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Trump to speak at Pittsburgh shale conference

By RICK SHRUM Special to the Salem News President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference ...

Hunter Associates Client Appreciation Event highlights EDWINS founder

SALEM — Hunter Associates used its recent 2019 Client Appreciation Event in Salem to spotlight the transformational work of Brandon E. Chrostowski, founder of the non-profit EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute. In less than 12 years, Chrostowski has turned his ideas of using culinary ...

SRMC names Santillo new Director of Public Relations and Marketing

SALEM — Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has named Mike Santillo as its new Director of Public Relations and Marketing. In his new role, Santillo will be responsible for directing the branding, advertising and marketing strategies for all divisions of the hospital; and leading media and ...

Flower shop closing, taking talents to Stark

SALEM — A long-standing Salem institution, Quaker Corner Flower and Gifts on East State Street, is closing its doors next month after more than 37 years, but owner John Burkey will take his talents in flower arranging to Stark Memorial. “It is with much sadness that I close the doors. It ...

Hilcorp Energy Co. most active oil and gas developer in county

LISBON — The Hilcorp Energy Co. continues to be the most active and oil and gas developer in Columbiana County. Last week, the Houston-based company received Ohio Department of Natural Resource approval to drill two horizontal wells at the Baker pad off Fairmont and Lusk Lock roads in ...

Wolbert joins Northwood Realty Services family

SALEM — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services welcomes experienced real estate agent Shelly Wolbert to the Salem office. Wolbert joins the Northwood Realty Services family after being an agent with Hofmeister Realty for the last three years. Prior to Wolbert earning her ...

Consumers to open Brewster branch

MINERVA — Consumers National Bank announced this week it has received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for its application to operate a new full-service branch office at 210 Wabash Ave. South in Brewster. The approval establishes the 15th branch in the ...

Compco promotes 3

COLUMBIANA — Compco Industries has announced the following staff promotions, effective immediately. Meribeth Pantall-Noble of Poland is now vice president of corporate human resources. Pantall-Noble previously served as Compco’s corporate director of human resources. She started with the ...

Perkins invited to attend 2019 Circle of Excellence Conference

STEUBENVILLE — Ken Perkins, registered representative with Tri-State Financial Services has been invited to attend the Cetera Advisor Networks 2019 Circle of Excellence Conference at the J.W. Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island, Fla. This event will recognize an exclusive group ...

Accounting firms merge

BOARDMAN — Schroedel, Scullin and Bestic LLC (SSB) have announced the acquisition of Stabi, Burnett and Company, a certified public accounting practice in Boardman. The Stabi team is joining SSB and will continue to provide the quality professional services both companies are known ...

Consumers Bancorp reports income of $1.8M

MINERVA — Consumers Bancorp Inc. (Consumers) reported net income of $1.8 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2019, an increase of $1.2 million from the same period last year. Earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter of 2019 were 68 cents compared to 24 cents for the same period ...

Josh Fox promoted to practice leader for water, wastewater group

COLUMBIANA — Herbert, Rowland and Grubic Inc. (HRG) has announced that Harrisburg, Pa. resident Josh Fox, P.E., has been promoted to practice area leader for the firm’s Water and Wastewater Group. Fox will have four areas of primary responsibility: vision and strategy, professional ...

CNB welcomes new assistant vice president

MINERVA —Consumers National Bank has announced that Anthony Mattioli has joined the bank as assistant vice president and business development officer. Working from the bank’s Fairlawn office on Embassy Parkway, Mattioli will develop complete banking relationships throughout the bank’s ...

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 ...