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Monday, September 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Academy of Science has developed a new 'roadmap' intended to guide students to more rewarding futures via an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The roadmap in this case is a chart that serves as a brainstorming tool to help high school students to develop STEM-related commercialization and business plans in a $2 million statewide competition, the academy said. It's all part of the Believe in Ohio program, a free initiative sponsored by the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio that helps...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The state of Ohio moved closer to meeting its minority contracting goals in the most recent fiscal year than it has since those guidelines were put in place in 1980, but still has a long way to go. For the fiscal year ended June 30, the state spent $165 million with minority-owned businesses, or 14.1% of state spending on goods and services. That compares to $106 million in fiscal year 2013, according to data provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency and the Ohio Department of...

Friday, September 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly will visit Youngstown State University’s College of Creative Arts & Communication for a reception, gallery talk and fundraising event Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. The event is made possible by YSU’s Department of Art and the Earle and Ida Cliffe Fund. While it is free and open to the public, reservations are required by contacting Mari Ann Cann at 330 941 3629 or emailing mcann@ysu.edu before Sept. 30. The exhibit will remain installed in the space...

Friday, September 12, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- John R. “Jack” Janoso Jr., president and CEO of Sharon Regional Health System, is leaving to assume the same role at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio, the system announced Thursday. “While this is an exciting professional and personal opportunity, it was a difficult decision because I have truly enjoyed working with Sharon Regional’s outstanding group of board members, employees, physicians, and volunteers who care for this community every day,” Janoso said in a prepared statement. “Through my 15-year career at Sharon Regional, I had the...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s not quite walking on water, but the non-Newtonian fluid that will fill a tank being prepared in the Oh Wow! Center downtown will allow people to dash across it – assuming they can do that fast enough to not break surface tension. The tank represents one of the exhibits and demonstrations to be presented during this year’s Silly Science Sunday, which will cap the 7 Days of STEM Youngstown Regional Science & Technology Festival that kicks off Monday. The weeklong series of events will...

Friday, September 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The board of trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County selected Hudson Construction Inc. of Hermitage, Pa., as general contractor for the new Canfield Branch Library at its meeting Thursday. Hudson submitted a bid of $3.1 million for the new library. It will be built on the site of the current building, which will close at the end of business Sept. 20 so that the building can be emptied in preparation for construction. Hudson bid was among construction contracts totaling $4.08 million awarded yesterday. Other contracts...

Friday, September 12, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- Esmark Inc. says it is converting the former Ohio Cold Rolling Co. steel finishing mill in Yorkville, Ohio, into a tri-modal industrial services terminal to support companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Esmark, which two years ago acquired the Yorkville steel finishing mill from bankrupt RG Steel and recently announced its closing, will repurpose the one million-square-foot facility into the newly named Yorkville Energy Services Terminal. The tri-modal (rail/truck/barge) logistics and...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s not quite walking on water, but the non-Newtonian fluid that will fill a tank being prepared in the Oh Wow! Center downtown will allow people to dash across it – assuming they can do that fast enough to not break surface tension. The tank represents one of the exhibits and demonstrations to be presented during this year’s Silly Science Sunday, which will cap the 7 Days of STEM Youngstown Regional Science & Technology Festival that kicks off Monday. The weeklong series of events will...

Friday, September 12, 2014

ELYRIA, Ohio -- The Fund for Our Economic Future, a collaboration of 50 foundations, higher education institutions, health care systems, businesses, and others, has approved up to $1.9 million of grants to support the job creation efforts of regional economic development organizations BioEnterprise, JumpStart and Magnet. BioEnterprise, which is dedicated to growing the region's health care and bioscience companies, will receive up to $550,000 for core operations and future planning. JumpStart, which supports the region's entrepreneurs through mentoring, funding and...

Friday, September 12, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Job openings in the hospitality sector topped 500,000 for the seventh consecutive month in July, the first such occurrence since before the Great Recession. While the industry isn’t facing a labor shortage, the gap between monthly hires and job openings is rapidly shrinking, the National Restaurant Association said Thursday. The rate of open jobs in the restaurants-and-accommodations sector remained near a post-recession high in July, say the latest figures from the job openings and labor turnover program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS...

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