Local News

Thursday, May 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In 2008, the beer industry faced a crisis. The supply of hops, one of the four mainstay ingredients in brewing beer, fell far short of demand as the price rose to $26 a pound from $3. The crisis, years in the making, had resulted from farmers growing other crops that paid them […]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown ranks dead last — 100th — in a survey of the best and worst metropolitan areas for someone to work for a small business, WalletHub.com said Wednesday. WalletHub, which a spokeswoman describes as “a personal finance website to help consumers make good decisions,” also ranked Toledo 98th, or third from the […]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning-Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is accepting nominations for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards. This year’s event, which will take place Nov. 20 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman, will mark the 25th year of the awards in the Mahoning Valley. The public is invited to […]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Increased out-of-market competition – from entities with a physical presence here as well as online – has forced locally owned deaalers of office products and supplies to adapt, some on surprising turf. At Modern Office Products in Boardman, 95% of its competition “is not located here,” says Bill Cross, owner and president. […]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For a third consecutive year, J.D. Power has ranked Huntington Bank first in the North Central region of its U.S. Retail Banking Survey of 23 banks, the bank announced Tuesday, This year’s results showed the bank scoring 835, seven points higher than a year ago, on Power’s 1,000-point scale. The survey showed […]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio — A new service division has helped a company here recharge its batteries and take business to new levels, its chief executive says. “It’s grown exponentially,” says Greg Haren, CEO of Enertech Electrical Inc. The company launched its service division in the beginning of the year and already has booked about $1.6 million […]

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brewing beer is a simple procedure: Mix grains with hot water, add hops, cool quickly, add yeast and wait for it to ferment into beer. Other ingredients can be added to affect the flavor, but those four basic ingredients – and time – are really all it takes. Combining a simple process […]

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute housed in on the Youngstown Business Incubator campus here, today announced it will open its first “satellite center” at The University of Texas at El Paso  in conjunction with UTEP’s W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation. Kevin Creehan, deputy director of technology transition for […]

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale rose during the week ended May 2 compared to the previous week, breaking a succession of steady declines. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports the rig count in the Utica increased to 29 during the week compared to 22 a week earlier. Still, […]

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This is National Women Build Week, created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program to challenge women to help build affordable housing in their communities. Locally, projects are in the works involving Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County. “Women Build is one of my favorite events of the year because it gives […]

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