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Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Financing will close within 12 days for the proposed DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, following City Council’s approval of $2.75 million in loans for the project, developer Dominic Marchionda said. At last night’s meeting, council approved a $2.05 million bridge loan and a $700,000 term loan for the project, which will involve converting […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — In the early 1960s, Gerald Peskin and his father designed a sign for a small business in Boardman called Arby’s. The sign they created, in the shape of a cowboy hat, perfectly suited the Western concept that owners Leroy and Forrest Raffel envisioned for their fast-food restaurant. “At one point in the […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has been named the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Youngstown Marathon, set for June 4, the organizations have announced. “We are excited to play a key role in the Youngstown Marathon, which challenges people to reach new achievements in their lives,” said Chemical Bank’s Mahoning Valley regional president, Mark Wenick, […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council last night approved establishing a $12 million fund for development of a downtown amphitheater and riverfront park. The city intends to spend up to $9 million on the project, finance director David Bozanich told the finance committee meeting before last night’s council meeting. To be built on the former Wean […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs and Consultants has acquired Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner PC, a public accounting firm in Blue Bell, Pa., Christopher M. Allegretti, CEO and managing principal of HBK, announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner (RAL), which has two dozen employees, has served eastern Pennsylvania 32 years, HBK said. RAL staff […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city today hired a local architect to review water, wastewater and environmental sanitation-related grants it awards for economic development projects. The action follows up on a recommendation resulting from Ohio Auditor David Yost’s 2014 audit of the city, which prompted a review by the auditor earlier this year of such grants […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s around 4 p.m. on a Tuesday and the rush has just started for Gary Anglin. “It’s been kind of slow all day, and then it just hits you,” he says as he tends to a line six-deep at Anglin’s Thrift-T Meats & Produce, 2968 McCartney Road. “I probably draw from a […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than $7.5 million grants were awarded to faculty and staff at Youngstown State University over the course of fiscal year 2016, the highest amount in five years. In total, 83 grants were awarded, up from 67 grants totaling $4.6 million the year before. “We certainly had a banner year thanks to […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Alliance Castings Co. LLC has formally notified the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service that it “has made the business decision to temporarily idle its plant” at 1001 E. Broadway St. The notice, required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, comes in the form of a letter […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Oho – The operators of a proposed brewery and taproom hope to be up and running by June. Ira and Marcy Gerhart presented their plans to renovate a former church at 126 E. Rayen Ave. and launch Noble Creature Cask House there to the Youngstown Design Review Committee Tuesday. The committee approved a handicapped-accessible […]

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