Local News

Monday, May 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University was awarded a $19,146 grant for a nurse anesthetist traineeship program. The grant was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio. Nurse anesthesia is one of five options offered for candidates in YSU’s […]

Monday, May 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Royal Dutch Shell executive says that a proposed multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant slated for Monaca, Pa. is an “excellent project” that is at the top of the list of investment decisions the energy giant should make within a year. “We have had quite a lot of discussion — not yet pulled […]

Monday, May 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Consumers today are more likely than ever to pay more attention to how and when they use energy. And they have more options to help slow, if not reverse, the rising costs of their utility bills, specialists say. Advances in technology have made it more affordable for the commercial and residential markets […]

Monday, May 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Roger and Gloria Jones, founders of Fireline Inc., will receive Youngstown State University’s 2016 Friend of the University Award at an invitation-only event Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The award recognizes leadership and contributions to YSU and the community by a particular individual or individuals. The event enables YSU to acknowledge individuals […]

Monday, May 9, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP presented Sam Covelli, owner and CEO of Covelli Enterprises, with its highest corporate recognition Thursday at the organization’s annual Human Rights Dinner at the Westin Convention Center. Covelli was selected for the NAACP’s Corporate Partner of the Year award because of the work that Covelli Enterprises […]

Sunday, May 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Andrea Wood, publisher of The Business Journal, delivered the commencement address Saturday morning before graduates of Youngstown State University’s. The morning event was the first of two commencement ceremonies held on campus. What follows is the text of Wood’s address: Today I want to reflect on three sentences – slogans you see […]

Sunday, May 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Traditionally, college graduation ceremonies are a reflection on students’ experiences there. And while there was plenty of looking back on college careers, commencement speakers at Youngstown State University looked toward the future and what it holds for students, the university, the city and the world. “You are accepting the role of a […]

Friday, May 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For 70 years, Frank and Norma Watson have enjoyed a deep association with Youngstown State University, either as students or benefactors. That legacy of support was celebrated this morning as a large crowd of friends joined the Watsons and their family at YSU’s Melnick Hall to recognize the couple for yet another […]

Friday, May 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Jim Angelo, general manager of the Park Inn by Radisson in West Middlesex, Pa., points to the presence of a golf coordinator dedicated to sale of golf packages as evidence of their popularity. “It’s significant that we have our own sales person doing just golf packages,” he remarks. The hospitality property in […]

Friday, May 6, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – iSynergy, an advertising, marketing and technology firm here, received a Webby People’s Voice Award at the 20th annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, recognize achievement on the internet in categories including websites, advertising and media, online film and video, mobile sites and […]

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