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Monday, September 29, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tricia Ostertag, community arts manager of Arts in Stark, will be the featured presenter at “Show Me the Money! Finding Grants and Commissions,” the third installment of the four-part professional development series, The Arts Means Business. Arts of Stark is a non-profit organization in Stark County that awards grants, manages the Cultural Center for the Arts and runs the Annual Arts Campaign. Scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the event will be held at the Raymond John Wean Foundation in Warren. Youngstown State University’s College of...

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREEN, Ohio -- The Akron-Canton Airport recently achieved a perfect score on the Federal Aviation Administration's Code of Federal Regulations Part 139 Airfield Safety Inspection. All U.S. airports that offer commercial airline service are evaluated annually. The process involves pre-inspection reviews, administrative meetings, inspections of aircraft rescue and firefighting facilities, airfield movement areas (like runways and taxiways), fueling facilities, night operations and administrative briefings, said Rick McQueen, airport president and CEO. "We have a very...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant has died, according to reports. Word of his death hit Facebook shortly after noon today, and while the family has not officially confirmed it, The Business Journal has confirmed that the reports are accurate.  He was 73 years old.  Traficant died late this morning at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was airlifted from Salem Hospital Tuesday evening after an accident at his family's farm in Greenford.  He was best known for his flamboyant and at times outrageous behavior on the House floor, drawing media...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- The first of the newly redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Cruzes left the General Motors Co.’s Lordstown Complex today, destined for showrooms across the country. The first vehicles left on carrier trucks at 8 a.m., sparking excitement among the plant workers, many of whom were there when the millionth model rolled off the production line in June. “Today we are over 1,124,000 Cruzes produced at this facility and we're still going strong. It's almost unusual that this late in a product's life cycle, as we...

Friday, September 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The newest building on the Youngstown State University campus raises the bar in terms of providing services for those who served the nation, the coordinator of the university office charged with helping military veterans says. Youngstown State University cut the ribbon this morning on its new $1.3 million Veterans Resource Center. Designed by architect Summer Barker with Adolph Johnson & Son serving as general contactor, the center is designed to expand and enhance services for military veterans and active military making the transition to...

Friday, September 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- America Makes presented its inaugural Distinguished Collaborator Award this week to Howard A. Kuhn, Ph.D., P.E., the organization announced in a release emailed to news outlets this afternoon. The award was presented at the project management review meeting held earlier this week at the DeYor Performing Arts Center.    The award was established this year to recognize an individual or organization for “exceptional commitment and dedication to advancing additive manufacturing technology, practices and innovation in the manufacturing industry by...

Friday, September 26, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Work is under way on a new Northwood Realty Services office here that will open in the coming weeks. Internet access, phone lines and other office needs are being established in anticipation of a mid-October opening for the office, the company says. The Alliance office will broaden the Pittsburgh company’s footprint into Stark County and join its Ohio's presence in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, the company says. The office is brand new and not an acquisition of an existing agency, notes Deborah Saus, marketing coordinator.  Northwood...

Friday, September 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Expansions at the Youngstown Business Incubator and the Akron Global Business Accelerator stand to enhance northeastern Ohio's potential as a high-tech hub, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said Thursday. The congressman announced funding from the Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, for two major projects: a $3 million grant for the YBI to renovate a fifth building and thus expand its downtown campus, and $2.5 million for the Akron Global Business Accelerator to construct the Bits and Atoms Innovation...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A new tenant was approved Thursday to occupy the city-owned 20 Federal Place food court, action that comes a week before the city deadline for proposals to buy the property. The city’s Board of Control approved a lease agreement with New Seasonings Nutritional Services, Youngstown, doing business as New Seasonings Café, for 640 square feet of space in the food court. Bo Willie’s Soul Food had occupied the slot, vacant for about eight months. The main focus of the menu will be breakfast items...

Friday, September 26, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gregg Sturrus, chairman of the department of physics and astronomy at Youngstown State University, has been named interim dean of the YSU College of Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics effective Oct. 8, pending approval by the university board of trustees. The office of the president issued the announcement to the YSU campus Thursday afternoon, a spokesman said. Sturrus would succeed Martin Abraham, earlier named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. The university also announced that James Andrews, professor of...

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