Business briefs

YSU PROF RECEIVES GRANT: Abdu Arslanyilmaz, associate professor of computer science, information and engineering technology at Youngstown State University, has received a $286,526 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant funds the design, development and testing of an accessible computing curriculum for students with autism spectrum disorders. The project is for two years with a potential of an additional three-year second phase of a larger scale project within the same NSF program.

Margaret Briley, assistant professor of Teacher Education at YSU, is the co-principal investigator, with Potential Development and the Rich Center for Autism as collaborators.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES SHEETZ: Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz was named by People magazine to its 2020 list of “50 Companies That Care.”

The annual list, now in its fourth year, focused on how companies have responded to the COVID-19 crisis to care for their employees, their communities and the world. Sheetz ranked 11th on this year’s list and was the only convenience store to be recognized.

WABOR EVENT SET: The Warren Area Board of Realtors will have its annual auction and dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center.

The auction this year will be online and feature mobile bidding. If the dinner cannot be held in-person, the auction will still take place in the virtual format.

Tickets cost $25 each and be purchased by calling WABOR’s office, 330-394-4001.

LMC OFFICIALS TO SPEAK AT NOACA: Caiman Flannery and Mike Betts from Lordstown Motors Corp. will be the keynote panelists at the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s 2020 meeting Sept. 11.

The virtual event is noon to 2 p.m. and will focus on the importance of transportation for Ohio’s economy.

Registration is available at www.noaca.org.

NOACA is the transportation and environmental planning agency that represents state, county, city, village and township officials in Greater Cleveland.

YSU STUDENT HR GROUP RECOGNIZED: The Youngstown State University student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management received the national Society for Human Resource Management 2019-20 Superior Merit Award for providing superior HR programming and professional development opportunities to its members.

SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting workplaces with more than 300,000 HR and business executive members in 165 countries.

New Businesses

DG OPEN IN NEWTON FALLS: A Dollar General store at 133 Ridge Road, Newton Falls, is now open.

The store is expected to employ six to 10 people. Normal hours of operation may be found online or through the Dollar General app.

People on the Move

HILLSIDE NAMES MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Dr. Brandon Weeks has been named medical director of Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Howland.

Weeks, a physician at the hospital for three years, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. His clinical interests include acute inpatient rehabilitation, Electromyography (EMG) and conservative musculoskeletal care.

Hillside is the Valley’s first and largest free-standing rehabilitation hospital.

BURN SURGEON JOINS AKRON CHILDREN’S: Dr. Anjay Khandelwal has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as a surgeon specializing in acute / reconstructive burn surgery and surgical critical care at the hospital’s Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute.

As a former staff surgeon in the division of trauma, critical care, acute care surgery and burns at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Khandelwal was the director of the Burn Care Center and co-director of the Institute of Burn Ethics.

Khandelwal is active in burn education and international outreach, and also founded India’s first and only recreational camp for burned children.

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