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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ELYRIA, Ohio -- The director and the coordinator of the graduate program in business administration at Youngstown State University will hold an information session at Lorain County Community College at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 as YSU prepares to hold classes there next January that lead to an MBA. The information session will be held in the Loft Room 119 of University Center, 1005 Abbe Road North. The director, assistant professor of management Patrick Bateman, and coordinator, Monique Bradford, will relate how the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration has revamped...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has added three staff members, Linda Kostka, Casey Bertolette and Janet Byrne. They are filling positions created after three previous posts became vacant earlier this year. Kostka was named coordinator of development and donor services, Bertolette coordinator of supporting organizations and grant-making, and Byrne office manager. “We have an impressive new team with excellent experience and skills,” said Shari Harrell, Community Foundation president, in a prepared statement. “This gives us a golden...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- "Not Your Nonna's Sauce Cook-Off" is set for Oct. 26 at Mt. Carmel Church here raise funds for Grow Youngstown and Rotary Club of Youngstown. Ticket holders will receive three servings of pasta (wheat, gluten-free and spaghetti squash are available) and choose from more than 20 sauces. Tickets cover a salad, choice of nonalcoholic beverage and desert. Other tickets for beer and wine will be for sale. The event is sponsored by Fox Youngstown, The Center for Lifestyle Change and WKBN.  Proceeds will benefit Grow Youngstown’s service to neighborhoods...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley today announced the nominees for the 25 Under 35 awards. A committee comprised of club members and foundation employees selected the nominees. The awards ceremony will be held Feb. 5 at Stambaugh Auditorium, where three of the nominees will be named MVPs. Proceeds from the dinner event benefit the Young Philanthropist Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation. Here are the nominees and their professional affiliations: Vito Abruzzino, Harrington,...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Business travelers spent an estimated $72.8 billion on U.S.-originated business travel during the second quarter, a 7.1% increase compared with the second quarter of 2013. This rise comes despite a slight year-over-year reduction of 0.1% in the number of trips taken in the second quarter. Likewise, so far this year, group business trips -- travel to business meetings or conferences -- are expected to dip 3.3% while spending on group business travel is expected to increase 5.9%. Together, these findings underscore that businesses are spending more...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Autumn is here. The official beginning arrived three weeks ago, but now, after a cool summer lingered for a time, it feels like autumn at last, bringing with it the traditions that define this time of year. “It's a great time of year. It's my favorite season. It's cooler, more comfortable and you can take the family out to get some pumpkins, some hot cider,” says Rick Molnar of Molnar Farms in Poland. “You get to walk around, spending the day together, enjoying the weather and looking at the...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club will honor Becky Dearing Wall, vice president and treasurer of Dearing Compressor & Pump Co. as its Woman of the Year Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Antone’s Banquet Center, Boardman. Recognition of Dearing is part of the organization’s observance of National Business Women’s Week, says Lisa Dickson, past president of the organization.  Wall was chosen this year’s recipient because of her role in the growth and profitability Dearing Compressor, Boardman, has achieved since 2005. Since then, Dickson...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club will honor Becky Dearing Wall, vice president and treasurer of Dearing Compressor & Pump Co. as its Woman of the Year Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Antone’s Banquet Center, Boardman. Recognition of Dearing is part of the organization’s observance of National Business Women’s Week, says Lisa Dickson, past president of the organization.  Wall was chosen this year’s recipient because of her role in the growth and profitability Dearing Compressor, Boardman, has achieved since 2005. Since then, Dickson...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

McLEAN, Va. -- U.S. manufacturing technology orders in August totaled $356.7 million, up 0.4% but down from a year earlier, AMT -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology reports. In August 2013, technology orders totaled $379.3 million. For the year so far, technology orders stand at nearly $3.1 billion, down 2.4% compared with 2013. The numbers are based on data reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders program. The USMTO report, compiled by the trade association representing the production and distribution of...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue POLAND, Ohio -- All four of the seniors who ran the mile relay on the 1937 state championship track team at Poland High School volunteered to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Frank Powers, the quick starter, Jack Johnson and Robert Barton, who ran the second and third legs, returned after the war. The anchorman, Anthony Baird Mitchell, did not. Mitchell lost his life Sept. 18, 1944, in a mission over Nazi-occupied Holland as he returned from a supply drop to the 101st Airborne Division not far...

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