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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore WARREN, Ohio -- Youngstown Design Works is hosting its inaugural Pop-Up Shop this week at 124 N. Park Ave., providing graphic design consultation to nearby businesses and nonprofit organizations for a nominal fee. Design Works, which began operations in April, is an agency operated by Youngstown State University art students. For the Pop-Up Shop, 11 students are working with clients such as the Warren Business Exchange and the Associated School Employees Credit Union. “We want to support small businesses,...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DALLAS -- U.S. metropolitan regions will continue to lead the way in stimulating the economy, propelling it to achieve its growth potential of more than 3%, a rate not reached since 2004, a new report has found. By 2016, nearly three-quarters of all metros included in the study (269) will have unemployment rates lower than 6%. The projected growth rate of the Youngstown-Warren Ohio-Pennsylvania metro region, however, is among the lowest, with a rate of a negative 0.4%. The report, released during the 82nd annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, also...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Eastern Ohio Education Partnership has been awarded grants from four foundations to support its collective impact model. The model analyzes data to identify education programs doing “great work” and organizes the individuals doing such work to create and measure a shared set of goals, says Nicole Ferraro, chairman of the partnership board. The partnership has received $165,000 from The Raymond John Wean Foundation, $25,000 from the Youngstown Foundation, $10,000 from the Frank & Pearl Gelbman Foundation and  $5,000 from the Ward Beecher...

Monday, June 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sales of houses statewide were down 3.2% in May from a year earlier, the Ohio Association of Realtors reported today. May’s unit sales itotaled 12,406, down from 12,814, according to the monthly report. May’s sales were up 17.7% in Ohio from the 10,538 in April. Year-to-date, 45,914 houses have been sold statewide, compared with 48,764 during the first five months of 2013. A total of 3,765 units were sold during May in the area covered by the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Exchange, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, the...

Monday, June 23, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- West Corp. plans to hire 150 workers at its call center here as the company continues to expand into the health-care market. A job fair will be held July 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its offices, 5185 Youngstown Warren Road. West, based in Omaha, said the positions focus on providing inbound customer service related to billing, payments, order fulfillment, and general customer inquiries for a mail-order prescription drug provider. Applicants are required to have intermediate level computer, typing and grammar skills. A high-school diploma or GED and...

Monday, June 23, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- WorkLife by Meridian, a provider of workforce wellness, occupational health and testing, reports it has qualified for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). According to FMCSA, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is a new program designed to “promote and preserve the highest level of professional standards, training and care among medical examiners.” The agency has strict regulations surrounding qualifications for commercial motor vehicle (...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio -- For Specialty Pipe & Tube Inc., the flurry of oil and gas activity that’s swarming the Utica shale play in eastern Ohio and the Marcellus shale in western Pennsylvania is in many ways just icing on the cake. In fact, the company has witnessed a steady increase in its business over the past 12 years, long before Big Energy began spending billions of dollars to tap into the vast repository of natural gas trapped in the two rock formations, says its president. “We sell across so many...

Monday, June 23, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A job fair will kick off the fourth annual YOUNG -- or Youngstown, Ohio Utica & Natural Gas -- conference and tradeshow. Contracts for exhibitor space, an exhibitor’s guide, sponsorship opportunities and a detailed agenda for YOUNG 2014, are now available. The event, presented by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, will take place Sept. 10-11 and focus on celebrating the Mahoning Valley’s manufacturers, says April Stanislaw, director of special events.. YOUNG 2014 is being held in conjunction with the organization’s golf outing Sept. 10 at...

Monday, June 23, 2014

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- The Cleveland Recruiting Battalion & New Castle Recruiting Co. will recognize Flynn’s Tire Group for its participation in the U.S. Army's Partnership for Youth Success Program July 1, Joe Flynn III has announced. Flynn is president of the company that he says is the newest PaYS partner. The recognition ceremony and partnership signing will be held at Flynn's corporate headquarters here from 10:45 a.m. to noon. The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public sector...

Monday, June 23, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- NExT Aerospace, a division of Niles International, has passed its AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 recertification audits, Bill Phillips Jr. has announced. Phillips is president of NExT. Intertech audited the company and approved its recertification in a letter dated June 13. It states NExT Aerospace has established and applies a quality management system for the design and manufacture of expanded metal fine meshes and foils for aerospace applications, complementing NExT Aerospace’s additional manufacturing standard recertification, ISO 9100:2008. NExT...

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