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Monday, June 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will celebrate National Day of Making Wednesday. An open house will be held in room 2390 Moser Hall from 1 to 3:30 p.m. as part of the Summer Honors Institute. Visitors can observe Institute students learning engineering design and analysis techniques, rapid prototyping and 3-D printing, said Hazel Marie, associate professor and chairwoman of the mechanical and industrial engineering department. Each of the 17 students in the class will choose an item to...

Monday, June 16, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Hill, Barth and King LLC has been named to the 2014 list of Best Employers in Ohio for a fifth consecutive year, the public accounting firm announced Friday. Last year the firm was ranked 14th; this year it’s ranked seventh Linda Evans, HBK director of human resources, said in a prepared statement, “We’re so proud to have achieved this prestigious goal once again. It is truly a measure of how our team members view their workplace.” The annual list of best employers was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group. The selections...

Monday, June 16, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Trumbull Art Gallery is sponsoring a "Hawaii II Happy Hour Painting" workshop from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Suzy's Dogs and Drafts on North Phelps Street in Youngstown. Cost of $20 per person that includes all painting supplies and a canvas. Instructors are Sue Hammond and Paula Smith. For reservations, call 330 506 0080. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our free daily email headlines and to our twice-monthly print edition.

Friday, June 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The office of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced late Friday morning that his wife, Andrea, has delivered the couple’s first child. Brady Zetts Ryan was born at 8:24 p.m. last night, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and measuring 19 ¾ inches, according to the news release. “We are thankful that Brady and Andrea are both doing very well. Mason and Bella [Ryan's stepchildren] are very excited to have a new little brother,” Ryan said. “We would like to thank our midwife, as well as all the doctors and nurses for their excellent care and kind words...

Friday, June 13, 2014

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Robert Parcell, plant manager of the General Motors Co. Lordstown Complex, is promoted to the position of manufacturing manager, GM International Operations Manufacturing, the automaker announced this afternoon. His successor as Lordstown plant manager will be named later. Parcell, who has been at Lordstown since August 2010, replaces Phill Disch, whose June 1 retirement was announced previously. In his new position, which is effective Sept., he will oversee the Singapore-based operations of 13 manufacturing plants and more than13,000 total...

Friday, June 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.’s board of directors today announced that it has named Ian Beniston as executive director. Beniston, previously YNDC’s interim director, succeeds the organization’s founding executive director, Presley Gillespie, who left YNDC last month to accept a position in Pittsburgh. Before joining the YNDC staff, Beniston served as a consultant to its board of directors in the organization’s initial development stages. “We are fortunate that Ian has been an integral part of YNDC since its inception and that he...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Author:  George Nelson CORTLAND, Ohio -- With 7,041 residents by the 2012 count, Cortland’s population is a fraction of the 26 million who live in Texas. Still, the Loan Star State’s economic development marketing strategy is right for the Trumbull County community, says Vic Rubenstein. Rubenstein, vice president of the Liberty-based marketing firm Rubenstein Associates, says he met recently with an executive from Texas who was here assessing Cortland as a possible site for an auto battery plant. Driving away from that meeting, the...

Friday, June 13, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to build an $8.9 million senior housing complex, Parkman Landing, at 2501 Parkman Road, the agency announced Thursday. Groundbreaking for the mixed-income, independent living community is scheduled for January 2015, with tentative completion slated for June 2016. Parkman Landing will provide affordable housing for seniors age 55 and older, officials said. The three-story, 60 unit, 66,961-square-foot building will consist of 40 one-bedroom apartments and 20 two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Drilling for gas in the Utica shale and building the racino in Austintown have led the way in keeping the rank and file in the building trades unions working, says Don Crane, president of the Western Reserve Building & Construction Trades Council. So has repairing the roads, bridges and other infrastructure that suffered more than the usual wear and tear last winter. Two locals in the building trades council, 125 of the Laborers International Union of North America and 396 of the Plumbers...

Friday, June 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Vmark Designs has begun offering new wall-mounted wine racks directed to wine enthusiasts “with a desire for a stylish, space saving way to store and display their wine collection,” says co-founder Bob Voytilla. The shelves are set at an angle that allows all wine labels to be read easily without removing them from the rack.   The wine racks are black, which Voytilla says should match matches most décors, and made entirely of metal with a durable powder coat finish. The racks should easily hold most 750-ml bottles of wine, Voytilla says. ”The rack...

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