NiSource renamed

NiSource renamed


NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage has changed its name to Columbia Pipeline Group.

NiSource has announced a number of operational moves it will make across the Mahoning Valley, including a proposed pipeline that will straddle the border of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

The company’s new name “fully integrates” it with the “established Columbia brand that makes up a majority of our 15,000-miles of pipeline operations,” said Chevalier Mayes, spokeswoman for Columbia Pipeline Group.

In December, what was then a NiSource pipeline exploded in Sissonville, W.Va., scorching a section of highway and damaging nearby property.

Other NiSource Inc. energy and water divisions will keep their names.

Phizzle ranked on Forbes list


Phizzle, a provider of advanced mobile marketing products and digital advertising solutions, based in San Francisco, has been named one of America’s most promising companies by Forbes Magazine.

The company is partly owned by Jeff Ryznar, who lives in Youngstown and serves as vice president of marketing for the company.

Phizzle works locally with Ursuline High School and TMALD Inc., and it has been in discussions with Phantom Fireworks and the Covelli Centre.

Forbes’ list of America’s most promising companies features 100 privately held businesses whose management, customers and business models are considered in its compilation.

Phizzle appeared at No. 55 on the list.

First National completes deal

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First National Bank Capital Corporation, a division of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, recently completed an equity- financing deal with Elk Lake Capital to help support the equity firm’s acquisition of Environmental Services Laboratories (ESLI) and Environmental Land Surveying and Solutions.

ESLI recently was named among the fastest growing energy companies in Pittsburgh.

Since its inception in Nov. 2005, F.N.B. Capital Corporation has completed 20 transactions across 17 different companies.

Care-management company to expand


Transitional HealthCare Solutions, a care-management and patient-advocacy company serving infants and seniors throughout Northeast Ohio, will expand its operations in Youngstown.

The company primarily has operated in Summit, Portage and Stark counties for the past three years. Transitional HealthCare cited a growing demand for geriatric care services in the region as more baby boomers continue to make the transition to assisted living.

For more information on the services provided by the company, visit

From staff reports

Selected local stocks


Aqua America, .70, 28.93 .36

Avalon Holdings,3.89—.17

Clear Channel, .33 32.36 .46

Cortland Bancorp, 10.50.50

Farmers Nat., .126.34 .14

First Energy, 2.20, 40.54.64

FirstMerit Corp., .64,15.10 .14

First Niles Financial, .32,7.18.08

First Place Fin., .004.00

FNB Corp., .48,11.68.05

General Motors,27.11.60

General Electric, .76,23.39.13

Motors Liquidation, .0422.00

Huntington Bank, .16, 6.98.12

JP Morgan Chase, 1.20,48.91.66

Key Corp, .20,9.51.17

LaFarge, 16.24 .36

Macy’s, .80, 39.08—.25

Parker Hannifin, 1.64, 94.541.28

PNC, 1.60,62.90.51

RTI Intl. Metals,29.72.62

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.40,159.721.70

Stoneridge 6.50 —.10

United Community Fin. 3.34—.02

Selected prices at 4 p.m. Friday. Provided by Stifel Nicolaus. Not to be construed as an offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security.

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