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Monday, January 19, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valerie Plame, the former covert operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency who found herself at the heart of a political firestorm during the administration of President George W. Bush, will speak at Stambaugh Auditorium at 7 p.m. Feb 25.  Youngstown State University and its  Skeggs Lecture Series are sponsoring her appearance.. In 2003, senior White House and State Department officials officials disclosed her secret status to several national journalists, including  syndicated conservative newspaper columnist Robert Novak, who...

Monday, January 19, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology has added two new members to its board, the executive director, Suzanne Barbati, announced today. They are Patrick Chovan, president of Omega Inc., and Greg Sturrus, interim dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University. Additionally, Oh Wow! recognized the efforts of two founding members, Martin Abraham, interim provost at YSU, and Bruce Sherman, co-owner of Sherman Creative Promotions Inc., a past board...

Monday, January 19, 2015

WARREN, Ohio -- The Midlife Chryslers featuring Michael Stanley will headline Tap at the Pack, Sunrise Entertainment and Packard Music Hall announced this morning. The inaugural beer-tasting event, which will feature hundreds of brews, will take place April 18. The beer tasting will feature hundreds of brews and have a VIP session and a general admission session. “It will be a unique event that will feature great music, delicious cuisine, and of course, all of your favorite types of beer!” said Ken Haidaris, event organizer. “It will be an exciting day at the Packard...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN -- Six months before the mail processing center at the Youngstown Post Office downtown closes, private mail processors say already they see longer delivery times. Paul Mahin, mail specialist and consultant for City Printing, says his company used to get “exceptional service” when it mailed letters and packages to destinations within the city. Now, letters take two days and packages even longer to arrive. “What you're expecting now isn't going to happen. It takes two days to get a letter across town...

Monday, January 19, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Butler Institute of American Art has purchased a 300-pound bronze sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The three dimensional portrait was created by sculptor John Wilson in 1982 as a maquette (prototype) for an eight-foot bronze sculpture of the same subject installed in October 1983, in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Buffalo, N.Y. The sculpture will be dedicated Feb. 1, the start of Black History Month, as the Butler calls attention to its collection of works by African American artists. The announcement of its acquisition coincides with...

Monday, January 19, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- During 2014, 93,775 new businesses filed to do business in Ohio, reports Secretary of State Jon Husted. The number of new entities filing with the state in 2014 surpassed 2013’s total of 89,735, and represented the fifth consecutive year that Ohio saw a record number of new entities filing to do business here. Husted attributes the growth to the expanded services his office has implemented, most notably the launch of online services. In October 2013, the office established Ohio Business Central, which enables businesses to file the most commonly...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien LISBON, Ohio -- A Columbiana County manufacturer watches with satisfaction each year as more and more of its business goes to the dogs – and the cats, and yes, even the ferrets. Ohio Pet Foods Inc., a co-packer and brand manufacturer of premium pet food that ships its products worldwide, recently completed a $2 million expansion and upgrade at its complex here and expects business to thrive this year. “We’re up by double digits,” says Matt Golladay, vice president of Blackwood Pet Foods, the brand of the parent...

Monday, January 19, 2015

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Eastern Gateway Community College is the nation’s 10th fastest growing public two-year college with an enrollment between 2,500 and 4,999, the college reports. The rankings, compiled annually by the trade journal Community College Week, calculates the percent change in headcounts from year to year. The national publication’s most recent report, based on fall 2013 enrollments, shows Eastern Gateway tied with South Louisiana Community College for the No. 10 spot in its category. Eastern Gateway’s enrollment, excluding students only enrolled in...

Friday, January 16, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Real estate agents in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 5,016 single-family houses in 2014, up from the 4,927 sold the previous year, the latest reports from the regional organization that collects the data show. Each of the  counties posted year-over-year gains, the data from the Centralized Real Estate Information Services Multiple Listing Service, which compiles the information for the nine-county region that includes the three counties, shows. The information is provided to CRIS-MLS by the Youngstown/Columbiana Association of...

Friday, January 16, 2015

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- New Englander Banquet Center in New Castle, Pa., will host the sixth annual SuperBrew craft beer tasting Jan. 24. Seventy-four craft beers from more than 30 national and local microbreweries will sampled, including 29 made by home brewers, as well as food, 50/50 raffle and live entertainment. Money raised by the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Last  year's event raised more than $64,000. This year's fundraising goal is $75,000 Two sessions are scheduled, one running from 3 to 6 p.m. and another from 8 to 11 p....

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