Local News

Thursday, December 8, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Revenues from video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course during November improved from a year earlier, but were down sharply from October’s results. According to the monthly reports posted on the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website, wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino last month totaled $80.8 million, up […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – Fiscal 2016 was a better year for The Builders than fiscal 2015, and 2017 has opened with hope and promise, its executive vice president, Kevin Reilly, said Wednesday. By all metrics save one, man-hours, 2016 showed improvement for the 150 companies that constitute the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A new website aimed at connecting coffee lovers around the world, CoffeeProps.com, has been launched by local businessman Scott Couchenour and features several area cafés. The website features a news feed for members, forums to discuss “information on any topic in coffee-related culture,” Couchenour says, and a locator to find locally-owned coffee […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Financing will close within 12 days for the proposed DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, following City Council’s approval of $2.75 million in loans for the project, developer Dominic Marchionda said. At last night’s meeting, council approved a $2.05 million bridge loan and a $700,000 term loan for the project, which will involve converting […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — In the early 1960s, Gerald Peskin and his father designed a sign for a small business in Boardman called Arby’s. The sign they created, in the shape of a cowboy hat, perfectly suited the Western concept that owners Leroy and Forrest Raffel envisioned for their fast-food restaurant. “At one point in the […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has been named the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Youngstown Marathon, set for June 4, the organizations have announced. “We are excited to play a key role in the Youngstown Marathon, which challenges people to reach new achievements in their lives,” said Chemical Bank’s Mahoning Valley regional president, Mark Wenick, […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council last night approved establishing a $12 million fund for development of a downtown amphitheater and riverfront park. The city intends to spend up to $9 million on the project, finance director David Bozanich told the finance committee meeting before last night’s council meeting. To be built on the former Wean […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs and Consultants has acquired Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner PC, a public accounting firm in Blue Bell, Pa., Christopher M. Allegretti, CEO and managing principal of HBK, announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner (RAL), which has two dozen employees, has served eastern Pennsylvania 32 years, HBK said. RAL staff […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city today hired a local architect to review water, wastewater and environmental sanitation-related grants it awards for economic development projects. The action follows up on a recommendation resulting from Ohio Auditor David Yost’s 2014 audit of the city, which prompted a review by the auditor earlier this year of such grants […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s around 4 p.m. on a Tuesday and the rush has just started for Gary Anglin. “It’s been kind of slow all day, and then it just hits you,” he says as he tends to a line six-deep at Anglin’s Thrift-T Meats & Produce, 2968 McCartney Road. “I probably draw from a […]

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