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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Last year Shepherd of the Valley Inc. faced a dilemma: it was trying to reduce the number of beds by 20 at one of its skilled-nursing centers at the request of the state of Ohio, but the state also required Shepherd to submit a certificate of need application. The process initially proved cumbersome, slow and expensive, Don Kacmar, Shepherd executive director who is retiring Dec. 31, recalled Monday. As the application process dragged on and those empty beds remained on the books, it was...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- An investor from Columbus was the successful bidder Saturday for the Brentwood Mobile Manor, 4044 Evaline St. SE, Jeff Byce announced Monday. Winning bid was $555,000. With the 10% buyer’s premium, the price came to $610,500. Byce is the broker and auctioneer at ByceRealty, Youngstown. Byce declined to disclose the identity of the winning bidder -- nine registered to bid -- until the property transfer is recorded in the Trumbull County Courthouse. He would say only that the new owner and his family have a history of investing in real estate, that...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- Tri-State 1st Banc Inc. will sell Gateminder Corp., one of its four subsidiaries, to its president and CEO, Lance Lang, on or before Dec. 31, Stephen R. Sant announced Monday. Sant is president and CEO of the holding company and its largest subsidiary, 1st National Community Bank. The price was not disclosed but Sant said, “Gateminder represents less than 1% of Tri-State’s total assets” of $128.5 million at June 30. Gateminder helps clients, mostly financial institutions, select equipment including the purchase and lease of ATMs, says the 2013...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DALLAS -- Summit Midstream Partners and XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, announced Monday they will develop and operate a $400 million natural gas gathering system servicing XTO’s production from Belmont and Monroe counties in southeastern Ohio. The gathering system will be owned and developed by Summit Midstream Utica LLC, a new indirect subsidiary of Summit Investments. XTO will be the anchor shipper and has dedicated 29,000 acres to Summit Utica under a long-term, fee-based gathering agreement, the companies said. Summit Utica will gather, compress and...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University’s graduate program in counseling is among the top 25 most affordable in the Midwest, according to a list released by “Best Counseling Degrees," the university reported Monday YSU’s program in the Beeghly College of Education is ranked 17th in the 12-state Midwest region, according to the website, www.counselingdegrees.net. It is the only program at an Ohio public university to make the top 25.  YSU’s master’s degree in counseling has options in clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, addiction counseling...

Monday, December 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The number of new entities filing to do business in the state was up in November compared to the same month one year ago. According to the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted, 6,366 new filed start-up documents last month. This compares to November 2013, in which 6,180 new entities filed documents. New business filings are classified as forms that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability...

Monday, December 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ashley Martof of Mineral Ridge, a senior industrial engineering student at Youngstown State University and an intern at America Makes in Youngstown, is the recipient of the YSU STEM Intern of the Year Award. The award from the YSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is presented to a student that has shown a high quality of work and initiative, has completed presentations, and has had an impact on the company with which they have worked. Martof said her introduction to additive manufacturing and 3-D printing came in spring...

Monday, December 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, showed the nation last night how the practice of mindfulness is related to health and education policy, pointing to initiatives he’s funded to treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and help Youngstown and Warren school children benefit from social and emotional learning. The five-term Democrat was featured Sunday on the CBS program 60 Minutes as part of a segment on mindfulness reported by Anderson Cooper (WATCH VIDEO, READ TRANSCRIPT). Cooper's journey to the meditational practice began at the...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Want to hang one of the works from the collection of the Butler Institute of American Art in your living room or foyer? The originals, even if they were for sale, might be beyond most people’s price range, but custom-made prints of the thousands of works in the Butler are among the offerings available at Rudinec & Associates, North Lima. Joe Rudinec’s shop is just one of the many options available to holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gift for that special someone. Business doesn’t...

Monday, December 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, has secured $10 million to create an additive manufacturing innovation research program based at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. The initiative also involves the University of Dayton Research Institute and Youngstown State University. The program will equip the U.S. Air Force with the technology and expertise to use 3-D printing and other emerging manufacturing techniques to fabricate low-volume replacement parts for weapons systems at a lower cost than can be achieved through current defense procurement...

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