Register soon for series involving business planning

Register soon for series involving business planning


Small-business owners and entrepreneurs interested in signing up for a free business-planning series must do so by Wednesday.

The course is designed to help those starting food-and-farm-related businesses in Youngstown, and participants will finish with a business-plan outline and resources and opportunities to network and apply for financing.

The program is the result of a partnership between the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., the Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator and Ohio State University Extension, Mahoning County.

Classes will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday between this Thursday and May 8 at Iron Roots Urban Farm, 822 Billingsgate Ave.

Applications can be picked up at the YNDC offices at 820 Canfield Road, on the YNDC website at or requested by phone at 330-480-0423.

New address, number for EDD in the city


After relocating its headquarters earlier this month, the Economic Development Department of the Western Reserve Port Authority now has a new address and phone number in Youngstown.

The new offices, adjacent to Youngstown State University and downtown Youngstown, are located at 240 N. Champion St.

The new phone number is 234-228-9696, and the fax number is 234-228-9694.

Aerial yoga studio is first in Youngstown


Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance is offering Aerial Yo, Youngstown’s first aerial yoga studio.

Aerial yoga is a form of inversion therapy that uses a silk hammock, suspended from the ceiling, to improve flexibility, joint mobility, strength and alignment.

Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance is on the second floor of the Calvin Center at 755 Mahoning Ave.

Columbia Gas, NiSource make list 3rd-consecutive year


The Ethisphere Institute has NiSource Inc. and its distribution company Columbia Gas of Ohio on its list of the world’s most-ethical companies for the third- consecutive year, according to a Columbia Gas press release.

NiSource is one of 143 companies in 30 countries to be recognized for leadership in promoting ethical business standards.

Companies are evaluated based on ethics and compliance programs, reputation, leadership and innovation, governance, and corporate citizenship and responsibility.

Ethisphere is an international organization dedicated developing best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

Selected local stocks


Aqua America, .61, 25.04 .10

Avalon Holdings,5.80.39

Clear Channel, .61 22.08 .17

Cortland Bancorp, 10.51.00

Farmers Nat., .127.48 —.02

First Energy, 2.20, 33.37.52

FirstMerit Corp., .64,21.26 —.36

First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00

FNB Corp., .48,13.46.12

General Motors,35.14.12

General Electric, .76,25.41.01

Huntington Bank, .20, 9.89.00

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,61.07.89

Key Corp, .22,14.27—.09

LaFarge, 18.66 .03

Macy’s, 1.00, 58.46 —.51

Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 118.91—.47

PNC, 1.76,87.01.14

RTI Intl. Metals,26.71.38

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,160.34—.94

Stoneridge 11.65 —.04

Talmer Bank, 13.70—.05

United Community Fin. 3.98.00

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

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