Business

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 ...

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)