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Workers unload medical supplies to fight the Ebola epidemic from a USAID cargo flight in Harbel, Liberia, in August.

Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, having killed more than 2,400 people. Health experts warn it could get much worse, if the spread of the disease isn't contained quickly.

That alarm has President Obama meeting today with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Obama is expected to announce a major ramp up in U.S. efforts to address the threat of Ebola.

Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

With air strikes on the Islamic State south of Baghdad, the United States officially expanded its mission in Iraq on Sunday and Monday.

According to Central Command, Iraqi Security Forces requested the airstrikes near Sinjar.

"The airstrike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions to hit ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense, as outlined in the President's speech last Wednesday," Central Command said in a press release.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business Incubator Tuesday will host two officials from Stockholm, Sweden, who are affiliated with the University Business Incubator Index for an announcement of YBI’s 2014 global ranking. Last July, YBI was ranked 11th worldwide among 150 university-affiliated incubators  The UBII website features a countdown clock to the announcement. The fact that two of the company's top executives are coming here for the event, which will be webcast worldwide, suggests big news is forthccoming. All that YBI officials will say is that its 2014...

Monday, September 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. will recognize The Business Journal and its publisher, Andrea Wood, as the Mahoning Valley Business and Person of the Year. MVEDC will present the award at its 35th anniversary Salute to Business, Industry and Labor banquet, which will be held Oct. 28 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University, will deliver the keynote address. In August 1984, at the height of the steel industry’s downfall in the Mahoning Valley, Wood joined with Ralph Zerbonia...