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Friday, August 1, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Four years ago, many of the short line railroads here had been abandoned and the lines that connected the parcels they ran through were dangerous at any speed. When the Ohio Commerce Center bought the former Space Center in Lordstown, the rail yard there, built to “move everything but munitions” during World War II, couldn’t be used, says real estate broker Dan Crouse. Few improvements had been made to the warehouses since the end of the war. Crossing the property required a 4x4 truck; nothing...

Friday, August 1, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Minn. -- While air travel etiquette -- or the lack thereof -- is a frequent topic of conversation among travelers, there are thousands of more common travel scenarios that deserve discussion about how best to resolve or defuse an unpleasant situation. Should you tip, for instance, if a bellman grabbed your bags and carried them off when you didn't ask for help? Travel Leaders Group asked Americans how they would handle uncomfortable -- yet fairly common -- travel dilemmas like this, and some of the answers could surprise you. With airplane overhead bin space at a premium, for...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Dr. Jay Gershen, president of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University, will be the featured speaker at the Regional’s Chamber’s annual Salute to Business breakfast Aug. 28 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Centre, 7440 South Ave., Boardman. Gershen became the sixth president of Neomed in January 2010. Since assuming the presidency, Gershen has expanded its regional mission to the Cleveland area, increased  research activities and implemented a campus expansion plan that includes Bio-Med Science Academy, the first rural STEM school in Ohio and the nation's...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON --The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport a grant of $448,767 to build a 365-foot taxi lane to provide access to an aircraft hangar under construction and meet federal design standards, the office of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced today. The funding will also provide a windcone on Runway 14 to improve safety and provide pilots with “critical airfield information,” the FAA said. “This is great news for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said in a prepared statement, “and I am always going to be supportive of federal...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --Minimum wage proved insufficient for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and his family. The congressman spent his family's final dollars on a pack of trail mix in between back-to-back meetings Tuesday afternoon in Washington, D.C., he announced on Facbeook. On Monday, Ryan announced that he and his family had $30 left to last them through Wednesday, the final day of the challenge. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, along with other politicians that included former Gov. Ted Strickland, spent the past week living on the same sum of money as families who living on minimum wage after...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A driver for FedEx pulls his truck along the curb outside the offices of America Makes downtown, opens the sliding door and unloads a half-dozen boxes. Within these boxes are components for a 3-D printer system, one of 20 or so that began arriving at various times Wednesday and will continue arriving today in preparation for Make magazine's 3-D printer "shootout" this weekend, part of the four-day Youngstown Maker City launch. "This is the first time they've taken [the shootout] offsite," says...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Start your engines! With these words, a two-week program to introduce middle school students to the processes and rewards of manufacturing ended, but organizers hope a lifelong interest in the subject had been sparked. Twenty-three students from middle schools in the Mahoning Valley participated last week in the second Summer Manufacturing Institute, a program that provides the basics so young people can understand the concepts of manufacturing and how things are made. “They’ve been frantically...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At the Martini Brothers Burger Bar, familiarity breeds content. That content starts with a menu of 13 hamburgers. The ideas for their creations -- such as a burger with two grilled cheese sandwiches as buns or a burger that features ham and a pineapple-habanero compote -- begin with familiar ingredients. The burgers come from the experience and fertile imagination of head chef Joseph Monty who knows the flavors that work well in other dishes. He adapts them to the burger patties the cooks place...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Advance Auto Parts Inc., the largest retailer in North America of automotive-aftermarket parts, will open a store here Aug. 7 at 10 Manor Hill Drive in the Colonial Plaza. Desiree Verheyen, a 28-year veteran of automotive-parts sales, is the general manager who works with and oversees 10. She has been with Advance Auto Parts 18 of those 28 years. The new store offers a wide range of parts and national brands as well as several free services, Advance Auto Parts said in its announcement. Among the free services are employees installing new windshield...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council will hold its fourth annual Motorcycle Bike Run Sunday to benefit the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the union hall of Local 66 of the Operating Engineers, 291 McClurg Road.  Cost if $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. All proceeds benefit United Way and the AFL-CIO Community Services. Panera Bread is providing the breakfast before the first bikes go out at 11 a.m. The Poker Run of 80 miles starts and finishes at the union hall with stops...

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