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TJ Marzano Eyes ‘Very Good’ Year for His Startups

By Jeremy LydicYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- To say TJ Marzano has some irons in the fire is an understatement. In July 2018, Marzano formed Cugini Engineering Consultants to be a “one-stop shop” for engineering services and solutions, from mechanical, electrical and systems engineering to software, cybersecurity, information technology and the Internet...

Hour of Code Sets up Lifetime of Skills

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As her kids Gavin and Norah figure out a way to navigate BB-8 through a desert map, Talia Anderson offers the occasional helping hand as they drag and drop blocks of code to tell the Star Wars droid where to go. “We have to get BB-8 to the scrap piles,” Gavin says. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As her kids Gavin and Norah figure out a way to navigate BB-8 through a desert map, Talia Anderson offers the occasional helping hand as they drag and drop blocks of code to tell the Star Wars droid where to go. “We have to get BB-8 to...

Report: Health Care in NE Ohio Is a $22B Business

CLEVELAND – Since the start of the millennium, Northeastern Ohio’s health-care industry has seen a 37% growth in GDP and 21% growth in jobs, according to a report from Team NEO and JobsOhio. “The region’s health care workforce, which includes individuals with diverse levels of education, has grown significantly over the past couple decades and […]

CLEVELAND – Since the start of the millennium, Northeastern Ohio’s health-care industry has seen a 37% growth in GDP and 21% growth in jobs, according to a report from Team NEO and JobsOhio. “The region’s health care workforce, which includes individuals with diverse levels of education, has grown significantly over...

Most YSU Grads Still Here After 6 Months

By Lisa SolleyYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Six months after earning a baccalaureate, 67% of 2018 Youngstown State University graduates found career-related employment or pursued higher education, according to a report from its Office of Career & Academic Advising. The snapshot from 1,006 respondents of 2,236 graduates also shows that 69% stayed...

You Can Go Home Again and Make a Difference

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tara Walker-Pollock is like many young professionals who left the area to pursue career dreams in a bigger city. And like many young professionals, she returned with experiences and the belief that there’s opportunity in Youngstown.  “It wasn’t like I had to leave, but I just didn’t see an opportunity for me […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tara Walker-Pollock is like many young professionals who left the area to pursue career dreams in a bigger city. And like many young professionals, she returned with experiences and the belief that there’s opportunity in Youngstown.  “It wasn’t like I had to leave, but I just didn’t...

MCCTC Senior Speaks at Governor’s Cabinet Meeting

CANFIELD, Ohio – Levi Baker, a senior Advanced Manufacturing student at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, spoke to during the governor’s cabinet meeting. He has received several certifications from the institution, and was one of two students allowed to represent the school.  During his speech he highlighted how...

Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than You Think

By Lisa SolleyYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Automakers aren’t alone in envisioning self-driving cars in the near future. Alexa Sweeney Blackann, vice president, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, not only envisions it; she’s investing in future technicians to service the high-tech vehicles. Realizing that future technicians will need to know more than how...

Boomerangs: They Left Then Came Back for Lifestyle

POLAND, Ohio — Celine Ciarniello Meek couldn’t wait to leave the area once she graduated from Poland Seminary High School. She headed to Washington, D.C., went to culinary school, worked in a restaurant and eventually became a legal assistant in an office near the White House. Kevin Meek graduated three years ahead of Celine at […]

POLAND, Ohio -- Celine Ciarniello Meek couldn’t wait to leave the area once she graduated from Poland Seminary High School. She headed to Washington, D.C., went to culinary school, worked in a restaurant and eventually became a legal assistant in an office near the White House. Kevin Meek graduated three...

NEOMED Trains the Next Generation of Clinicians

By Jeremy LydicROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- One month into his presidency at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. John Langell says he’s looking forward to training the next generation of clinicians and teaching them the broader understanding of the health-care ecosystem. NEOMED is specifically designated to serve the communities of Youngstown, Kent,...