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Friday, September 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- America Makes presented its inaugural Distinguished Collaborator Award this week to Howard A. Kuhn, Ph.D., P.E., the organization announced in a release emailed to news outlets this afternoon. The award was presented at the project management review meeting held earlier this week at the DeYor Performing Arts Center.    The award was established this year to recognize an individual or organization for “exceptional commitment and dedication to advancing additive manufacturing technology, practices and innovation in the manufacturing industry by...

Friday, September 26, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Work is under way on a new Northwood Realty Services office here that will open in the coming weeks. Internet access, phone lines and other office needs are being established in anticipation of a mid-October opening for the office, the company says. The Alliance office will broaden the Pittsburgh company’s footprint into Stark County and join its Ohio's presence in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, the company says. The office is brand new and not an acquisition of an existing agency, notes Deborah Saus, marketing coordinator.  Northwood...

Friday, September 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Expansions at the Youngstown Business Incubator and the Akron Global Business Accelerator stand to enhance northeastern Ohio's potential as a high-tech hub, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said Thursday. The congressman announced funding from the Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, for two major projects: a $3 million grant for the YBI to renovate a fifth building and thus expand its downtown campus, and $2.5 million for the Akron Global Business Accelerator to construct the Bits and Atoms Innovation...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A new tenant was approved Thursday to occupy the city-owned 20 Federal Place food court, action that comes a week before the city deadline for proposals to buy the property. The city’s Board of Control approved a lease agreement with New Seasonings Nutritional Services, Youngstown, doing business as New Seasonings Café, for 640 square feet of space in the food court. Bo Willie’s Soul Food had occupied the slot, vacant for about eight months. The main focus of the menu will be breakfast items...

Friday, September 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gregg Sturrus, chairman of the department of physics and astronomy at Youngstown State University, has been named interim dean of the YSU College of Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics effective Oct. 8, pending approval by the university board of trustees. The office of the president issued the announcement to the YSU campus Thursday afternoon, a spokesman said. Sturrus would succeed Martin Abraham, earlier named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. The university also announced that James Andrews, professor of...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Cooperative efforts between school districts in the region and private partners are key to accelerating students’ aptitude in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education, officials say.  In the past, public school districts have struggled when on their own to obtain funding for programs that come with a high price tag. STEM education, for example, requires hands-on training with sophisticated equipment that could prove cost-prohibitive to most of these districts. “We...

Friday, September 26, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. -- Sales of new vehicles are expected to increase 9.1% year-over-year to 1.24 million units, resulting in a project adjusted annual rate of 16.4 million seasonally adjusted. Based on the robust sales pace of the last few months, Kelley Blue Book is adjusting its sales outlook for 2014 upward by 100,000 to 16.4 million.     "Following an extraordinarily strong month of sales in August, with the industry above 17 million [seasonally adjusted annual rate] for the first time in eight years, Kelley Blue Book expects sales to level out in September," said...

Friday, September 26, 2014

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. -- Novak Auto Parts will host the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society as part of the society’s 50th annual convention today and tomorrow. Judy Moore, assistant director for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, is the keynote speaker. Moore will speak on safe recycling practices as well as the value that hybrid vehicles bring to the auto recycling industry.  The society is an affiliate state chapter of the national Automotive Recyclers Association. Although auto-recycling sites are often compared to the junkyards of the...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – MidAmerican Global Ventures LLC announced Thursday that it has entered into a “strategic marketing partnership agreement” with the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Liberty Township, to promote EB-5 financing for job-creating projects in the Mahoning Valley.  Created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate foreign investment and job creation in the United States, the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Program, or EB-5, makes qualified foreign investors eligible for an employment-based visa, called an EB-5 visa, if it invests a minimum of $1 million...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – MidAmerican Global Ventures LLC announced today that it has entered into a “strategic marketing partnership agreement” with the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Liberty Township, to promote EB-5 financing for job-creating projects in the Mahoning Valley.  “We look forward to working with MidAmerican Global Ventures to attract and leverage foreign investment that will help finance new and expanding projects and ultimately help grow the Mahoning Valley economy and create new jobs,” said Michael R. Conway, MVEDC executive director, in a...

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