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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Holiday travelers could be home for the holidays via connecting service from a midwestern hub airport to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, aviation director Dan Dickten says. The airport is awaiting word from the U.S. Department of Transportation on a show-cause order for Aerodynamics Inc., the proposed operator of the air service that would provide that connecting service. The company has applied to DOT to upgrade its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to include the...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Six months after it rolled off the assembly line at General Motor Co.'s Lordstown Complex, the millionth Cruze will finally hit the streets of the Mahoning Valley. Since the car was produced, the plant has been selling raffle tickets to all members of locals 1112 and 1714 of the United Auto Workers union as well as retirees of the 50-year-old manufacturing complex. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, drew the name of Sharon Frey, a chassis employee at the factory, as the winner of the...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --The Ohio Department of Health today reported that Amber Joy Vinson, the second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas diagnosed with Ebola, visited family in Akron from Oct. 8 through Oct. 13. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified ODH of the situation early today. “Ohio has swiftly acted and is working with the CDC and Summit County health officials to identify people who may have been in close contact with the health care worker and implement quarantine as necessary,” said Dr. Mary DiOrio, state...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University today informed its university community that the second confirmed Ebola patient, a nurse who helped care for the deceased Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, is related to three Kent State employees. The patient, Amber Joy Vinson, flew from Dallas Oct. 10 to Cleveland to visit family in Akron (READ STORY). At the time, she was not showing any symptoms of the disease, although the Centers for Disease Controls said today that Vinson should never have been permitted to fly anywhere (READ STORY). She returned to Dallas Oct. 13, and the following day detected a low-...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Danielle Procopio has been named corporate director of marketing, sales and communication for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, the company announced. In her new position, Procopio will be responsible for coordinating marketing and sales efforts, working on special events and projects and community relations. Before joining Shepherd of the Valley, she served SouthernCare Hospice as its community relations director where she focused on management and training of its sales team, customer service and community education. “I am...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- You would be hard pressed to find a period when investment in new hotel construction was as robust as it is today across the Mahoning Valley. At least five hotel projects and several more renovations that run in the tens of millions of dollars are on the books as the construction season moves into the cold-weather months. Hotels are either planned or under construction in Liberty, Canfield, Salem and Boardman, while a recently finished complex in Niles hopes to draw in even more business to a...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Cafaro Co. announced this morning it will confirm at a press event next week that its new corporate headquarters is under construction at the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles, and that it will leave its longtime headquarters on Belmont Avenue here. The press event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Center Court of Eastwood Mall in Niles where the real estate developer says it “unveil the plans for this major new development.” News of an additional multimillion-dollar will also be announced at the event. “For some time now, the subject of a...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- September home sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties were down slightly from a year earlier, and year-to-date sales are off from 2013 by a similar degree. A total of 438 were sold in the three counties last month, down from 465 in September 2013, shows the latest report from Centralized Real Estate Information Services Multiple Listing Service. Members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtor report their monthly sales to the service. In August, 747 houses were sold in the three...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s board of directors announced it voted to oppose Ohio House Bill 597, which would eliminate the Common Core learning standards in the state’s public schools. In a news release announcing the board’s decision, the Regional Chamber said repealing Common Core would place a “tremendous burden on local school districts and educational service centers which have spent considerable time and money over the last four years preparing for implementation.” The chamber joins six other Ohio metro chambers of commerce --...

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...

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