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Monday, July 21, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute based downtown, is announcing two new special topic project calls on behalf of the Air Force Research Laboratory, manufacturing technology division. The special project topics are Powder Bed Fusion of Thermoplastics Closed-loop Process Control and Open Source Process Control for Powder Bed AM Research. Up to two awards of $405,000 each will be made for the thermoplastics project call and up to two awards of $540,000 will be made for the open source process control topic. A...

Monday, July 21, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Business Economists foresees continuing strong economic growth as reflected by their companies earning higher profits and paying higher wages. In its latest survey of 85 economists who work for U.S. businesses or trade associations, NABE found that a majority of the 77 members who responded “have strong expectations for increased economic growth,” said Jack Kleinhenz, president of NABE and chief economist for the National Retail Federation. The results of the survey, conducted between June 20 and 23, were released today. For...

Monday, July 21, 2014

WASHINGTON -- To call attention to the plight of those living on the minimum wage, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, Jan Schakowsky and Keith Ellison will attempt to live on it for a week.   Next week will mark five years since the federal minimum wage was last increased, noted Ryan’s office in announcing the challenge. Strickland, who also served in the U.S. House of Representatives prior to being elected Ohio governor in 2006, and Ryan, D-13 Howland, Schakowsky, D-9 Evanston, and Ellison, D-5 Minneapolis, will be joined by Brad Woodhouse,...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien PULASKI Township, Pa. -- Those who dismiss the prospects of oil and natural gas in the northern tier of the Utica shale need only travel along High Hill Road in Pulaski Township in Lawrence County, Pa. There, along a quarter-mile stretch of mostly tree-lined countryside, pipeline and horizontal well development is very much alive in this section of the Utica, just across the Ohio state line from northeastern Mahoning County. Within this area, three well pads owned by Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. are either in...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Author:  George Nelson LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Trade and energy are among the issues that can be addressed at the federal level to help make U.S. auto manufacturers such as General Motors Co. more competitive, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Friday. Following a tour of GM’s Lordstown complex, Portman, R-Ohio, hailed the efforts of workers and management as well as GM’s “cutting edge” technology. “Right now everybody is working as a team and that team is producing a world-class car in a world-class production facility,” he declared. GM has made...

Friday, July 18, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Huntington Bancshares Inc., parent of Huntington National Bank, Friday reported net income of $164.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, or 19 cents per diluted share. This is $13.6 million more than second-quarter 2013 net income of $151.0 million, or 17 cents per diluted share. Huntington reported net income of $149.1 million the quarter ended March 31, or 17 cents a share. The Huntington board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of five cents per common share payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Sept. 17. Other highlights...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore CANFIELD, Ohio -- Members of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition Friday learned their organization is one of six groups in Ohio to receive an operating grant from the Industry Workforce Alliance pilot program. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and the Governor’s Office of Workplace Transformation funded the coalition’s $250,000 grant, announced Jessica Borza, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. MVMC is the only group in the 16-county Jobs Ohio region that covers...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Author:  Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica NEW YORK -- California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there. The state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources on July 7 issued cease and desist orders to seven energy companies warning that they may be injecting their waste into aquifers...

Friday, July 18, 2014

CLEVELAND -- U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13, and Marcia L. Fudge, D-11, today announced legislation that establishes a five-year demonstration project to expand cost-effective, community-based treatment options to address the heroin/opiate epidemic. The Breaking Addiction Act of 2014 (CLICK HERE) was introduced by Fudge and co-sponsored by Ryan.  The legislation, announced at a news conference here, would enable participating states to receive federal reimbursement for Medicaid services provided to eligible in-patients who receive treatment for chemical substance abuse at...

Friday, July 18, 2014

CLEVELAND -- U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13, and Marcia L. Fudge, D-11, today announced legislation that establishes a five-year demonstration project to expand cost-effective, community-based treatment options to address the heroin/opiate epidemic. The Breaking Addiction Act of 2014 (CLICK HERE) was introduced by Fudge and co-sponsored by Ryan.  The legislation, announced at a news conference here, would enable participating states to receive federal reimbursement for Medicaid services provided to eligible in-patients who receive treatment for chemical substance abuse at...

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