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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With BP and Halcon Energy Corp. pulling up stakes in the northern tier of the Utica shale, and Consol Energy and Chesapeake Energy tapering their oil and gas exploration activity here, one exploration company is actually increasing its presence in this part of the play. Hilcorp Energy Co.'s latest flurry of permit activity just across the Ohio state line in Lawrence County, Pa., demonstrates that despite the cold feet the big energy companies experienced in the north -- and a series of small...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Twenty scientists from Youngstown State University have signed on to support a charter amendment that would ban hydraulic fracturing and wastewater injection wells in the city. Faculty members representing the geology, physics, chemistry and biology departments at YSU say that oil and gas exploration brings with it many unanswered questions about the levels of toxicity produced during the process, and until those questions are answered, all drilling should be placed on hold. "Let's slow down,"...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Seeking a bit of shelter from the cold and windy final day of April yesterday, guests huddled under the roof of the new Mill Creek Maple Sugar House for a ribbon cutting there. The weather offered “a good metaphor for the conditions last year we were in,” Paul Hagman said, when volunteers worked on the first batch of maple syrup to be tapped from the Charles S. Robinson grove of maple trees at Mill Creek MetroParks. “Imagine it this rain were snow, and imagine we didn’t have a shelter and...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- CBoss Inc. is celebrating a milestone with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles OPLATES.com website. Since OPLATES’ launch, 10 million customers have benefitted from the bureau's services by obtaining license plates through its secure online system. “Our working partnership with the BMV enables us to provide our highly-respected secure payment solution and ensure the highest quality and most efficient service to our fellow Ohio citizens,” said Dawn Goodridge, director of client services, who represented CBoss in Columbus for the recognition ceremony...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is launching a chapter of the Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund. Kent State will become the first college to partner with the organization. “This offers unique educational opportunities to students interested in entrepreneurship and venture financing," said Sergey Anokhin, interiim director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. The fund is a student-run, independent, nonprofit organization supported by the University of...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The Warren Toastmasters Club is hosting its first open house  May 10 to invite the public to see how Toastmasters can help anyone develop better speaking, listening and leadership skills. Experienced Toastmasters members will be in attendance to answer questions. The club will hold the open house at The Raymond John Wean Foundation Building here from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., according to Ken Shellito, president. After a brief meet-and-greet period, members and guests will enjoy a regular Toastmasters meeting that will include Table Topics (impromptu...

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.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The first Youngstown SOUP dinner event will be at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave. Attendees will be served soup, salad and bread, and asked to vote on one of five community projects. The money collected from the $5 admission will go to the winner. The post SOUP serves up fun, funds for community projects appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Residents in South side of Youngstown say future lies in creating jobs. Roughly 40 people, who live in that area, attended a gathering April 19 at the Oak Hill Collaborative. Sean Posey, an historian and professor, spoke about the South sides, past, present and future. The post Gathering learns about past, present, future of Youngstown’s South side appeared first on The News Outlet.