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Friday, October 24, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore BOARDMAN, Ohio – Goldsteins Furniture and Bedding today cut the ribbon for its fifth location, 340 Boardman-Poland Road, the company's first to be branded Your Home by Goldsteins. The idea behind Your Home, Goldsteins President and CEO Steve Goldstone says, is to give customers complete control over what their furniture looks like. After a soft opening in late August, the store is attracting customers from outside the markets it serves. Goldstein’s operates stores in Boardman – adjacent to its Your Home store --...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Martini Brothers Burger Bar, as the anniversary of its move to downtown Youngstown approaches, is in an enviable position. “Business is actually growing a little too fast for us,” acknowledges general manager Shawn Allen. The restaurant, which opened in the Knox Building a year ago Oct. 17, is in the middle of a transition, with re-staffing underway and the introduction of a new menu. Still, “it’s going really well,” he affirms. In its fifth year, Martini Brothers still has many of the...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- George Guarnieri is tackling head on the notion he says he heard from people who said restaurant patrons won’t go to the top floor of downtown’s Commerce Building to dine out. “We’re not afraid of the fifth floor. We want to let the customer know that’s where we are,” Guarnieri said. In fact, “The Fifth Floor” is what the veteran restaurateur is calling his new restaurant, which will be open on the upper level of the two floors formerly occupied by the Youngstown Club. The format of the new...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The device is remarkably simple: a steel bracket and anchor pin that affixes to the base of a door, preventing an intruder from opening or forcing that door open. What's even more remarkable is that no one else has thought of it until now. "I've been a police officer for 28 years, I'm an instructor at the police academy," says William Barna, inventor and owner of the Bolo Stick, a security tool that he is marketing to local schools and hopes to sell across the country. The name of the product...

Friday, October 24, 2014

COLUMBUS -- All Ohio hospitals have now completed Ebola preparedness and response drills, including training in how to manage a suspect Ebola-positive patient and the proper use of personal protective equipment, reports the Ohio Department of Health. "Our hospital partners are doing their part to be prepared in case they have to treat a patient with Ebola,” said ODH Director Richard Hodges. “Training in how to manage an Ebola patient and the proper use of personal protective equipment is essential to ensure Ohio hospitals and their frontline staff are confident in...

Friday, October 24, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved 100 dates for live thoroughbred racing next year at the newly opened Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The commission approved the 2015 racing permits and dates for the Austintown track and Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Penn National Gaming Inc., which operates both sites, announced Thursday. “We’re delighted to offer 75 days of live harness racing at our 5/8th-mile Dayton racetrack and 100 days of live thoroughbred racing at our 1-mile Mahoning Valley track in Austintown,” said Mark...

Friday, October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The United Steelworkers union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Department Commerce and International Trade Commission to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of welded API line pipe from South Korea and Turkey. The product is used often in oil and natural gas pipelines. Imports of such products from the two countries were valued at $708 million in 2012 and $601 million in 2013. The union, along with steelmakers TMK IPSCO (which operates a plant in Brookfield, Ohio),American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Energex, Maverick Tube Corp.,...

Friday, October 24, 2014

CHICAGO -- From claiming they need the day to fix some botched plastic surgery to saying they accidentally got on a plane, workers in the United States have either had some sitcom-worthy misadventures this year, or they've simply gotten more creative with their sick-day excuses, CareerBuilder reports. On the plus side, over the past year, 28% of employees have called in to work sick when they were feeling well, down from 32% last year, finds a new survey. When asked for a reason for calling in sick when they aren’t, 30% of respondents to the CareerBuilder survey said...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Following 200 hours of discussion spanning 11 months, Youngstown CityScape and Wick Neighbors, Inc. are merging, expanding the area and type of projects that will be undertaken in the downtown and Wick Park neighborhoods. While CityScape has typically focused on beautification projects downtown, most notably the annual StreetScape event, Wick Neighbors has worked on infrastructure and revitalization efforts in Wick Park and Smoky Hollow. Now, under the CityScape name, the unified organization...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. today it posted a third-quarter profit of $1.4 billion, or 81 cents per share, up from $700 million, or 45 cents a share, during the same period last year. The gains were largely because of improved auto markets in North America and China, said GM CEO Mary Barra. "Strong global sales and growing margins in North America and China helped GM deliver very solid third quarter results," she said. "Despite industry challenges in Russia and South America, our earnings were on plan as we continue to execute our customer-focused strategy."...

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