Help Mill Creek Park win grant
Mill Creek Park in Youngstown is in competition to win $100,000. Mill Creek is in ninth place in Coca-Cola’s fourth annual America Is Your Park campaign, but needs help to improve its standing.
Voting ends Monday, and the park with the most votes will win a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola and the title of “America’s Favorite Park.”
To vote, go online to Coke.com/parks.
How to choose an event photographer
Jim Hurska, owner of Be Still Photography, will discuss how to choose a wedding or graduation photographer Wednesday at the Business Networking International meeting.
Hurska, along with his business partner, Amanda Henry, recently joined the group.
The meeting starts at noon at Los Gallos restaurant in Boardman on U.S. Route 224.
Seminar on urban poultry production
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Urban poultry production — raising chickens in the backyard — will be the topic of a Web-based, land-use-planning seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 24, “Coping with Coops in the Neighborhood — How Chicken Conflicts Are Being Addressed” will be aimed at both municipal officials and residents contemplating raising chickens in the backyard.
The program is being offered through Penn State Extension for a fee of $20. To register for the webinar, go to http://agsci.psu.edu/land-use-webinar.
Boost in funding
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A 3.4 percent increase in funding for Penn State agricultural research and extension included in the newly passed 2013-14 state budget will help to maintain programs critical for Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry and the consumers it serves.
Other funding in the budget will be used to establish three resource centers that will bring Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture together to address key agricultural issues in the state, said Barbara Christ, interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Team NEO chairman
Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) has selected Paul Clark, regional president for PNC Bank in Cleveland, as chairman for the region’s business attraction and growth organization.
He succeeds The Timken Co. Chairman Ward J. “Tim” Timken, Jr., who has chaired Team NEO since 2011.
Team NEO advances Northeast Ohio’s economy by marketing the region’s assets, attracting new businesses, building collaboration among the 18-county region’s economic development organizations and linking the region to the state’s JobsOhio program.
Vindicator staff reports
Selected local stocks
Aqua America, .76, 32.71 .16
Clear Channel, .61 28.53 —.01
Cortland Bancorp, 10.24.00
Farmers Nat., .126.3750 —.0150
First Energy, 2.20, 37.44.10
FirstMerit Corp., .64,20.85 .14
First Niles Financial, .32,10.00.00
First Place Fin., .0031.00
FNB Corp., .48,12.74.13
General Electric, .76,23.75—.19
Motors Liquidation, .0422.00
Huntington Bank, .20, 8.33.15
JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,54.90—.24
Key Corp, .22,11.78.21
LaFarge, 15.40 —.14
Macy’s, 1.00, 49.39—.30
Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 99.13—.80
RTI Intl. Metals,30.12—.44
Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,162.90—1.17
Stoneridge 12.85 .06
United Community Fin. 4.74.00
Selected prices at 4 p.m. Friday. Provided by Stifel Nicolaus. Not to be construed as an offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security.