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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown called on the International Trade Commission to protect American steel manufacturers and the jobs they support in testimony before the panel Tuesday. In his testimony, Brown, D-Ohio, told the commission that these unfair trade practices have hurt the competitiveness of Ohio manufacturers and threatened the jobs of their workers. Unfair imports have already resulted in layofsf at JMC Steel in Warren, and even Vallourec’s “state-of-the-art” mill in Youngstown “is struggling to compete against Korean OCTG in the U.S. market,”...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue WARREN, Ohio -- The mayor and two city councilmen were on hand Tuesday morning to help the owner, a man in black, and his wife cut the ribbon that officially opened Texas Big Dog, a fast-food restaurant with a National Football League theme. Owner Tom Ducharme’s cowboy hat, the frames of his dark sunglasses, sweater, trousers and rain slicker-style coat were entirely black. Only his cowboy boots made of Australian crocodile leather, sandalwood in color, were not. Asked about the influence of country singer Johnny...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After an upswing in manufacturing jobs following a slow winter and spring, Staff Right was looking to fill 40 open positions Tuesday at its fourth recent job fair, this one in Austintown. Derrick Hart, general manager for Staff Right, Boardman, said many of the positions his company looks to fill are temp-to-hire. “We have some openings at the steel mills through some of the subcontractors that we're partnered with, anywhere from entry-level general labor to millwrights and maintenance...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Home Savings concluded its 125 Days of Giving last Friday when it presented its 125th $125 gift card to the Hotline Crisis Center. “This year Home Savings is celebrating its 125th anniversary," noted its marketing director, Colleen Scott. "To celebrate, we wanted to give back to the communities that we serve. On Jan. 15, we kicked off 125 Days of Giving by presenting New Lease on Life with a $125 gift. For 125 days, we gave away $125 to worthy recipients who we believe make a difference.” In total, Home Savings gave $15,625 to recipients it deemed...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON -- St. Elizabeth Health Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center have been ranked as two of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the Youngstown metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. Its annual Best Hospitals rankings, in its 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who present the greatest challenges. “We are especially proud of this recognition,” said Bob Shroder, president and CEO of Humility of Mary Health Partners, in a prepared statement. “It independently verifies that our hospitals provide a high level of care...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Silly Science Sunday was just too good to keep contained to one day last September, so Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology and its partners are incorporating the event into a week of activities for children, teens and adults. This year, the event will conclude the 7 Days of STEM Youngstown Regional Science & Technology Festival, a week-long celebration of the STEM disciplines,  science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Representatives...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The architectural firm of Olsavsky Jaminet has been awarded two certificates of achievement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program. The awards are for the firm’s design of two buildings for the Austintown school system: the Austintown K-2 elementary school and the Austintown 3-5 elementary school. Olsavsky Jaminet Architects designed the schools under the standards of the U.S. Green Building Council to achieve LEED certification and to achieve more than 40% savings in energy use as part of the school district’s effort...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Northside Medical Center today named Trent Crable as its new CEO, effective Aug. 4. Crable has 25 years of diverse healthcare management experience managing complex operations at academic and community hospitals. “For more than 100 years, Northside Medical Center has cared for the Youngstown community, and I’m honored to join the team of physicians, employees and volunteers that work so hard to continue that mission," Crable said in a prepared statement. "Northside remains a valuable resource for this area, now more than ever with the new...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- Consol Energy Inc.'s oil and gas division produced 51.9 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas during the second quarter of 2014, a 34% increase from the same period a year ago, the company reported today. The company also announced that it placed into production last week three new Utica shale wells at its NBL19 pad in northern Noble County, Ohio. The pad saw initial production rates of 23 million cubic feet equivalent per day, per lateral. The NBL19 pad was completed with an average of 64 frac stages per well and had an average lateral length of...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The focus of the master of business administration degree at Youngstown State University has shifted from liberal arts majors who need an intensive course on the business world to working professionals who want to advance their careers. The dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration and the director of its graduate program, Betty Jo Licata and Patrick J. Bateman respectively, met Monday with The Business Journal to provide more details on how the faculty of the Williamson...

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