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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In the auditorium of the Fellows Riverside Gardens above Lake Glacier, one of the most scenic sights in Ohio, Mary Cusick, director of TourismOhio, spoke glowingly of the many other scenic and historic sights and museums within the Buckeye State. She was addressing Adventures in Northeast Ohio, a regional tourism marketing group, Tuesday afternoon. The diversity of what Ohio offers is a big selling point for the tourism industry, she said, and Cusick used her time here to visit three of its...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Boy Scouts and the friends of scouting get emotional at times. One of those times was Tuesday morning at the ninth annual Whispering Pines Friends of Scouting Breakfast at Camp Stambaugh, the first such breakfast held at the camp. Elinor Zedaker, widow of Robert I. Zedaker paid tribute to her husband’s 24 years as scoutmaster of Troop 44 in Poland and George Grim and John Wolboldt’s years of service to the movement, troops 59 and 25 respectively. Zedaker, Grim and Wolboldt died earlier this year.     The Whispering Pines District of the Greater...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ST. LOUIS -- Panera Bread Co. announced Tuesday it plans to remove artificial additives from the food menu in its bakery-cafes by the end of 2016. The removal of additives -- including colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives -- is part of the comprehensive food policy the company unveiled yesterday. The policy, a “formal articulation” of the company’s values, “is expressed by a commitment to clean ingredients, transparency and a positive impact (on the food system) rooted in craft,” stated the announcement. As of April 30, 1,800 bakery-cafes operated in 45...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

LISBON, Ohio -- Registration is open for businesses interested in setting up a booth at the 2014 Eastern Ohio Job Fair. The fair, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13, will be held at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center here. The fair, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, and state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-33 Boardman. Admission is free to all seeking employment. Businesses interested in participating should call Jack K. Hile, workforce center manager, at 330 420 9675, ext. 8104. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.CLICK HERE to...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SALEM, Ohio -- A new website (CLICK HERE) is giving this city an economic development tool it’s never had before, says David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. The website was developed as a result of an $80,600 grant from the state Local Government Innovation Fund. The city of Salem, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center jointly applied for the grant in 2012. The money went toward the development and execution of the website, Goodman says. “This website has become so popular, neighboring communities are already asking...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. today reported that its dealers delivered 284,694 vehicles in the United States in May, up 13% compared to a year ago, marking the company’s best May in seven years and its best total sales since August 2008. The number of retail sales --  vehicles sold to individual buyers -- was up 10% in May while fleet sales were up 21%, the company said. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze, built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, manufacturing complex, were up 40.5% in May, with 32,393 of the models sold last month compared to 23,055 in May 2013. Year-to-date,...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jim Tressel, executive vice president for student success at The University of Akron, has accepted an offer to be the next president of Youngstown State University, where he coached football from 1986 to 2000 before leaving to coach the Ohio State Buckeyes. The post YSU chooses Tressel as next president appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Robert W. Shroder of Catholic Health Partners will be the commencement speaker for spring commencement May 17 at Youngstown State University. Melissa Wasser will address fellow graduates. The ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for undergraduates and 2:30 p.m. for graduate students. The post Shroder, Wasser speak to YSU grads at spring commencement May 17 appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Election officials in the Mahoning Valley expect a light turnout of voters, in the 20-percent range, on Election Day, May 6. The exceptions may be in the West Branch School District and in Austintown, where levies are on the ballot. The post Elections officials expect light voter turnout at Mahoning Valley polls appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Firefighting cadets with the Youngstown Fired Department participated in a controlled burn of a house at the corner of Ford Avenue and Arlington Street, adjacent to the Youngstown State University campus. Residents, businesses and university students were unaware this was a training exercise. The post Cadets participate in controlled burn of vacant house appeared first on The News Outlet.