Friday, February 20, 2009

ytown mayor to visit white house friday at 10:30am

In the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C., Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams will be meeting President Obama on Friday. Other mayors from Ohio representing their cities include the mayors of Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.

Also in attendance will be Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Energy
Secretary Dr. Steven Chu, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

check one.

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Meanwhile, back in downtown Youngstown within the same hour, U.S. Representative Tim Ryan will be presenting a $1.6 million check at the university for the new Center of Excellence in Industrial Metrology and 3D Imaging.

With an fantastic alignment with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Dept. of Commerce, Youngstown-based and YBI portfolio company M*7 Technologies has been designated the National Test Bed for three-dimensional imaging metrology.

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And a few streets over at the Convocation Centre downtown, Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik, the pride of Lansingville, will be weighing in for Saturday's fight.

Kelly decided to have the first defense of his belt in his hometown. A gesture that is appreciated by the home fans and businesses.

check three.

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it's showtime, baby.

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