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Friday, February 13, 2015

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Eastern Gateway Community College today named four finalists for the EGCC presidency to succeed Laura Meeks when she retires later this year. The four candidates are Jimmie Bruce, vice president of academic success at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio; Lada Gibson-Shreve, provost and chief academic officer at Stark State College, North Canton; […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online form of 20 questions and […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Second Harvest Food Bank will kick off its 24th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign next Wednesday. The food and funds drive, which runs through April, aims to help stock Second Harvest’s shelves for the spring and summer months when donations decline. Last year’s campaign raised $175,849 and collected nearly 60,000 pounds of […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With plenty of room left in NYO Property Group’s Urban Office Space, the companies leasing space put on an open house, showing off the suites to 50 interested groups and companies. “I was very impressed. It’s a really good space and the rent is low,” says IM Image Marketing CEO Mike Tarantino. […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation projects retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 4.1%, up from the 3.5% growth seen in 2014. In its 2015 economic forecast, released Thursday, the trade organization said it expects non-store sales in 2015 to grow between 7% and 10%. The 4.1% increase overall […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan officially announced minutes ago that he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the 2016 election. Ryan’s decision, announced in an email distributed a short while ago, comes after “much thought and deliberation,” he said. The announcement comes amid rising speculation that Ryan’s friend and former […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When gerontology instructor Krystal Culler approached Youngstown State University about bringing service dogs undergoing training into the classroom, she never guessed how much her students would like the idea. Lady, her current canine trainee, draws regular visitors to Culler’s office between classes, and some students confess to choosing her class sessions because […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Simon Roofing announced several hires and promotions to its staff this week. All of the hires will operate out of the corporate offices here. Among the additions for the national manufacturer and installer of commercial roofing systems is Steve Morse, SR PreVision roof analyst. Morse, who will be responsible for roof inspections […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan officially announced minutes ago that he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the 2016 election. Ryan’s decision, announced in an email distributed a short while ago, comes after “much thought and deliberation,” he said. The announcement comes amid rising speculation that Ryan’s friend and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat. Strickland has said he will announce his decision by the end of February. “With my new and growing family, I feel now is the time to be close to...

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day may be about love, but it’s also about candy – especially chocolate. While most Americans will nibble on chocolate-covered caramels and nuts, residents in the Mahoning Valley prefer their chocolate on the healthier side. Here’s Nicolette Pizzuto. The post Strawberries reign as supreme sweet for Valentine’s Day appeared first on The News Outlet.

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