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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...

Monday, December 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Legislation to establish a national network of manufacturing hubs based on America Makes here was included in the Omnibus budget legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Saturday night. The bill is headed to President Obama’s desk. The language in the legislation is based on the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, which would establish a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed companion legislation,...

Monday, December 15, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Twenty-seven Grove City College students will participate in the 2014-15 VentureLab, an early-stage business and social enterprise idea effort in its third year. VentureLab, sponsored by The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Grove City College, provides seed grants for workspace and guidance to student-entrepreneurs.  Of the 15 teams who applied, eight were chosen. All made their cases for funding to buy supplies or professional services that would test the viability of their ideas. VentureLab teams work in The Highmark Business...

Monday, December 15, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Progressive Counseling Center is open and accepting clients, Diedre K. Adduci, clinical director, announces. On the staff are a team of addiction medicine physicians and mental health professionals who offer a comprehensive program to treat addictions to opioid drugs, including heroin, prescription medications and alcohol. The center’s program follows a targeted treatment plan that integrates physician-managed Buprenorphine medication. Suboxone is one medications prescribed there and is approved for the treatment of addiction to opiates, Adduci says...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- T. Sharon Woodberry, the city’s economic development director, will head the newly created department of community planning and economic development, Mayor John McNally announced this morning. Woodberry has worked 14 years in the city’s economic development office at various levels. “I’ve been impressed with her work so far,” the mayor said. “I believe she’s earned the opportunity to serve in this position.” Voters approved a charter amendment in November to combine the economic development...

Friday, December 12, 2014

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- What's the biggest gripe of airline passengers? Rear-seat kickers, according to a survey by Expedia.com. Last year, the first for the survey, "inattentive parents" topped the list of most aggravating airplane passengers. This year, "rear seat kickers" pushed parents down to second place.  Whatever their complaints, American flyers remain largely upbeat, with 78% agreeing that "for the most part, fellow passengers are considerate of other passengers." The study was commissioned by Expedia and conducted by GfK.  The ranked list of onboard etiquette...

Friday, December 12, 2014

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The United Way of Lawrence County reports it has reached half of its $435,000 campaign goal. The United Way chapter raises funds for 19 nonprofit agencies that provide more than 50 programs in the area.  The public affairs division, headed by Janice Dougherty, reported $8,071 for the division, which includes the county courthouse and nonprofit agencies. The professional division, headed by Amy Plyler, Dr. Joe Ross and Jason Medure, reported $6906 which included local attorney’s dentists, physicians and other professionals.  Led by Mayor Sherie Babb...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The building that for decades housed the Palazzo’s restaurant on Midlothian Boulevard before changing hands and falling into disrepair was up for auction Thursday, but failed to meet the reserve set by the owner. The highest bid for the building at 914 Midlothian Blvd., painted in vivid colors when it became a Mexican restaurant a few years ago, was $77,000. The bid was “really close” to the undisclosed reserve sought, said Seth Seaton, vice president of Key Auctioneers, Indianapolis, who...

Friday, December 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The contrast between the political ideology of the two men who represent portions of the Mahoning Valley could not be sharper -- and reflect more vividly the wide partisan divide in the U.S. House of Representatives -- than the statements each released last night following the narrow passage of a $1.1 trillion spending package. The bill, which would fund the federal government through September, now goes to the U.S. Senate, which last night agreed to extend by two days the federal government’s current funding levels in order to provide time for...

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