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Published: Sat, October 28, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Rotary clubs seek 5to spend time in Italy

POLAND -- Rotary clubs in the organization's midnortheastern Ohio area are seeking five business or professional people to travel to Naples, Italy, from March 15 to April 15 for an exchange program. The five people who are selected will receive round-trip airfare from the Rotary International Foundation. Rotarians in Italy will provide meals, lodging and group travel. Participants must be between 25 and 40 years old.

A group of Italian Rotarians will be coming to Northeast Ohio. Those selected share knowledge of their own country and experience the customs, vocations and lifestyles of another country. The Poland Rotary asks that anyone interested call Hank Conrad at (330) 757-3325 by Nov. 15.

Redex Industries to sellUdder Cream in Mexico

SALEM -- Redex Industries has signed Centro de Distribucion Lara y Compania to distribute the company's Udder Cream products in Mexico. Officials of Salem-based Redex were in Mexico recently as part of a trade mission coordinated by Gov. Bob Taft.

Offering remindersto take your medicine

MINERAL RIDGE -- George Saare of Mineral Ridge has created Buckeye Medical Messaging, which calls people to remind them to take their medications on time. Saare said he formed the company after working 30 years in doctors' offices and a hospital medical records department and seeing the numerous times that medical problems developed because people didn't take their medication. He can be reached at (330) 544-7455.

Taking applicationsfor class of roofers

VIENNA -- The Roofers Joint Apprenticeship Program will accept applications for a class of roofers from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 4-8 at the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio & amp; Western Pennsylvania, 1372 Youngstown-Kingsville Road. Applicants must bring a transcript of high school grades, military service certificate of completion (if applicable) and a birth certificate or driver's license.

NATION

Coming to work early?Be sure to tell the boss

NEW YORK -- If you'd rather see the sun rise than set when you put in overtime, make sure that your boss knows about your early hours, advises one executive from Spherion, a recruiting and staffing company.

"Despite the fact that putting in the extra time may lead to greater productivity, workplace early birds don't always reap the same rewards, promotions or acknowledgments for their efforts," said Nancy Halverson, vice president of talent management at Spherion.

Halverson offers the following tips for early risers:

Time stamp: Send an e-mail to your boss when you're working the morning hours to clue him in on your overtime preferences. Make sure the e-mails address the progress you're making on your work so the boss knows you're not slacking during the off-hours.

Leave hints: Ask your supervisor if you need special keys or a security code to access the office during off-hours.

If all else fails: Let your boss know that you've been putting in extra hours before he even arrives at work. Lay out what you have accomplished during the overtime.

Mandatory overtime: If your boss asks you to work more hours to meet a deadline, let him know that you'd rather come in early than stay later to get the work done.

Hostile takeover set up

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The third-largest shareholder of Wheeling Pittsburgh Corp. said Friday it will support Esmark Inc. and help elect a new board of directors that aims to pull off a hostile takeover.

Tontine Management LLC and its affiliates, which control 9.5 percent of Wheeling-Pitt's stock, sent a letter to the West Virginia steelmaker saying the latest offer from Esmark promises "the most attractive long-term economic value" for current shareholders.

"Tontine has concluded it will support the Esmark slate of directors" at the company's annual meeting Nov. 17, Managing Member Jeffrey L. Gendell wrote.

Wheeling-Pitt has survived the ongoing global consolidation of the steel industry and two bankruptcies. It employs about 3,100 people at plants in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Vindicator staff and wire reports




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