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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The underlying strengths of Youngstown State University will sustain it through challenging times and become the foundation that transforms it into a nationally known urban research university. And Gary L. Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, would like to be president as YSU gets back on track and lead it to the next level. That was the essence of the second presidential finalist’s message Tuesday afternoon to the public assembly of students, faculty, staff and...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The charter amendment that aimed to ban hydraulic fracturing and wastewater injection wells in the city was defeated for the third time in Tuesday’s election. The Community Bill of Rights lreceived 3,100 votes in favor of its adoption and 3,674 votes against it, according to the Mahoning County Board of Elections. It was the third time in the last 12 months that voters have rejected the amendment. Proponents of the measure vowed to place it on the ballot a fourth time. The Mahoning Valley Coalition for Job Growth and Investment, a collaboration of...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Community Health Systems Inc. posted net operating revenues of $4.2 billion in the three months ended March 31, the first quarter that includes results from its acquisition of Health Management Associates, the company reported Tuesday. CHS, which operates ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, completed the HMA acquisition Jan. 27. In April, CHS completed its acquisition of Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pa. Through its subsidiaries, the company owns, leases or operates 208 hospitals in 29 states with an aggregate of approximately 31,300...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CORTLAND, Ohio -- City Council has awarded a contract to Rubenstein Associates, Liberty Township, to study and launch a nationwide marketing communication endeavor on behalf of the city, the president of the marketing firm, Carolyn Rubenstein, announced Tuesday. The first phase is development of a strategic marketing plan. “We have so much to offer and intend to share our economic and family values and opportunities with Ohio and America -- Cortland truly is a stunning northeastern Ohio success story," noted Mayor Curt Moll. Jim Woofter, president of council,...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 1 Phoenix Awards and Leadership Shenango Recognition at an event May 22. The event, which will take place at The Corinthian, will mark the 10th Phoenix Awards and Leadership Shenango will celebrate 20 years. This year’s Phoenix Award honorees include Noise Solutions, New Business Startup; Mike Lisac – Lisac Properties, Entrepreneur; Star Tech Inc., Growth – Small Service; JFS Wealth Advisors, Growth – Large Service; Community Counseling Center, Non-Profit Service Organization; and Marcia and Alec Moyer – MB Moyer...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CHESTER, W.Va. -- First-quarter net revenues dropped 6.4% to $114.8 million at MTR Gaming Group Inc. compared with $122.7 million the first quarter of 2013, the ompany announced Tuesday. MTR attributed the decrease primarily to the extremely harsh winter and ongoing competition from Ohio gambling centers. First-quarter results, adjusted for EBITDA, was $20.5 million, a decrease of 17.9% from the same quarter a year ago, and the adjusted EBITDA margin was 17.9%, a decrease of 240 basis points. The company reported a net loss of $6.2 million for the first quarter, or...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

VIENNA, Ohio -- United Airlines says there is no solid business case for establishing daily passenger service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and even it there were, “The local subsidy amount being cited (approximately $1.5 million) was far below what they would need to start and sustain the daily service being discussed,” Dan Dickten, airport aviation director, announced Tuesday morning. Dickten released a three-page letter, dated May 6, which was sent to the board of directors of the Western Reserve Port Authority, operator of the airport. He noted that...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Robert W. Shroder of Catholic Health Partners will be the commencement speaker for spring commencement May 17 at Youngstown State University. Melissa Wasser will address fellow graduates. The ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for undergraduates and 2:30 p.m. for graduate students. The post Shroder, Wasser speak to YSU grads at spring commencement May 17 appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University and Eastern Gateway Community College have been awarded nearly $550,000 in state grants that will help improve the region’s manufacturing capacity and workforce. YSU’s grant for $299,015 will be used to purchase equipment to help the university continue developing a comprehensive curriculum in the rapidly emerging field of additive manufacturing. The $250,000 Eastern Gateway grant will be used to purchase equipment for a regional advance pipeline welding laboratory at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. “...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University and Eastern Gateway Community College have been awarded nearly $550,000 in state grants that will help improve the region’s manufacturing capacity and workforce. YSU’s grant for $299,015 will be used to purchase equipment to help the university continue developing a comprehensive curriculum in the rapidly emerging field of additive manufacturing. The $250,000 Eastern Gateway grant will be used to purchase equipment for a regional advance pipeline welding laboratory at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. “...

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