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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Horizontal wells in the Utica shale in the eastern part of the state produced more natural gas during the second quarter than all of the Ohio wells combined in 2012, reports the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The shale wells in the state produced 2,467,283 barrels of oil and 88.673 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the three months ended June 30, according to a summary report ODNR released Monday.  ODNR said in its summary that 562 wells are listed on its latest production report, with 504 of them reporting results. Fifty-eight wells...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- A wastewater injection operation along state Route 169 in Weathersfield Township that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has linked to a small earthquake in the area remains closed as the owner says his company is providing all of the data and necessary information to the agency. Ron Klingle, chairman of Avalon Holdings Corp., parent of American Water Management Services Inc., says that the technical staff of his company is in contact with ODNR officials, but would not elaborate on much else until more details become known. "Our technical people...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore WARREN, Ohio – Standing before a newly renovated house, the president of Trumbull 100, Diane Sauer, announced Monday that her group would match donations to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Trumbull County Community Fund so revitalization efforts in this city’s Garden District can continue. The house at 453 Vine St., paid for and renovated with a $25,000 donation from Trumbull 100 member Bill Casey, will be sold and the proceeds used to renovate other houses in the neighborhood. The house is listed at $29,900...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The State Controlling Board voted Monday to approve $298,773 for equipment purchases to support additive manufacturing training at Youngstown State University. The funds will be used to purchase a vacuum sintering furnace for $143,288 from TevTech LLC, of North Billerica, Mass., and an in-situ non-contact metrology AIM system from M-7 Technologies Inc. in Youngstown. TevTech submitted the lowest of four bids for the furnace and M-7 was the sole bidder for its system, according to Controlling Board documents.   YSU is collaborating with Eastern...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Downtown Wellness Community wants to provide a nudge to those inclined to eat a more healthful diet or exercise more but don’t. “We’re not about having you cut out everything that’s bad in life, Pam Lilak said Monday, “but introducing what you can do to lead a healthier life.” Lilak, executive director of Downtown Wellness, led a press event in the Youngstown Business Incubator to introduce the nonprofit organization to the residents of the downtown and those who work here. The artistic...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University is hosting a speaker series on energy and the environment, organized by Ray Beiersdorfer, professor of geological and environmental sciences. The free lectures deal with the scientific, public health and policy research surrounding shale gas development and renewable energy. Most of the lectures will be delivered via video conferencing, but three of the lectures will be delivered live. All begin at 7 p.m. successive Wednesdays in room 2000 of Moser Hall. “This series is an outgrowth of the successful video lectures I...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- GBS Corp. of Canton and Youngstown, together with Transformational Leadership, will host Patrick McBane and Tim Figley, leaders of the “Transformational Leadership” seminar that begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the ITT Technical Institute. The all-day seminar runs through 4 p.m. "Transformational Leadership" is training that helps leaders, executives, managers and supervisors identify, address and remove personal, team and systemic constraints. Removing these constraints allows transformation to occur and encourages healthy, trusting relationships to grow, McBane says. “What’...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore SHARON, Pa. -- Having grown up with the assisted living industry, it’s easy for Shane Nugent to see just how much things have changed since he was a boy. What started as one building with one staff member to care for every patient regardless of that individual’s needs has grown to seven groups and locations throughout western Pennsylvania, all bearing the name of The Nugent Group. “When I was a kid, the skilled-nursing facilities were all-encompassing. We handled everything from people who could live independently...

Monday, September 8, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Nonprofit professionals from across the region are invited to connect with peers while learning from nonprofit experts and from each other at The Eighth Annual Nonprofit Summit Sept. 18 at Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.  The day-long event features 15 interactive workshops and a morning plenary covering a broad range of topics relevant to nonprofit professionals.  Also back are the pre-summit facilitated continental breakfast networking sessions, one for board members, one for educators and one for emerging nonprofit leaders. Attendee experience...

Monday, September 8, 2014

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio -- Common stock of the Middlefield Banc Corp., holding company of The Middlefield Banking Co., will begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market stock exchange effective with the opening of trading Sept. 10. Shares will trade under the symbol MBCN. "The listing of our common stock on Nasdaq represents another significant milestone in the 113-year history of The Middlefield Banking Co.," said Thomas G. Caldwell, president and CEO, in a prepared ststement. "As we continue to grow and mature as a company, the listing will enable current and potential...

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