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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown’s $14.5 million Howland Medical Center is part of a strategy to reach farther into the communities of Mercy’s core hospitals, the president and CEO of the health system said Tuesday. Mercy Health-Youngstown has several ambulatory projects in the works, “not all of which are finalized as to site … […]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The AFL-CIO says the average pay for a CEO in an S&P 500 company was $12.4 million in 2015 — 335 times more than the average rank-and-file worker was paid. The union posted multiple lists of its findings Tuesday on its newly updated Executive PayWatch website, a searchable database that tracks CEO […]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Taft Promise Neighborhood will launch a community redevelopment initiative Saturday with a neighborhood clean-up and a block party at Taft Elementary School on the South side. The Taft Promise Neighborhood is a coalition of organizations working together to stabilize and revitalize the Taft School area. The event, sponsored by TPN partners Mercy […]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five government and nonprofit organizations representing the city make up one of 50 teams selected to take part in Invest Health, an initiative funded by the Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and share $3 million in grants. The initiative seeks to transform how leaders in mid-size cities work together […]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Thiel College today named Susan Traverso its 20th president. Traverso has served as the provost and senior vice president at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa., since 2007. She takes office in August as the first woman to hold the position. Traverso will replace Troy D. VanAken, who announced his resignation in February […]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $500,000 state grant approved Monday by the Ohio Controlling Board will aid the region’s manufacturers in applying and integrating advanced tooling technologies into their processes. The grant was awarded to the Advanced Tooling Acceleration Program, a partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator, Youngstown State University, The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute […]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Shale oil production during the month of June is forecast to total 4.85 million barrels per day (bpd) nationwide, a drop of 113,000 from May’s forecast, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. In April, total production reached 4.95 million barrels per day. The agency issued its monthly drilling productivity report Monday that […]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – By Dan Slagle’s count, there are some 400 trees in the northern portion of Boardman Park. That’s the section most visited, the park director says, and where the Green Oasis has its greatest impact. And with more and more people coming every year – an estimated 450,000 visitors came to the park […]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council’s 11th annual Trumbull County Friends of Scouting breakfast. Siderewicz and his Massachusetts-based company have purchased more than 150 acres in Lordstown for a new multimillion-dollar energy plant. The breakfast will take […]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority has reached an agreement with the Ohio Development Services Agency to repay a $148,000 grant over three years for job-creation incentives never met. Monday night, the board of the port authority ratified the agreement that Executive Director Penny Traina reached to repay the funds: $50,000 June […]

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