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Friday, October 10, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- Providing medical care is never a singular effort. In primary care, doctors must be in constant contact with specialists and pharmacists. For those who work in hospitals, collaboration with nurses, administrators, pharmacists and other doctors is routine. When Northeast Ohio Medical University established its College of Pharmacy in 2005 – its first expansion beyond being simply a college of medicine – part of its mission was to increase collaboration between primary care physicians and those who...

Friday, October 10, 2014

NEW YORK -- Optimism regarding projected growth of revenues increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the third quarter, PriceWaterhouse Coopers says. The manufacturers are forecasting an average growth rate of 5.6% over the next 12 months, up from 5.2% in the second quarter and 4.2% a year ago. The positive outlook ran counter to a notable softening in sentiment regarding the future direction of the U.S. and global economies, coupled with increased concerns about the potential effects of legislative/regulatory and tax policies, according to the Q3 2014...

Friday, October 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Four leading National Nuclear Security Administration national laboratories and the National Security Campus have executed membership agreements to become members of America Makes, the National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The National Nuclear Security Administration, established by Congress in 2000, is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. The four NNSA labs that have joined America Makes are Lawrence Livermore...

Friday, October 10, 2014

DETROIT -- Automakers will not widely adopt aluminum or other alternative materials during their next round of design, a new report finds. And, growth in aluminum sheet in cars, SUVs and light trucks will peak about 2018. World Steel Dynamics’ report, "AutoBody Warfare: Aluminum Attack," is based on independent consultation with steel, aluminum and automotive experts. The authors’ conclude that that steel can easily deliver the the savings in weight required to meet federally mandated fuel economy targets for most vehicles. "This timely analysis demonstrates the...

Friday, October 10, 2014

WYOMISSING, Pa.-- Penn National Gaming Inc., which last month opened Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, was named the gaming industry’s Employer of First Choice in the 14th annual Bristol Associates/Spectrumetrix Executive Satisfaction Survey by Spectrum Gaming Group. Receiving nearly 21% of first place votes, Penn National garnered high marks for its “stable and positive workplace environment and attractive corporate culture.” It placed ahead of 14 prominent gaming companies in this year’s survey, including destination and regional gaming...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze skyrocketed in September among customers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, according to the latest report from the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio. ADAEO, which gathers sales data from new and used car dealerships in the three-county region, reports that 255 Cruzes were sold during the month compared to just 83 sold during the same period last year -- a 207% increase. Overall sales of new vehicles in the region increased 18.6% in September compared to year-ago sales, according to the report...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Third Frontier Commission approved nearly $5 million for projects at the University of Akron at its meeting Wednesday. The university -- in collaboration with PolyOne, Lubrizol, SNS NanoFiber, Viscus Biologics and Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron -- was awarded $3 million in Third Frontier Innovation Platform funds to support the development of numerous products including novel polymers, X-ray shielding materials, protective coatings for medical devices, and catheters and antimicrobial materials for would healing. UA received a...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mark Cole remembers 40 years ago when his parents took him to the Home Savings and Loan Co. “They walked me in with $5 to open a savings account,” he recalls, and he’s remained a customer. Cole secured the mortgage to his house from Home Savings and “I have several accounts, personal and business,” the registered representative for American National Insurance Co. says. The staff at the bank office in Austintown, where he lives, “have always been friends,” Cole says. “You felt like you knew...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore BOARDMAN,Ohio -- National Healthcare Access, listed this summer among Inc. magazine's 5,000 fastest-growing companies, now has more room to grow even more. The locally owned company recently relocated its headquarters from Poland to 7422 Southern Blvd., an expansion celebrated Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting. “We've experienced growth and moved into a new, bigger location that we're really excited about,” says the president of National Healthcare Access, Daniel Caparso. “We were bursting at the seams at our old...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- It looks like a standard doctor’s office. The walls are light blue. The green-cushioned exam table is covered in translucent tissue paper. The jars, lined up evenly on the countertop, are filled with tongue depressors, cotton balls and bandages. Even the people in the room aren’t out of place. Patients come in and wait before they talk to the “doctor,” who is dressed in the requisite white coat, about their concerns and ailments as he or she reviews their charts. Just on the other side of the...

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