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Thursday, June 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With another school year in the books, Sara Reichard can devote more time to her newest project – The Lewis School, an extension of Youngstown Christian School aimed at gifted students. Reichard, the gifted intervention specialist at Youngstown Christian School, will be the founding head of the gifted school that opens this fall in Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Youngstown. “I was finding over and over again that there are not very many opportunities for specifically gifted students in the area,” she says. These students have to be...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

CANTON, Ohio -- The Timken Co. has fundamentally redesigned its engineering, product management and business systems teams, bringing together talent and tools in a new way to drive development of its product lines and advance its technical capabilities, the company announced Wednesday. The company plans to invest $60 million in these areas over the next three years. "We've been the tapered roller bearing experts since our founding," said Richard G. Kyle, president and CEO, in a prepared statement. "Over the past decade, we've leveraged that expertise to successfully...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, announced Thursday that his office secured $10 million in federal funds to establish an additive manufacturing innovation research program at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. Ryan, a member of the House Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations, was able to obtain the funds for the program in the fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill, which passed the committee this week. The program will equip the U.S. Air Force with the technology and expertise to use 3-D printing and other emerging manufacturing technologies...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Engineer’s office and Sheriff’s Department will bring back a countywide load scale program on the highways maintained by the engineer’s office. The program is set to commence July 1, pending approval by the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners. The program, a collaboration between Mahoning County Engineer Patrick T. Ginnetti and Sheriff Jerry Greene, aims to reduce the number of large trucks hauling loads over the legal limit, which in turn will help to alleviate the excessive wear to the roads. The Ohio Revised Code...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- Simon Property Group is working with Elevate Digital, a developer of interactive digital technology, to install "digital concierges" in 31 of Simon's U.S. retail properties. Among those properties is the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio. The interactive technology displays will provide customers with a way to navigate the mall they are visiting, find deals, events, promotions and also take relevant information with them on a smartphone or tablet. Shoppers can engage with the digital concierge app to sign up for news and updates, take and share...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co. continues to seek oil and gas prospects in western Pennsylvania three months after one of its drilling operations was linked to a spate of small earthquakes that rattled the eastern edge of Mahoning County. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued five new permits to Hilcorp June 3, authorizing the company to drill horizontal wells in Mercer County, the agency reports. Hilcorp's new wells are targeted for the Wengerd farm in Lackawannock Township, Pa....

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Author:  George Nelson VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors approved a deal Tuesday with a new company owned by developer Brian Ross to take over the former air cargo building at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, for use as a corporate hangar and air flight facility. Following the first of two executive sessions, which stretched its monthly meeting to three hours, the board authorized Dan Dickten, director of aviation for the airport, to enter into a lease for the building with YNG West...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Author:  George Nelson LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Mayor Arno Hill insists a proposed $800 million natural-gas fuel plant in the village isn’t dead -- he just needs to find a new location. The village planning commission voted 4-1 Monday night against a required zoning change for the proposed 57-acre site where Clean Energy Future LLC hoped to build the plant (READ STORY). The site is situated among several high-voltage power lines, which the company said made it an ideal location for the plant. Monday’s vote followed two public hearings on...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The next step in the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.'s plan to revitalize the historic Idora Park area got underway Tuesday with the debut of the Idora Neighborhood Farmer's Market. Eleven vendors, offering diverse products such as vegetables, peanut butter and tea -- all locally produced -- set up shop on an empty lot at the corner of Glenwood and Sherwood Avenues. Among the vendors was the Iron Roots Urban Farm, a farm created by YNDC to address the “food desert” that exists in the...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of new vehicles climbed 11.5% in May among dealers in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties compared to last year, according to the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio's monthly report. ADEAO reports that dealers in the three-county area sold 2,618 new cars and trucks during the month, compared to 2,347 sold a year ago, an 11.5% hike. The Chevrolet Cruze, manufactured at General Motors Co.'s Lordstown Complex, proved the highest-selling new vehicle in terms of volume with 219 sold during the month. Second was the Chevrolet...

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