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Friday, November 14, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter today honored individuals and organizations who have given their time and treasure to philanthropic endeavors. The event, at Antone’s Banquet Center, coincides with the 24th observance of National Philanthropy Day, which is celebrated annually on Nov. 15. “Philanthropy is vital to our local charities and agencies and the well-being of our communities,” says Lynn Wyant, co-chairman of the local chapter’s event and director of developoment for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning...

Friday, November 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Northside Medical Center is one of 42 hospitals in Ohio to be recognized as a “2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, an accreditor of health-care organizations in the United States. The recognition was announced by ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, corporate parent of Northside Medical Center. “We understand what matters most to patients at Northside Medical Center is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien MIDLAND, Pa. – In about 30 days, Shell Chemicals should announce that it's ready to begin remediation work on more than 540 acres in order to prepare the land for its proposed multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant here. "That's part of the permitting process in Pennsylvania," said Randy Armstrong, Shell's senior environmental adviser. "You're required to give a notice to the public that the process is starting. I think we'll be ready within the next 30 days." Last week, Shell Chemicals, a division of energy...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business Incubator, having raised nearly four-fifths of its $2.5 million campaign goal, is targeting individuals, including local residents, to raise the balance. YBI has raised about $1.9 million during the first phase of the capital campaign, launched in January 2013, from corporations, businesses, foundations and similar entities, reports Colleen Kelly, incubator director of development. “What we found is there’s a lot of good will of our organization, so we’re using online...

Friday, November 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shepherd of the Valley this week granted the wishes of two of its residents as part of its participation in the Second Wind Dreams organization. Shepherd’s residents are encouraged to share their lofty wishes and the staff tries to make sure these dreams come true, says Danielle L. Procopio, corporate director of marketing, sales and communication. On Monday, 90-year-old Shepherd Boardman resident Norma Hovanes attended a Cleveland Cavaliers game in hopes of meeting LeBron James. On Tuesday, 85-year-old Shepherd Niles resident Mary Ulam went zip...

Friday, November 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- AT&T is seeking applicants to fill more than 120 jobs, including more than 90 new positions, throughout Ohio, the company announced Thursday. This comes as the company says it hired more than 1,600 in Ohio between January 2013 and October. These include positions in IT/engineering, retail, technician, call center, business solutions and corporate support. The hirings reflect “AT&T's continuing investment in its Ohio network and team,” the company says. AT&T spent more than $1.6 billion on its Ohio wireless and wireline networks from 2011...

Friday, November 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Asked about their cybersecurity practices, 3% of investment advisers who responded to a state survey said they have experienced a cybersecurity incident. The survey was conducted by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Securities. In addition, 62% of firms said they have performed a cybersecurity risk assessment and 44% have policies and procedures directly related to cybersecurity. Fewer than 1% of respondents said they had experienced theft, loss, unauthorized exposure, or unauthorized use of or access to confidential information. The pilot...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. officials outlined a four-part plan to revitalize the city. The post Development officials outline plan for Youngstown appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Kelly’s Boutique & Intimates has opened a new store near Courthouse Square downtown and is changing its name to better reflect the owner’s vision. The boutique will celebrate with a grand opening and reception Dec. 3. The owner, Kelly Franko, says her store offers high-quality brands usually found only in larger cities and specializes in professionally fit bras in a range of sizes “unmatched by others.” Other product lines are “designer shape wear, luxurious lounge wear and elegant lingerie,” she says. “We are enhancing our brand by changing the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Foundation Community History Gallery at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center will host several exhibits on loan from various community partners, the first of which is “Trumbull County Clocks.” Among the partners are history societies, civic organizations, artists and collectors. "An Affordable Luxury: Trumbull County Clocks" -- curated by center board member Rebecca Rogers -- is now open. Rogers, who has an extensive knowledge of the subject, has established relationships with many local collectors whose pieces fill the exhibit...

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