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Jamison Cocklin

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ODNR mum for now on Jackson Twp. well

The public and anti-fracking activists were turned away with little answers at a county commissioners meeting.

Construction at JCPenney forces brief closing

Store management would not elaborate on the cause of the problems.

Jobless rate goes up

Economists warn not to read too much into numbers that are not seasonally adjusted.

Forum highlights oil and gas boom

Company’s 61 hires, plans for more highlighted at forum in Boardman

Industry officials and Congressman once again tout economic potential of oil and gas.

Local auto sales strong in February

Chevrolet outperforms in new make, new model categories.

BP and Chase at odds over drilling lease

The issue finds a lender reluctant to grant drilling rights for fear of property devaluation, a growing trend nationwide.

US Sen. Brown makes first NAMII tour.

The senator is making a push for more manufacturing institutes nationwide.

Push for leases under way in Mercer County

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Mercer County is just the latest development in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.

Canfield man invents golf tool

Canfield man invents tool to help golfers with their alignment

Ken Zuzik's invention recently won Most Innovative Concept at the PGA Merchandise Show

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Lupo indicted in illegal brine dump

Hardrock Excavating, employee accused of dumping waste also federally indicted

Ben W. Lupo, Michael Guesman and Hardrock Excavating will face federal prosecutors for their role in January's illegal brine dump.

Charges give black eye to oil and gas industry ILLEGAL DUMPING


Zeigler named OPC director

He will succeed longtime executive director Terry Fleming, who stepped down in December.

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Property easements sought for pipelines in Trumbull

The move is indicative of an increase in production in Trumbull County and what the future holds there.

GM unveils diesel Cruze in Cleveland

Ohio's public will get their first look at the new model, after a stellar year at Lordstown

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Patriot Water claims ODNR attack on its business

The face-off between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Patriot Water continued Tuesday, as the company’s president, Andrew Blocksom, had choice words for an agency he says is attacking his business.

Ice Zone will close in May

Lack of revenue, marketing failures cited as reasons

Owners say they can no longer face declining revenues.

Lupo has history of brine dumping; violations stretch back to 1970s

Last month's bring dump is not a first for business owner Ben Lupo.

Home Savings returning to profitability

Home Savings and Loan is making a comeback

Nearly 5 years in the making, the bank is finally growing again.

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Valley economy to get $30M lift from GM profits, workers to get $6,750

US shows recovery as Europe slides; Lordstown workers to get $6,750 each

Even as profits fall, workers at Lordstown will receive $6,750 in profit share

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D&L owner charged, workers claim ordered to lie

U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, from left, talks with Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone, Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains and state Rep. Bob Hagan before a press conference Thursday at the B&O Station, downtown announcing a federal charge against Ben Lupo of D&L Energy and Hardrock Excavating after state officials witnessed Lupo workers dumping hazardous waste into a storm sewer.

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Kasich: Permitting laws may need to be changed

With Lupo schedule for an informal hearing today, cleanup efforts hit a snag on Salt Springs Road.

New flight service for oil and gas operations

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport adds direct flight to Oklahoma City.

Lupo's holdings scrutinized

Court documents and public records show a complex network of businesses.

Lupo's holdings scrutinized

Court documents and public records show a complex network of businesses.

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ODNR pulls Hardrock, D&L permits

Energy company must cease all injection-well operations

In response to the early findings of a criminal investigation, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced it had permanently revoked the operating permits of D&L Energy and Hardrock Excavating.

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Public outcry continues over Hard Rock's dumping in Youngstown

Environmental groups, elected officials, the public and even the industry itself decried last Thursday’s incident when inspectors with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources were dispatched to Hard Rock’s headquarters at 2761 Salt Springs Road only to witness an employee cleaning out what is now described as a tanker truck filled with brine and oil.

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CLEAN & EFFICIENT: The new diesel Cruze

The new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze clean turbo diesel features a 2.0L engine that will offer an estimated 42 mpg highway with an automatic transmission. Clean diesels generate at least 90 percent less nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions when compared with previous-generation diesels.

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Documents: CEO Lupo directed illegal dump of brine

Workers hook up hoses to storage tanks and trucks in the area of the dump on D&L Energy property.

Thousands of gallons potentially dumped at D&L

Report: Suspected fracking water discharged into storm drain near D&L Energy Group HQ

Details on the incident remain murky, but regulators have confirmed that a large amount of oil and brine were dumped into a storm drain near D&L headquarters.

GM to unveil diesel Cruze in Chicago

Currently, there are 14 clean-diesel autos and SUVs available in the United States

By JAMISON COCKLIN jcocklin@vindy.com LORDSTOWN General Motors will unveil the new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Model at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday.

Fight shapes up over charter amendment

Frack Free petitioners approaching deadline for May 7 ballot issue

The oil and gas industry is taking closer note of Frack Free Mahoning Valley's ballot-initiative

Cruze sales fall off 2012 pace, despite GM’s 16% surge

Despite gains above industry averages, Cruze sales decline by 3 percent.

YBI launches fundraising effort

The incubator will work on creating a self-suffcient revenue model and raising $2.5 million to help it do so.

Federal agency seeking pension funds for RG workers.

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is seeking $97 million from a former owner, most of which would go to Warren workers.

Family Video will add Pizza to its offerings

The video rental chain is partnering with Toledo-based Marco's Pizza.

Valley housing sales slow in December

Housing sales may have slowed in December, but 2012 proved to be a year of recovery for the Valley's real estate market.

NAMII’s work progressing

Innovation consortium goes beyond region

One day after it was named to a top 10 innovations list, officials at the consortium are quick to tout its progress.

Equipment will be auctioned at RG Steel

The new owners of the former RG Steel mill on Pine Avenue have contracted with a Canadian auction house to sell off a sizeable portion of its non operational and outdated equipment.

Local auto sales slide in 2012

Sales slid by 188 from November

The final month of 2012 shows sales slid from where they finished in 2011.

YBI reveals studies

Two independent studies show that the incubator is helping lead the regional economy into the future.

CIRM Custom Decorating will expand.

The company will add 10,000 square feet to its production facility in Unity this spring.

NAMII names its permanent director

After months operating under an interim director, NAMII will finalize its leadership structure when Edward A. Morris officially takes the helm in February

“Promised Land” meets opposition from oil and gas groups

‘promised land’

The Marcellus Shale Coalition and Energy InDepth are among those who have launched campaigns to counter the "fictional portrayal" of their industry.

Ohio prepares for unprecedented infrastructure

With $5 billion in pipelines and about $10 billion in processing facilities announced Utica Shale development is preparing for its next step.

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Top-10 2012 Mahoning Valley Biz Stories

A look back at this year's major business headlines. Gains in energy development, the housing market and area manufacturing were only a fraction of this year’s top local business headlines.

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Hams Beauty & Barber offers hairstyles, then life coaching

Elliot Hamilton, who owns Hams Beauty and Barbershop with his sister, Kim Hamilton, cuts Glenn Snider's hair. Unlike other salons, Hams’ stylists and barbers finish up customers, then offer life coaching, all under one roof. Kim Hamilton is a trained life coach.

Wendell August Forge will finally replace workshop

Wendell August Forge

Wendell August Forge will break ground on its new facility in January.

Area nonprofits rely on holidays for funding

Area nonprofits rely on holidays for funding

Nonprofits across the Valley will collect a majority of their annual operating budgets in November and December.

What are Valley shoppers' last minute must-have gifts

Joe DeMay of Columbiana looks at the selection of flat-screen televisions at h.h. Gregg in Boardman. Electronics, clothing and gift cards are topping holiday wish lists in Ohio this year.

Youngstown mainstay Buchman Shoes to close

The business opened in 1925 in downtown Youngstown

After 87 years in business, Buchman Shoes will close Dec. 22.


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