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Monday, September 8, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Nonprofit professionals from across the region are invited to connect with peers while learning from nonprofit experts and from each other at The Eighth Annual Nonprofit Summit Sept. 18 at Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.  The day-long event features 15 interactive workshops and a morning plenary covering a broad range of topics relevant to nonprofit professionals.  Also back are the pre-summit facilitated continental breakfast networking sessions, one for board members, one for educators and one for emerging nonprofit leaders. Attendee experience...

Monday, September 8, 2014

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio -- Common stock of the Middlefield Banc Corp., holding company of The Middlefield Banking Co., will begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market stock exchange effective with the opening of trading Sept. 10. Shares will trade under the symbol MBCN. "The listing of our common stock on Nasdaq represents another significant milestone in the 113-year history of The Middlefield Banking Co.," said Thomas G. Caldwell, president and CEO, in a prepared ststement. "As we continue to grow and mature as a company, the listing will enable current and potential...

Monday, September 8, 2014

DETROIT -- Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, said Sunday during her keynote address at the Intelligent Transport System World Congress here. In about two years, an all-new 2017 Cadillac vehicle will offer customers an advanced driver assist technology that GM calls “super cruise” and in the same timeframe the 2017 Cadillac CTS will be enabled with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology, Barra said. “A tide of innovation has...

Monday, September 8, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ruigang Wang, professor of materials chemistry at Youngstown State University, has been awarded $200,640 from the National Science Foundation to continue his research into improving catalytic conversion systems in automobiles. The three-year grant is funded by the chemical catalysis program at the National Science Foundationand will support six graduate research assistant students and at least six undergraduate student researchers, the university said. Wang, a native of China who joined the YSU faculty in 2010, said the grant also allows for the...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Before this summer, Tawny Tharp had never set foot in a manufacturing plant. Why would she? As a teacher at South Range Elementary School, her day is devoted to developing lesson plans, creating new learning strategies, and working to lift her third graders to higher proficiencies in subjects such as math, reading and science. Welding torches aren’t part of her curricula. This summer though, Tharp found herself on the factory floor, dressed in coveralls and a welding torch in her hand, as she...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Friday ordered the shutdown of the two brine injection wells in Weathersfield Township the agency determined to be the epicenter of two minor earthquakes recorded Sunday. A statement was released late Friday by a spokesman for ODNR, who said the owner of the injection wells, American Water Management Services Inc., “has cooperated with our request and the two injection wells on [the] site remain closed. We will continue to evaluate all the data to determine what exactly happened and will share more...

Friday, September 5, 2014

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority could fill its months-vacant position of executive director at a special meeting set for Tuesday “to consider the appointment of a public official.” The meeting, which will be held at 3 p.m. at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, was called by Ron Klingle, the port authority’s chairman, according to an advisory sent this afternoon. The advisory offered no details. Thee appointment likely is the hiring of a new executive director for the port authority. That position has been vacant since Rose Ann DeLeon’s...

Friday, September 5, 2014

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority could fill its months-vacant position of executive director at a special meeting set for Tuesday “to consider the appointment of a public official.” The meeting, which will be held at 3 p.m. at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, was called by Ron Klingle, the port authority’s chairman, according to an advisory sent this afternoon. The advisory was no more specific, but the appointment likely is the hiring of a new executive director for the port authority. That position has been vacant since Rose Ann...

Friday, September 5, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley announced a $2.6 million goal this morning for its 2014 campaign, a target the agency is already a quarter of the way toward reaching. This year’s pacesetter campaign and events such as the pre-party prior to Rod Stewart’s concert last month and the April fundraiser featuring golfers Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam raised $711,000 toward the goal, the United Way chapter’s president, Bob Hannon, reported. “There’s no place that steps up like the Mahoning Valley,” he said. Hannon announced the...

Friday, September 5, 2014

AKRON, Ohio – First Energy Corp. reminds teachers and principals in Ohio and Pennsylvania they have until Sept. 19 to apply for its education grants for the 2014-2015 school year. Science, technology, engineering-related and mathematics grants of up to $500 will be awarded for creative, individual classroom projects for prekindergarten through 12th grade.. The grants are available to schools in communities served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies, and in communities where the company has facilities or does business, said Delores Jones, manager for...

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