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Friday, October 3, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore CANFIELD, Ohio -- The upcoming widening of the U.S. Route 224 bridge over state Route 11 here will cause unavoidable inconveniences, an Ohio Department of Transportation official acknowledged this morning, but the construction schedule hopefully will limit them, he said. Jim Kinnick, planning and engineering administrator of ODOT District 4, outlined plans for the project at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber's Good Morning, Canfield breakfast. The construction plans call for making the bridge five lanes wide...

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration is tightening rules for doctors and patients regarding hydrocodone-based medicines, such as Vicodin and Norco. The post Government makes it hard to get popular painkillers appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, October 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barb Ewing, chief operating officer of the Youngstown Business Incubator, and Scott Deutsch, manager, communications and special programs for the National Center for Defense Manufacturing, make their case for the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation in a guest blog on the U.S. Department of Commerce website to mark National Manufacturing Day. YBI hosts America Makes (originally known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute), the pilot program for President Obama’s proposed network, in one of the buildings on its downtown...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five years and one trampled rose bush after Chris Yambar staged his first Lawn-Con, the pop artist and comic-book writer is moving his free comic-book show from his front yard. This year, Lawn-Con 5 will take place Sunday -- one of two such local events being staged in the Mahoning Valley this weekend -- at the B&O Station in conjunction with the Artists of the Rust Belt Autumn Market. The event will run noon-6 p.m. and will raise funds for the Students Motivated by the Arts program,...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien RAVENNA, Ohio -- Parker Hannifin Corp.'s new research and development lab here is likely to guide the company's Parflex division well into the future, opening the door for innovative products, groundbreaking material science and faster, more efficient manufacturing processes, executives say. "It's really going to allow us to take our products to the next level," said Mark Gagnon, Parflex division general manager. "Also, we want to be developing new products for our existing customers and new products for new...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- A building that’s the length of two football fields and just 45 feet wide in some places is an unusual, rare configuration for most manufacturing plants. But it’s not unusual for Columbiana Boiler Co. LLC. The company manufactures large kettles that are very long and narrow, in fact, the largest of their kind in the world. “Fifteen years ago, we would’ve said shipping a 50,000-pound kettle was a large one,” says the president, Michael Sherwin. “Today, that’s our average. The largest we’ve...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore CANFIELD, Ohio -- Jeremy Bout's job as host and producer of Edge Factor, an online show featuring manufacturers from across the country, puts him in contact with all sorts of people. There was a snowmobile racer whose leg was amputated after an accident that designed a new prosthetic that, allowing him to continue competing. Along the way was an engineer for SpaceX, the company recently awarded a $2.6 billion contract to design “space taxis” for NASA, who started his career building guitars in California. And just...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Kerrigan, owner of Kerrigan Insurance in Hubbard, expects sales, profits and hiring to remain steady over the next few months. “Insurance is an up-and-down business,” he remarked. “It’s been steady for 30 years. I’m busy all the time.” Kerrigan’s expectations generally fall in line with those of other owners of small and midsize businesses in Ohio who participated in the latest PNC Economic Outlook Survey, which was released Thursday. Owners of Ohio small and midsize businesses are “...

Friday, October 3, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new report commissioned by the U.S. Environmental Defense Fund Report identifies Ohio as a leader in reducing air emissions and creating jobs. The report, produced by Datu Research, shows that tackling mnethane emissions not only produces cleaner air, but creates high-quality jobs in a growing domestic manufacturing and service sector. "The oil and gas industry is growing every day in our state, creating thousands of jobs for Ohioans," said Craig W. Butler, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. "This report illustrates Ohio is at...

Friday, October 3, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College is ranked sixth on the list of Greatest Affordable Colleges in the Northeast by Great Value Colleges. The website cited the College’s high freshmen retention rate and that 96% of alumni are working or in graduate school within six months after graduation. The website, in a survey released this week, also praised the fact that students have many opportunities to join clubs, organizations and activities on campus. Great Value Colleges focuses on what students get out of college, unlike other rankings that focus on inputs like...

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