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Thursday, January 15, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new global trade initiative that involves 10 counties in  northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania will get underway later this month, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber announced Thursday. The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative is the culmination of six months of planning spearheaded by the chamber and the International Trade Assistance Center at Youngstown State University. The two organizations melded their international trade efforts to create a worldwide trade strategy that would turn the Mahoning Valley into a more formidable economic...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributed 9.5 million pounds of food -- the equivalent of more than 6.3 million meals -- to hungry people in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties last year, the agency reported this morning. The past year represented the fourth consecutive year that distribution exceeded nine million pounds, with an increase of 368,000 pounds over 2013.  “We are pleased in our efforts to meet the need, but saddened that the need is so great,” said Mike Iberis, Second Harvest executive director. Despite a...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Equipment Appraisal Services, a Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio company that provides machinery and equipment appraisals, is partnering with Proxibid to provide an online marketplace for its products. EquipmentAuction.com, a subsidiary of the YBI company, offers multiple formats for selling machinery. It will use Proxibid’s services to provide customers a secure, online venue to do business. “The EquipmentAuction.com domain name carries a brand identity that is powerful,” says Kipp Krukowski, managing director of Equipment Appraisal...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Gina Mowen found her trip downtown Wednesday to be more treacherous than she had anticipated. Mowen was here to take her two children to the Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology. Nearly falling as she walked the two blocks from her car to Oh Wow!, the Austintown resident says she was surprised at the poor conditions of the sidewalks. “They were covered with ice. It was slippery,” she remarked. “I didn’t want my 2-year old walking because I knew...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Since the beginning of November, all 19 Ankle & Foot Care Centers have been collecting shoes to donate to the Salvation Army and on Wednesday more than 500 pairs were given to the charity. The chain of podiatric office also collected socks to donate. “People don't always have the resources to get decent shoes, so we're trying to not only care for their feet medically, but to give them the necessary shoes and socks,” Ankle & Foot Care operations manager Elizabeth Emch said. All types of...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- Area pizza lovers still can sign up for a pizza-eating contest that will take place during the Warren Rotary Club’s “Slice of the Valley” pizza challenge Saturday at the Eastwood Expo Center, Niles. People can register for the contest, sponsored by Pizza Works, Howland, by going to the event website www.SliceOfTheValley.com or calling 330 369 1192. The pizza challenge runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m., with the pizza-eating contest scheduled for 6 p.m. The winner will receive a trophy and cash prize. The number of area pizza shops competing for bragging rights...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration hosts an information session for prospective students 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31 in Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. The session includes welcoming remarks from YSU President Jim Tressel, presentations on business majors, internship opportunities, and leadership activities, and the opportunity to meet faculty, business students and alumni. Academic advisers will also be on hand to answer questions. Tours of Williamson Hall also will be provided. Information on...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Emails are easy enough to write and send quickly, perhaps too easy and too quickly, especially in business. That’s because emails often reflect the writer’s absence of deliberate thought that he would give messages communicated on paper, finds a survey of 1,000 working adults conducted by MailTime.com. The “Top 5 Business Email Mistakes” as compiled by MailTime are emails that are too long, “insensitive in tone,” not personally addressed to the recipient(s), addressed to too many recipients, and include too many replies. Its findings are confirmed...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., enjoyed “another great year,” reports its executive director, Ian Beniston, capped off by being chosen community development corporation of the year by the Ohio CDC Association. YNDC distributed its annual report this week to news organizations, outlining its accomplishments, which also included receiving the Spirit of Excellence award from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. In 2014, Beniston reports, “We focused on building the foundation and partnerships necessary to increase our capacity to impact...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College physics professor DJ Wagner will help usher in the International Year of Light in the City of Lights. Wagner, who serves as president of the Society of Physics Students, was invited to participate in the opening ceremonies of the United Nations-sanctioned observance of 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies Jan. 19 and 20 at United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris, France. Wagner will be part of a 10-person contingent representing the American...

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