Airport reports passenger increase
The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport reported a 22 percent increase in passengers in 2013, compared with 2012.
The airport said it is projecting another strong increase in 2014, as it continues discussions with several airlines to add destinations and daily service.
Speaker to discuss use of social media
The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast about “Social Media for Your Business” at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Das Dutch Haus Restaurant, 150 E. state Route 14. The event will feature Dr. Bruce Keilor, professor of marketing and international business at Youngstown State University, who will talk about different types of social media and their benefits for businesses.
There is a cost, and reservations can be made by calling 330-482-3822.
The Canfield Area Council of the Regional Chamber is accepting nominations for two awards that will be presented at the Good Morning, Canfield program April 4.
The Canfield Business Pride Award honors local businesses that contributed to economic development and display high ethical, moral and professional commitment.
The Spirit of Canfield Award will go to an individual who has made noteworthy contributions to the city and township.
The nomination form for businesses is available in the Member Resources/Events section of regionalchamber.com, and nominations for the individual distinction can be made by contacting the regional chamber.
New animal clinic
Veterinarian Dr. David Swaney announced the opening of Brightside Animal Clinic at 4775 state Route 208.
Dr. Russ LaPierre will join Dr. Swaney at the facility, which houses the clinic and Iron Horse Animal Products to promote animal health.
To set up appointments, the office can be reached from 10 a.m. to noon daily at 724-533-8026.
Howard Hanna expands in South
Howard Hanna Real Estate services announced that it has expanded into Virginia and North Carolina, with its recent acquisition of William E. Wood & Associates and its subsidiaries.
The Pittsburgh-based real-estate company said the merger added 17 offices and 700 sales associates to its portfolio.
Alcoa subsidiary guilty in bribery
A subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. pleaded guilty Thursday and, along with the parent company, will pay a total of $384 million in penalties for bribing officials in the kingdom of Bahrain through a London-based middleman.
A company official Thursday entered the plea on behalf of Alcoa World Alumina LLC, which will pay $223 million in fines and criminal penalties for violating the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The law governs the conduct of American businesses abroad.
Vindicator staff/wire reports