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Thursday, November 20, 2014

SALEM, Ohio -- The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 68th annual meeting at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Salem Golf Club. Awards will be presented to attorney Larry Cecil as Citizen of the Year, Fresh Mark Inc. as Large Business of the Year and Simmers Crane Design & Services as Small Business of the Year. Cost to chamber members is $30, $35 to those who are not members. For reservations, call 330 337 3473 before Dec. 1. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-monthly print edition and to our free daily...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Development Services Agency is accepting applications for the 2015 Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program. The IMAGE program is a 50% reimbursement program designed to offset the costs associated with international marketing initiatives, including trade shows and missions, marketing materials, website translation and export education programs. “The high cost associated with entering new markets makes it difficult for small companies to consider exporting,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was reappointed Tuesday to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. The leadership committee is tasked with assigning party members to House committees and advising the caucus on policy. Ryan, of Howland, was elected to his eighth term in Congress on Election Day two weeks ago. “I am proud to once again be appointed to this influential committee tasked with advising the Democratic Party on policy matters and assigning party members to House committees,” Ryan said in a statement released by his office. Ryan sits...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co., the most active driller in the northern tier of the Utica shale in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, is poised to begin aggressive development of its leasehold acreage in the Brinker storage field of Columbiana County. Data provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources show that Hilcorp recently applied for 25 new horizontal well permits that target three sites in Fairfield Township in the northern section of the county. ODNR approved six of those permits Nov. 13...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- A company that started in business insuring horses and buggies the same year that Charles Dickens published Hard Times is today navigating issues that back then were unfathomable. Gilbert’s Risk Solutions Inc.’s roots run deep in the Shenango Valley, say its executives. But the gas-lit world of 1854 is far removed from the lightning-paced business environment of 2014 as the insurance company tackles the concerns and complexities of the modern age such as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, safety in the workplace and risks related to cyber theft. “The ACA...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees last night unanimously ratified a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with the YSU-Ohio Education Association, the union representing university faculty. The agreement must now be ratified by the union membership in order to create a new collective bargaining agreement. As of this posting, the faculty union has not set a date for the ratification vote. “This tentative agreement is the outcome of months of deliberate and thoughtful discussion that has resulted in a negotiated, accepted...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SALINEVILLE, Ohio -- Board members from the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, Southern Local Schools and the Utica Shale Academy got a first-hand look Tuesday at the new conversion school that's preparing students for a future in the oil and gas industry. Officials met at Southern Local High School in Salineville, which houses the Utica Shale Academy, to view how the program operates. Since it began in September, the academy is instructing 42 students in grades 9-12 on concepts used in the industry. The Utica Shale Academy uses blended learning and gives...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Trumbull Mobile Meals recently held its annual volunteer recognition luncheon, “Reinventing the (Meals on) Wheels,” at Packard Music Hall where recipients of the Marcia S. Schneider Volunteer of the Year Award were Phyllis Sprankle of Newton Falls, Ed Bellin of Warren and Linda Amadei of Howland. All have volunteered five or more years, went above and beyond what’s asked of them and performed special services for the subscribers and/or Mobile Meals, said CEO Sandra Mathews. The award for years of service went to Lucia Flevares and Florence Wilson,...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Works by 18 Youngstown State University students who graduate next month with a baccalaureate in fine arts are featured in the Fall Graduating BFA Show at the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. The McDonough will hold a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and the exhibit runs through Dec. 13. The show celebrates the work of students in graphic and interactive design, painting, photography, interdisciplinary studies and 3-D studies. Students participating are Zehra Alikhan, Crystal Beiersdorfer, Chad Campagna, Tina Cascarelli...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Crews could be at work on the renovation of the Wells Building downtown as soon as Thursday, Gregg Strollo says. Private financing is expected to close Thursday for the $5 million project to renovate the long-vacant building into a mixed-use structure, Strollo, partner with Strollo Architects, said this morning. A Strollo partnership, Wells Associated Renaissance partners LLC, plans to develop the building to serve as a new headquarters for the firm on its first floor and 12 apartments on the...

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