Flights start to S.C.

Flights start to S.C.


Allegiant Air started its seasonal flights from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday.

The service runs through August, said Dan Dickten, theSFlbairport’s director of aviation. The 90-minute flight is offered twice weekly. Allegiant is selling one-way fares for as low as $59 this month.

Informational forum


Councilman Mike Ray, D-4th, will lead an informational forum for West Side businesses at 6 p.m. MondaySFlbat The Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.

Ray will discuss code-enforcement issues. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Eric Shehadi by emailing him at or by calling 330-980-4704.

Phantom’s mobile app


Phantom Fireworks is rolling out the latest release of Phantom’s mobile application. Drawing on the success of the first release last year, Phantom has combined an easy-to-use and functional core with an eye-pleasing design and quick-to-respond database to create a seamless browsing experience on both smartphones and tablets, the company said.

Version two of Phantom’s mobile app opens with a sliding billboard and news headlines, designed to keep both the pyro-enthusiast and casual shopper up to date with the world of Phantom Fireworks. As the Fourth of July approaches, Phantom app users will be able to find the latest news, exclusive deals, and special promotions. They can download Phantom’s 2013 digital catalog and view hundreds of firework product videos and safety demonstrations. To download the app, visit .

Innovation institutes


The White House on Thursday announced it is launching competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes across the country with a federal commitment of $200 million across five federal agencies — Defense, Energy, Commerce, NASA and the National Science Foundation.

To build off the initial success of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which opened in Youngstown last August, President Barack Obama announced that his administration would move forward and launch three new manufacturing innovation institutes this year. NAMII received $30 million in federal funding when it opened.

Hackers stole $45M

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A worldwide gang of criminals stole a total of $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said Thursday — and outmoded U.S. card technology may be partly to blame.

Seven people are under arrest in the U.S. in connection with the case, which prosecutors said involved thousands of thefts from ATMs using bogus magnetic swipe cards carrying information from Middle Eastern banks.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

Selected local stocks


Aqua America, .70, 31.80 —.07

Avalon Holdings,3.5174—.07

Clear Channel, .61 33.05 —.04

Cortland Bancorp, 10.50.00

Farmers Nat., .126.49 —.10

First Energy, 2.20, 42.78—.86

FirstMerit Corp., .64,17.40 —.26

First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00

First Place Fin., .0018—.00

FNB Corp., .48,11.76—.14

General Motors,31.65—.43

General Electric, .76,22.78—.23

Motors Liquidation, .0422.00

Huntington Bank, .20, 7.44—.02

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,49.04—.72

Key Corp, .20,10.29—.06

LaFarge, 17.23 —.32

Macy’s, .80, 46.45—.19

Parker Hannifin, 1.72, 92.95—.28

PNC, 1.76,68.72—.25

RTI Intl. Metals,28.89—.17

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,178.90—1.44

Stoneridge 8.64 .78

United Community Fin. 4.00—.05

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

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