Young Professionals to mark anniversary

Young Professionals to mark anniversary


The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a party at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center.

The birthday event is open to the public. The cost is $5, if tickets are purchased in advance, and includes dinner and cocktails.

Tickets can be purchased on the MVYP website at or at the door the night of the event for $10.

Athena Awards at Mr. Anthony’s


The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and The Vindicator will host the annual Athena Awards on May 23 at Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave.

The 21st annual event, which opens with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. and continues with a dinner and award ceremony starting at 6:15 p.m., is one of the top five Athena events in the U.S.

The cost of the dinner is $60 per person. Reservations are required by Wednesday by contacting Jennifer Mascardine at 330-744-2131, ext. 12, or by email at

Justice Department sues Chemed Corp.


The Department of Justice has sued Chemed Corp., saying it and its Vitas hospice business submitted tens of millions of dollars in false Medicare claims for patients who were supposed to be receiving emergency services.

The department says Vitas Hospice and Vitas Healthcare submitted claims for services that weren’t needed, weren’t provided, or were provided to patients who weren’t eligible under Medicare requirements. It says the companies set goals for the number of crisis-care days to be billed and pressured their employees to submit more claims so it would get more revenue. The agency said Medicare payments for crisis care can be hundreds of dollars greater than typical hospice-care payments.

Texas Roadhouse to open in Niles


Texas Roadhouse, the popular franchise steak house, will open in the Eastwood Mall Complex’s Howland Commons section this fall. The new 7,400-square-foot restaurant will be built on a parcel near Gander Mountain.

The mall also announced that it has donated two green moray eels and a leopard shark to the World Aquarium in St. Louis, freeing up more room in the facility’s aquarium.

The largest of the eels was an original inhabitant of the aquarium when it opened in 2007 and had grown too large and aggressive.

Knowing that the smaller eel eventually would follow suit and that the leopard shark also was growing, it was determined that a larger habitat would be in the best interest of all three animals.

Vindicator staff reports

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Avalon Holdings,3.52.0026

Clear Channel, .61 32.93 —.12

Cortland Bancorp, 10.35—.15

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First Energy, 2.20, 42.91.13

FirstMerit Corp., .64,17.40 .00

First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00

First Place Fin., .0019.00

FNB Corp., .48,11.64—.12

General Motors,31.42—.23

General Electric, .76,22.90.12

Motors Liquidation, .0422.00

Huntington Bank, .20, 7.49.06

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,48.96—.08

Key Corp, .20,10.30.01

LaFarge, 17.30 .07

Macy’s, .80, 47.23.78

Parker Hannifin, 1.72, 94.051.10

PNC, 1.76,68.57—.15

RTI Intl. Metals,29.01.12

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,179.37.47

Stoneridge 9.05 .41

United Community Fin. 4.04.04

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