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Education: Manufacturers Coalition Learns Efforts Paying Off | February 23, 2015

Manufacturers Coalition Learns Efforts Paying Off

CANFIELD, Ohio — Manufacturers in the five-county region say the effort to increase awareness and attract younger people to the industrial workforce is gaining momentum. “We’re moving the needle when it comes to the demand versus supply equation,” says Jessica Borza, sector partnership coordinator for the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, a segment of the Oh-Penn […]

Government: Report: Clean Power Plan Can Keep the Lights On | February 23, 2015

Report: Clean Power Plan Can Keep the Lights On

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State regulators are determining how Ohio will meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emission reduction goals, and a new report highlights ways the industry can ensure the electric grid stays reliable. Some opponents argue the government’s Clean Power Plan will result in system failures, but the report from the Analysis […]

Economic Development: No Longer ‘Isolationist,’ Township Trustee Says | February 20, 2015

No Longer ‘Isolationist,’ Township Trustee Says

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Declaring this morning that times have changed, Austintown Township Trustee Ken Carano said the township “will no longer be any kind of an isolationist” and collaborate more with neighboring communities, including Youngstown. “We are opening our doors to everyone,” Carano, vice-chairman of the township’s board of trustees, told guests at the Good […]

Awards & Events: No Help from Spell Check | February 20, 2015

No Help from Spell Check

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The team of Mahoning Valley Young Professionals who won last year’s adult spelling bee triumphed again Thursday — in sudden death. The four members of the EIEIO team — Kim Urig, Michael Kovach, Gwen Brown and Amber Beall — spelled “kohlrabi” correctly after the Fast Five team missed the Germanic word with […]

Company News: Community Health Systems Reports Q4, 2014 Results | February 20, 2015

Community Health Systems Reports Q4, 2014 Results

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Community Health Systems Inc. ended 2014 with net operating revenues totaling $18.6 billion, up 45.4% from 2013, CHS reported after the close of markets Thursday. The company, which operates ValleyCare Health System of Ohio in northeastOhio and Sharon Regional Health System in western Pennsylvania, reported net operating revenues for the fourth quarter […]