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Friday, April 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A coalition of business, labor and public officials is once again encouraging voters to turn down the proposed Community Bill of Rights charter amendment slated for the city's May 6 primary. Members of the Mahoning Valley Coalition on Job Growth and Investment say the charter amendment -- which would ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing and deep well injection in the city -- would deter business development and cost the region jobs. "This charter amendment would serve as a job-killer here...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The dispute billed as evolution versus creationism or science pitted against religion is really a contretemps between evangelical Christianity and the modern world, says a philosopher of science and history. The philosopher, Michael Ruse, is the Lucy T. Wekmeister professor and director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University. He grew up and was educated in England and taught 35 years at Guelph University in Ontario, Canada, before coming to the United...

Friday, April 4, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will present its 2014 Business Showcase events at 5 p.m. May 1 at Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center in Boardman. Partnering with the chamber are Youngstown State University and the Youngstown Business Incubator who will have representatives on hand to answer questions, with networking, resources and mentoring opportunities. Also new this year is Center Stage Live, which features product demonstrations that include Mastropietro Wine Tasting 101, Michael Alberini's Sultry Sautee cooking and PMG Chocolatier.  “The...

Friday, April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON -- An amendment by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to establish a tax credit to create manufacturing jobs in communities that have suffered significant manufacturing jobs loss was included in legislation approved Thursday by a committee and passed on to the Senate for full debate. Brown’s amendment, based on his Manufacturing Communities Investment Act and the success of the New Markets Tax Credit, provides incentives for developers to invest in low income areas. Brown’s amendment and an extension of the general New Markets Tax Credit, was included in the Expiring...

Friday, April 4, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. -- The foreclosure inventory nationwide is down 35% from a year ago, CoreLogic reports, and the Ohio inventory stands at 1.9%, down 1.1% from February 2013. As of Feb. 28, approximately 752,000 houses in the United States were in some stage of foreclosure, known as the foreclosure inventory, compared to 1.2 million in February 2013. Completed foreclosures in Ohio totaled 28,201, while those in serious delinquency (i.e., 90 or more days past due) stood at 5.3%, according to the latest quarterly report from CoreLogic. Completed foreclosures reflect the...

Friday, April 4, 2014

 RICHMOND, Va. -- School teachers and faculty who teach at colleges in areas served by Dominion companies, including Dominion East Ohio, can apply for $1.3 million in educational grants to fund energy, environment and workforce-related programs. Applications for new projects for the 2014-15 academic year must be submitted online by May 1. "Our youth have a very important task ahead of them – to continue developing and sustaining advances in the sciences, particularly in the energy field," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation, which awards...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Laird Technologies confirmed this morning, as reported yesterday, that it will move its Sharpsville, Pa.-based wireless automation and control business to Warren. The move is planned to begin this spring and be completed by early summer, the company said in a news release. The Business Journal reported on its website Wednesday that Catrron-Theimeg Inc., which does business as Laird, would announce the move today. Laird will relocate to the former Delphi building at 655 N. River Road,  according to Sarah Boyarko, vice president of economic...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mark A. Goff, the third person charged with violation of the Clean Water Act in connection with the Hardrock Excavating LLC brine-dumping case, is scheduled for arraignment April 14 and is expected to enter a plea before a federal district court in Cleveland, the government announced today. Goff, along with two other defendants, former Hardrock and D&L Energy president Ben Lupo and former Hardrock employee Michael Guesman, were charged with one count of violating the Clean Water Act. Goff's scheduled for an arraignment and plea hearing before U...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Multiple sources report that Cattron-Theimeg Inc., a Sharpsville, Pa.-based subsidiary of Laird Technologies, will announce this morning that it plans to move its global headquarters and manufacturing operations to Warren (CLICK TO READ UPDATED STORY). Confirmation is expected to come around 8 a.m., sources say, that Cattron-Theimeg will consolidate operations from three buildings in Sharpsville, Pa., to a single Warren building, believed to be one of the old Delphi buildings. The company manufactures remote-control products and aftermarket...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The job market is so bright for college graduates this spring that liberal arts majors stand a better chance than usual of finding employment suited to their strengths, especially in sales. Students majoring in engineering and accounting are in demand, said representatives and human resources professionals for manufacturing concerns Wednesday at the spring job fair at Youngstown State University. Ninety-one organizations from government entities (Peace Corps, the armed forces, the federal...

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