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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Those who believe more time and study needs to be devoted before addressing the impact of climate change in the United States do so at a steep price, warns a member of a White House commission formed to help tackle the problem. "It could cost $150 billion – not over time, but in a year," remarks Paula Brooks, a member of the Bipartisan White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. "We have to act now. It's getting worse and it's going to get more expensive the longer we wait."...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- The National Science Foundation awarded more than $1.5 million to four research groups at Kent State University for projects that will advance basic knowledge of liquid crystals -- an area KSU is well known for -- and further their development in new materials and technologies. The new projects will further a fundamental understanding of liquid crystals that could lead to their use in new advanced materials for medicine, sensing devices and communications, KSU said in a news release Monday. Targeting Toxic Agents Research led at Kent State by Robert J....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Tartan Companies will hold a seminar from 8:30 a.m. until noon Sept. 23 at the Hampton Inn in Canfield on topics such as Workers' Compensation, human resources isues and health care. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 330 726 4117, ext. 719. A registration form is available at this website. Here is the seminar agenda: Workers Compensation: Update on prospective ratings: Change and impact of Ohio BWC Programs, presented by Jerelyn Pasternack, president, Tartan Benefit Services. Human resources compliance update presented by Clarissa Tyson,...

Monday, August 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Business Facilities, a magazine targeted at corporate site selectors, highlighted the Youngstown-Warren metropolitan area in its 2014 Metro Rankings Report. The magazine ranked the area first in its Exports Growth Leaders Top 10, fifth in Export Recovery Leaders and ninth in the Lowest Cost of Living. The publication also cited Youngstown and Pittsburgh as among four National Manufacturing Innovation Leaders regions in the nation for the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, now known as America Makes, in Youngstown. The Aug. 7 lead...

Monday, August 25, 2014

McDONALD, Ohio -- Vertical Runner of McDonald, a running-shoe specialty store at 241 E. Marshall Road, will hold a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday. The store,  the fifth nationally for Vertical Runner, opened Aug. 1. The celebration includes a short run and raffle.  Hot dogs, drinks and desserts will be served. The first 100 runners, walkers or visitors to the store will receive a bag of goodies that  include a wrist band, key chain, stickers andT-shirt. “We are really excited about opening Trumbull County's premier running specialty store. With the...

Monday, August 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- “Jamie Marks is Dead,” the motion picture based on the novel One for Sorrow  by Chris Barzak, a Youngstown State University assistant professor of English, will premiere in 10 major cities Friday, including the Capitol Theater in Cleveland. The movie stars Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Morgan Saylor, Cameron Monaghan and Madisen Beaty. The movie will also be shown in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Francisco and Tampa. Barzak will do a question-and-answer session following the 7:20 p.m. showing in Cleveland and...

Monday, August 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – A slight majority, 53%, of the economists employed by large corporations and national trade associations think the Federal Open Markets Committee is on the right track while nearly two in five, 39%, think Fed policy is “too stimulative,” says a report from the National Association for Business Economics released today. A survey of 257 members of the National Association for Business Economics finds they are less uncertain about the direction of the health of the economy than they were six months ago and that they don’t see inflation as a threat any time...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- When Don Kacmar graduated from Temple University in 1974, he returned to Uniontown, Pa., with the intention of pursuing a career in parks and recreation. He began by running a summer program for Fayette County. Kacmar, soon to retire as executive director of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services Inc., can vouch for the accuracy of John Lennon’s observation, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” After the summer program ended, Kacmar was hired by Lafayette...

Monday, August 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University has received a $150,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. With the Career Ready Internship grant, the Williamson College will work with local businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships and convert its unpaid internships into paid internships, helping students who can’t afford to work without pay. The new internships are intended to provide juniors and seniors with any level of financial need real-world experience in their field...

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW YORK -- New construction starts in July climbed 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, McGraw Hill Construction reports. Nonresidential building continued to advance, supported by yet another robust month for manufacturing plant projects as well as an improving market for commercial building. The nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities) also advanced, helped by the start of a very large mass-transit rail project, says McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.  At the same time, residential...

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