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Monday, December 1, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation approved 118 safety intervention grants for Ohio employers totaling $3,499,148 in the months of September and October, the agency announced today. The grant program assists Ohio employers in reducing illnesses and injuries and establishing best practices for accident and injury prevention. “The items employers are purchasing with these grants can help automate processes to improve productivity and make their workers’ jobs safer,” said BWC’s administrator/CEO, Steve Buehrer. “Employers that take advantage of...

Monday, December 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As Youngstown State University Theater prepares to open its second production of the season, its inaugural production is winning national praise, reports Scott Irelan, chairman of the theater and dance department. The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival awarded the production of “The Spitfire Grill” with certificates of merit for direction, overall ensemble work and overall production value, he says. Two members of the cast -- senior musical theater majors Carly Magnuson of Canfield and Natalie Martzial of Youngstown -- were chosen to...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On the Twelfth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me … gifts worth $27,393.17, cumulatively $114,651.18 for all 364 components, as computed by PNC Wealth Management. PNC Wealth Management today released its CPI -- for Christmas Price Index, not to be confused with the Consumer Price Index, which it used in determining the prices of partridges in pear trees, turtle doves, French hens, calling birds, golden rings, geese, swans, maids a milking, ladies dancing, lords a leaping, pipers and...

Monday, December 1, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Early holiday promotions, the continued growth of online shopping, and an improving economy changed the way millions of people approached the biggest shopping weekend of the year, reports the National Retail Federation.  According to NRF’s Thanksgiving weekend spending survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 55.1% of holiday shoppers were in stores and shopping online over Thanksgiving weekend, down from 58.7% last year. Overall shopper traffic from Thanksgiving Day through Nov. 30 dropped 5.25 percent from 2013 (133.7 million unique...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien GIRARD, Ohio -- Say you own a house in Florida where you spend the winter. In summer, you prefer the breezes off the Atlantic Ocean in a second beach house you purchased in North Carolina or New England. Meanwhile, there’s the two-story dwelling you own in your hometown where you and your family return for the holidays. Over the course of your career, you’ve acquired expensive cars, jewelry, fine art and other assets with a high value. Those with high net worth often find themselves facing complex issues related...

Monday, December 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued eight horizontal drilling permits during the week ended Nov. 22, all of them targeted for wells in the southern tier of the Utica shale. Two Oklahoma City-based companies, American Energy Utica LLC and Chesapeake Exploration LLC, each were awarded four permits, ODNR said. Chesapeake, the most prolific driller in the Utica, secured four permits in Harrison County at the R. Alan property in North Township. American Energy, founded by former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon, was issued three permits for...

Monday, December 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tom Humphries, president and chief executive of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and a member of the Ohio Board of Regents, will be the featured speaker at Youngstown State University’s fall commencement 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in Beeghly Center. A graduate of YSU, Humphries, of Girard, previously was Ohio general manager for Sprint Corp. He is also the principal of Data Voice Systems Review Inc., which implements telecommunications and associate services for companies across North America. Humphries has led the chamber since 1997. Since then, the...

Monday, December 1, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Members of Trumbull Area Artists are offering works for sale at Trumbull Art Gallery and Nissen Gallery here. Trumbull Art Gallery’s Holiday Show includes 151 pieces by 35 artists. All works are priced at $200 or less, officials say. More than 100 works by 23 artists are available at the Nissen Gallery’s Holiday Show on the first floor of Trumbull Memorial Hospital on East Market Street. All of these pieces are priced at $100 or less, according to Karen Fry, gallery curator. Both shows run through Jan. 1.  The Trumbull Art Gallery is located on the...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A consortium of small business owners along the South Avenue corridor are calling for a unified effort to drive crime from the neighborhoods and create a more productive environment so these businesses can flourish. The South Avenue Business Association will meet Jan. 21 at the Metro Assembly Church at 10 a.m., the group announced this week. All businesses on or around South Avenue are welcome to attend. Last week, Abdullah Mahdi, the owner of Reemas Fashion Shop at the Crim's Corner Plaza on South Avenue was shot and killed during a gunfire...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As the sun rises, marking the start of the hustle and bustle along U.S. Route 224 that becomes even more frantic during the holidays, Danny Catullo has been at work three hours. At this time of year, from mid-November through New Year’s Eve, he arrives at his shop, Catullo Prime Meats, around 5 a.m. to begin processing that day’s orders to be shipped across the country, double-checking every order to make sure that every piece of meat – whether it’s turkey, ham, prime rib or anything that he...

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