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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- Limited seating is available for tonight's performance by Blue Man Group at Packard Music Hall. Last night's performance played to a sold-out crowd and tickets for tonight's performance are expected to sell out as well, according to the manager of the venue. The show, Packard's first sell out for 2015, is being produced by Sunrise Entertainment. “We are so fortunate to get such a unique show that has traveled the world and spans across so many age groups to Warren, Ohio,” said Jim Bugos, general manager of Packard Music Hall. “To have our first (of...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan expects to decide in the next six to eight weeks whether he will run for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said Monday he has spoken with several individuals who also have expressed interest in running for the seat, including his friend, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. If Strickland decides to run, Ryan would sit out the race, but that isn’t the sole consideration for the congressman, who started his seventh term last week in the U.S. House of Representatives and will again serve on the powerful...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB International, has extended its accreditation for undergraduate and graduate programs in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University. “AACSB accreditation is external validation of the quality of our faculty, staff, students, and programs,” YSU President Jim Tressel said. “This global recognition places our business programs in the top 5% in the world. Our students are ensured a high quality business education coupled with the professional...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The announcement that the Golf GTI had won the North American Car of the Year award early Monday was just the start of Volkswagen's day. Hours later at its press event at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the German company showed off the Cross Coupe GTE concept, a V6 plug-in hybrid that will be built in Chattanooga, Tenn., beginning in 2016. “Numerous details hint at how we envision a future production SUV model for North America,” said Klaus Bischoff, chief designer at...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- Alesia Code’s enthusiasm was evident as she surveyed one of the classrooms in Eastern Gateway Community College’s new Warren Center yesterday. “This is fabulous. It’s great,” remarked the Warren resident, in her fourth semester at Eastern Gateway.  Monday was the first day of the semester -- and the first day of classes in Eastern Gateway’s new Warren Center. The downtown campus is in the former Mickey’s Army-Navy store, relocated from the Atrium Building. Students are “amazed,” Code continued. “They say, ‘Oh, my gosh, I was here when Mickey’s Army-...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Overland Park, Kan., has accredited the business curriculum at Grove City College, reports William Hinton, professor of business at the college. The accreditation “assures students and employers that the program is strong and its graduates are thoroughly qualified,” the college said in a press release. All programs leading to majors in the accounting, business administration and entrepreneurship are included by the accreditation of the ACPSP Board of Commissioners who oversee the...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ASHTABULA, Ohio -- Ashtabula Energy has applied for a permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that would allow it to discharge treated water into Lake Erie as part of the company's plan to construct a natural gas-to-liquids conversion plant. Ashtabula Energy is a division Velocys plc, a British company that in 2013 moved its operations to Houston to enter the U.S. market. The company wants to spend $200 million to construct a 2,800 barrel-a-day gas-to-liquids plant on an 80-acre site that was once part of the Union Carbide complex on the south side of...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- A seminar entitled “Fuel Yourself with Knowledge,” hosted by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners, will be held Jan. 24 at the Park Inn by Radisson. During the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively work with their leasing company, the responsibilities of royalty owners, what royalty owners in wet gas shale regions should know and what is happening with post-production costs and H.B. 1684. Organizers say they should also gain an...

Monday, January 12, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Chevrolet kicked off the 2015 North American International Auto Show media days with a bang -- or rather, a buzz with the revamped electric battery of the Volt. At the auto show's first press event, Chevy announced that the new battery in the 2016 Volt -- available in the second half of 2015 -- has a 50-mile range, a jump from 38 miles in the current model. Moreover, the battery is 100 pounds lighter. The new engine -- powered by both gasoline and the battery -- will have a range of...

Monday, January 12, 2015

WASHINGTON -- A venture that plans to build a pipeline that stretches from Columbiana County, across Ohio, Michigan and into Canada, has filed papers with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Houston-based Nexus Gas Transmission LLC, a partnership formed by Spectra Energy Partners and DTE Energy, submitted the initial paperwork, known as a pre-filing, Dec. 30. The Nexus pipeline is intended to ship gas from the Utica shale to markets in the Midwest, and Ontario, Canada. The pipeline will run 250 miles northwest starting in Columbiana County and cross 11 counties...

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