Local News

Thursday, March 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Michael Kacir of Lowellville, a second-semester freshman at Youngstown State University, received a boost for his efforts to become the third generation of his family to graduate from YSU, courtesy of his grandmother. Paula Kacir, also from Lowellville, is the first volunteer to achieve 100 volunteer hours in Give Back, Go Forward, […]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Chick-fil-A Inc. will open its new Tiffany Square restaurant March 31, the restaurant chain announced today. The existing Chick-fil-A restaurant, located across the street from the new 1110 Boardman-Poland Road, will close Saturday after operating there for two decades, according to a news release emailed this morning. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant will open […]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

NEW YORK — A majority of U.S. business executives say this year’s presidential election will not affect business planning for their next fiscal year, except hiring or capital expenditures, a survey by the American Institute of CPAs finds. Of those surveyed, 65% of the CEOs, chief financial officers, controllers and other senior-level CPAs say the […]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

NILES, Ohio – Rise Pies will open a new restaurant in the Eastwood Mall Complex this summer, the Cafaro Co. announced Wednesday. The restaurant will occupy more than 2,600 square feet in the Howland Commons section of the mall complex, next to Bloomberg Optical and One Hot Cookie. Rise Pies, which is owned by the […]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

AKRON, Ohio – U.S. Judge Alan M. Koschik has approved the sale of Quaker Steak & Lube’s assets to TravelCenters of America following a hearing Tuesday that resolved remaining objections, determined some moot and noted those that were settled by stipulation outside of bankruptcy court. The $25 million sale was arranged as part of Quaker […]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is assisting four economic development projects in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, including the proposed Auto Parkit LLC headquarters and plant in Warren. “We’re not having any trouble keeping busy now,” said Anthony Trevena, WRPA’s director of economic development. The port authority’s economic development division recently was rebranded […]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The role of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station plays in the well-being of the Mahoning Valley was the focus of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Wednesday as it recognized the base commander, Col. James Dignan, and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. At its annual meeting, the chamber honored Dignan, commander of the […]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

HOWLAND, Ohio – Mercy Health Youngstown will break ground in May on a $14.5 million, 50,000-square-foot, outpatient ambulatory facility, the system announced Wednesday. “Much thought and cooperation went into the planning of the facility,” Don Kline, president and CEO, Mercy Health Youngstown, said in a prepared statement.  “As we look to the future of health […]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

HUBBARD, Ohio – There’s something about Hubbard that helps small businesses succeed in its core business district. Things like Interstate 80 just north of city limits, the recent surge of niche shops and even Hubbard’s reputation as a quiet suburb. With a population of 7,800 or so, Hubbard has maintained its small-town feel. More often […]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich’s campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination is touting a new Quinnipiac Poll released this morning that shows in a head-to-head matchup Ted Cruz would lost to Donald Trump by nine points, 46%-37%. The poll also shows Cruz and Trump would lose a general election race against Hillary Clinton […]

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