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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has launched an upgraded mobile app to inform veterans about job and education opportunities.  “We’re making use of all the tools in the toolbox to reach out to Ohio veterans,” said Tim Gorrell, department director, in a prepared statement. “The app has been a great success so far, and the upgrades we’ve added make it even more useful as a means to find out about benefits and how to get them.” The app upgrade, officially Version 1.3.0, expands the availability of the app to users of Windows devices. It...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Ed Muransky admits he’s a stickler for details. Take, for example, a typical patient suite on the second floor of the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Boardman. Muransky, president and CEO, gestures to a small board on the wall at the front of the room. “There was a suggestion that we needed a white board and a cork board” that nurses can use to post notes and to write instructions. “I said, ‘You’re not having either.’ They look junky and there’s always stuff all over them.” Instead, the team...

Monday, July 14, 2014

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Concord Energy LLC, an affiliate of Denver-based Concord Energy Holdings LLC, says it will open a truck-to-rail transload site here to transport condensate and natural gas liquids produced in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays. Concord Energy did not provide investment or job-creation numbers for its transload project. The transportation and logistics company operates in most major gas and oil production basins in the United States, according to its announcement. Its West Virginia facility, which the company says will open in mid-August, will...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- What's worked for Cleveland will work for the Mahoning Valley. That’s what the leaders of Power of the Arts hope as they advocate legislation that would amend the Ohio Revised Code to allow Mahoning and Trumbull County commissioners to impose a tax on cigarettes to fund the arts. Before commissioners could do so, voters would have to vote for such a tax. State law allows metropolitan areas with a “qualifying regional arts and cultural district” and a population of 1.2 million or more to place a...

Monday, July 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University has restructured its graduate program and revised its admission criteria to attract experienced business professionals. The new admission criteria for an MBA aim to attract more professionals with experience in the business world, said the dean of the Williamson College, Betty Jo Licata. The MBA will be offered on campus, online, and, starting in January, off-campus in Lorain County. An information session is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. next Monday in Williamson Hall. “...

Monday, July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman applauded a Commerce Department ruling Friday on the dumping of imports in certain Oil Country Tubular Goods into the United States. Following months of efforts by the senators to urge the U.S. Commerce Department to crack down on countries that dump their steel in the U.S. market, the department ruled that it would do so by levying trade tariffs against the nine countries, including South Korea. The product is used for domestic oil exploration, especially shale. Steel produced for the U.S. energy market, such as...

Monday, July 14, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College recently approved the creation of a minor in social media, which is available to students this fall semester, Jane Wood, vice president for academic affairs, says. The program will be offered through Westminster's department of communication studies, theater and art. It will include courses in the principles of technological and social communication, social media and Web planning, applied social media, design principles and practices and an internship with an emphasis on social media. The department of mathematics and...

Monday, July 14, 2014

CHICAGO -- A bad boss is a classic cause of grief in the workplace, but just how common are they? Some 63% of U.S. workers say their managers deserve grades of A or B and only 14% would assign a D or an F, finds a survey conducted by CareerBuilder. Nearly two in five, or 39%, said they are friends with their bosses, CareerBuilder learned. Among respondents, 24% gave their boss an A, 39% a B, 23% a C, 9% a D and 5% an F. Grades appear to be aligned with bosses' communication with employees. Some 31% of workers who interact in person several times a day with their boss...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Nearly 65 years after accountants Richard Hill, William Barth and Wally King first collaborated to form the Hill, Barth and King Accounting Firm, the firm now known as HBK CPAs and Consultants has relocated to 6603 Summit Drive. The public acccounting firm was founded in 1949. “As our flagship Youngstown office cuts the ribbon on a new 35,000-square-foot headquarters facility, bringing together HBK, HBKS Wealth Management, HBK Valuation Group and HBK Energy into one state-of-the-art location, we find ourselves at an exciting time in our history,”...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Nearly 65 years after accountants Richard Hill, William Barth and Wally King first collaborated to form the Hill, Barth and King Accounting Firm, the firm now known as HBK CPAs and Consultants has relocated to 6603 Summit Drive. The public acccounting firm was founded in 1949. “As our flagship Youngstown office cuts the ribbon on a new 35,000-square-foot headquarters facility, bringing together HBK, HBKS Wealth Management, HBK Valuation Group and HBK Energy into one state-of-the-art location, we find ourselves at an exciting time in our history,”...

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