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Monday, August 10, 2015

A few of our readers received two copies of the August edition of The Business Journal but most only got one copy – and it was at least 10 days late. Here’s why: The first time the August edition was printed and mailed, July 24, the company that provides mailing services inadvertently left off street […]

Monday, August 10, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Katie Phibbs has a unique problem. Her company, The Lettuce People, which grows food indoors using light-emitting diode – or LED – lighting, has created a bike generator for use in classrooms. “We are taking these units into schools so kids can learn how to do this, Phipps said Friday. In the […]

Monday, August 10, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of new cars and trucks fell in volume by 7.2% in July compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio’s monthly report. The ADAEO report shows that dealers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 2,865 new cars and trucks compared to […]

Saturday, August 8, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in July were up 3% from the month before, the latest monthly report shows. VLT play at the Austintown racino totaled $78.8 million last month, up from $76.5 million in June, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission. That compared […]

Friday, August 7, 2015

LEETONIA, Ohio – Pennex Aluminum Company LLC today unveiled its new $38 million expansion. The addition nearly triples the size of the aluminum extrusion and fabrication plant, expanding it to 275,000 square feet, The plant now includes two aluminum press lines, including one of the “most innovative 12-inch press lines in the world,” the company […]

Friday, August 7, 2015

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – Proponents and opponents of medical cannabis will take part in a roundtable Aug. 13 in the auditorium of the Ellwood City Municipal Building. The 7 p.m. is being presented by the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. Earlier this year, Pennsylvania state senators approved Senate Bill 3, which would legalize marijuana […]

Friday, August 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH – EQT Corp. says it plans to phase out exploration of the Upper Devonian formation and concentrate on drilling dry gas in the Utica shale. The decision was made because of the impressive results of its Scotts Run well in Greene County, Pa., the company’s first Utica well. The well’s 24-hour deliverability test stood […]

Friday, August 7, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, one of the biggest dealerships in the area, was recognized Thursday as one of General Motors Co.’s best. The Chevrolet zone manager for northeastern Ohio, Jackie Vessel, gave the dealership’s president, Doug Sweeney, three of the 247 awards, including the “Mark of Excellence,” which GM issues dealerships across […]

Friday, August 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Lemon Grove Space will celebrate its sixth anniversary beginning tonight with three days of events in the McKelvey Gallery inside the Knox Building, 110 W. Federal St. Events kick off at 7 p.m. Friday with a paint party when several local artists will spend the evening painting canvases hung on the […]

Friday, August 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH — The economy of northeastern Ohio continues to gain momentum this year, and that momentum will carry through 2016, but at a slower pace, says the Economics Department of PNC Financial Services Group. In its third-quarter “Northeast Ohio Market Outlook,” released Thursday, PNC sees the recovery continuing with “manufacturing remain[ing] the primary growth driver,” […]

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