Ribbon-cutting event


The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Center, at 8345 E. Market St., Suite C, at 10:30 a.m. today .

The Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Center offers all the benefits of chiropractic care with the addition of neurological rehabilitation. Functional neurology is a field that focuses on bettering the quality of life for people with neurological deficits through specific treatment protocols.

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Dental Works open house is scheduled


The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dental Works at its new location at 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Unit 908, at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Dental Works said a team will offer tours and refreshments during an open house from 2 to 7 p.m.

Dental Works offers full-service dentistry, focusing on general dentistry, hygiene, oral surgery and orthodontics.

Wind-farm firm: Ease setback rules


A company planning to develop a wind farm in two rural Ohio counties says it won’t build the $92 million project unless the state Legislature eases setback rules.

The Blade reports Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex Clean Energy says plans to develop a 66-turbine wind farm across Seneca and Sandusky counties are contingent on the relaxation of rules designed to protect nearby property owners from noise and vibration.

Current setback rules went into effect in 2014 after the Republican-led Legislature placed a two-year freeze on renewable-energy mandates for power companies. The freeze expired last year, but legislation to ease setback rules remain in place. An effort to ease the rules has stalled in the Legislature.

Apex wants to build five wind farms across northern Ohio at a cost of $2.6 billion.

Officials: Whales could become extinct


Officials with the federal government say it’s time to consider that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

North Atlantic right whales are among the rarest marine mammals in the world, and they have endured a deadly year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there are about 450 of the whales left and 17 of them have died so far in 2017.

The situation is so dire that American and Canadian regulators need to consider the possibility that the population won’t recover without action soon, said John Bullard, Northeast Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. The high year of mortality is coinciding with a year of poor reproduction, and there are only about 100 breeding female North Atlantic right whales left.

Study: Kids’ deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban


Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.

Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by the cords.

Injuries continued even after manufacturers adopted voluntary safety standards including warning labels. The industry now has a plan in the works to make cordless blinds the only option at retail stores and online.

Staff/wire reports

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