Local News

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Play on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in April was down from March although still ahead of a year ago. VLT play at the Austintown racino last month totaled $96.60 million last month, compared with March’s record $99.95 million and $90.61 million in April 2016. VLT […]

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has raised $20.4 million to support programs and services that benefit local children and families since the opening of the Beeghly campus in December 2008, the hospital reports. This evening the hospital will recognize prominent donors, volunteers, staff and community partners at the 2017 Champions for Our […]

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Bruce & Merrilees Electric Co. reports it hit the safety milestone of two million hours on the job without a single lost time incident, defined by OSHA as an injury or incident that causes an employee to miss one or more working days. Bruce & Merrilees is an electrical construction and services […]

Monday, May 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tyler Morton, director of operations at Central One Optical, has received the “Distinguished Employee Award” from Essilor Laboratories. Morton graduated from Youngstown State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree communications and marketing. He began his career in the optical industry in 2009. Essilor Laboratories is an international company employing 80,000 people […]

Monday, May 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health of Youngstown is holding its annual Woman’s Heart Day event Thursday that provides potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information people need to improve their health status. This year’s event is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. For the past 14 years, Mercy Health of Youngstown has increased […]

Monday, May 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health of Youngstown is holding its annual Woman’s Heart Day event Wednesday that provides potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information people need to improve their health status. This year’s event is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. For the past 14 years, Mercy Health of Youngstown has increased […]

Monday, May 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Grammy Award-winner Pitbull will perform at the Covelli Centre July 15 for Southwoods’ Concert for the Valley II, a fundraiser benefiting United Way of the Mahoning Valley. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Covelli Centre’s Southwoods Health Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at […]

Monday, May 8, 2017

The longtime, colorful Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman Don Hanni went forth and nominated several candidates for office during the March primary in 1992. Few of them won. Here’s one of the many Hanni cartoons that have graced the pages of The Business Journal over the last three decades…

Monday, May 8, 2017

WASHINGTON — Based on current price, permit and employment data, markets nationwide are running at an average of 100% normal economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index released May 4. However, individual components of the index are at different stages of recovery. While employment has reached […]

Monday, May 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s the middle of a Thursday lunch rush and Fred Ghossain is running laps around his restaurant taking care of customers. For an hour or more every day, he and his employees are caught in a frenzy of activity at Ghossain’s Mid-East Bakery. But that’s just the customers in the restaurants in […]

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