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Monday, December 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The number of new entities filing to do business in the state was up in November compared to the same month one year ago. According to the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted, 6,366 new filed start-up documents last month. This compares to November 2013, in which 6,180 new entities filed documents. New business filings are classified as forms that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability...

Monday, December 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ashley Martof of Mineral Ridge, a senior industrial engineering student at Youngstown State University and an intern at America Makes in Youngstown, is the recipient of the YSU STEM Intern of the Year Award. The award from the YSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is presented to a student that has shown a high quality of work and initiative, has completed presentations, and has had an impact on the company with which they have worked. Martof said her introduction to additive manufacturing and 3-D printing came in spring...

Monday, December 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, showed the nation last night how the practice of mindfulness is related to health and education policy, pointing to initiatives he’s funded to treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and help Youngstown and Warren school children benefit from social and emotional learning. The five-term Democrat was featured Sunday on the CBS program 60 Minutes as part of a segment on mindfulness reported by Anderson Cooper (WATCH VIDEO, READ TRANSCRIPT). Cooper's journey to the meditational practice began at the...

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...

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