Republic Engineered Products to Invest $12.5 million °V Republic Engineered Products has recently announced its decision to invest $12.5 million at its Canton, Ohio operation to install new, state-of-the-art equipment necessary for producing bottom-poured ingots. With this investment, Republic expects to produce up to 200,000 tons of ingot annually for both domestic and export customers in the Open Die, forging, Seamless Rolled Ring and Electrode markets. Steel for the new operation will be produced in 220 ton heats utilizing the Canton facility°¶s upgraded electric arc furnace and new ladle refining and vacuum degassing equipment, which Republic put into service in 2006. Click here more information.

Groundbreaking for $ 9 million Health Science Building - Stark State College has recently broken ground for a new $ 9 million Health Science Building to help address the need for providing educated workers in high-growth, high demand health fields. The 47,500 square foot building will provide additional classrooms and instructional laboratories for Stark State°¶s 12 associate degrees and five one-year certificates in health technology and biotechnology. The Health Science building will provide new classrooms and labs for programs in dental hygiene, emergency fire services, emergency medical services, health information, message therapy, medical assisting, medical laboratory, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and respiratory therapy. New science labs will also support anatomy and physiology, biology/science energy and the environment, biotechnology, cell culture, chemistry and microbiology. Click here more information.

College and University Enrollment Increasing - One of the significant assets within Stark County is the large number of colleges and universities that are located in Stark County compared to other cities and counties in the country of similar size. We have a total of seven colleges and universities including Ashland University (Stark); Aultman College; Kent State University Stark Campus; Malone College; Mount Union College; Stark State College and Walsh University. In reviewing the new Fall °•07 enrollment figures (headcount) for these schools, Stark County has more than 22,000 college students seeking higher education today which is more than an eight percent increase over Fall °•06.

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