Calves receipts 92 head Holstein bull calves $60 ...

A lifetime of sewing leads to custom clothing venture

SALEM — Jennifer A. Adams calls herself a mother, artist, small-town farmer, designer, seamstress, Red Cross volunteer, researcher and a member of the American Society for Public Administration. But she’s been sewing all her life and has now turned her love for designing custom clothing ...

Dollar General opens on East Pidgeon Road

The new Dollar General Store on East Pidgeon Road opened two weeks ago in Perry Township and joins two other Dollar General Stores in Salem at 2350 E. State St. and 1000 W. State St. The West State Street Dollar General Store opened on March 3. (Salem New photo by Larry Shields)

Consumers names senior vp and chief credit officer

MINERVA—Consumers National Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph J. Lober II announced Tuesday, May 22, that Suzanne Mikes has been promoted to senior vice president and chief credit officer. “Since joining the bank as chief credit officer in June 2017, Suzanne has made a ...

Salem area employers awarded for excellence in workplace safety

SALEM — Thirty-seven employers in the Salem area have earned recognition from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for reaching a year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day. The employers received BWC’s 100 Percent Award ...

Columbiana area employers awarded for excellence in workplace safety

COLUMBIANA — Twenty-five employers in the Columbiana area have earned recognition from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for reaching a year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day. The employers received BWC’s 100 ...

SCT, Lib’s partner for murder mystery

SALEM—The Salem Community Theatre in conjunction with Lib’s Market and Roastery will present the first in its upcoming “ A Dinner and A Death Series” on May 19 at the theater. “The “Murder on the S.S. Porcelain King” is a unique murder mystery as tickets are purchased according to ...

Consumers National officer earns security ranking

MINERVA — Consumers National Bank’s Information Technology Security Officer (ITSO), Assistant Vice President Beth McBride of Minerva has earned the Certified Banking Security Manager (CBSM) credential through the SBS Institute. McBride joins a growing community of financial service ...

Stadium GM Superstore nominated for award

The Stadium GM Superstore was nominated for the Time Dealer of the Year Award for 2018, making it one of 47 dealers nominated from across the nation for the award that will be presented in Las Vegas. A North Carolina dealership won the award, and Flor “Shorty” Navarro, owner of the Stadium ...

Farmers Bank honored with Community Bankers Cup

CANFIELD—Raymond James, one of America’s top financial services institutions, selected Farmers National Banc Corp. of Canfield, Ohio, the parent company of Farmers National Bank, to receive its coveted 2017 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup. The Bankers Cup is an extremely competitive ...