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Thursday, February 16, 2017

WARREN, Ohio – Auto Parkit LLC plans to move forward with its proposed multimillion-dollar project in Warren although it might not be at the former Packard Electric Building on Dana Street Northeast. Auto Parkit, founded by city native Christopher Alan, has a backup site expected to serve as an interim location for its operations here […]

Thursday, February 16, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of houses in the tri-county area started 2017 down slightly from last year, the latest monthly data show. A total of 340 houses were sold in January, according to data compiled by the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors. That’s down from the 358 units […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. SHARON, Pa. – Kyle English, executive director of the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, has one message for those who support the organization: “Thank you.” Last year, the foundation awarded $6.2 million in grants through its six affiliates […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. WARREN, Ohio — The 16 offices of Chemical Bank in the Mahoning Valley, formerly Talmer Bank and Trust, posted another year of solid growth and profits, says its regional president, Mark Wenick. Contributing to that performance is the wealth management […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Landers-Lewis Insurance & Consulting and MVC Advisors sought to reach 10% growth in 2016 and achieved 14%, Steven R. Lewis reports. Lewis and Dan Landers co-own the sister companies in Boardman that operate in tandem to provide […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We know the importance of checking with the Better Business Bureau and investigating a contractor before hiring them for a residential roofing job. (READ Q&A Part 1) But what about commercial roofing projects? Is there as much of a gap in quality in commercial roofing companies that homeowners may suffer from fly-by night operations or […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Large-scale projects under construction or in the pipeline bode well for the building trades this year, organized labor leaders say. Meanwhile, there are signs early this year that the commercial building market might be on the rebound, along with renewed prospects in the oil and gas industry. “This year looks very promising […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

COLUMBUS – In January, 10,033 new entities filed the paperwork to do business in Ohio, an increase of 1,409 from last year, announced Secretary of State Jon Husted, marking just the third time the state has received 10,000 filings. The mark was first reached in March 2015 and again a year later. In the 15 […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For students, it’s often the first time they’ll speak to a prospective employer related to their field of study. For employers, it’s often the first look at a job candidate’s qualifications and whether their skills merit further consideration. Between 400 and 500 students were expected to turn out Tuesday to take part […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the Red Press Collaborative, guest artist Kristen Powers Nowlin will be making prints of her works at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall the week of Feb. 20. The Red Press Collaborative is a YSU Department of Art program aimed at promoting printmaking in the Mahoning Valley. Participating artists make […]

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