Local News

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SALEM, Ohio – Ten years ago, Salem Welding & Supply Co. considered buying an 8,000-square-foot building directly across the street from its plant at 475 Prospect St. At the time, the company chose not to move forward and ended up regretting the decision as it grew over the last decade. “We kind of kicked ourselves […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

POLAND, Ohio – Vivo Brothers Inc., a company that specializes in architectural millwork and custom cabinetry, plans to renovate and move into a new manufacturing plant in Columbiana to complement its existing operations at 8420 South Ave., the company says. “We started the process about a year ago,” said Vince Vivo, general manager, who along […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Warren Steel Holdings LLC, the company that partially resurrected the former CSC Ltd./Copperweld Steel plant on Mahoning Avenue in Champion Township, is effectively shut down for good, the company and a union representative confirmed Monday. The company cited weak demand in the steel industry, but also acknowledged a lack of financing to […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley Monday announced the award of more than $1.4 million in grants and distributions for the second half of 2015. The funds include $167,400 in grants to 24 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that made requests to the philanthropic funds the Community Foundation manages. […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DETROIT – Where American automakers focused on technology in the cars they unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, foreign companies looked at adding luxury to their models during press day at the show Monday. Korean automaker Hyundai upgraded its Genesis luxury model into a full-fledged brand, which launches with the G90 later this […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dustin Skidmore started his post-secondary education at Youngstown State University, but opted to leave after his first semester, recognizing that college was not for him. Instead, Skidmore gravitated to the machining trades and joined Kiraly Tool & Die Inc.’s apprenticeship program at age 23. Three years later, Skidmore is now a journeyman […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sojourn to the Past will receive The King Center’s annual Coretta Scott King ‘A.N.G.E.L. Award’ (Advancing Nonviolence through Generations of Exceptional Leadership). The youth initiative awardwill be presented at the “Salute to Greatness Awards” dinner Jan. 16 in Atlanta. At the awards program, one of the marquee events of the King Center’s […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CLEVELAND – After middle market companies experiencing several years of low or no internal growth, more than half of middle-market executives surveyed say “that mergers and acquisitions may be the best, or only, strategy to realize meaningful growth,” Citizens Bank said Monday. While the economy continues in recovery, said Bob Rubino, executive vice president in […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DETROIT – As more companies, both inside and outside the auto industry, look toward developing autonomous vehicles and innovative technologies, manufacturers at the North American International Auto Show showed off what they’ve developed. For the three American nameplates with events on the first day of press conferences, all focused heavily on technology, albeit in varying […]

Monday, January 11, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Warren Steel Holdings LLC, the company that partially resurrected the former CSC Ltd./Copperweld Steel plant on Mahoning Avenue in Champion Township, is effectively shut down for good, the company and a union representative confirmed Monday. The company cited weak demand in the steel industry, but also acknowledged a lack of financing to […]

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