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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Looking at the many buttons and knobs in the cockpit of a C-130H, it might be hard to tell that the aircraft was introduced in the late 1950s. But if some of the plane's systems aren't modernized by the end of the decade, the plane could be woefully obsolete. “There are changes in the international air space and the federal air space that require us to make changes to our avionics and electronics in the air plane, both for communication and navigation,” said Col. James Dignan, commander of...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DETROIT -- Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet magazines have named the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has 2014 Fleet Car of the Year, General Motors Co. announced Monday. Fleet managers from both large and small fleets and covering every fleet segment selected the Cruze as the winner over 48 other cars. The Cruze is built at the GM complex in Lordstown, Ohio. “Mary Kay selected the Chevrolet Cruze for its independent sales force members because it’s affordable, stylish, and offers impressive fuel economy, safety and technology,” Laura Beitler, Mary Kay Inc. vice president,...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- David Hacker, Ph.D., associate professor of geology at Kent State University at Trumbull, and two colleagues discovered and mapped the scope of the Markagunt slide over the past two summers. The Markagunt gravity slide, the size of three Ohio counties, is one of the two largest known continental landslides (larger slides exist on the ocean floors). The catastrophic landslide, one of the largest known on the surface of the Earth, took place within minutes in southwestern Utah more than 21 million years ago. Hacker reports on his findings in...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The National Packard Museum in Warren will host a new fundraising event, “Office Merrymaking,” on Dec. 18 and 19 in its Legacy Gallery and Great Hall. The event is meant to invoke a “holiday celebration reminiscent of the workplace Christmas parties of yesteryear.” Held among the museum's collection of Packard automobiles from early 1900s, the fundraiser is open to small businesses, clubs and organizations at the cost of $30 per seat. The Dec. 18 hosting is a dinner held from 6 to 9 p.m., while the event on Dec. 19 is a buffet luncheon held from 11 a....

Monday, November 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- United States Steel Corp. today announced that it will build a 250,000-square-foot headquarters building at the site of the former Civic Arena in the Hill District section of the city. The CEO of United States Steel Corp., Mario Longhi, joined with the CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins, David Morehouse, in making the announcement. An affiliate of the Penguins will own the building, which U.S. Steel will lease for 18 years. The announcement assures that the company will help anchor new development in the region while sustaining more than 800 jobs at its new...

Monday, November 24, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Visitors spent nearly $317 million in Trumbull County during 2013, resulting in $480 million in total direct, indirect and induced sales for area businesses, according to a study sponsored by the Ohio Department of Development's Tourism Division. The study, conducted by Longwoods International and Tourism Economics, based in Wayne, Pa., sampled 200,000 consumers and provided information regarding economic impact, visitor profiles, image, advertising awareness and effectiveness, and return on investment. According to the study, visitors spent $316.9...

Monday, November 24, 2014

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Today is a day when racetrack clichés make it to the finish line. At 12:45 p.m., thoroughbreds are off and running as horse-racing enthusiasts bet the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will win, place and show for the Mahoning Valley. “Penn National Gaming has really come through for the Valley. Commission, members, horsemen -- everybody you talk to -- recognizes that Penn National has done a great job of building a facility that should serve the Valley for long time to come,” says Mark Munroe, a Boardman resident and member of...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Developing strategies to lure companies related to energy, petrochemical production and additive manufacturing to this region remains a top priority for the TechBelt Initiative, its members say. Some 30 members of the group – a collaborative effort involving economic development, academic and government representatives from northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia – participated in a morning-long summit Nov. 21 in the Williamson College of Business Administration at...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- JobsOhio, the public-private agency created three years ago to promote economic development within the state, has seen “great strides” but has yet to show its full impact, its executive director allows. John Minor, who took over as executive director about two years ago; Jim Boland, chairman of the Jobs-Ohio Board of Directors; Don Grubbs, general counsel; and Matt Englehart, spokesman; recently met with The Business Journal’s editorial board. During the meeting, which lasted about 90 minutes...

Monday, November 24, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The founders of Fieline Inc., Roger and Gloria Jones, have endowed two scholarships at Youngstown State University, Paul McFadden, president of the YSU Foundation, announced today. The couple have long been generous supporters of YSU and other educational efforts in the Mahoning Valley, giving both their time and money. Fireline, based here, manufactures higher-performance ceramics. Both scholarships, named in honor of the Joneses, are held by the YSU Foundation. The Roger and Gloria Jones Scholarship for STEM students will be awarded to a student...

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