ODNR official at event

ODNR official at event


The Government Affairs Council will host James Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, for a luncheon at Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26.

Zehringer was appointed the director of ODNR in 2011. Key priorities for Zehringer include regulating shale development responsibly, addressing water-quality issues statewide and promoting, updating and preserving Ohio state parks.

Rick Simmers, chief of the Division of Oil and Gas Resource Management at ODNR, also will speak about recent advancements in the regulation and production of the Utica Shale.

The cost is $25 for Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber members; $35 for nonmembers. The event requires advanced registration by April 19 to Amy Young, 330-744-2131, ext. 12, or by email to amy@regionalchamber.com.

Award nominations


Nominations are being accepted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Awards. This year’s luncheon ceremony will mark the 26th year of the awards in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys and will take place Nov. 18 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.

Nominations are being accepted from the community in these categories: outstanding philanthropist for an individual or family; outstanding corporate philanthropist for a for-profit corporation or corporate foundation; outstanding small-business philanthropist with 100 employees or fewer; outstanding volunteer fundraiser for an individual or small group; outstanding civic organization for a civic volunteer group; outstanding young philanthropist of an individual or group, 18 and under; Legacy Award, presented posthumously to an individual or family.

Nomination forms and descriptions of each award criteria are available at www.afpmash.org. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. July 15.

To be eligible, nominees must live in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties in Ohio or in Mercer or Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania.

Leadership class


Applications for the Leadership Mahoning Valley class of 2016-17 are available and may be submitted through May 1 at the Leadership Mahoning Valley office: First National Bank Building, 11 Central Square, Suite 1600.

The nine-month, $2,000 program provides adult community leaders with a general overview of the Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop working relationships with other civic leaders.

The program includes nine monthly daylong sessions that focus on major community systems such as education, health, human service, heritage, government, justice, labor, business, poverty and diversity.

A selection committee reviews all applications and selects 40 participants.

The tuition covers all program costs, including meals, admission fees and program supplies. Request applications by email at karen@regionalchamber.com or by phone at 330-744-2131, ext. 41.

Selected local stocks


Alcoa Inc., .129.37—.11

Aqua America, .71 31.62 .16

Avalon Holdings,1.89—.02

Cortland Bancorp, .2815.49.00

Farmers Nat., .128.95 —.04

First Energy, 1.44 35.12.36

Fifth/Third, .5216.30.17

FirstMerit Corp., .6820.74 .10

First Niles Financial, .208.15.00

FNB Corp., .4812.39.07

General Motors, 1.5229.37—.05

General Electric, .9230.79.16

Huntington Bank, .28 9.33.03

iHeartMedia Inc.,1.20 .00

JP Morgan Chase, 1.7657.74.42

Key Corp, .3010.72.06

LaFarge, .3417.57 .00

Macy’s, 1.44 39.68—.94

Parker Hannifin, 2.52 109.91.88

PNC, 2.0481.82.35

Simon Prop. Grp., 6.40207.17.38

Stoneridge 13.91 .07

Talmer Bank, .20 17.72.19

United Comm. Fin., .10 5.63.07

Selected prices from Friday’s 4 p.m. close.

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