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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...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SALEM, Ohio -- A new website (CLICK HERE) is giving this city an economic development tool it’s never had before, says David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. The website was developed as a result of an $80,600 grant from the state Local Government Innovation Fund. The city of Salem, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center jointly applied for the grant in 2012. The money went toward the development and execution of the website, Goodman says. “This website has become so popular, neighboring communities are already asking...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. today reported that its dealers delivered 284,694 vehicles in the United States in May, up 13% compared to a year ago, marking the company’s best May in seven years and its best total sales since August 2008. The number of retail sales --  vehicles sold to individual buyers -- was up 10% in May while fleet sales were up 21%, the company said. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze, built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, manufacturing complex, were up 40.5% in May, with 32,393 of the models sold last month compared to 23,055 in May 2013. Year-to-date,...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Regional development as it relates to energy and manufacturing is best served when there is a strong partnership between the public and private sectors. That's the consensus of speakers and panelists who participated in the first day of Youngstown State University's sixth Sustainable Energy Forum, held Monday and today in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. This year the program addressed not only new frontiers in sustainable energy, but also on how advanced manufacturing can help reduce a...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Grants were approved in Columbus Monday for the cleanup of a Trumbull County brownfield and for an advanced manufacturing partnership in Youngstown. Remediation of the former Republic Steel property in Niles will support BRT Extrusions Inc.’s expansion, according to state documents. The State Controlling Board approved a Clean Ohio grant of $634,680 to conduct cleanup activities on the property. Following the cleanup, the aluminum extrusion company plans to install and upgrade infrastructure...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Obama Administration’s proposed regulations for coal-field power plants drew critical responses from both the Democratic Party challenger in the Ohio 6th District race and the incumbent Republican congressman she is trying to unseat. The regulations, announced Monday in Washington, aim by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector by 30% nationwide below 2005 levels and cut particle pollution, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide by more than 25%. The Clean Power Plan will be implemented through a state-federal partnership under which...

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