Insurance group raises cancer funds

Insurance group raises cancer funds


Generations Insurance Group raised $6,565 for the American Cancer Society this year at the largest state Relay for Life.

The group was on the gold team and placed 14th out of 85 teams in raising the most funds in the state and finished 37th among all participants.

Generations received the award for best educational program and the first-place trophy for children’s games.

Eight local residents operate Generations in Warren.

UAW appointment


Ben Strickland, shop chairman for United Auto Workers Local 1112, was appointed recently as International Servicing Representative by Regional Director Ken Lortz. He will take the position Monday.

Strickland will continue to serve Local 1112 and several other locals. He was shop chairman at General Motors’ Lordstown complex for 12 years and has been elected for 20 years.

The Local 1112 members will elect a replacement for Strickland as shop chairman.

Kiwanis meeting


The Kiwanis Club of Western Mahoning County meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St. Guests and new members are welcome. At next Wednesday’s meeting, the speaker will be Bev Fisher, manager of the Canfield Fair.

Fisher on program


The owner of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt appeared on Fox News’ Web-based business show called “FBN Live” on Thursday.

Leonard Fisher discussed Handel’s history, longevity, cultlike following, brand differences, competition and growth.

Handel’s is based in Youngstown with 37 company-owned and franchise stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Virginia and California.

Talmer report


Talmer Bancorp Inc. reported its second-quarter net income of $20.6 million compared with $36.4 million for the first quarter of 2014 and $15 million for the second quarter of 2013.

Earnings per diluted common share were 27 cents for the second quarter 2014, compared with 50 cents for the first quarter of 2014 and 21 cents for the second quarter of 2013.

In addition, the board of directors of Talmer declared a cash dividend on its Class A common stock of 1 cent per share. The dividend will be paid Aug. 29 to Class A common shareholders of record as of Aug. 18.

Company to reopen


U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, applauded Thursday’s restart of Warren Steel Holdings, 4000 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. The company’s new production follows the efforts by Brown and Ryan to urge the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to agree to a “Reasonable Arrangement” that would reduce energy costs for the company and enable it to remain competitive. Late last month, PUCO agreed to this request, and Warren Steel Holdings announced that it would reopen its facility.

Staff reports

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