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Friday, April 18, 2014

Author:  George Nelson CANFIELD, Ohio -- Additive manufacturing might seem as if it’s getting everywhere. Now it’s even in people’s teeth. 3-D printers such as the 3Z Lab wax printer made by Solidscape Inc., a New Hampshire manufacturer of high-precision units, are being used in dental labs to make wax-ups for casting and pressing to produce crowns, bridges and copings. The 3Z Lab is “a wonderful technology enhancement” for the dental laboratory that’s making crowns and bridges, says Kathryn Scheel, president of Silcox Dental Supply,...

Friday, April 18, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- AltaSim Technologies has been awarded nearly $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop the technologies that drive additive manufacturing. This adds momentum to a public-private initiative based in Ohio to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation, says Jeff Crompton, a principal of AltaSim. AltaSim’s award of $149,844 comes through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program that encourages small enterprises to develop and commercialize new technologies. Additive manufacturing features the use of 3-D printing to make...

Friday, April 18, 2014

 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- This year’s  Fellows Riverside Gardens Daffodil Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, says Leslie Cusano, Mill Creek Park marketing manager. The American Daffodil Society Midwest regional show, presented by Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens, is one of more than 40 American Daffodil Society shows held this spring throughout the United States. This weekend will mark the sixth year that a special class features entries of Narcissus “Fellows Favorite,” a daffodil cultivar named for Fellows Riverside Gardens. Brent and Becky Heath of...

Friday, April 18, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Local students have dedicated more than 5,640 hours this year to the Farmers National Bank Financial Scholars Program using the EverFi-Financial Literacy learning course, the bank reports. It's the third consecutive year that Farmers has sponsored students’ access to this web-based program, which uses new media technology -- simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive pathing -- to explain complex financial concepts. EverFi Inc. is an education technology company focused on teaching, assessing and certifying K-12 and college students in critical life...

Friday, April 18, 2014

CHICAGO -- Don't skimp on soft skills when you write your resume. Fully 77% of employers believe those skills are just as important as hard skills and 16% say they're more important when they evaluate candidates for a job, a survey by CareerBuilder finds. "Soft skills" are those intangible attributes associated with personality, such as a positive attitude, while "hard skills" are those learned to perform a specific job function and can be measured, such as operating a computer program. "When companies are assessing job candidates, they're looking for the best of...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Demolition underway or to begin in the coming months will leave two sites along the city’s key Market Street corridor -- the former General Electric and Wean United buildings -- prime for redevelopment and remove two eyesores at downtown's gateway. Deconstruction continues on the former General Electric plant at Market Street and Hughes Street. Constructed in 1909, the 172,000-square-foot plant building has been idled since the 1980s and used for storage by GE in recent years.   “...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Huntington Bank has been ranked the No. 1 lender to small businesses by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the first half of the agency’s fiscal year, Oct. 1 to March 31, Huntington Bank announced Wednesday. The No. 1 ranking refers to the number of 7(a) loans outstanding Huntington has extended to small businesses, 1,805, all to enterprises in its Midwest footprint of six states. It ranks fourth in dollars lent, $230.1 million. In its first-quarter earnings release, issued Wednesday, Huntington reported it has $22.5 billion outstanding in...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp., was awarded eight of the 12 new horizontal drilling permits issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week, the agency reports. XTO received eight new permits to drill wells in Belmont County, in the southern tier of the Utica shale. The wells are targeted for York and Mead townships, ODNR reports. Also, CNX Gas Co., a subsidiary of Consol Energy, Pittsburgh, received three permits to drill two wells in Monroe County and one in Noble County, also in the southern portion of the Utica...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Presley Gillespie, hired as the first executive director of Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. more than four years ago, will depart the organization in Mid-May to take the reins of a Pittsburgh organization. YNDC’s board of directors announced Wednesday that Gillespie, a former bank executive, is leaving YNDC to become president of Neighborhood Allies, a new community development intermediary in Pittsburgh. The mission of Neighborhood Allies is to support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Democrats are touting a new poll showing Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald in a dead heat with Gov. John Kasich, and state Sen. Nina Turner edging ahead of Secretary of State Jon Husted. The Public Policy Polling survey (CLICK HERE) showed Kasich, a Republican seeking election to a second four-year term, tied with FitzGerald at 44%, with 11% unsure who they would vote for. The same poll puts Turner at 45% to Husted’s 44%, with 12% not sure. In a statement about the results, the Ohio Democratic Party said it is “no coincidence” that the...

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