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Economic Development: State Officials Stump for Governor’s Budget, Tax Proposals | March 17, 2015

State Officials Stump for Governor’s Budget, Tax Proposals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three officials from the state government came here Monday to help small businesses in the Mahoning Valley, they said, and to that end directed their audience’s attention on the benefits of Gov. John R. Kasich’s budget and tax proposals. Ohio’s tax commissioner, Joe Testa, the director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, […]

Drilling Down: Energy in Depth Responds to Gibbs, FrackFree | March 17, 2015

Energy in Depth Responds to Gibbs, FrackFree

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio —  Energy in Depth, a shale industry advocacy group launched by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, reacted sharply to The Business Journal’s coverage of environmental activist Lois Gibbs’ news conference March 13 in Youngstown. Gibbs led the Niagara Falls, N.Y., community of Love Canal in the fight against Hooker Chemical Co.’s burial […]

Education: Kent Campuses to Automatically Award Associate Degrees | March 16, 2015

Kent Campuses to Automatically Award Associate Degrees

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University’s seven regional campuses will begin automatically awarding associate degrees to bachelor’s degree-seeking students who have completed all requirements for either an associate of arts or an associate of science degree, the university announced Monday. “They earned it, so we’re awarding the degree,” said Wanda Thomas, associate provost and dean […]

Awards & Events: Financial Planners Participate in Roundtable | March 16, 2015

Financial Planners Participate in Roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Financing planning is as much about building and sustaining relationships as it is managing their clients’ investments, participants in a Business Journal roundtable say. “It starts with conversations. You’ve got to have those conversations to build a rapport with the clients,” says Sidney Jones, managing director with Merrill Lynch in Canfield. “When […]