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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant is being treated in the intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center following an accident last night at his daughter’s farm in Greenford. He is said to be in critical condition.
A farm tractor he was driving reportedly hit an object that caused it to overturn and trap the former congressman. According to news accounts, Traficant was administered CPR by emergency responders from Goshen Township. He was taken to Salem Regional Hospital then transferred to St. Elizabeth.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Communities with a strong background in traditional manufacturing need support to adopt new technologies, the Youngstown Business Incubator’s chief operating officer told a Department of Commerce panel Thursday in Washington.
Barb Ewing urged support for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, which she said is “crucial” for such communities. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker hosted the panel discussion.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Barb Ewing, chief operating officer of the Youngstown Business Incubator, will be among participants in today’s Capitol Hill briefing on the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.
WASHINGTON -- A $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to explore whether lifestyle modification can help keep individuals with un-medicated hypertension off antihypertensive medication.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced the grant award, from NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to Drs. David Fresco and Joel Hughes of Kent State University and Dr. Jeffrey Greeson of the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will fund a five-year study called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for High Blood Pressure.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed attorney Shirley J. Christian of New Springfield to serve as a judge on the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. Kasich’s office announced the appointment Wednesday.
Christian assumes office Oct. 2. To retain the seat, she must run in November 2016 for the full term commencing Jan. 1, 2017. Christian, with the firm of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, will succeed Judge James C. Evans, who retires Oct. 1.