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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...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Commissioners from Mahoning and Trumbull counties will meet again in the next two weeks to continue their discussions regarding the future of the Western Reserve Port Authority. The two boards of commissioners are still leaning toward dissolving the current port authority and establishing a new board, which Mahoning County Commissioner David Ditzler described as “probably the primary objective” when he spoke with reporters Monday following an hour-long meeting the two boards held in executive...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The Columbiana County Port Authority Monday approved a lease with Banner Supply Inc. of Youngstown that allows it to move into space in the Louthan Facility here, 2000 Harvey Ave. The vote was unanimous, said Tracy Drake, CEO of the port authority. Banner will occupy 11,000 square feet in the building plus some outside storage space for which it will pay $1,800 a month in rent plus up to $500 a month extra for utilities. The agreement is a month-to-month lease and Banner began moving into the Louthan building Monday morning, Drake said. Calls...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- Bryan DePoy, Ph.D., dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication at Youngstown State University, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio Inc. He succeds David Hunter, a partner in the law firm of  Brouse McDowell, who continues to serve as a board member. NET owns and operates Western Reserve Public Media. “The station is an integral and relevant point of arts and culture, education and community engagement to over five million people in the state of Ohio, and it is something of which...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley has joined Pizza Hut to raise funds for Success By 6, a program that helps children be prepared for kindergarten, Bob Hannon, president of United Way says. For every Personal Pan Pizza sold during June, July and August, Pizza Hut will donate 10% of its net sales to Success By 6. Last year, the promotion raised more than $6,000 for the Success By 6 initiative, Hannon reports. “The proceeds from this promotion will benefit Success By 6, our pre-kindergarten readiness summer program," Hannon said in a...

Monday, June 2, 2014

  PITTSBURGH -- United States Steel Corp. says it will “indefinitely idle” its tubular manufacturing facilities in McKeesport, Pa., and Bellville, Texas, in early August, the result of “business conditions which are influenced by unfairly traded tubular products imported into the United States.”   The indefinite idling of these operations will reduce the number of U. S. Steel's tubular facilities from 10 to eight. Forty-five professional and management employees and 215 represented employees were advised today of the upcoming job reductions and are being issued...

Monday, June 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH – RTI International Metals Inc. announced today that it’s been chosen by The Boeing Co. to manage and perform expanded titanium parts manufacturing, machining and assembly activities related to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane seat track system. The contract means that additional titanium parts called for under the agreement will be sourced through RTI’s Titanium Segment using titanium mill product produced at its Niles and Canton, Ohio, plants with extrusion work to be completed at RTI Extrusions in Houston. Sub-assembly activities to prepare RTI-...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s drew larger crowds to the downtown Saturday, the second unofficial weekend of summer, for 17th annual Streetscape and ninth annual Secure Your ID Day. When Streetscape began at 8 a.m., the cleanup and beautification effort had some 670 volunteers of all ages on hand to work in the downtown Wick Park, Handel's Park and Smokey Hollow, said Sharon Letson, CityScape executive director. CityScape oversees Streetscape. The volunteers did a little bit of everything...

Monday, June 2, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Winkle Electric Co. Inc. is celebrating 70 years in business. The company, headquartered here, has operations in Erie, Meadville and Seneca, Pa. Winkle is a provider of electrical parts and supplies and helps customers develop automation processes, develops environmentally friendly energy alternatives, creates custom control panels and leverages its integrated solutions division to analyze challenges and formulate solutions for customers.   The company was born as an electrical apparatus service shop and manufacturer of induction heating equipment...

Monday, June 2, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Student teams from Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration recently helped seven companies develop export strategies for products in manufacturing, biotechnology and agriculture. They worked with companies in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Each team created an exporting plan, selected countries that would be the best matches for company products and identified 210 foreign distributors, agents and wholesalers in 21 countries. “We at NanoLogix were impressed with the results of the...

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