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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees last night unanimously ratified a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with the YSU-Ohio Education Association, the union representing university faculty. The agreement must now be ratified by the union membership in order to create a new collective bargaining agreement. As of this posting, the faculty union has not set a date for the ratification vote. “This tentative agreement is the outcome of months of deliberate and thoughtful discussion that has resulted in a negotiated, accepted...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SALINEVILLE, Ohio -- Board members from the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, Southern Local Schools and the Utica Shale Academy got a first-hand look Tuesday at the new conversion school that's preparing students for a future in the oil and gas industry. Officials met at Southern Local High School in Salineville, which houses the Utica Shale Academy, to view how the program operates. Since it began in September, the academy is instructing 42 students in grades 9-12 on concepts used in the industry. The Utica Shale Academy uses blended learning and gives...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Trumbull Mobile Meals recently held its annual volunteer recognition luncheon, “Reinventing the (Meals on) Wheels,” at Packard Music Hall where recipients of the Marcia S. Schneider Volunteer of the Year Award were Phyllis Sprankle of Newton Falls, Ed Bellin of Warren and Linda Amadei of Howland. All have volunteered five or more years, went above and beyond what’s asked of them and performed special services for the subscribers and/or Mobile Meals, said CEO Sandra Mathews. The award for years of service went to Lucia Flevares and Florence Wilson,...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Works by 18 Youngstown State University students who graduate next month with a baccalaureate in fine arts are featured in the Fall Graduating BFA Show at the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. The McDonough will hold a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and the exhibit runs through Dec. 13. The show celebrates the work of students in graphic and interactive design, painting, photography, interdisciplinary studies and 3-D studies. Students participating are Zehra Alikhan, Crystal Beiersdorfer, Chad Campagna, Tina Cascarelli...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Crews could be at work on the renovation of the Wells Building downtown as soon as Thursday, Gregg Strollo says. Private financing is expected to close Thursday for the $5 million project to renovate the long-vacant building into a mixed-use structure, Strollo, partner with Strollo Architects, said this morning. A Strollo partnership, Wells Associated Renaissance partners LLC, plans to develop the building to serve as a new headquarters for the firm on its first floor and 12 apartments on the...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Center for Medical Weight Loss, a national network of physicians focused on weight loss, opened its newest center this month at 4681 Mahoning Ave. VAYDA Medical Weight Loss isunder the direction of Dr. Zachary Veres, a board-certified family medicine physician focused on medical weight loss. The practice aims to help patients reach a safe and healthy target weight quickly and teach clients how to maintain their weight loss by adopting healthy habits in place of any addictions they might have, Veres said.  The Center for Medical Weight Loss offers...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Mercer County has turned the corner and is rebounding economically, in no small measure, because of efforts led by Penn-Northwest Development Corp. to attract and keep businesses. This is reflected in the recognition Monday that Penn-Northwest accorded the five companies with New-Industry Economic Impact Awards and nine local companies presented Economic Impact Awards. New-Industry awards went to Boise Cascade Co., Hi-Crush Partners LP, Penn Stainless Products, Pocono ProFoods and Springfield...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Avalon Holdings Corp. reports third-quarter net operating revenues of $14.4 million compared with $16.4 million in the third quarter of 2013. The company recorded net income of $100,000, or 3 cents per share for the third quarter compared with net income of $400,0, or 11 cents per share in the 2013 quarter. For the first nine months of 2014, net operating revenues were $37.4 million compared with $46.8 million for the same period in 2013. The company incurred a net loss of $700,000, or 18 cents per share for the first nine months of 2014 compared with...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AKRON, Ohio -- The Summa Health System Board of Directors announced the appointment Monday of Dr. Thomas Malone as its new president and CEO. Malone ‘s appointment takes effect Jan. 1. He replaces longtime Summa CEO Tom Strauss who is retiring at year’s end. Malone, 57, is a native of Niles. He currently serves as chief operating officer for Summa’s Care Delivery System. He joined Summa in 2013 from Michigan’s Harper University and Hutzel Women’s Hospital, where he was CEO of the 560-bed academic medical center affiliated with Wayne State University. “The CEO Search...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

POLAND, Ohio -- Friendly’s restaurant at 3 W. McKinley Way here served its last customers Sunday and officially closed its doors midday Monday, confirms the store’s manager. No advance notice was given employees or the public. Additional details were unavailable and a reporter was referred to a corporate public affairs office in Wilbraham, Mass. The restaurant, known for its ice cream brand, was operated by Apex Hospitality Inc. The Ohio Secretary of State’s office, which records business filings, does not show a company registered under that name, although there are...

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