Chamber to host training class
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber hosts the American Petroleum Institute’s Spec Q1 Training, an essential tool in the certification process that manufacturers and suppliers to the oil and gas industry need to have.
The class will be April 9-10, at Boardman Holiday Inn on South Avenue. The cost of the program is $1,600, and will be taught by Ed Durante, president of Texas International Engineering Consultants, of Houston. Durante has more than 35 years of project experience in the oil and gas industry.
To register for the class, contact Jennifer Mascardine at 330-744-2131 or email email@example.com.
Red Cross seeks participants
March is Red Cross Month and the Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley is asking Valley restaurants to participate in its Dine and Donate program throughout March.
All proceeds will be used to support the mission of the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley, which helps local disaster victims who have suffered a devastating loss, military families coping with the challenges of military service, and health and safety training.
Restaurant participation will be promoted via press releases to local media, on the Red Cross website, and in other ways, such as email blasts and social media.
For information or to join the effort, contact Karen Conklin, executive director, at 330-392-2551, ext. 114.
Pa. lottery contract rejected by Kane
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane last week rejected a contract sought by Gov. Tom Corbett that would let a British firm manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery, saying parts of it contravene the state constitution and other parts are not authorized by state law.
Her decision came after Corbett undertook a nine-month process to find and hire a private company to replace state employees atop one of the nation’s largest lotteries. He settled on London-based Camelot Global Services, which runs the United Kingdom’s official lottery.
Program extends eligibility, benefits
A state program aimed at helping homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments has expanded its eligibility and benefits to offer assistance to more individuals.
Save the Dream Ohio, formerly known as Restoring Stability, has expanded its maximum-benefit amount from $25,000 to $35,000 for households using more than one program, and the maximum annual household income limit has increased to $112,375. Furthermore, a household’s liquid assets, excluding retirement funds, will no longer be a factor in determining who is eligible for the program.
Vindicator staff/wire reports