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Monday, September 15, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As he completes his second month as CEO of Help Hotline Crisis Center, Vince Brancaccio has a feel for what needs to be done to make the organization more successful. “We field 15,000 calls every month. Those are the individuals that know our organization and turn to us for help. Our goal needs to be continuing to get the word out about what we do. There are a lot of people that don't know what we do and are struggling out there,” Brancaccio said. “A lot of people know Help Hotline for our 211...

Monday, September 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Five graduates of the Warren P. Williamson College of Business Administration will be honored Oct. 17 with outstanding alumni awards at Youngstown State University, the dean of the college, Betty Jo Licata, has announced. The event will take place on campus at Williamson Hall. Those to be recognized are Samuel Grooms, B.S. in business administration, 1981, Outstanding Business Alumnus; Larry Moliterno, B.A., 1985, MBA 1999, Outstanding MBA Alumnus; Thaddeus Smith, MBA 2009, Outstanding Recent Alumnus; Tim Petrey, CPA, CGMA, NSSA, B.S. in B.A. 2009...

Monday, September 15, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The 2014 fall job fair at the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University, Champion Township, will be held from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Those planning to participate are asked to bring their resumes and wear interview attire. At the fair, free and open to the public, participants can take part in mock interviews and have their resumes reviewed. For more information, call Anthony Zampino at 330 675 7613. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-monthly print edition and to our free daily email.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Academy of Science has developed a new 'roadmap' intended to guide students to more rewarding futures via an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The roadmap in this case is a chart that serves as a brainstorming tool to help high school students to develop STEM-related commercialization and business plans in a $2 million statewide competition, the academy said. It's all part of the Believe in Ohio program, a free initiative sponsored by the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio that helps...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The state of Ohio moved closer to meeting its minority contracting goals in the most recent fiscal year than it has since those guidelines were put in place in 1980, but still has a long way to go. For the fiscal year ended June 30, the state spent $165 million with minority-owned businesses, or 14.1% of state spending on goods and services. That compares to $106 million in fiscal year 2013, according to data provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency and the Ohio Department of...

Friday, September 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly will visit Youngstown State University’s College of Creative Arts & Communication for a reception, gallery talk and fundraising event Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. The event is made possible by YSU’s Department of Art and the Earle and Ida Cliffe Fund. While it is free and open to the public, reservations are required by contacting Mari Ann Cann at 330 941 3629 or emailing mcann@ysu.edu before Sept. 30. The exhibit will remain installed in the space...

Friday, September 12, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- John R. “Jack” Janoso Jr., president and CEO of Sharon Regional Health System, is leaving to assume the same role at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio, the system announced Thursday. “While this is an exciting professional and personal opportunity, it was a difficult decision because I have truly enjoyed working with Sharon Regional’s outstanding group of board members, employees, physicians, and volunteers who care for this community every day,” Janoso said in a prepared statement. “Through my 15-year career at Sharon Regional, I had the...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s not quite walking on water, but the non-Newtonian fluid that will fill a tank being prepared in the Oh Wow! Center downtown will allow people to dash across it – assuming they can do that fast enough to not break surface tension. The tank represents one of the exhibits and demonstrations to be presented during this year’s Silly Science Sunday, which will cap the 7 Days of STEM Youngstown Regional Science & Technology Festival that kicks off Monday. The weeklong series of events will...

Friday, September 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The board of trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County selected Hudson Construction Inc. of Hermitage, Pa., as general contractor for the new Canfield Branch Library at its meeting Thursday. Hudson submitted a bid of $3.1 million for the new library. It will be built on the site of the current building, which will close at the end of business Sept. 20 so that the building can be emptied in preparation for construction. Hudson bid was among construction contracts totaling $4.08 million awarded yesterday. Other contracts...

Friday, September 12, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- Esmark Inc. says it is converting the former Ohio Cold Rolling Co. steel finishing mill in Yorkville, Ohio, into a tri-modal industrial services terminal to support companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Esmark, which two years ago acquired the Yorkville steel finishing mill from bankrupt RG Steel and recently announced its closing, will repurpose the one million-square-foot facility into the newly named Yorkville Energy Services Terminal. The tri-modal (rail/truck/barge) logistics and...

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