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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...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Six months ago, a group of residents here fought against a proposal to rezone land in the village to accommodate the construction of an $800 million energy plant. But now that plans have moved the project to another parcel that is zoned industrial, opposition appears to have evaporated and there's general consensus that the plant would serve as an economic shot in the arm for the community. "From Day One, we were against rezoning the property on Salt Springs Road," says Lordstown resident Martin...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co. is accelerating its oil and gas development program in Ohio's northern Utica shale play, according to the latest horizontal well permits issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded 12 permits Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 to Hilcorp for horizontal wells in Fairfield Township in Columbiana County.. Two years ago, Hilcorp acquired thousands of acres in and around the Brinker Storage Field in a lease assignment deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp., the first major energy...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Some years it's technology, others it's luxury. This year power is the theme the North American International Auto Show. Monday in Detroit, the first day of press previews, Ford announced its most powerful Mustang ever and the return of the GT super car, Mercedes-Benz announced the addition of the 450 AMG to its C-class line and Acura brought its own super car, the NSX, out of the design phase. Cadillac followed up Tuesday by continuing the expansion of its V-series and introducing the CTS-V....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- Generations Insurance Group has acquired Cretella Insurance Agency in Girard, the company announced Tuesday. Cretella Insurance, 104 S. State St., has operated in the Girard community since 1983. The agency provides preferred auto, high-risk auto, homeowners and life insurance as well as SR-22 filings, and represents a selection of dependable insurance providers for customers to choose from. Generations Insurance Group offers a full-line of insurance options through its five offices in Ohio and Kentucky. Devon and David Cretella of Cretella Insurance...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- Limited seating is available for tonight's performance by Blue Man Group at Packard Music Hall. Last night's performance played to a sold-out crowd and tickets for tonight's performance are expected to sell out as well, according to the manager of the venue. The show, Packard's first sell out for 2015, is being produced by Sunrise Entertainment. “We are so fortunate to get such a unique show that has traveled the world and spans across so many age groups to Warren, Ohio,” said Jim Bugos, general manager of Packard Music Hall. “To have our first (of...

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