Giant Eagle to make amends
Giant Eagle is promising to compensate motorists who were sold gasoline contaminated with diesel fuel at two GetGo locations earlier this week.
The company said its supplier, Bulk Terminal Storage, put the gasoline-diesel fuel mix in tanks reserved for 87 and 89 octane gasoline at the GetGo stations on Medina Road in Copley Township and Lincoln Way East in Massillon.
“Giant Eagle and GetGo apologize for any inconvenience caused by this supply chain error, and the company is working diligently to satisfy its affected customers,” a news release said. “GetGo offers the highest quality fuels, and all the fuels sold at GetGo are 100 percent guaranteed.”
The company said customers may call 800-553-2324 to make claims.
Free real estate seminar
A free seminar for home buying and selling strategies will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 27 at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Road.
Sponsored by Stouffer Realty and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., the seminar will introduce participants to experts within the real estate industry who will cover topics specifically targeted to the challenges in the current market: how to price, stage and market a home; tips on finding the ideal home; guidelines on interviewing and selecting an agent; and how to make the most of today’s financing options.
A complimentary pasta dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Seating is limited. To register, call Stouffer Realty at 330-835-4900.
More benefits from Utica
Companies in the Greater Cleveland area are benefiting from the early development of the Utica shale in Ohio, a survey from the nonprofit Cleveland Engineering Society says.
Nearly 54 percent of engineering leaders in private industry say that oil and gas developments are impacting their business, according to the survey. Nearly 77 percent of engineering leaders said they expect positive impact on jobs and their businesses in the next 12 months.
The society surveyed engineering leaders of more than 1,600 engineering and related professionals in the Northeast Ohio region.
Hostess cancels auction
Hostess is moving forward with the sale of Devil Dogs, Yankee Doodles and Yodels to the maker of Little Debbie cakes.
The bankrupt company says it picked McKee Foods as the buyer for the Drake’s cakes after nobody stepped forward with a qualifying bid to top McKee’s $27.5 million offer.
An auction scheduled for today will be canceled as a result, according to a filing in bankruptcy court. A hearing to approve the sale is scheduled for April 9.
McKee Foods, based in Collegedale, Tenn., isn’t projecting when it plans to have the cakes back on shelves.
Views on working moms shift
Mothers’ attitudes toward full-time work have shifted since 2007, with more women wanting to work full time, a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday found.
Among mothers with children under 18, the percentage that said they wish to work full time grew to 32 percent in 2012 — up from 20 percent in 2007.
The survey, which also examined how fathers balance family and work life, also found the public remains divided on the impact of parents’ work schedules on children.
Only 16 percent of those polled said mothers working full time is ideal, while 42 percent said the more preferable situation is mothers working part time. A third reported that the best thing for children is that mothers do not work at all outside of the home.
Compiled from staff and wire reports