Southwest to offer Pitt-Nashville flights

Southwest to offer Pitt-Nashville flights


Southwest Airlines will be offering daily nonstop flights between Pittsburgh and Nashville.

The company says the first flight will depart Pittsburgh International Airport at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday.

The Allegheny County Airport Authority says officials in both cities will have dedication ceremonies, with polka music in Nashville and country music in Pittsburgh.

Nashville will be Southwest’s ninth destination from Pittsburgh.

Report: Ohio port balks at cruise ships


An Ohio port on Lake Erie reportedly has balked at joining an effort to revive the cruise industry on the Great Lakes.

The (Toledo) Blade reported Sunday that little, if any, of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s $283,000 marketing budget is dedicated to courting cruise ships.

According to the news-paper, the authority rejected invitations to rejoin the Great Lakes Cruising Coalition, a Kingston, Ont.-based group that markets member communities for $3,700 to $7,000 in annual fees.

Port agency board president Paul Toth said he didn’t believe it was getting enough out of its membership.

Snafu diverts LOT 787 Dreamliner


A Boeing 787 Dreamliner, operated by Poland’s LOT airline, made an unscheduled landing in Reykjavik, Iceland, because of a malfunctioning antenna.

The plane was traveling from Toronto to Poland whenSFlbit was diverted to the Icelandic capital about 1,700 miles short of its destination.

The plane’s antenna is used to transmit airplane identification information. LOT sent parts and personnel to Iceland to fix the problem, Boeing spokesman Doug Alder said in an emailed statement. The airplane maker was ready to help if needed, he said.

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, the world’s first commercial plane made mostly of lighter- weight composite materials, has been plagued by a series of problems since its introduction in September 2011.

UK plans new cyber force for protection


Britain’s defense secretary says it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation’s vital data — and stage cyber-attacks if necessary.

Philip Hammond says the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit aims to boost Britain’s offensive and defensive capabilities in an age of rising threats from cyber- espionage and cyber-sabotage.

The defense chief said in a statement released Sunday that the recruitment drive, to launch in October, will target military reservists and those leaving the armed forces. It also will welcome computer experts with no military experience.

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Hammond said it was no longer enough to build purely defensive cyber capabilities.

Associated Press

Selected local stocks


Aqua America, .61, 24.41 —.21

Avalon Holdings,5.40.0299

Clear Channel, .61 26.48 —.10

Cortland Bancorp, 9.50.00

Farmers Nat., .126.20 —.06

First Energy, 2.20, 36.59—.35

FirstMerit Corp., .64,21.48 .09

First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00

First Place Fin., .0016.00

FNB Corp., .48,12.08.02

General Motors,36.360001—.59

General Electric, .76,24.03—.22

Motors Liquidation, .0422.00

Huntington Bank, .20, 8.22—.05

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,52.24.35

Key Corp, .22,11.35.01

LaFarge, 17.59 —.14

Macy’s, 1.00, 43.514999.1950

Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 108.94—.98

PNC, 1.76,72.63.19

RTI Intl. Metals,32.00.06

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,150.18—1.09

Stoneridge 11.11 —.03

United Community Fin. 3.82—.01

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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