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Thursday, June 19, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Turning Technologies, an innovator of audience response technology, is releasing new tools designed for the meetings and event industry.   Turning’s new ResponseCard SE is a low cost, single event use keypad designed with a short term life of up to 10 days that eliminates the need for post-event collection or management of devices, the company said. Combined with new TurningPoint Lite software, which enables engagement with simple start/stop polling options, the two products “are the ideal solution set for event planners and audio-visual providers...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Author:  Ray Beiersdorfer YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In April, residents of Brier Hill joined Frack Free Mahoning Valley to appeal an order issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that authorized Industrial Waste Control/Ground Tech Inc. to operate a plant at 240 Sinter Court in Youngstown. The plant on Sinter Court will receive potentially radioactive brine, drill-cuttings, drilling mud and tank-bottom sludge from fracking operations that released shale gas. Sinter Court lies along the Mahoning River, three-fourths of a mile due west of St. Elizabeth...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NEW YORK -- More hiring managers say the U.S. economy has sparked an increase in hiring plans for the second half of this year despite the slowdown registered by gross domestic product in the first quarter. Fully 28% say current conditions have changed their hiring plans for the better, which compares to 22% who felt that way about the economy's impact on hiring plans for the first half of this year. Even if there hasn't been a recent change in plans, the outlook is still strong, according to a national hiring survey conducted by Dice Holdings Inc.  A majority of...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Opera Western Reserve has re-elected Rodney Lamberson to a two-year term as vice-chairman and Dr. Clyde Morris as treasurer. The elections took place at the annual meeting June 10 at Stambaugh Auditorium. Attorney Elliot Legow serves as board chairman; Claudia Corbe is secretary, Patricia Fleck Kavic is past-chairwoman and Gary Sexton and Scott Schulick are at-large members of the executive committee. Re-elected as trustees to three-year terms are attorney Denise Glinatsis Bayer, Dr. Albert Cinelli, attorney Terrence Cloonan, Dolores Iannucci,...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Vallourec Star announced Tuesday that it was was presented the 2014 Environmental Stewardship and Recycling Award at the Steel Manufacturers Association annual board meeting held in May. The company was recognized for the outstanding results achieved at its newly built state-of-the art water treatment facility here that fully embraces the best practices in water reclamation promoted by the SMA. Vallourec Star, a joint venture between Vallourec and Sumitomo Corporation, is a North America leading producer of premium seamless pipes used primarily in...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ATLANTA -- Summer  is here, vacations are planned and employees must decide: To disconnect or not to disconnect? American workers continue to struggle with the nuances of a work/life balance, such as remaining connected to work outside of normal business hours or taking full advantage of vacation days. Fully 42% of employees feel obligated to check in with work while on vacation and 26% feel guilty using all of their allotted vacation time, finds Randstad's most recent employee engagement study. Employees' conflict about whether to disengage when given the...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- President Obama is expected to shine the White House spotlight on Launch Lab, a new initiative at Youngstown State University aimed at fostering the maker movement, during the Maker Faire event today at the White House. Launch Lab, a “collaborative maker space” between YSU’s engineering and art departments, will bring together the concepts of form and function, said Martin Abraham, dean of YSU’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Abraham will attend today’s White...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. is aggressively staking out its position in western Pennsylvania, securing more than a dozen new horizontal well permits last week for oil and gas exploration in the northern tier of the Utica shale. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 13 permits to Hilcorp for new horizontal wells in Lawrence County, according to the agency website. Seven wells were permitted June 9 for Hilcorp's YEO site in Mahoning Township while six others were...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Cortland Banks President and CEO James Gasior presented an oversized check for $20,000 to the Boardman Boosters Club Tuesday for the installation of artificial turf and seating at the new high school football stadium. Construction on the stadium, a $3.7 million project, begins “within 10 days,” said Boosters President Bill Bonte. “Facilities over a period of time become dated and you want to provide the best facilities to your young athletes and the students of the school,” Gasior said. “This is...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The ribbon was cut Wednesday at Wellman’s Florist & Gift Shop, 33 South Main St., where Tammy Knox is the new owner of the shop. The event was coordinated by the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce. Knox says her newly-stocked shop will continue to offer fine florals and introduce new product lines such as the country-western kiosk and all-inclusive wedding cafe. The shop also features antiques, unique plant and glass birdhouses and name-brand gift items and collectibles. Knox is assisted by her husband, Chris, and son, Josh, in addition to an...

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