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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Eclipse Resources Corp. reported Monday that two well pads recently placed into commission in Ohio's Utica shale are pumping gas at a combined rate of 52.6 million cubic feet per day. The Shoyer pad's two wells in Monroe County collectively produced on average 42.5 million cubic feet per day, the company said. The wells are located in the Utica's dry gas curve with average lateral lengths of 7,819 feet and have been flowing into sales between 10 and 20 days. Both wells have exhibited shallow pressure declines, indicating a strong reservoir and...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Chaney STEM/VPN Campus was selected as one of 114 schools that will receive a grant from technology giant Apple.   The grant will provide every student, teacher and administrator at Chaney with an iPad, according to a news release issued by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio. The grant is part of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative. Chaney is one of three Ohio schools selected to share in Apple's grants totaling $100 million over the next few years. In addition to the iPads, Apple will provide every teacher and administrator with an iMac computer...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The addition of a new sidewalk along Colonial Drive in Liberty Township is ushering in a sense of safety for the residents and for those living at Campus Nursing Home, the path has opened up the world to them. Before the sidewalk, which connects Belmont Avenue and Logan Way, was completed, there was no way for those in wheelchairs at the nursing home to get to restaurants and stores on Belmont. “The road's got a lot of traffic and it was very narrow, so there was a need for the sidewalk,...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. today to update residents of Ashtabula residents about its efforts to identify and eliminate nuisance odors that originate from the Detrex Corp. property. The meeting will be held in the Blue and Gold Room of the Kent State University Ashtabula Campus. Over the last several years, local officials and Ohio EPA have received many complaints from residents and businesses near the company about the odors that it produces. Through frequent monitoring and inspection, Ohio EPA...

Monday, October 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new "first fill" rule approved Friday by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s board of directors, if it passes final review, will ensure that injured workers receive necessary medications while the future of their claims is being determined.  The rule will apply to new injuries and allows for immediate fill of prescriptions for acute injury medications prior to formal claim approval. A 1955 statute previously restricted BWC from allowing this change, but recent legislation proposed by BWC permitted the rule. “This new rule is significant for...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Covelli Centre shouldered an operational loss of $83,111 during the third quarter but is on pace to exceed its year-end earnings compared with 2013. The arena posted a net operating income of $299,494 for the nine months ended Sept. 30, versus a $264,872 profit realized during the same period last year, records show. "The numbers are solid year-to-date and that's how we evaluate how the facility is doing," said Kyle Miasek, the city's assistant finance director. "We're optimistic we'll end...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, selected a startup company at the Youngstown Business Incubator Friday as the backdrop to pitch the importance of his Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or RAMI. The legislation would provide $300 million to fund the Obama Administration's National Network for Manufacturing Innovation program, launched in 2012 with the formation of America Makes in Youngstown, the first of 12 advanced manufacturing hubs planned across the country. America...

Monday, October 27, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sam Ciminero points to stacks of folded steel garage doors, all packaged and ready to move out should they be needed to serve someone in a pinch. “We’re one of those unique companies that actually stocks doors,” says the owner of Great Garage Doors Inc., which this year celebrates 30 years in business. “This way we can give better service, especially in the winter months.” Sales are the best they’ve ever been, Ciminero relates, for the Youngstown-based company that has operated from its site on Andrews Avenue a quarter century. Key to that success...

Monday, October 27, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Design Works, a design agency operated by graphics and interactive-design students at Youngstown State University, will continue its program of providing design services to the community with a program today through Friday. Student assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Oak Hill Collaborative on Oak Hill Avenue. Interested companies, nonprofits, small businesses, startups, community groups and sole proprietors can schedule an appointment for a consultation by visiting the website below. The students will help...

Monday, October 27, 2014

NEW YORK -- Small-business owners’ optimism on their business prospects and the economy continue to rise, reports the fall issue of American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor. In Ohio, 82% of owners say the rewards being an entrepreneur outweigh the demands and 88% see the glass as “half-full” and are optimistic, up significantly from 66% six months ago. Ohio business owners, however, are slightly less optimistic for their business prospects over the next six months, 58%, than they were last spring, 64%, and with their counterparts in the North Central states, 60...

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