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Monday, November 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A total of 8,300 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in October compared to 8,052 ib October 2013, reports the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted. From Jan. 1 through Oct. 31 the ofice the accepted with 79,968 new-business filings, an increase from 76,614 for the same time period last year. During 2012 and 2013, the state saw a record-setting number of new businesses file with 88,068 and 89,735 new companies filing to do business, respectively. Growth in online business filings has been steady and available online services continue to...

Monday, November 17, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Warren Rotary Club is hosting “Slice of the Valley: First Annual Valley Pizza Challenge” from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles. Judges and those who attend will vote for the best pizza in the Valley. People's Choice and Judges Choice awards will go to the pizza shops that garner the most votes. Proceeds will be used to make improvements at Warren Interfaith Park on the southeastern side, said Rotary President Rob Berk. "Our goal is to make Interfaith Park a safe place for neighborhood kids to go and have fun," he said in...

Friday, November 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 5682) once again divided the region’s representatives along party lines, with the two area Republicans favoring the project and the sole Democrat opposing it. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 253 to 161. It essentially circumvents the White House by authorizing TransCanada Corp. to proceed on its $8 billion project without the approval of the Obama administration. It now goes before the U.S. Senate, where approval is in doubt, and the White House has...

Friday, November 14, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter today honored individuals and organizations who have given their time and treasure to philanthropic endeavors. The event, at Antone’s Banquet Center, coincides with the 24th observance of National Philanthropy Day, which is celebrated annually on Nov. 15. “Philanthropy is vital to our local charities and agencies and the well-being of our communities,” says Lynn Wyant, co-chairman of the local chapter’s event and director of developoment for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning...

Friday, November 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Northside Medical Center is one of 42 hospitals in Ohio to be recognized as a “2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, an accreditor of health-care organizations in the United States. The recognition was announced by ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, corporate parent of Northside Medical Center. “We understand what matters most to patients at Northside Medical Center is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien MIDLAND, Pa. – In about 30 days, Shell Chemicals should announce that it's ready to begin remediation work on more than 540 acres in order to prepare the land for its proposed multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant here. "That's part of the permitting process in Pennsylvania," said Randy Armstrong, Shell's senior environmental adviser. "You're required to give a notice to the public that the process is starting. I think we'll be ready within the next 30 days." Last week, Shell Chemicals, a division of energy...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business Incubator, having raised nearly four-fifths of its $2.5 million campaign goal, is targeting individuals, including local residents, to raise the balance. YBI has raised about $1.9 million during the first phase of the capital campaign, launched in January 2013, from corporations, businesses, foundations and similar entities, reports Colleen Kelly, incubator director of development. “What we found is there’s a lot of good will of our organization, so we’re using online...

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...

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