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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Eastern Gateway Community College is partnering with the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to offer advanced machining classes beginning this fall that may lead to an associate’s degree. The two-year program will prepare students for jobs in advanced machining while earning industry recognized credentials from the National Institute for Machining Skills. In announcing the […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in June, unchanged from May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 1,900 over the month, from a revised 5,398,600 in May to 5,396,700 in June. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 296,000, […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio — The End of the Commons General Store, 4366 Kinsman Road, has on display the original 1960 Grand Champion Soap Box Derby car donated from winning driver, Allen Frantz, of Bristolville. The End of the Commons General Store is Ohio’s oldest general store and has operated continuously for 170 years. In 1982, Kenneth […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

SHARON, Pa. – Remember The Club? The affordable and simple-to-use cylindrical tempered steel tool was everywhere on television and in movies following its launch in the mid-1980s. Anyone who watched TV couldn’t miss it, whether on advertisements or in crime dramas. Invented by the late entrepreneur James E. Winner Jr., it continues to account for […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – More details are emerging about AMP Corp., the shell subsidiary created by an unnamed global manufacturer looking to build a “state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility for high-value metal products” in Fairfield Township. The global manufacturer is looking to invest some “$100 million to construct and equip approximately 200,000 square feet of manufacturing, […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Utica shale contains far more recoverable oil and gas than initial estimates and is likely the second-largest natural gas formation in the country second to the Marcellus shale, according to a newly released study led by West Virginia University. The Utica Shale Play Book Study was conducted by the Appalachian Oil […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

STUEBENVILLE, Ohio – Sixteen years have passed since Dr. Laura Meeks arrived in Jefferson County, armed with a checklist of things she wanted to accomplish as President of what is now Eastern Gateway Community College. As she eases into retirement, Meeks said she’s pleased with all they’ve been able to accomplish. “We started out with […]

Friday, July 17, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Thirty five area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $394,352.50 by the distribution committee of The Youngstown Foundation. Grants were awarded from the foundation’s unrestricted fund as well as the Hine Memorial Fund, the Mahoning Valley Sports Charities, and several donor advised and restricted funds. “Each quarterly round of grants is unique, […]

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