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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Downtown Wellness Community wants to provide a nudge to those inclined to eat a more healthful diet or exercise more but don’t. “We’re not about having you cut out everything that’s bad in life, Pam Lilak said Monday, “but introducing what you can do to lead a healthier life.” Lilak, executive director of Downtown Wellness, led a press event in the Youngstown Business Incubator to introduce the nonprofit organization to the residents of the downtown and those who work here. The artistic...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University is hosting a speaker series on energy and the environment, organized by Ray Beiersdorfer, professor of geological and environmental sciences. The free lectures deal with the scientific, public health and policy research surrounding shale gas development and renewable energy. Most of the lectures will be delivered via video conferencing, but three of the lectures will be delivered live. All begin at 7 p.m. successive Wednesdays in room 2000 of Moser Hall. “This series is an outgrowth of the successful video lectures I...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- GBS Corp. of Canton and Youngstown, together with Transformational Leadership, will host Patrick McBane and Tim Figley, leaders of the “Transformational Leadership” seminar that begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the ITT Technical Institute. The all-day seminar runs through 4 p.m. "Transformational Leadership" is training that helps leaders, executives, managers and supervisors identify, address and remove personal, team and systemic constraints. Removing these constraints allows transformation to occur and encourages healthy, trusting relationships to grow, McBane says. “What’...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore SHARON, Pa. -- Having grown up with the assisted living industry, it’s easy for Shane Nugent to see just how much things have changed since he was a boy. What started as one building with one staff member to care for every patient regardless of that individual’s needs has grown to seven groups and locations throughout western Pennsylvania, all bearing the name of The Nugent Group. “When I was a kid, the skilled-nursing facilities were all-encompassing. We handled everything from people who could live independently...

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...

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