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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University today informed its university community that the second confirmed Ebola patient, a nurse who helped care for the deceased Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, is related to three Kent State employees. The patient, Amber Joy Vinson, flew from Dallas Oct. 10 to Cleveland to visit family in Akron (READ STORY). At the time, she was not showing any symptoms of the disease, although the Centers for Disease Controls said today that Vinson should never have been permitted to fly anywhere (READ STORY). She returned to Dallas Oct. 13, and the following day detected a low-...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Danielle Procopio has been named corporate director of marketing, sales and communication for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, the company announced. In her new position, Procopio will be responsible for coordinating marketing and sales efforts, working on special events and projects and community relations. Before joining Shepherd of the Valley, she served SouthernCare Hospice as its community relations director where she focused on management and training of its sales team, customer service and community education. “I am...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- You would be hard pressed to find a period when investment in new hotel construction was as robust as it is today across the Mahoning Valley. At least five hotel projects and several more renovations that run in the tens of millions of dollars are on the books as the construction season moves into the cold-weather months. Hotels are either planned or under construction in Liberty, Canfield, Salem and Boardman, while a recently finished complex in Niles hopes to draw in even more business to a...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Cafaro Co. announced this morning it will confirm at a press event next week that its new corporate headquarters is under construction at the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles, and that it will leave its longtime headquarters on Belmont Avenue here. The press event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Center Court of Eastwood Mall in Niles where the real estate developer says it “unveil the plans for this major new development.” News of an additional multimillion-dollar will also be announced at the event. “For some time now, the subject of a...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- September home sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties were down slightly from a year earlier, and year-to-date sales are off from 2013 by a similar degree. A total of 438 were sold in the three counties last month, down from 465 in September 2013, shows the latest report from Centralized Real Estate Information Services Multiple Listing Service. Members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtor report their monthly sales to the service. In August, 747 houses were sold in the three...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s board of directors announced it voted to oppose Ohio House Bill 597, which would eliminate the Common Core learning standards in the state’s public schools. In a news release announcing the board’s decision, the Regional Chamber said repealing Common Core would place a “tremendous burden on local school districts and educational service centers which have spent considerable time and money over the last four years preparing for implementation.” The chamber joins six other Ohio metro chambers of commerce --...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ELYRIA, Ohio -- The director and the coordinator of the graduate program in business administration at Youngstown State University will hold an information session at Lorain County Community College at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 as YSU prepares to hold classes there next January that lead to an MBA. The information session will be held in the Loft Room 119 of University Center, 1005 Abbe Road North. The director, assistant professor of management Patrick Bateman, and coordinator, Monique Bradford, will relate how the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration has revamped...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has added three staff members, Linda Kostka, Casey Bertolette and Janet Byrne. They are filling positions created after three previous posts became vacant earlier this year. Kostka was named coordinator of development and donor services, Bertolette coordinator of supporting organizations and grant-making, and Byrne office manager. “We have an impressive new team with excellent experience and skills,” said Shari Harrell, Community Foundation president, in a prepared statement. “This gives us a golden...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- "Not Your Nonna's Sauce Cook-Off" is set for Oct. 26 at Mt. Carmel Church here raise funds for Grow Youngstown and Rotary Club of Youngstown. Ticket holders will receive three servings of pasta (wheat, gluten-free and spaghetti squash are available) and choose from more than 20 sauces. Tickets cover a salad, choice of nonalcoholic beverage and desert. Other tickets for beer and wine will be for sale. The event is sponsored by Fox Youngstown, The Center for Lifestyle Change and WKBN.  Proceeds will benefit Grow Youngstown’s service to neighborhoods...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley today announced the nominees for the 25 Under 35 awards. A committee comprised of club members and foundation employees selected the nominees. The awards ceremony will be held Feb. 5 at Stambaugh Auditorium, where three of the nominees will be named MVPs. Proceeds from the dinner event benefit the Young Philanthropist Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation. Here are the nominees and their professional affiliations: Vito Abruzzino, Harrington,...

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