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Friday, April 25, 2014

Author:  Michael Moliterno LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- About an hour into an informational meeting where residents of this village heard a laundry list of benefits promised should an $800 million power plant be built here, an unidentified man wearing shorts and a baseball cap rose and spoke out of turn. "Sir? Let me say this," he began, interrupting the woman holding the floor. "I've lived in Lordstown for 35 years. I live practically across the street from [the proposed site of the project]," he continued, now holding the full attention of...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Rebranding the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley was less an issue of finding out what wasn’t working but rather determining where the organization wants to go. The result of the process that began in late February was revealed Thursday at the Rescue Mission’s Martin Luther King Boulevard shelter, where the organization’s new theme, updated logos, television spots and other marketing materials were unveiled. The theme, “The New Way to a Better Tomorrow,” reflects the mission’s increased...

Friday, April 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is among the sponsors and exhibitors at the third annual USA Science and Engineering Festival. The event, which takes place this weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., is a national effort to advance education in the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. America Makes member Lockheed Martin is the founding and presenting host. At the America Makes...

Friday, April 25, 2014

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Retail sales of new light vehicles are projected to reach their highest level for the month of April since 2005, says a survey conducted for J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Sales are expected to come in at 1.1 million units, up 5% from last April, they said Thursday. The seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate is projected to be 13.3 million units, more than 700,000 higher than a year ago. Consumers are expected to spend $33.5 billion on new vehicles this month, which would be a record for April. The previous high was $30.5 billion in...

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.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee has narrowed the applicant pool for the YSU presidency to the following six candidates, YSU announced shortly after noon today. Among the six candidates is Jim Tressel, YSU's former football coach and the executive vice president for student success at the University of Akron, who also is one of three finalists to become UA's next president. According to YSU's announcement, the other five candidates are Mary Cullinan, president of Southern Oregon University since 2006 and a...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The United States imported 3,219,000 net tons of steel in March, including 2,425,000 net tons of finished steel, research by the American Iron and Steel Institute found. These figures are down 2% and up 6.6%, respectively, compared with February data. The AISI report is based on preliminary Census Bureau data. Year to date, total and finished steel imports are 9,710,000 and 7,141,000 net tons, respectively, up 26% and 17% respectively, versus 2013. Annualized total and finished steel imports in 2014 would be 38.8 million and 28.6 million net tons, up 21...

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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pure numbers don’t tell the whole story of the Oak Hill neighborhood in Youngstown. The numbers say the area is near death. The residents and officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. say the odds change when you factor in human determination. The post Some try to restore American dream in Oak Hill appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Officials with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. attempted to get a youth perspective on the city’s problems by meeting with students at Youngstown State University. While most city residents are concerned by population loss, YSU students are worried about decreased enrollment. The post YSU students mirror concerns of Youngstown residents appeared first on The News Outlet.

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