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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore VIENNA, Ohio -- Everything gets used and reused at Millwood Inc. At the wood products and packaging company center here, anything sent there will be reused in one way or another. “We utilize any pieces of the pallets that are broken or taken off during the refurbishing process,” says Ben Timmons, manager of business development for Millwood Natural, the division of Millwood that creates products for the oil and gas industry. “We can use those as sawdust that gets put into the silt socks. It minimizes the products...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Kutlick Realty LLC said it expects to make an announcement soon on a new retail tenant for the renovated Tiffany Square Plaza. The company reported its expectations in a new release Tuesday that noted the grand opening there Monday of Hobby Lobby, which relocated to the shopping center where it occupies in 55,000 square feet. The craft retailer joins Fin Feather Fur Outfitters, which opened there last year, and other tenants including Michael Alberini's Restaurant & Wine Shop and Muscle Connection. Kutlick Realty is marketing the property and...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Swedish clothing retailer H&M will join the mix of tenants at Southern Park Mall, Simon Property Group announced this morning.  H&M, known for its fast-fashion clothing offerings for women, men, teenagers and children, will occupy 18,000 square feet in the Sears concourse of the mall. The store is tentatively scheduled to open in early summer. Additionally, two of the mall’s current tenants -- Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle -- will undertake changes this year. Victoria’s Secret will expand and relocate its current store to the...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued a permit to Kleese Development Associates Inc., Warren, to develop a new Class II injection well in Warren Township, according to records. This would be the third injection well the company has in Trumbull County, ODNR records show. Kleese Development operates two other injection wells in Vienna Township. Company officials could not be reached for comment. Development of new injection wells was thwarted in Mahoning County after a D&L...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Al Adi says he is just listening to his customers by expanding his Downtown Circle. By spring, the downtown convenience store, at 116 W. Federal St., will expand by adding a lounge in the rear of the building and a second entrance on West Commerce Street. It opened four years ago. “I’m concentrating more on the food,” he said Tuesday. In addition to the typical items in a convenience store such as snacks, a coffee bar, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, Downtown Circle has a hot-food...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Growing up around the basketball court in the early 1980s, Jonathan Bentley could have tried to emulate any number of names widely known in basketball: John Wooden, Red Auerbach or Bob Knight. Instead, Bentley, an assistant coach for the East High School boys’ basketball team, looked a little closer to home. Or rather, someone in his home. “My father was an educator and a coach, so I grew up in it. I was born into it. I grew up going to practice with him in the early ’80s when he coached for...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Area Jewish Federal has appointed Andrew Lipkin executive vice president to succeed  Sam Kooperman who served the organization for 41 years, 29 of them as executive vice president. Lipkin's appointment, announced Tuesday by Bruce Lev, president of the federation's board of directors, was effective Jan. 1. He is only the third person to be appointed executive vice president of the federation in its 80-year history.  “Sam [Kooperman] was a tremendous leader, not only within our community, but also throughout the Valley,” Lev said in a...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. -- Home prices in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area in Ohio, including distressed sales, were up by 6.4% in November 2014 from a year earlier, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. Month over month, home prices, including distressed sales, were down 0.4% compared to October 2014, according to the financial data company. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices increased by 3.9% in November compared to November 2013. On a month-over-month basis, excluding distressed sales, the index indicates home prices decreased by 0.4% in November 2014 from the...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CLEVELAND -- The United States Attorney's Office Northern Ohio district collected a record $356.7 million in the 2014 fiscal year, the office said in a press release. The district covers 40 counties, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. The money is collected from criminal and civil cases the office is “exclusively or substantially” involved in and distributed to crime victims, law enforcement agencies that participated in investigations, other federal agencies and the U.S. Treasury. “The work of this office and our partners not only recovers...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NILES, Ohio -- Dr. Danielle MacDuff, a naturopatholigst with Phoenix House Wellness Center and DC Chiropractic in Warren, will launch a 100-day online challenge for those looking to improve their health in the new year. The program is broken into three 30-day periods and a 10-day period. The longer periods will focus on immune system improvement, detoxing the body and repairing body damage, while the final segment will show participants how to implement what was learned during the program. “By making only four small changes in their lifestyle, people can completely...

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