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Thursday, June 5, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Nominations are open for the 25 Under 35 awards sponsored by Mahoning Valley Young Professionals Club. Nomination forms must be received on or before Aug. 15. Twenty-five will be selected as honorees from all nominations received. All responses to questions on the official nomination form will be rated by an independent selection panel. The 25 with the highest average rating will be recognized. Those selected will be announced in October, three of whom will be recognized as MVPs Feb. 5. All selected as nominees must attend the recognition event...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- St. Joseph Health Center’s Robotic Surgical Services reports it recently achieved a landmark accomplishment: completion of its 600th robot-assisted surgery. Dr. Anthony DeSalvo performed the 600th robot-assisted surgery, a robot-assisted hysterectomy. “Because patients who undergo minimally invasive robot-assisted procedures have less pain and recover faster, it makes sense for anyone who is a candidate to choose robot-assisted surgery,” Dr. DeSalvo says. “Most of my patients want to get back to their normal routines as fast as possible and robot-...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The drop in slot machine revenue at casinos within Pennsylvania during May was less than 1% compared to May 2013. The 12 casinos produced slot machine revenues of $210.8 million, 0.2% less than in May of last year. Those revenues resulted in $112.8 million in taxes to the state treasury, an average of $3.6 million in taxes per day, says the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Revenues dropped at two casinos in western Pennsylvania: Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh dropped 1.84% to just under $24 million and Presque Isle Downs and Casino fell 6.82% to $11...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien NORTH LIMA, Ohio -- The former location of Datacom Inc. on Woodworth Road here was getting a little cramped, especially after the communications and electronic-access company took a whole new business line under its wing. In February, Datacom moved to newly renovated offices and manufacturing space at 11757 Market St., a move that its principals say has helped connect what normally would be two distinct business segments – data communications and commercial door fabrication. “We started with cabling and phone...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CORTLAND, Ohio -- Cortland Banks and Welch ATM, based in Peoria, Ill., announced today that that the bank's branded automated teller machines are now available in select Rite Aid pharmacies in northeastern Ohio. In addition, Welch is providing new, fully compliant ATMs and complete management, the companies said. “One of our top customer requests is for additional banking locations,” said Danielle Cantrell, vice president, retail banking manager at Cortland Banks. “Adding the surcharge-free Welch ATMs in the Mahoning Valley and Ohio statewide in Rite Aid locations is...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A compressed-natural gas, or CNG, fueling station at the Salt Springs Road/Interstate 80 interchange in Girard is scheduled to open by next week, a representative of IGS Energy told attendees at the Youngstown State University Sustainable Energy Conference Tuesday. "Typically, we like to build a station where we have fleets in the area," said Dan Hackett, account manager for IGS CNG Services. "This location is such an incredibly traveled interstate, that we built this station without a current...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In the auditorium of the Fellows Riverside Gardens above Lake Glacier, one of the most scenic sights in Ohio, Mary Cusick, director of TourismOhio, spoke glowingly of the many other scenic and historic sights and museums within the Buckeye State. She was addressing Adventures in Northeast Ohio, a regional tourism marketing group, Tuesday afternoon. The diversity of what Ohio offers is a big selling point for the tourism industry, she said, and Cusick used her time here to visit three of its...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Boy Scouts and the friends of scouting get emotional at times. One of those times was Tuesday morning at the ninth annual Whispering Pines Friends of Scouting Breakfast at Camp Stambaugh, the first such breakfast held at the camp. Elinor Zedaker, widow of Robert I. Zedaker paid tribute to her husband’s 24 years as scoutmaster of Troop 44 in Poland and George Grim and John Wolboldt’s years of service to the movement, troops 59 and 25 respectively. Zedaker, Grim and Wolboldt died earlier this year.     The Whispering Pines District of the Greater...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ST. LOUIS -- Panera Bread Co. announced Tuesday it plans to remove artificial additives from the food menu in its bakery-cafes by the end of 2016. The removal of additives -- including colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives -- is part of the comprehensive food policy the company unveiled yesterday. The policy, a “formal articulation” of the company’s values, “is expressed by a commitment to clean ingredients, transparency and a positive impact (on the food system) rooted in craft,” stated the announcement. As of April 30, 1,800 bakery-cafes operated in 45...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

LISBON, Ohio -- Registration is open for businesses interested in setting up a booth at the 2014 Eastern Ohio Job Fair. The fair, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13, will be held at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center here. The fair, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, and state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-33 Boardman. Admission is free to all seeking employment. Businesses interested in participating should call Jack K. Hile, workforce center manager, at 330 420 9675, ext. 8104. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.CLICK HERE to...

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