RTI promotes Hickton
NILES -- Dawne S. Hickton has been named senior vice president-administration and chief administrative officer at RTI International Metals Inc. In her new role, Hickton will have responsibility for accounting, treasury, tax business information systems, personnel and law. Hickton will continue to be general counsel and corporate secretary and will report to Timothy G. Rupert, president and chief executive officer. Hickton is a graduate of the University of Rochester and received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hickton joined RTI in 1997 as vice president and general counsel.
Alberini's earns award
NILES -- Alberini's restaurant has received the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award for the 11th straight year. The restaurant, located at 1201 Youngstown-Warren Road, originally received the award in 1995 and has maintained the award every year since then. Based in New York City, the DiRoNA award was established in 1990 to promote the fine dining industry, and offers the only fine dining guarantee in all of North America, according to a press release. Currently, 773 restaurants in North American hold the award. An anonymous, independent inspection of the property is conducted to review the quality of the food, wine, service, physical property and decor, according to the press release. "It is certainly an honor to be given the DiRoNA Award and considered among the best restaurants in North America," said Richard Alberini, Alberini's owner.
Frontier begins in Canton
AKRON -- Frontier Airlines of Denver started service Wednesday between Denver International Airport and Akron-Canton Airport. Frontier will schedule two nonstop flights daily, using the airline's new 132-seat Airbus 319.
Enron investors win money
NEW YORK -- Former Enron Corp. investors have reaped a legal bounty in the past week: A total of $4.2 billion in settlements from JPMorgan Chase & amp; Co. and Citigroup Inc. to resolve lawsuits over the failed energy trader's fraudulent finances. JPMorgan announced a $2.2 billion settlement late Tuesday, the largest Enron settlement to date. The lawsuit, in which about 50,000 Enron stock- and bondholders filed claims, was led by the University of California. The settlement comes just four days after Citigroup Inc., the nation's largest financial services company, agreed to pay investors $2 billion to settle the lawsuit.
From Vindicator staff and wire reports