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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Even before it opens its doors, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown is raising awareness among its employees of people who can’t control their urge to gamble by observing National Responsible Gaming Education Week. It began Sunday. The racino -- scheduled to open in September -- is joining with the Ohio Lottery Commission, its sister casino property in Toledo and the Austintown Township trustees in alerting potential patrons to the warning signs of people with gambling problems by training its staff to spot the symptoms...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A new partnership by the Youngstown Business Incubator and Youngstown State University aims to bring home to high school students the business opportunities that additive manufacturing represents for them. A $10,000 grant from the AT&T foundation will fund development of the summer program, expected to take place next year. YBI will provide funding support through its sand-core printing initiative with the foundry industry, which has an educational component. “As we saw over the weekend...

Monday, August 4, 2014

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- General Motors Co. has named Steve Notar Donato its Lordstown Complex plant manager, the automaker announced today. The appointment was effective Aug. 1. Donato formerly was the plant manager at GM's stamping plant in Marion, Ind. He replaces Bob Parcell, who was promoted to manufacturing manager, GM International Operations, based in Singapore. Notar Donato has more than 27 years of service with General Motors, according to the company. He began his career as a college graduate in training and progressed through multiple assignments of increasing...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- An open house hosted by America Makes drew hundreds of people downtown Sunday afternoon, many of whom braved inclement weather and lined up early to get their first glimpse into what officials herald as the future of manufacturing. The event, held at America Makes' offices on West Boardman Street, attracted more than 400 Mahoning Valley residents, business owners, and area "makers" who use additive manufacturing in their work or as their hobby. "It's amazing," observed Don Francis, a retiree...

Monday, August 4, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The union that represents licensed practical nurses at Trumbull Memorial Hospital says it will challenge a plan by ValleyCare Health System of Ohio to eliminate nearly 50 positions held by LPNs there, charging that it violates the labor agreement now in place. ValleyCare spokeswoman Trish Hrina, in a prepared statement, confirmed that the hospital initiated discussions May 7 with Service Employees International Union District 1199 regarding plans “to transition to a nurse staffing model that uses registered nurses and nursing assistants” in which RNs...

Monday, August 4, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Stoneridge Inc. has completed the sale of its wiring business assets to Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. as agreed in the contract dated May 26. Cash proceeds were $71.4 million. Included in the transaction are six manufacturing plants in Portland, Ind.; Chihuahua, Saltillo, and Monclova, Mexico; and an engineering and administrative center here. The wiring business designs and manufactures wiring harness products for sale principally to the commercial, agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. It also assembles entire instrument panels configured...

Monday, August 4, 2014

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in eight years, the federal government has met its annual 23% goal for small-business contracting, the U.S. Small Business Administration reports. The result is more than $83 billion in revenue for small businesses. "This is a groundbreaking and proud achievement for the federal government and especially for our small businesses," said John Shoraka, SBA associate administrator for government contracting and business development, in a prepared statement. "When small businesses win federal contracts, it strengthens the American job...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jim Tressel, executive vice president for student success at The University of Akron, has accepted an offer to be the next president of Youngstown State University, where he coached football from 1986 to 2000 before leaving to coach the Ohio State Buckeyes. The post YSU chooses Tressel as next president appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Robert W. Shroder of Catholic Health Partners will be the commencement speaker for spring commencement May 17 at Youngstown State University. Melissa Wasser will address fellow graduates. The ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for undergraduates and 2:30 p.m. for graduate students. The post Shroder, Wasser speak to YSU grads at spring commencement May 17 appeared first on The News Outlet.

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.

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