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‘Why Africa Now!’


The Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration will host the “Why Africa Now!” seminar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 3422.

The seminar is billed as an informative meeting about the opportunity the continent offers and how to conduct business there.

Guest speaker is Patrick Griswold, who will lead the meeting and share his insights on helping American companies interested in making the transition to doing business in Africa.

New ownership


The former New Again Market, 908 W. Main St., has been sold and is now operating under the name All Good Things Natural Market.

New owners Quinn and Melissa Colella run the store, which offers organic poultry and pantry items, as well as frozen meets and other groceries.

The store, which delivers weekly to Mahoning and Columbiana counties, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Winter business


Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Winter Business Showcase on Jan. 23 at the Columbiana Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet dealership at 21 E. Railroad St.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments, networking and brief presentations by chamber members Harmony Village, On Demand Drug Testing and C. Tucker Pope. Reservations are not required.

ATHENA event


Lawrence Mercer ATHENA International will host its first ATHENA Connections event April 5 at the eCenter- @LindenPoint in an effort to develop female leaders.

Twelve women will be chosen to participate in the training, which is tailored to juniors and seniors or students graduating from a two-year college.

Those nominating a candidate should submit a nomination form from to Lisa Reeves Bertin at, along with a letter of recommendation. The nomination deadline is Wednesday.

Kiwanis meeting


The Kiwanis Club of Mahoning County will host guest speaker Linda Macala, assistant director of the Mahoning County convention and visitors bureau, at its meeting Wednesday. The event will start at 6 p.m. at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St.

Chick Days


The Agland Country Store, 364 Lisbon St., will start its annual Chick Days with a poultry seminar at 6 p.m. Feb. 11, which is open to the public.

The event will feature Purina representative Christa Scarborough, who will discuss poultry care and nutrition. Cody Dudte of Manna Pro will be on hand to showcase chicken-care products as well.

Last year’s Chick Days brought 1,200 birds into the store to meet the orders of community and local 4-H members.

Staff reports

Selected local stocks


Aqua America, .61, 23.03 .08

Avalon Holdings,5.25.05

Clear Channel, .61 22.96 —.01

Cortland Bancorp, 10.35.00

Farmers Nat., .126.76 —.03

First Energy, 2.20, 32.37.57

FirstMerit Corp., .64,22.68 —.02

First Niles Financial, .32,6.00.00

First Place Fin., .00.00

FNB Corp., .48,12.95.06

General Motors,39.99—.5

General Electric, .76,26.97—.25

Huntington Bank, .20, 9.78.00

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,58.51—.25

Key Corp, .22,13.61—.15

LaFarge, 18.50 .26

Macy’s, 1.00, 55.75—.05

Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 127.05.12

PNC, 1.76,78.60—.59

RTI Intl. Metals,32.56—.12

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,155.571.37

Stoneridge 11.99 —.18

United Community Fin. 3.50—.06

Selected prices at 4 p.m. Friday. Provided by Stifel. Not to be construed as an offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security.

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