Friends Roastery plans 2nd location
Friends Roastery, the Salem cafe that roasts its own coffee and offers specialty teas, plans to open its second location at 101 W. Federal St.
William Leonard’s Extraordinary Gentlemen formerly occupied that space. Ownership announced the move via social media, saying the company plans to open the new location this summer.
Winner Aviation to expand service
Winner Aviation, a full-service, private aviation operator based at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, will expand its service with the designation of “approved charter” from Sentient Jet Charter.
Sentient partners with a select group of approved operators across the country to conduct an average of 40,000 to 45,000 hours of charter a year. Fewer than 33 percent of potential operators are Sentient-approved.
Winner operates six corporate aircraft, two for charter and the others for leading businesses in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
Two alumni of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy were honored during the class’s graduation ceremony Tuesday.
Lyle Waddell, a graduate of the academy class of 2011 and mayor of Newton Falls, received the Thomas M. Humphries Public Service Award for promoting local government collaboration and efficiencies in the Mahoning Valley. Tim Bowers, also a member of the academy’s class of 2011 and Warren police chief, received the Clarence Smith/Fred Alberini Leadership Award for exemplary work as a graduate of the leadership academy. Class members participate in a nine-week course on leadership and decision-making skills.
Flights canceled for several hours
A key computer system used to run many daily operations at American Airlines failed Tuesday, forcing the nation’s third-largest carrier to ground all flights across the United States for several hours and stranding thousands of frustrated passengers at airports and on planes.
Flights already in the air were allowed to continue to their destinations, but planes on the ground from coast to coast could not take off. And travelers could do little to get back in the air until the computer system was restored.
American blamed its reservation system, which is used for much more than booking flights. Airlines commonly rely on such systems to track passengers and bags, monitor who has boarded a plane and to update flight schedules and gate assignments. The computers also are used to file flight plans and to help determine how much fuel to put in an aircraft or which seats should be filled to ensure a plane is properly balanced.
Vindicator staff/wire reports