OSHA action upheld
An Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission citation against Campbell-based M & J Painting Co. was upheld by an administrative law judge.
The company received a $19,250 fine for violations that occurred in 2010 while the company cleaned and painted the Charles M. Braga Jr. Bridge in Fall River, Mass. OSHA inspected the bridge work site and issued a citation encompassing six serious violations. One of the violations involved insufficient horizontal lines used by workers, which placed them in danger of fall injuries.
During a follow-up visit by OSHA in 2011, the company again had failed to install or supervise the use of a horizontal lifeline system. An additional citation for failure to abate was issued.
New One-Stop site
The Columbiana County One-Stop will be closed Thursday and Friday while it moves into the new Columbiana County government services building at 7989 Dickey Drive in Lisbon. Services will resume at the new location at 8 a.m. Nov. 13 after the Veterans Day holiday.
Benefit gala set
Help the victims of superstorm Sandy by attending the “Dance with the Stars” Black & White Gala on Saturday at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman sponsored by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. All proceeds help the Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley Disaster Relief Fund.
Dinner tickets are $50 per person and $400 for a table of eight. Call the chamber to reserve your seat at 330-744-2131.
After several months of concrete shifting, Main Street in Columbiana is nearing the completion of the downtown renovation and beautification. The Columbiana Chamber of Commerce wants to wrap up months of improvements to allow for increased retail sales in the remainder of 2012.
“With November events jamming up schedules, we wanted to help the community focus clearly on the retail offerings in our downtown business district,” said Larry Deidrick, Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce director.
The city has a number of events scheduled. The next is the “Simply Devine” gala and benefit auction Sunday at The Links Banquet Center. All proceeds from the event benefit The Way Station.
Call 330-482-9991 for ticket information.
Greece: More austerity planned
Greece’s conservative-led coalition detailed a new four-year package of austerity measures late Monday, facing down escalating protests by unions and dissent from its left-wing government partners.
The bill, to be voted in parliament late Wednesday, will impose further wage and benefit cuts on Greeks who are heading into a sixth year of recession and already are struggling with 25 percent unemployment.
Unions had already called a 48-hour general strike starting today in anticipation of the measures.
Vindicator staff/wire reports