Bush to deliver oil-gas address in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - President George W. Bush will address oil and natural gas executives during the fifth annual DUG East conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this fall.
The event generally draws hundreds of oil and gas officials from all over the world, including representatives of companies such as Chesapeake Energy, Consol Energy, XTO Energy, Chevron, EQT Corp., Royal Dutch Shell and many others.
The 2012 DUG East attracted more than 3,200 attendees and 315 exhibitors to a 45,800-square-foot show floor. The event has also drawn anti-fracking protesters to the downtown Pittsburgh streets.
Niles man injured in Route 422 crash
NELSON - The Ohio State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon which resulted in the driver being flown to the hospital for treatment.
Troopers responded to the crash about 2:25 p.m. on U.S. Route 422 in Nelson Township near the Trumbull-Portage County line.
William Turner, 28, of Niles, was driving a 2012 Suzuki SX4 sedan east when it went off the side of the roadway, struck a ditch and flipped several times, according to the patrol.
Turner was flown by helicopter to Cleveland Metro Hospital due to undisclosed injuries sustained in the accident, trooper said.
The preliminary investigation indicates speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash. Witnesses stated the vehicle gradually changed lanes and drifted off the right side of the roadway, according to the patrol report.
Southington Township emergency medical service and firefighters responded to the crash.
Campbell board, teachers OK contract
CAMPBELL - The Campbell Board of Education Tuesday approved a two-year contract with the district's 93 teachers represented. The Campbell Education Association also voted for the new pact.
Superintendent Thomas Robey told Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33 News that the contract includes previously negotiated step increases in the first and second years, plus an additional 1 percent salary increase in the second year.
Teachers who are not eligible for a step increase will receive a $500 one-time stipend in the first year of the contract and the 1 percent salary increase in year two.
About half the teachers qualify for step increases, union member Ryan Stowell said.
Teachers will contribute an additional 1 percent to their health care premiums in the first year and 2 percent more in the second year. The contract also clarifies language on teacher evaluations and modifies some personal leave provisions, Robey said.
Public invited to YSU internship showcase
YOUNGSTOWN - Seventy-nine Youngstown State University student interns will take part in a showcase today about their experiences.
Among them is mechanical engineering major Travis Kneen, who also is the first YSU student to serve an internship at the new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in downtown Youngstown.
The Summer 2013 STEM Experiential Learning Co-Op Internship Presentations will be held 2:30 p.m. today in Schwebel Auditorium in Moser Hall on the YSU campus.
To read more about the presentations, visit www.ysunews.com-/ysu-stem-internship-experiences.