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    Grandma Was Right: Sunshine Helps Kill Germs Indoors

    Even before Florence Nightingale advised that hospitals be designed to let daylight in, people have observed that sunshine helps keep you healthy. But there was not much research to explain why that's the case, especially inside buildings.

  • As Brexit Deadlines Loom, May Says U.K. Considering A Longer Transition Period

    The U.K. and the EU might "create an option to extend the [Brexit] implementation period for a matter of months," U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday, after talks with European Union leaders stalled in Brussels. May mentioned the possibility of prolonging the transition...
  • Bye, Bye, Beer? Brewers Say They've Got A Plan On Climate Change

    Research published this week predicting that beer prices could double as increasing global temperatures and more volatile weather cause shortages of barley created a big splash in global media. Twitter and major news outlets widely circulated the dire headlines. But brewers and barley...

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  • LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – After several years of planning, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services broke ground Wednesday for one of the largest developments the community has seen in decades – a $31 million senior living complex that officials say encourages additional development in...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As mergers and acquisitions consolidate credit unions, those that remain are enjoying membership and asset growth year over year. Among them is the Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union, based in Hermitage, Pa. “In the last few years, membership has been increasing and in...
  • WARREN, Ohio – The new Glenwood Business Center in Youngstown will be at more than 50% occupancy by the end of the month, Anthony Trevena told members of the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors at its monthly meeting Wednesday. Inspiring Minds will be an anchor tenant of the South...

Composer's Datebook

  • In 1958, the state of Minnesota was celebrating its centennial, and decided to commission a symphony in honor of the occasion.

  • By the mid-1940s, the famous American bandleader Paul Whiteman was not as popular as he once was during the 20s and 30s.

  • There are some operas which are rarely—if ever—staged, but whose music becomes famous—even wildly popular—in the concert hall.