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Friday, November 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shepherd of the Valley this week granted the wishes of two of its residents as part of its participation in the Second Wind Dreams organization. Shepherd’s residents are encouraged to share their lofty wishes and the staff tries to make sure these dreams come true, says Danielle L. Procopio, corporate director of marketing, sales and communication. On Monday, 90-year-old Shepherd Boardman resident Norma Hovanes attended a Cleveland Cavaliers game in hopes of meeting LeBron James. On Tuesday, 85-year-old Shepherd Niles resident Mary Ulam went zip...

Friday, November 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- AT&T is seeking applicants to fill more than 120 jobs, including more than 90 new positions, throughout Ohio, the company announced Thursday. This comes as the company says it hired more than 1,600 in Ohio between January 2013 and October. These include positions in IT/engineering, retail, technician, call center, business solutions and corporate support. The hirings reflect “AT&T's continuing investment in its Ohio network and team,” the company says. AT&T spent more than $1.6 billion on its Ohio wireless and wireline networks from 2011...

Friday, November 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Asked about their cybersecurity practices, 3% of investment advisers who responded to a state survey said they have experienced a cybersecurity incident. The survey was conducted by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Securities. In addition, 62% of firms said they have performed a cybersecurity risk assessment and 44% have policies and procedures directly related to cybersecurity. Fewer than 1% of respondents said they had experienced theft, loss, unauthorized exposure, or unauthorized use of or access to confidential information. The pilot...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. officials outlined a four-part plan to revitalize the city. The post Development officials outline plan for Youngstown appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Kelly’s Boutique & Intimates has opened a new store near Courthouse Square downtown and is changing its name to better reflect the owner’s vision. The boutique will celebrate with a grand opening and reception Dec. 3. The owner, Kelly Franko, says her store offers high-quality brands usually found only in larger cities and specializes in professionally fit bras in a range of sizes “unmatched by others.” Other product lines are “designer shape wear, luxurious lounge wear and elegant lingerie,” she says. “We are enhancing our brand by changing the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Foundation Community History Gallery at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center will host several exhibits on loan from various community partners, the first of which is “Trumbull County Clocks.” Among the partners are history societies, civic organizations, artists and collectors. "An Affordable Luxury: Trumbull County Clocks" -- curated by center board member Rebecca Rogers -- is now open. Rogers, who has an extensive knowledge of the subject, has established relationships with many local collectors whose pieces fill the exhibit...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Businesses in Mahoning and Trumbull County could lose $2.3 million in annual income, 261 good-paying jobs will be lost in the Youngstown area, and mail delivery will be delayed and more costly should the U.S. Postal Service implement its plan to close the Youngstown Mail Processing and Distribution Center in July 2015. That’s the conclusion of a report from the Fiscal Policy Institute of New York, commissioned by the American Postal Workers Union, which studied the economic impact of the planned consolidation of the Youngstown operations into the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Ferenc de Szalay hesitates before telling people what his turkeys eat, especially as business picks up right before Thanksgiving. Not that he has anything to hide, he’s quick to add. All of his turkeys are fed an all-natural feed mix free of any animal byproducts and, when they aren't eating that, they're grazing in the pastures. It's what in the pastures that concerns some people. “After you tell someone it tastes like what [turkeys] eat, [some people] might not be pleased to find out...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University faculty and staff were awarded more than $7 million in external funding for research projects during fiscal 2013-14, more than double the amount secured a year earlier, officials say. "It was a good year for external grants, not our best year, but a good year," said Scott Martin, interim associate dean for research at the YSU School of Graduate Studies and Research. "We had about $7.2 million in external grants. In fiscal year 2013, we had $3.5 million." The...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The reactions range from caution to confusion among companies as they prepare for the new rules and regulations that take effect next year under the Affordable Care Act, say area insurance brokers who deal mostly with corporate clients. “The mandates are a mess on the employers,” says Brad White, CEO of the Tartan Companies, Boardman. “Regulations are the biggest issue right now and it’s all about trying to stay compliant.” White, Bob Gearhart Jr. of DC Wellness, Dan Caparso at National Healthcare Access, and attorney George Millich Jr. of...

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