Local News

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Is it true that the No. 1 call the Better Business Bureau gets is about roofing contractors? Sam Boak:, CEO of Boak & Sons Inc., Austintown: Yes. There are so many companies that have gotten into the roofing business, especially with all the storm damage that frequently takes place in the Mahoning Valley. When serious […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Make Exercise a Priority It’s easy to do some squats from your office chair or take the stairs instead of the elevator. We’ve all heard those tips before. But the reality is you need to set aside time in your day to exercise and exert yourself. Take 30 to 45 minutes a day, most days […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HOWLAND, Ohio – Paige & Byrnes Insurance now has a second location and its first in Mahoning County, reports the agency’s owner, Shelley Taylor Odille. The expansion comes as a result of Paige & Byrne’s acquisition of the Stillson & Donahay Insurance Agency, 30 N. Main St., Poland, Odille said. Paige & Byrnes will now […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven permits were issued to energy companies during the week ended Jan. 28 for new horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded all seven permits to Canonsburg, Pa.-based Rice Drilling LLC. The wells are in Belmont County in the southern tier of […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Second of two parts YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Admission to the professions of accounting, architecture, banking, law, medicine and teaching requires intelligence, aptitude, mastering a rigorous curriculum in college and/or graduate school and a dogged determination. Sometimes those attributes aren’t enough because the supply of qualified candidates exceeds demand – architecture and law, to name two […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

By Victoria Munro and Dave Block LAKEWOOD, Colo. — People choose to do business with those they know, like and trust. Business owners who’ve worked in the corporate world often find it challenging to adjust to the reality that small business is built on relationships. Studies reveal that the majority of customers leave not because […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DETROIT  — General Motors Co. and Honda Monday announced the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich. Mass production […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Demand for new housing and apartment complexes, hotels and acres of industrial land is rising in western Pennsylvania, driven by Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant under construction near Monaca, Pa., officials say. “We hope this sends a signal to the rest of the petrochemicals industry,” said David Ruppersberger, president […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Kinnick, executive director of the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, would like to set the record straight: Eastgate isn’t a transportation agency. At least, that’s not all it is, he said Monday. The issue came to light, he said, at Friday’s “Good Morning, Austintown” breakfast when he provided an update of […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Registration is open for the 2017 Emerging Leaders program. The program is offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District Office in conjunction with local partners. This is the seventh year for the executive level training program in Youngstown. The course, which begins this spring at Youngstown State University and runs through […]

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