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Friday, May 9, 2014

Author:  Stacia Erdos WARREN, Ohio -- A father-and-son team in northeastern Ohio is looking to the TechBelt Energy Innovation Center in Warren to help them launch a new product that they say could revolutionize how we drive when spring arrives. The roads, more resistant to the ravages of winter, would have far fewer potholes. The primary ingredient in their product? Recycled tires. “When you put rubber in roads, it makes [the surface] more flexible where it doesn’t crack,” explains the company’s CEO, Hari Chandra. Chandra and his...

Friday, May 9, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Stoneridge Inc. Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.5 million, or 5 cents per diluted share. This compares with net income of $4.1 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, the same quarter a year ago. The decrease in net income was attributed to lower sales by the company's PST business segment across all of its product lines sold in Brazil and a $1.6 million unfavorable currency loss in Brazil, which was caused by a devaluation of the Argentine peso compared with the Brazilian real, most of which occurred in January. "As a result of PST's...

Friday, May 9, 2014

YOUNGTSTOWN, Ohio -- The Butler Institute of American Art will host a free reception for family day activities as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ Art Museum DayMay 18. This will coincide with International Museum Day. Last year, the Butler -- along with more than 170 other AAMD member museums across North America -- participated in Art Museum Day, which emphasizes the essential role that art museums play in their communities, highlights the value of the visual arts in society, and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in the wide-...

Friday, May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, offered his congratulations Thursday to Dr. Scott L. Scarborough, who was named president of the University of Akron (READ STORY). Ryan, whose district includes parts of the Mahoning Valley and the Akron area, led the effort to encourage Jim Tressel, the former head football coach at Youngstown State University and Ohio State University, to seek the presidency at YSU. Tressel was also a candidate for the University of Akron post. A decision on the YSU position is anticipated this morning (READ STORY) with all signs pointing to Tressel getting the...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

AKRON, Ohio -- The University of Akron Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to name Scott L. Scarborough, PhD, the 16th president of the university. In so doing, they passed over Jim Tressel, who is expected to be named president of Youngstsown State University as early as Friday morning (READ STORY). Noting Scarborough's impressive credentials and his extensive experience in the management of all aspects of higher education, including complex financial matters, the chairman of the trustees' board, Richard W. Pogue stated: “Dr. Scarborough clearly shares our...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After deliberating for four hours behind closed doors about who they want to be the next president of Youngstown State University, members of the school's board of trustees, acting as the presidential search committee,  returned to their meeting room in Tod Hall shortly after noon today. Dr. Sudershan K. Garg, chairman of the board, said neither he nor any member would comment on what transpired during the executive session, including whether any decision was made. Reporters were camped out at the meeting room, hoping that trustees would offer...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees this afternoon called for an emergency meeting tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. No reason was given for the meeting but all signs point to trustees voting to appoint Jim Tressel YSU's next president either tomorrow or Monday night. In addition to Friday's emergency meeting, trustees announced that they will meet again Monday at 6 p.m. The announcement of the meetings comes three hours after trustees, acting as the official presidential search committee, finished four hours of deliberations behind closed doors...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees this afternoon called for an emergency meeting tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. No reason was given for the meeting but all signs point to trustees voting to appoint Jim Tressel YSU's next president either tomorrow or Monday night. In addition to Friday's emergency meeting, trustees announced that they will meet again Monday at 6 p.m. The announcement of the meetings comes three hours after trustees, acting as the official presidential search committee, finished four hours of deliberations behind closed doors...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

WASHINGTON -- After splurging on tablets and smartphones, beauty supplies, apparel and jewelry for Mom last year, consumers this year will celebrate Mother’s Day by keeping practicality in mind, the National Retail Federation reports. Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on their mothers this year, down from a survey high of $168.94 last year. Total spending is projected to reach $19.9 billion, according to the federation's 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. “As one of the most universally celebrated holidays,...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The last finalist for the presidency of Youngstown State University, Mary Cullinan, says she would bring “a lot of creativity and energy” to the position and is not afraid of making tough decisions and sticking to them. Her record as president of Southern Oregon University the last eight years would seem to support her assertions. Cullinan visited the campus Wednesday and, as had the other two finalists, Jim Tressel and Gary L. Miller, took questions from the press before spending an hour in...

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