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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON -- St. Elizabeth Health Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center have been ranked as two of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the Youngstown metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. Its annual Best Hospitals rankings, in its 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who present the greatest challenges. “We are especially proud of this recognition,” said Bob Shroder, president and CEO of Humility of Mary Health Partners, in a prepared statement. “It independently verifies that our hospitals provide a high level of care...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Silly Science Sunday was just too good to keep contained to one day last September, so Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology and its partners are incorporating the event into a week of activities for children, teens and adults. This year, the event will conclude the 7 Days of STEM Youngstown Regional Science & Technology Festival, a week-long celebration of the STEM disciplines,  science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Representatives...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The architectural firm of Olsavsky Jaminet has been awarded two certificates of achievement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program. The awards are for the firm’s design of two buildings for the Austintown school system: the Austintown K-2 elementary school and the Austintown 3-5 elementary school. Olsavsky Jaminet Architects designed the schools under the standards of the U.S. Green Building Council to achieve LEED certification and to achieve more than 40% savings in energy use as part of the school district’s effort...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Northside Medical Center today named Trent Crable as its new CEO, effective Aug. 4. Crable has 25 years of diverse healthcare management experience managing complex operations at academic and community hospitals. “For more than 100 years, Northside Medical Center has cared for the Youngstown community, and I’m honored to join the team of physicians, employees and volunteers that work so hard to continue that mission," Crable said in a prepared statement. "Northside remains a valuable resource for this area, now more than ever with the new...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- Consol Energy Inc.'s oil and gas division produced 51.9 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas during the second quarter of 2014, a 34% increase from the same period a year ago, the company reported today. The company also announced that it placed into production last week three new Utica shale wells at its NBL19 pad in northern Noble County, Ohio. The pad saw initial production rates of 23 million cubic feet equivalent per day, per lateral. The NBL19 pad was completed with an average of 64 frac stages per well and had an average lateral length of...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The focus of the master of business administration degree at Youngstown State University has shifted from liberal arts majors who need an intensive course on the business world to working professionals who want to advance their careers. The dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration and the director of its graduate program, Betty Jo Licata and Patrick J. Bateman respectively, met Monday with The Business Journal to provide more details on how the faculty of the Williamson...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mike Galle relied on racing terminology, appropriately enough, in describing the state of preparations for getting the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course ready to open this fall. “We’re really in the home stretch,” the racino’s general manager remarked. “That’s why you see the crews ramping up. That’s why you see the progress in the course of a couple weeks. It gets done quickly from this point on.” Ground was broken 13 months ago on the new Penn National Gaming Inc. facility...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service opened its 19th store, a “Mini-Flynn’s,” at 5828B Youngstown-Warren Road Monday. The site lies within the Eastwood Mall complex. The outlet, next door to an Advanced Auto Parts store, houses five service bays and a customer waiting area and was designed “for convenient tire service as well as auto repair and maintenance services,”  said store manager Ian Snyder. “This is a new concept for Flynn’s,” he noted. “Speed and efficiency within a reduced footprint are our goal.” The outlet, he said, is staffed by “experienced...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- If you could buy health insurance coverage comparable to what comes with your job, would you quit? About 40% of Americans who have health insurance as an employee benefit would do just that, a new survey has found. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that, because of the Affordable Care Act, workers may “choose to supply less labor” equivalent to two million full-time jobs between 2017 and 2024. This prompts the question: How many workers see themselves as “job-locked” – that is, reluctant to change jobs for fear of losing health insurance?...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has launched an upgraded mobile app to inform veterans about job and education opportunities.  “We’re making use of all the tools in the toolbox to reach out to Ohio veterans,” said Tim Gorrell, department director, in a prepared statement. “The app has been a great success so far, and the upgrades we’ve added make it even more useful as a means to find out about benefits and how to get them.” The app upgrade, officially Version 1.3.0, expands the availability of the app to users of Windows devices. It...

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