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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...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers will turn out in droves on Black Friday, continuing the upward trend of revenues for the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, consumers across the country spent an estimated $12.3 billion on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday, Dec. 1, Internet sales are expected to rise again -- as they have every year since online shopping entered the mainstream -- after a year-over-year increase of 16% in 2013. The days are dominated by big box chains opening at midnight to offer huge discounts...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers will turn out in droves on Black Friday, continuing the upward trend of revenues for the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, consumers across the country spent an estimated $12.3 billion on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday, Dec. 1, Internet sales are expected to rise again -- as they have every year since online shopping entered the mainstream -- after a year-over-year increase of 16% in 2013. The days are dominated by big box chains opening at midnight to offer huge discounts...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CLEVELAND -- Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic are expanding their health education collaboration to include dental and nursing students on the campus already planned for the institutions’ medical students. The announcement comes as the university and hospital system submitted designs and renderings for the 485,000-square-foot quadrangle building to the Cleveland City Planning Commission in advance of meetings next week. The architecture firm Foster + Partners designed the Health Education Campus to stand on the same 11-acre parcel originally...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With electric clippers and straight razors Wednesday morning, five barbers from Excalibur Barber quickly, adeptly and gently removed the hair eight men had allowed to grow on their faces this month. And with that, this year’s “Movember” came to an end. The eight -- Patrick Wilson, Mike Case, Brian Laraway, Dan Ricchuiti, Jon Sherman, Jonathon Fauvie, Don Koenig and Dennis LaRue -- agreed at the beginning of November to not shave parts of their faces this month in hopes of getting comments about their moustaches, goatees and extended sideburns....

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien CANFIELD, Ohio -- Emily Moon, a senior at the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center, says that her high school science-based curriculum has helped her decide on what she'd like to do after graduation. "I'm in biotech, so I'm going into the medical field," Moon said. "There are a lot of opportunities in nursing right now." She and other students at MCCTC received a sample of the opportunities that await them in post-secondary education or training at the 15th annual College and Trade Fair held at the school...

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