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Monday, June 23, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- WorkLife by Meridian, a provider of workforce wellness, occupational health and testing, reports it has qualified for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). According to FMCSA, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is a new program designed to “promote and preserve the highest level of professional standards, training and care among medical examiners.” The agency has strict regulations surrounding qualifications for commercial motor vehicle (...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio -- For Specialty Pipe & Tube Inc., the flurry of oil and gas activity that’s swarming the Utica shale play in eastern Ohio and the Marcellus shale in western Pennsylvania is in many ways just icing on the cake. In fact, the company has witnessed a steady increase in its business over the past 12 years, long before Big Energy began spending billions of dollars to tap into the vast repository of natural gas trapped in the two rock formations, says its president. “We sell across so many...

Monday, June 23, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A job fair will kick off the fourth annual YOUNG -- or Youngstown, Ohio Utica & Natural Gas -- conference and tradeshow. Contracts for exhibitor space, an exhibitor’s guide, sponsorship opportunities and a detailed agenda for YOUNG 2014, are now available. The event, presented by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, will take place Sept. 10-11 and focus on celebrating the Mahoning Valley’s manufacturers, says April Stanislaw, director of special events.. YOUNG 2014 is being held in conjunction with the organization’s golf outing Sept. 10 at...

Monday, June 23, 2014

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- The Cleveland Recruiting Battalion & New Castle Recruiting Co. will recognize Flynn’s Tire Group for its participation in the U.S. Army's Partnership for Youth Success Program July 1, Joe Flynn III has announced. Flynn is president of the company that he says is the newest PaYS partner. The recognition ceremony and partnership signing will be held at Flynn's corporate headquarters here from 10:45 a.m. to noon. The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public sector...

Monday, June 23, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- NExT Aerospace, a division of Niles International, has passed its AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 recertification audits, Bill Phillips Jr. has announced. Phillips is president of NExT. Intertech audited the company and approved its recertification in a letter dated June 13. It states NExT Aerospace has established and applies a quality management system for the design and manufacture of expanded metal fine meshes and foils for aerospace applications, complementing NExT Aerospace’s additional manufacturing standard recertification, ISO 9100:2008. NExT...

Monday, June 23, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Joan J. and Willard L. Boyd have established a scholarship at Youngstown State University designed to help qualified minority students who want to pursue a degree in health or medically related careers in clinical laboratory science. Applicants must be minority students majoring in either the two- or four-year clinical laboratory program at YSU, be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, be a resident of northeastern Ohio or western Pennsylvania, and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Fafsa). First...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ohio’s unemployment rate was down again in May, declining to 5.5% from 5.7% in April, which was down from 6.1% the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Nonfarm wage and salary employment increased by 2,900 over the month, from a revised 5,295,400 in April to 5,298,300 in May. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was 317,000, down 11,000 from 328,000 in April. The number of unemployed has decreased by 108,000 in the past 12 months from 425,000. In May 2013, the Ohio unemployment rate was 7.4%....

Friday, June 20, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Officially, Jim Tressel doesn't begin his term as the ninth president of Youngstown State University until July 1. Unofficially, he has been on the job since the board of trustees chose him May 12. Friday, with interim President Ikram Khawaja using his remaining vacation days until his contract expires, Tressel moved into the president’s office in Tod Hall as acting president, giving himself a 10-day head start. He is serving those 10 days without pay. “From the time I was named, I spent every...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As of 9:30 this morning, about 80 people -- some standing, some relaxing in lawn chairs – were waiting outside the Covelli Centre hoping to snag tickets to one of the biggest shows ever held at the arena. Ticket sales for rock superstar Rod Stewart's August 24 appearance here went on sale at 10 a.m., but a few showed up early so they could grab the best seats in the house. "I've been here since 5 a.m.," said Shirley Mayti of Austintown, who along with three of her friends camped just outside...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore POLAND, Ohio -- The newly formed Poland Village Business Association will host its inaugural event, a business walking tour, June 28 during Celebrate Poland. The group will set up a booth and the tour runs from Village Hall to Town One Square. Jack Kravitz, owner of Kravitz Delicatessen and a founding member of the association, said that the event was created to showcase what Poland businesses have to offer. “There had to be something we could do to bring interest and recognition to the village,” Kravitz said. The...

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