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Company News: Kravitz Poland Deli Reopens for Fat Tuesday | February 16, 2015

Kravitz Poland Deli Reopens for Fat Tuesday

POLAND, Ohio – Kravitz of Poland, after being closed for several weeks, will reopen tomorrow for Fat Tuesday. The restaurant, inside the Poland Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, has been closed for “renovation, redecoration and innovation,” according to the company’s announcement. “Our Poland and surrounding area patrons will be pleased […]

Education: Eastern Gateway Names Finalists for Presidency | February 13, 2015

Eastern Gateway Names Finalists for Presidency

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Eastern Gateway Community College today named four finalists for the EGCC presidency to succeed Laura Meeks when she retires later this year. The four candidates are Jimmie Bruce, vice president of academic success at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio; Lada Gibson-Shreve, provost and chief academic officer at Stark State College, North Canton; […]

Economic Development: SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers | February 13, 2015

SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers

WASHINGTON — A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online form of 20 questions and […]

Banking & Finance: NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Increase 4.1% in 2015 | February 13, 2015

NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Increase 4.1% in 2015

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation projects retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 4.1%, up from the 3.5% growth seen in 2014. In its 2015 economic forecast, released Thursday, the trade organization said it expects non-store sales in 2015 to grow between 7% and 10%. The 4.1% increase overall […]

Education: Therapy Dog in Training Teaches YSU Students | February 13, 2015

Therapy Dog in Training Teaches YSU Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When gerontology instructor Krystal Culler approached Youngstown State University about bringing service dogs undergoing training into the classroom, she never guessed how much her students would like the idea. Lady, her current canine trainee, draws regular visitors to Culler’s office between classes, and some students confess to choosing her class sessions because […]