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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University has released its first President’s List, honoring students who earned a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2014 semester. “This is an important way for us to recognize and celebrate academic excellence and the outstanding students we have at YSU,” said Betty Jo Licata, dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration, who led the initiative to create the new honor. The formation of the new President’s List was approved by the Dean’s Council and the Academic Senate at YSU. To be eligible for the list, a...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

POLAND, Ohio -- CarePatrol, a franchise that assists seniors and their families with finding the safest care options for their loved ones, has opened its doors here. The free community service helps connect them with assisted living, memory care, in-home care services and independent living. CarePatrol was started by a social worker in Arizona more than 21 years ago and now operates in multiple states. The new office’s service area includes Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Portage, Summit and Stark counties. Sandy Cooper, owner of CarePatrol – East Ohio, who has 20...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Author:  Andrea Wood YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- New York magazine Monday published a story on what it calls Tim Ryan’s “holistic congressional practice,” detailing his advocacy of the meditative practice of mindfulness and more recently food policy. The story quickly drew the notice of the Breitbart website, which called it a “fawning” profile that failed to note that “Ryan has spent over a decade presiding over one of the Buckeye State’s poorest districts.” Ryan's work has been reported by numerous national news organizations including the...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Author:  Dennis LaRue EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The Columbiana County Port Authority advertised for bids Monday to build an articulated crane to handle bulk materials exclusively at its Wellsville Intermodal Facility, CEO Tracy Drake reported last night The overhead crane is so busy a second crane is needed, Drake told its board of directors at their reorganization meeting (READ STORY). Bids will be opened in early February, he said. A state grant is slated to pay for construction of the articulated crane, also known as a loader or...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Author:  Dennis LaRue EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The Columbiana County Port Authority adopted a 2015 budget of $5.57 million Monday night after re-electing Charles A. Presley chairman. Fiscal officer Penny Traina reported the port authority ended 2014 $1.11 million under budget, providing the organization with a healthy surplus to begin this year. The five-member board also re-elected Keith Chamberlin, retired city manager of the city of Columbiana, vice chairman, Traina fiscal officer and elected attorney Nick Amato of Wellsville...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN -- People occupy and keep up most of the houses that surround Taft Elementary School, but the 11 that concern residents of this South Side neighborhood sit empty with broken windows and missing doors. “We did a survey of the area directly around Taft Elementary and found that a lot of these houses are blown-in with a lot of drug activity, gang activity and even prostitution, says Anika Jacobs-Green, a revitalization volunteer with AmeriCorps. “We're just trying to make it safe for these kids to walk to...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. has relocated its Ohio office to Poland, the firm announced Monday. The office, at 909-C Sahara Trail, provides the engineering firm with “a strategic location to better serve our growing Ohio client base and to provide a workplace that can accommodate anticipated future growth,” states the announcement. Under the leadership of Timothy Schram, the HRG office provides water/wastewater, transportation, municipal, land development, surveying and project financial services to public and private sector clients....

Monday, January 19, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valerie Plame, the former covert operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency who found herself at the heart of a political firestorm during the administration of President George W. Bush, will speak at Stambaugh Auditorium at 7 p.m. Feb 25.  Youngstown State University and its  Skeggs Lecture Series are sponsoring her appearance.. In 2003, senior White House and State Department officials officials disclosed her secret status to several national journalists, including  syndicated conservative newspaper columnist Robert Novak, who...

Monday, January 19, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology has added two new members to its board, the executive director, Suzanne Barbati, announced today. They are Patrick Chovan, president of Omega Inc., and Greg Sturrus, interim dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University. Additionally, Oh Wow! recognized the efforts of two founding members, Martin Abraham, interim provost at YSU, and Bruce Sherman, co-owner of Sherman Creative Promotions Inc., a past board...

Monday, January 19, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- The Midlife Chryslers featuring Michael Stanley will headline Tap at the Pack, Sunrise Entertainment and Packard Music Hall announced this morning. The inaugural beer-tasting event, which will feature hundreds of brews, will take place April 18. The beer tasting will feature hundreds of brews and have a VIP session and a general admission session. “It will be a unique event that will feature great music, delicious cuisine, and of course, all of your favorite types of beer!” said Ken Haidaris, event organizer. “It will be an exciting day at the Packard...

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