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Monday, June 27, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– The Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office was recently awarded the President’s “E” Award for Export Service for its Ohio Export Internship Program. The Ohio Export Internship Program is a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency, the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, and the Fisher College […]

Monday, June 27, 2016

Marketing takes time, money, and lots of preparation. One of the best ways to prepare yourself is to develop a solid marketing plan. A strong marketing plan will ensure you’re not only sticking to your schedule, but that you’re spending your marketing funds wisely and appropriately. A marketing plan includes everything from understanding your target […]

Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Oil and gas production across the Utica shale in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania has hit a rough patch, but Shell’s recent announcement that it would build a $4 billion ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, Pa., could help producers in the wet gas portion of the play, which includes the Mahoning Valley. […]

Friday, June 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Activists opposed to the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have the required number of signatures to place the so-called community bill of rights charter amendment before voters for the sixth time, they say. The charter amendment would ban shale gas development – which includes fracking and injection wells – within the […]

Friday, June 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sports enthusiasts are again invited to test their knowledge against others in the second annual Mahoning Valley Sports Trivia Championship. This year’s event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. July 14 at The Lake Club in Poland Proceeds will benefit Potential Development Schools for Students with Autism. The evening will […]

Friday, June 24, 2016

CLEVELAND — The CEO of a Leavittsburg company was sentenced today to six months in prison and ordered to pay $160,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for failing to pay employment taxes that he withheld from his employees’ paychecks. Jonathan M. Lawrence, 58, pleaded guilty earlier this year to 10 counts of failure […]

Friday, June 24, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio — The addition of a new product more than four years ago has enabled a local software company to expand its reach high into the cloud. Cloud computing, that is. Since NEO3 Business Software Solutions struck up a partnership with business software developer NetSuite nearly five years ago, sales at the small company […]

Friday, June 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – For small businesses, cash is king. You need it to start, operate, and expand your operations, but many small business owners often have trouble managing and maintaining cash. Inaccurate cash flow analysis – or lack of available cash – can affect the everyday operations of your business and your eligibility to receive a […]

Friday, June 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator,. The rating is the highest awarded by the independent charity evaluation agency. “It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to positively impact the lives of children and families […]

Friday, June 24, 2016

By Jim Maxwell KENT, Ohio — Researchers in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences  published an article on new properties of liquid crystals in the May 27 issue of Physical Review Letters. The article, which describes some recent surprising results involving nematic liquid crystals induced by a high magnetic field, is currently featured […]

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