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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Northside Medical Center today named Trent Crable as its new CEO, effective Aug. 4. Crable has 25 years of diverse healthcare management experience managing complex operations at academic and community hospitals. “For more than 100 years, Northside Medical Center has cared for the Youngstown community, and I’m honored to join the team of physicians, employees and volunteers that work so hard to continue that mission," Crable said in a prepared statement. "Northside remains a valuable resource for this area, now more than ever with the new...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- Consol Energy Inc.'s oil and gas division produced 51.9 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas during the second quarter of 2014, a 34% increase from the same period a year ago, the company reported today. The company also announced that it placed into production last week three new Utica shale wells at its NBL19 pad in northern Noble County, Ohio. The pad saw initial production rates of 23 million cubic feet equivalent per day, per lateral. The NBL19 pad was completed with an average of 64 frac stages per well and had an average lateral length of...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The focus of the master of business administration degree at Youngstown State University has shifted from liberal arts majors who need an intensive course on the business world to working professionals who want to advance their careers. The dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration and the director of its graduate program, Betty Jo Licata and Patrick J. Bateman respectively, met Monday with The Business Journal to provide more details on how the faculty of the Williamson...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mike Galle relied on racing terminology, appropriately enough, in describing the state of preparations for getting the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course ready to open this fall. “We’re really in the home stretch,” the racino’s general manager remarked. “That’s why you see the crews ramping up. That’s why you see the progress in the course of a couple weeks. It gets done quickly from this point on.” Ground was broken 13 months ago on the new Penn National Gaming Inc. facility...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service opened its 19th store, a “Mini-Flynn’s,” at 5828B Youngstown-Warren Road Monday. The site lies within the Eastwood Mall complex. The outlet, next door to an Advanced Auto Parts store, houses five service bays and a customer waiting area and was designed “for convenient tire service as well as auto repair and maintenance services,”  said store manager Ian Snyder. “This is a new concept for Flynn’s,” he noted. “Speed and efficiency within a reduced footprint are our goal.” The outlet, he said, is staffed by “experienced...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- If you could buy health insurance coverage comparable to what comes with your job, would you quit? About 40% of Americans who have health insurance as an employee benefit would do just that, a new survey has found. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that, because of the Affordable Care Act, workers may “choose to supply less labor” equivalent to two million full-time jobs between 2017 and 2024. This prompts the question: How many workers see themselves as “job-locked” – that is, reluctant to change jobs for fear of losing health insurance?...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has launched an upgraded mobile app to inform veterans about job and education opportunities.  “We’re making use of all the tools in the toolbox to reach out to Ohio veterans,” said Tim Gorrell, department director, in a prepared statement. “The app has been a great success so far, and the upgrades we’ve added make it even more useful as a means to find out about benefits and how to get them.” The app upgrade, officially Version 1.3.0, expands the availability of the app to users of Windows devices. It...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Ed Muransky admits he’s a stickler for details. Take, for example, a typical patient suite on the second floor of the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Boardman. Muransky, president and CEO, gestures to a small board on the wall at the front of the room. “There was a suggestion that we needed a white board and a cork board” that nurses can use to post notes and to write instructions. “I said, ‘You’re not having either.’ They look junky and there’s always stuff all over them.” Instead, the team...

Monday, July 14, 2014

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Concord Energy LLC, an affiliate of Denver-based Concord Energy Holdings LLC, says it will open a truck-to-rail transload site here to transport condensate and natural gas liquids produced in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays. Concord Energy did not provide investment or job-creation numbers for its transload project. The transportation and logistics company operates in most major gas and oil production basins in the United States, according to its announcement. Its West Virginia facility, which the company says will open in mid-August, will...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- What's worked for Cleveland will work for the Mahoning Valley. That’s what the leaders of Power of the Arts hope as they advocate legislation that would amend the Ohio Revised Code to allow Mahoning and Trumbull County commissioners to impose a tax on cigarettes to fund the arts. Before commissioners could do so, voters would have to vote for such a tax. State law allows metropolitan areas with a “qualifying regional arts and cultural district” and a population of 1.2 million or more to place a...

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