Local News

Friday, June 20, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A video production company whose client list includes Google and Pepsi along with several familiar local clients will relocate to 20 Federal Place Sept. 1. Cinemanix Productions will lease the seventh-floor space previously occupied by Phar-Mor Productions, the video production arm of the defunct Phar-Mor Inc., and more recently Accent Media. The Board of Control approved a two-year lease for the 2,535-square-foot space at its meeting Thursday morning. The company’s current space in Howland “...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kevin Bachhuber unzips the vinyl panel of a large square tent and peels back the insulated fabric that reveals a Mylar-laced chamber. Inside are some really noisy inhabitants. These inhabitants are in plastic storage bins – the same ones you buy at any discount store – whose lids have been partially cut open and screened. As you look inside the bins, their contents wiggle, jump, crawl and, yes, chirp. Welcome to Big Cricket Farms, the first indoor farm in the country designed to breed crickets...

Friday, June 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH – PNC Bank has begun offering merchants a mobile reader service through Pogo, a point-of-sale system that connects to a personal technology device such as a smartphone, supported by Apple iOS or Android operating systems. The bank announced the new product Thursday. Access to funds occurs as soon as the next day when a merchant connects with his PNC account to Pogo from PNC Bank, according to the announcement. Other features of the mobile reader service, the bank says, are: Custom checkouts by uploading pictures, adding descriptions of the items for sale...

Friday, June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown urged Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to take measures to protect U.S. businesses and workers from unfair trade practices during a meeting with the cabinet officer Thursday. According to information provided by the Ohio Democrat's press office, Brown specifically called on the Commerce Department to impose antidumping duties and countervailing duties on countries that unfairly dump their steel in the U.S. market; work toward eliminating an oversupply of steel in the international market; and address currency manipulators like...

Friday, June 20, 2014

CANTON, Ohio -- Revenue from the planned spin-off of TimkenSteel is expected to increase by 20% to 25% for full year 2014 compared to The Timken Co.'s Steel Segment's 2013 revenue, driven by strong demand in the energy and industrial sectors. Growth at TimkenSteel is expected to come from product innovation, expanding markets, organic investments and potential acquisitions, members of the executive management team said at an investor meeting yesterday. TimkenSteel focuses on special bar quality steel and seamless mechanical tubing -- high-end alloy steel designed for...

Friday, June 20, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is sponsoring Greater Warren “Safe, Clean & Green” Expo on June 24. The event will take place at The Raymond John Wean Foundation here, and residents, government officials, students and business owners are invited to attend. The adoption of the Warren's Comprehensive Plan in 2009 encouraged the city to identify and incorporate green, sustainable methods, practices, and initiatives into future planning and redevelopment opportunities, said Lisa Ramsey, partnership development director. TNP, a nonprofit community...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY -- American Energy Partners LP, along with the Energy & Minerals Group, announced Wednesday the formation of American Energy-Midstream LLC, a company that will develop pipeline and processing networks in shale plays across the country, including the Utica shale in southeastern Ohio. American Energy, founded by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, and EMG plan to focus on regions where the companies hold active drilling and leasehold operations, American Energy said. American Energy Midstream plans to "build a portfolio of midstream assets...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University’s new Launch Lab didn’t get the shout-out from President Obama that Martin Abraham had hoped for Wednesday, but the president definitely noted the letter made for him by America Makes. Abraham, dean of YSU’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, was among the guests at the first White House Maker Faire (CLICK HERE), which showcased individuals and organizations active in the maker movement. “This event celebrates every maker -- from students...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On Monday, Grace Sotler, a junior at Lowellville High School, didn't know the first thing about additive manufacturing. By Wednesday, she had successfully designed her idea on a computer and was prepared to make her first prototype on a 3-D desktop printer in the front of the room. "They've all learned this solid modeling in just a day and a half," says Hazel Marie, associate professor and chairwoman of the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at Youngstown State University. "...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Turning Technologies, an innovator of audience response technology, is releasing new tools designed for the meetings and event industry.   Turning’s new ResponseCard SE is a low cost, single event use keypad designed with a short term life of up to 10 days that eliminates the need for post-event collection or management of devices, the company said. Combined with new TurningPoint Lite software, which enables engagement with simple start/stop polling options, the two products “are the ideal solution set for event planners and audio-visual providers...

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