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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Failing to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank will harm the ability of U.S. companies -- particularly small businesses -- to get their products into foreign markets, warns U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.  The Ex-Im Bank fills gaps in private export financing. Assistance it offers includes working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services. By charging fees and interest on all loan-related transactions, the bank is self-sustaining...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A total of 7,660 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in June. These numbers compare to June 2013, when 7,185 new entities filed with the office of secretary of state. From January through June, the office has processed 49,254 new business filings, up from the 47,918 filings the same period last year. During 2012 and 2013, the state saw a record-setting number of new businesses file with 88,068 and 89,735 new companies respectively filing, reported Jon Husted, secretary of state. Growth in online business filings has been steady and available...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

KENT, Ohio – Members of the Kent State University faculty have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals, the university announced Wednesday. All faculty investigators have roles planned in the research projects for students -- undergraduate and graduate -- and, in two cases, outreach to area high school students, through research internships, science fairs and Upward Bound college preparation. The awards will fund basic research on how plants respond to...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Thomas F. Farrell II, president and CEO of Dominion, is among the speakers slated for the Youngstown Ohio Utica Natural Gas 2014 Conference & Expo, scheduled for Sept. 10-11 at the Covelli Centre. Other speakers planned for Young 2014, which is presented by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, include a representative of VAM USA, the chamber announced today. Gov. John Kasich and Sheng-Chun Lin, chairman of CPC Corp. in Taiwan, have been invited to appear as well. Young 2014 includes a job fair open to all Mahoning Valley industries....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- YSUScape will host a fundraiser 5-9 p.m. Friday at "Nove Gatto" in Erie Terminal Place, 112 Commerce St. downtown. The event aims to raise funds for a beautification and mural project at the former R&S convenience store at Elm Street and Madison Avenue. YSU students plan to complete the mural this fall. The fundraising event will feature food, beverage and support from Martini Brothers, V2 Wine Bar and Trattoria, Avalon Downtown, MVR, Suzie's Dogs & Drafts, One Hot Cookie, Gia Russa, the Youngstown State University athletic department,...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown called on the International Trade Commission to protect American steel manufacturers and the jobs they support in testimony before the panel Tuesday. In his testimony, Brown, D-Ohio, told the commission that these unfair trade practices have hurt the competitiveness of Ohio manufacturers and threatened the jobs of their workers. Unfair imports have already resulted in layofsf at JMC Steel in Warren, and even Vallourec’s “state-of-the-art” mill in Youngstown “is struggling to compete against Korean OCTG in the U.S. market,”...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue WARREN, Ohio -- The mayor and two city councilmen were on hand Tuesday morning to help the owner, a man in black, and his wife cut the ribbon that officially opened Texas Big Dog, a fast-food restaurant with a National Football League theme. Owner Tom Ducharme’s cowboy hat, the frames of his dark sunglasses, sweater, trousers and rain slicker-style coat were entirely black. Only his cowboy boots made of Australian crocodile leather, sandalwood in color, were not. Asked about the influence of country singer Johnny...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After an upswing in manufacturing jobs following a slow winter and spring, Staff Right was looking to fill 40 open positions Tuesday at its fourth recent job fair, this one in Austintown. Derrick Hart, general manager for Staff Right, Boardman, said many of the positions his company looks to fill are temp-to-hire. “We have some openings at the steel mills through some of the subcontractors that we're partnered with, anywhere from entry-level general labor to millwrights and maintenance...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Home Savings concluded its 125 Days of Giving last Friday when it presented its 125th $125 gift card to the Hotline Crisis Center. “This year Home Savings is celebrating its 125th anniversary," noted its marketing director, Colleen Scott. "To celebrate, we wanted to give back to the communities that we serve. On Jan. 15, we kicked off 125 Days of Giving by presenting New Lease on Life with a $125 gift. For 125 days, we gave away $125 to worthy recipients who we believe make a difference.” In total, Home Savings gave $15,625 to recipients it deemed...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON -- St. Elizabeth Health Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center have been ranked as two of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the Youngstown metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. Its annual Best Hospitals rankings, in its 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who present the greatest challenges. “We are especially proud of this recognition,” said Bob Shroder, president and CEO of Humility of Mary Health Partners, in a prepared statement. “It independently verifies that our hospitals provide a high level of care...

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