Business in brief

New Businesses

FIRST STEP RECOVERY PLANS RIBBON CUTTING: First Step Recovery, a new drug and alcohol detox and treatment center in Warren, will open its doors with a ribbon cutting 11 a.m. to noon May 4.

NEW PHOTO STUDIO TO OPEN AT EASTWOOD MALL: The Picture People, a new 1,800 square foot photography studio at Eastwood Mall is expected to open in mid-May near JCPenney and the children’s play area. The Picture People, based in Richardson, Texas, operates more than 180 studios in 27 states.

Business briefs

TALMER BANK JOINS ‘TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE’ CAMPAIGN: Talmer Bank partnered with several area schools to celebrate “Teach Children To Save Day” recently. More than 3,000 local youths explored the importance of saving money. Represenatives from bank branches including Brookfield, Champion, Cortland, Howland, Liberty, Niles and Warren participated.

HOME SAVINGS PRESENTS CHECK TO SOJOURN TO THE PAST: Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently presented a $2,500 check to the Sojourn to the Past, a 10-day journey to civil rights sites in the South, at Chaney Campus, Youngstown.

NANOLOGIX ISSUED PATENTS: NanoLogix, a biotechnology company based in Hubbard, announced it has received notice of issuance of patents for the company’s BNP (BioNanoPore) sandwiched-membrane, petri-based, rapid bacteria detection kits for the countries of the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The patents are the result of over five years of work on the part of NanoLogix, Gwen Wood of Acker Wood LP Law, with offices in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and Forrester Law Firm of London.

OHIO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES MERCY HEALTH: Mercy Ohio Hospital Association recognized 13 Ohio hospitals, including Mercy Health Youngstown, for their environmental leadership. Mercy Health Youngstown was also honored for its comprehensive pollution prevention programs.

People on the Move

HOPE CENTER NAMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The Hope Center for Cancer Care, Howland, appointed Paul Dieter, a native of the Youngstown/Warren as executive director. Dieter will serve as administrative leader for all non-clinical components of delivering treatment to patients, including front desk operations, strategic growth initiatives, marketing, technology enhancements and overall patient satisfaction.

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