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Friday, September 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The YWCA of Youngstown's 7th Annual Women's Leadership Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the YWCA building here. Delivering the keynote address will be Barb Ewing, chief operating officer of the Youngstown Business Incubator. New this year is an inspirational-book swap. Those who attend are asked to bring a book that has inspired them to exchange for another such book. Other presenters are Natalie Lariccia, CRPC; Deanna Colella, investment adviser representative; Colleen Kelly, YBI development director; Michele Simonelli...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- From executives who need to schedule space for company meetings or a corporate event to individuals looking to book a hall for a wedding or other family functions, options for local venues abound. In the Mahoning Valley, these options include traditional venues such as the Holiday Inn-Boardman and the Maronite Center as well as unique settings such as Stambaugh Auditorium, the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, the Butler Institute of American Art and the Williamson College of  Business...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ballet Western Reserve says its annual holiday production this year will feature an “exclusive and unique take on the classic -- A Youngstown Nutcracker byartistic director Staś Kmieć.  BWR says it will assemble hundreds of performers from area arts organizations “to create a massive and spectacular theatrical experience” that encompasses local history.  Using local actors, vocal ensembles, children’s choirs, youth instrumentalists, Klezmer musicians, and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, the classic ballet will take on a local twist, as...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The two congressmen who represent the Mahoning Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives differ on elements of the strategy President Obama outlined last night to combat the threat of the Islamic State terrorist group, referred to alternatively as ISIS and ISIL. During his prime-time address (READ FULL TEXT), Obama detailed a strategy that included conducting a “systematic campaign of airstrikes,” sending 475 additional military personnel to Iraq who will not have a combat mission, mobilizing the international community to combat the threat and...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Constructing the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was not “smooth sailing all the time,” general manager Mike Galle concedes. “Anytime you’re in construction sometimes timelines get delayed.” But even with those “bumps in the road,” Turner Construction Co., Cleveland, construction manager for the racino project, and laborers “did a great job” of finishing the 100,000-square-foot project ahead of schedule, allowing an earlier opening date than the planned October start, he said...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of new cars and trucks in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties remained flat in August compared to a year earlier, according to the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio's monthly report on auto sales. Dealers in the three counties sold 2,591 new vehicles in August versus 2,592 sold that month in 2013. Combined sales of new and used vehicles were also down slightly from a year ago, the report shows. Dealers last month sold 6,257 new and used cars and trucks compared to 6,321 last year, a decline of 1%. The Lordstown-built...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Advertising account executives, public relations managers and senior corporate executives might have fast-paced and highly coveted careers, but they hold some of the most overrated jobs, a new report from CareerCast finds. Other highly sought-after jobs on the list are event coordinator, attorney, author and surgeon. Difficulty breaking in to the profession, high levels of stress and poor prospects are among the reasons many of these jobs landed on the most overrated list. For example, the projected hiring outlook for advertising account...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday that it has cited Vallourec Star with 22 serious violations that carry with them $94,000 in penalties. The decision came in the wake of an investigation that was launched in February after a worker was crushed between two machines and received severe injuries, the agency said in a press release. The machine operator suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis and has been unable to return to work. OSHA's investigation concluded that Vallourec workers were...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Individuals with skills ranging from carpentry and painting to show shoveling and dog walking are encouraged to take their talents and transform them into their own businesses at an event Friday. The Create Your Own Job event, which will take place at the Youngstown Business Incubator, is hosted by Earnest.com, a new company that helps people launch online enterprises. Service providers can create their own online storefront through Earnest’s website, which customers then use to book and pay...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- GE Transportation is looking to hire new machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant here, the company announced Tuesday. The plant wants to hire 50 skilled machinists to support a $700 million contract signed in March that would supply Transnet, a South African rail, port and pipeline company, with 233 Evolution Series locomotives by next year. In addition, the company is preparing to introduce a new Tier 4 engine that meets new emissions standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency. New...

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