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Friday, February 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When gerontology instructor Krystal Culler approached Youngstown State University about bringing service dogs undergoing training into the classroom, she never guessed how much her students would like the idea. Lady, her current canine trainee, draws regular visitors to Culler’s office between classes, and some students confess to choosing her class sessions because […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Simon Roofing announced several hires and promotions to its staff this week. All of the hires will operate out of the corporate offices here. Among the additions for the national manufacturer and installer of commercial roofing systems is Steve Morse, SR PreVision roof analyst. Morse, who will be responsible for roof inspections […]

Friday, February 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan officially announced minutes ago that he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the 2016 election. Ryan’s decision, announced in an email distributed a short while ago, comes after “much thought and deliberation,” he said. The announcement comes amid rising speculation that Ryan’s friend and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat. Strickland has said he will announce his decision by the end of February. “With my new and growing family, I feel now is the time to be close to...

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day may be about love, but it’s also about candy – especially chocolate. While most Americans will nibble on chocolate-covered caramels and nuts, residents in the Mahoning Valley prefer their chocolate on the healthier side. Here’s Nicolette Pizzuto. The post Strawberries reign as supreme sweet for Valentine’s Day appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner yesterday reintroduced the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. The legislation provides for a “robust response to the twin epidemics of opioid and heroin addiction” that encompasses prevention, law enforcement strategies and the expansion of evidence-based treatment, according to a news release from Ryan’s office. Ryan is co-chairman of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. More than 90 organizations support the legislation, including the National District Attorneys...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will join the WKBN 570AM lineup with a one-hour weekly radio show, the station announced Wednesday. The show will cover a range of topics from both the boxing and entertainment industries, according to a news release announcing the show. The Boom Boom Room will make its debut at 6 p.m. Feb. 19. “It’s the first time that I’ve ever hosted a weekly radio show,” Mancini said. “Now that I’m back in town, WKBN was the perfect fit.” The show will be simulcast throughout the United States on...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, a member of the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives, was appointed to the President’s Export Council by Speaker John Boehner. The council serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade, according to its website. It advises the president on government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance; promotes export expansion; and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor and government sectors. In...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, says if programs devoted to improving the social and emotional learning skills of children are having an impact on students in the Mahoning Valley, why not make similar programs available to the rest of the country? "This is happening in our own backyard," Ryan told reporters on a conference call Wednesday to discuss the Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act, legislation that would enable such programs to become eligible for federal funding. "If we can do...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With a record 31 employers showing up, students turned out in droves Wednesday to meet company representatives and present their resumes at the Youngstown State University College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Internship/Co-op Expo in Kilcawley Center. Last school year, the STEM College began hosting its own expo rather be part of a joint fair with other colleges. That decision has resulted in attracting more and more employers every semester, said the associate dean of...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Credit Union Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding to expand the accessibility of small-dollar SBA loans from credit unions. The MOU was signed by Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA administrator, and Debbie Matz, chairman of the NUCA board.  “A unique aspect of the SBA and NCUA partnership is that SBA small-dollar loans do not count against credit unions’ business loan cap, so they are well suited to expanding access to these loans,” Contreras-Sweet said. “This provides flexibility to...

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