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Farmers donates to restore stadium


Farmers National Bank on Thursday announced a donation of $17,500 to be used in the restoration of Bo Rein Memorial Stadium in the city.

For the past 80 years, the stadium has hosted countless athletic events, graduation ceremonies, the Relay for Life fundraiser, state- playoff games and community events.

The stadium was built in the 1930s as a project under the Works Progress Administration — one of the largest New Deal programs that put millions of unemployed people to work.

The scope of the restorations will include installation of an artificial playing surface, new visitor locker rooms, restroom renovations and several other structural repairs.

This year, Farmers has donated $264,719 to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Workforce training grants available


A pre-application is available for businesses that want financial help to train their current workforce. The Ohio Development Services Agency is launching round two of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program.

This program will make $30 million in fiscal year 2014 available for employers to train their workforce. A total of $27 million in grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining $3 million will be used for loans. Applications for the grant program will be accepted for review Sept. 30.

For information, or to apply, visit

Yogurt recalled


Chobani says it’s recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some customers.

The recall comes about a week after the company first started asking retailers to pull the products from shelves, saying some cups were “swelling and bloating.” Chobani previously had said it wasn’t issuing a formal recall.

But the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it was in talks with the company about the matter.

Chobani said that most of the affected products have already been pulled from shelves.

The containers are marked with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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