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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Author:  George Nelson CANFIELD, Ohio -- Nancy Hanlan knew she wasn’t interested in the types of jobs traditionally open to women. Her local community college led her to the civil engineering program, which eventually led to her getting involved with the International Union of Operating Engineers. That was 35 years ago. “My parents were less than thrilled but I proved them wrong and they are very proud of me,” she remarked. Today Hanlan is regional coordinator for the Ohio Operating Engineers apprenticeship and training program in...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Charter schools, no matter how well-intentioned, are not the solution to what ails public schools, four speakers agreed Monday night at a symposium co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters. After the four speakers showed how charter schools have diverted, if not drained, resources from public school system in Ohio, especially Youngstown, the president of the Youngstown chapter of the league, Barbara Brothers, asked the audience to sign two petitions. Both are addressed to Gov. John Kasich,...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University will hold its 44th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, May 3 and 4. The observance, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, is an occasion for the university community to gather and remember the deaths of four students shot by the Ohio National Guard and those injured as well as reflect on the meaning of May 4. The May 4 Task Force, a student organization on campus, will host two panels May 3. The afternoon session, “Activism Then and Now,” will feature both current and former political activists, including lawyer Staughton Lynd of Niles...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- If you haven't cleaned out your basement or attic in a while, you might be motivated by the "Antique Appraisal program at 1 p.m. Saturday at the main Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Antiques and collectibles will be evaluated by local appraiser Jeff Byce. Because of the anticipated high demand, participants will be limited to three items. All items to be appraised must be easily carried (no furniture, please) and be rare, vintage pieces. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-...

Monday, April 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Youngstown State University Penguins and Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Jim Tressel is among three finalists for YSU's presidency, the university announced this afternoon. Tressel is also a finalist for the presidency of the University of Akron, where he now serves as vice president of student success. Also on the short list of candidates are Mary Cullinan, president and professor of English at Southern Oregon University, and Gary L. Miller, chancellor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, the university said. "We believe we...

Monday, April 28, 2014

CANTON, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that Republic Steel has agreed to settle alleged health and safety violations at the company’s facilities in Lorain, Canton and Massillon, Ohio, as well as Blasdell, N.Y. The settlement, in which the company agrees to abate all cited hazards and implement numerous safeguards to prevent future injuries, addresses more than 100 safety and health violations found by OSHA at the company’s facilities during inspections conducted in fall 2013. The agreement also...

Monday, April 28, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beginning at 7:30 a.m. today, Ohio employers have the opportunity to select a new managed care organization to manage health-care services for workers injured on the job. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers an open enrollment period every two years to allow employers to evaluate the services of their current MCO and determine if they would like to make a change (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION). “A strong MCO-employer partnership is imperative to facilitating the best and most timely treatment that places injured workers on a path to...

Monday, April 28, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beginning at 7:30 a.m. today, Ohio employers have the opportunity to select a new managed care organization to manage health-care services for workers injured on the job. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers an open enrollment period every two years to allow employers to evaluate the services of their current MCO and determine if they would like to make a change (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION). “A strong MCO-employer partnership is imperative to facilitating the best and most timely treatment that places injured workers on a path to...

Monday, April 28, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Legislation that would fund the ambitious National Network for Manufacturing Innovation program proposed by President Barack Obama is today much thinner than its original, beefed-up form. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or RAMI, a bipartisan bill co-written by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., sought $600 million over 10 years to help fund advanced manufacturing hubs across the country. The first of these hubs is America Makes, the National...

Monday, April 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Legacy Measurement Solutions Inc. will host a job fair for its new Brookfield plant and surrounding areas Friday at the Magnuson Grand hotel, 9510 E. Market St., Warren. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to  6. Legacy, a Texas company formerly known as J-W Measurement Co., announced in November it would open a manufacturing plant here to service its current and potential customer base in the Marcellus and Utica shale oil and gas plays. The company is seeking welders, assemblers, painters and material handlers. The company has said that it plans...

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