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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

FINDLAY, Ohio -- Marathon Pipe Line LLC and Ohio River Pipe Line LLC, divisions of MPLX LP, Monday announced the start of a binding open season to assess interest and solicit commitments from prospective shippers on the Cornerstone Pipeline and associated Utica Shale build-out projects. The binding open season provides shippers the opportunity to secure priority and non-priority transportation service on these pipelines. It began yesterday and concludes March 13. "The Cornerstone Pipeline and associated Utica Shale build-out projects will allow MPLX to provide...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Proposed legislation modeled on policies adopted by Youngstown State University and Eastern Gateway Community College would give military veterans priority in scheduling classes in colleges, universities and other post-secondary education programs.  At the Valley campus of Eastern Gateway this morning, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced he would introduce the legislation in the next couple of weeks to  give veterans and eligible dependents priority in scheduling at colleges,...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Western Reserve Health Foundation are welcoming grant proposals for "innovative programs" that serve health needs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The foundations, which are affiliates of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, have set deadlines of Friday, Feb. 27, for initial letters of inquiry. The required forms and more information about funding priorities are available at the WRHF and TMHF sections of the Community Foundation website. Those invited to submit full proposals will be...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Author:  George Nelson POLAND, Ohio -- More than three decades ago, Larry Warren and some of his fellow Rotarians had the same response -- “What?!?” – when a founder of the club told of a golf event he had participated in on a frozen lake near Akron. He suggested the Poland Rotary do the same thing here. “We didn’t have a lake big enough that was frozen so we used a variety of places over the years,” Warren remembers. This year, the Poland Rotary’s Chili Open celebrates its 30th anniversary. Over that time, the event – which Brandon...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- There are nearly 28.5 million small businesses operating in the United States and of that total, 926,977 are operating in Ohio, 999,591 in Pennsylvania. The numbers come from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, which has released reams of data showing half of the nation’s private workforce is employed by companies with fewer than 500 employees. The report, Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, provides information on small business employment, industry composition, small business borrowing, exporting and...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- One week remains to enter a Facebook promotion for a chance to win free ad space in the Business Journal. To enter, simply visit the Business Journal’s Facebook page and “like” or “comment” on the contest post. Four winners will receive three, quarter-page color ads in The Business Journal print edition for their company or a local business of their choice. The promotion runs through Feb. 15 in conjunction with the launch of the redesigned, digitally re-mastered Business Journal website, scheduled to debut Feb. 16. Features of the redesigned...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber praised Ohio’s two U.S. senators for their efforts to get funds for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in President Barack Obama’s recently outlined budget. The White House budget, unveiled last week, includes $9.4 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station indoor firing range. In December, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, urged the U.S. Air Force to provide funding for the base. Brown’s efforts on behalf of the base include his co-sponsorship of an amendment that was included in...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 for the second annual Memorable Meals Mahoning Valley. This year’s event will take place 2-5 p.m. April 26 in the recently renovated Grand Ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium. The event, themed “Dining Across Cultures,” will feature local cuisine from a variety of cultures. Selections will include pierogis, spinning bowl salads, Italian greens, corned beef, hot peppers, pulled pork, crème sticks and much more. Participating local restaurants will include Kravitz Delicatessen, Dog House Hot Dogs, Avalon Downtown,...

Monday, February 9, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will open its annual fundraising event, the Black & White Gala, to all of its member 501(c)(3), nonprofit organizations via a grant application process. A selection committee will review applications from chamber members with 501(c)(3) designations and narrow those down to three finalists. The three selected organizations will have the opportunity to present more information about their proposals to the committee that will vote on a winner. The awarded grant will be 20% of the net revenue from the Black...

Friday, February 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- EQT Corp. reports that the initial wells the company drilled in eastern Ohio's Utica shale determined that projected oil and gas recovery from the rock was "significantly below our expectations," forcing the company to write off its Utica acreage to the tune of $162 million. Most of the acreage is in Guernsey County, where other energy companies have developed successful wells and drilling programs, officials said during a conference call Thursday. The company also has leasehold postitions in Jefferson County. EQT announced last year that it would halt...

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