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Thursday, September 25, 2014

MADISON, N.J. -- Millennials are more flexible than the Gen X and baby boomers when it comes to office layout, length of their daily commute, their willingness to forgo working from home and their ability to work remotely from mobile devices, says a Coldwell Banker survey. "Commercial real estate, and particularly the office sector, has entered a unique era of servicing three distinct generations," said Fred Schmidt, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates, which conducted the survey. Overall, 72% of Americans would prefer to...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ATLANTA -- Federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes in Ohio as a result of the freeze from Jan. 2 through April 17. Counties that qualify include Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull. "When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities affected by the...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Author:  Andrea Wood YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tim Ryan says he loves to eat. Like many of us, he starts every week vowing to abstain from junk food, make better nutrition choices and control what he calls his "addiction" to chicken wings and ice cream. But like all Americans, Ryan and his family often are held captive by a food system that profits from tax dollars that make “fake food cheaper” and consumers sicker, he writes in his new book, The Real Food Revolution. The 207-page book, subtitled “Healthy Eating, Green Groceries and the...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant is being treated in the intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center following an accident last night at his daughter’s farm in Greenford. He is said to be in critical condition. A farm tractor he was driving reportedly hit an object that caused it to overturn and trap the former congressman. According to news accounts, Traficant was administered CPR by emergency responders from Goshen Township. He was taken to Salem Regional Hospital then transferred to St. Elizabeth. The farm, listed in his daughter’s name...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When he was 35, Joseph Lyons wanted to volunteer his time and join a mentoring program. But the director of the College of Health and Human Services graduate program at Youngstown State University didn’t have the time, he said. Work and his two children took precedence after working and spending time with his two children. Now 67, he has the time, along with a new perspective that can come only from a lifetime of learning. The extra three decades of experience he gained drove Lyons to establish...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Oil and gas exploration in Columbiana County is gaining renewed momentum in the wake of positive production results from this area of the Utica shale. Two weeks after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released second quarter production numbers that showed favorable output from wells in Columbiana County, two energy companies appear to be stepping up interest there. Atlas Noble LLC was awarded new permits to drill four horizontal wells at the Firestone Homestead pad in Fairfield Township...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Author:  George Nelson BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Work could get underway as soon as today on a new National Tire & Battery store on the site of the former Putt-Putt miniature golf course on South Avenue, a company official says. NTW LLC purchased the site, at 7204 South Ave., from Sweet Pea Land LLC for $485,000, Edward J. Lewis Inc. in Youngstown announced Tuesday. The 1.6-acre site has been vacant for about 10 years, estimated Jim Grantz, the Lewis broker associate who represented Sweet Pea in the transaction. “It’s been a long time,”...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TROY, Mich. -- The Board of Directors of Talmer Bancorp Inc. appointed Thomas C. Shafer, age 55, as chief operating officer of the bank holding company and president of Talmer Bank and Trust effective Monday. He will be paid $350,000 a year, a continuation of his current base salary. Shafer joined Talmer in 2010 and has served as vice chairman of Talmer Bancorp since 2011. When Talmer acquired the former First Place Bank based in Warren, Ohio, Shafer served 18 months as its last president and CEO, “leading [its] successful integration and charter consolidation...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Eastern Gateway Community College reported Tuesday that its fall enrollment is 3,155, a record. Headcount is up 9% from fall 2013 when Eastern Gateway enrolled 2,904 students. The new-student count is 1,242, up from 1,197 a year ago. Continuing and returning students show the largest increase, going from 1,707 in 2014 to 1,913 this fall. Another milestone in enrollment reporting was made with the unduplicated headcount for the 2013-2104 academic year when 4,338 unduplicated students registered. This is the first time enrollment broke the 4,000...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NEW YORK -- More than half the people in the world will have Internet access within three years, says this year’s edition of the State of Broadband Report, issued by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. Mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets has become the fastest-growing technology in history. The report, released Tuesday at the 10th meeting of the Broadband Commission, shows that more than 40% of the world's people are already online with the number of Internet users rising from 2.3 billion in 2013 to 2.9 billion by the end of this year. The...

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