Local News

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Tucked into the local-history section of area bookstores is a variety of titles intended to elicit nostalgia, pride, curiosity, even feelings of wonder, in Mahoning Valley residents. Among the titles are Remembering Youngstown: Italian Americans of the Greater Mahoning Valley, and Historic Mill Creek Park, which invite readers to take a trip […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the arrival of the New Year, everyone is looking to take steps toward improvement, whether for themselves or their business. And to help in this quest, The Business Journal is launching Business Strategies. The series includes 90-Second Gurus, weekly tips that cover everything from public speaking to fitness to marketing, presented […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce enters 2017 with a new focus on promoting, supporting and expanding quality-of-life amenities in the Shenango Valley. As part of that focus, the chamber has added a new outreach coordinator, a new logo and new events, reports Sherris Moreira, executive director of the chamber. “The quality […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

MASURY, Ohio – Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. has started using new packaging and wrapping for its ribbon-wound and oscillated prime steel coils, the company announced Friday. The new packaging, explained the company’s president Adam von Philip, uses plastic spacers rather than wooden ones. This makes the new packaging more sanitary, eliminating the possibility of […]

Sunday, January 1, 2017

When I was a child, I used to think and act like a child. Now that I am an adult, I have since put those childish ways behind me, except when it comes to “Star Wars.” While I was born three years after the original movie, “A New Hope,” made its debut, the entire brand […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Given the ever-changing nature of our economy along with volatility in capital markets, the challenge facing many business owners today is how and when to grow. This question often leads to other questions which help define the path business owners should choose for their companies. Your answers to these questions will give […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Dennis Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, will speak Jan. 23 in West Middlesex on “Developing Our Future Workforce.” He will address a breakfast Jan. 23 sponsored by the chambers of commerce of Greenville, Grove City, Mercer and Shenango Valley plus Penn-Northwest Development Corp. and the Pennsylvania Early […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rally’s hamburger chain, which last operated in the Mahoning Valley a decade ago, is looking to reenter the market. Tampa-based Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants Inc. envisions opening eight stores over the next three to four years in the Youngstown metropolitan area, Bruce Kim, director of franchise development, said Thursday. Rally’s, which […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

 SALEM, Ohio – Joseph E. Besecker will offer his outlook for next year at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce economic forecast luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 25. Besecker — chairman, president and CEO of Emerald Asset Management Inc., parent of Emerald Advisers Inc. — is interviewed often in the national financial media. He has […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

COITSVILLE, Ohio – About 10 people – including supporters of the group Frackfree America National Coalition — joined Thursday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the New Year’s Eve earthquake that they say served as a wake-up call to the dangers wastewater injection wells pose. On Dec. 31, 2011, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the […]

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