Local News

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control executed loan documents Tuesday related to NYO Property Group’s conversion of the Stambaugh Building downtown into a 133-room DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Signing the documents commits the city to provide a $700,000 term loan and $2.05 million bridge loan for the project and means NYO can complete […]

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Colleen Rose, general manager of the Panera Bread bakery-café on Elm Road, admits response to the fast-casual chain’s new small-order delivery option was greater than she expected. The Elm Road store was the first in the Mahoning Valley to offer the service, which enables customers to place a single order online or […]

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As he steps off a treadmill, Levon Johnson is dripping sweat. He needs a quick breather, he says, before he works his way through an impromptu obstacle course. The work is hard, but that’s the point of physical therapy, he says. “It’s work but it’s a lot of fun. They want you […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fireline Inc. plans to begin construction on a 26,000 square-foot addition to its Andrews Avenue plant starting in April, says a company executive. “The expansion is necessary because the company continues to grow,” said President Barbara Burley. Over the next 15 years, Burley said Fireline expects to add a total of 75,000 […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Jessica Shively was studying nursing at Youngstown State University and working at a Dairy Queen when she realized her heart is in hospitality management. Around the same time she switched her academic focus, the Lake Milton native saw that an ice cream stand along state Route 46 in Mineral Ridge was available. […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s unemployment rates dropped slightly in November from the month before and are close to the rates in 2015, data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show. In Mahoning County, the unemployment rate last month was 5.6%, down from 5.8% both a month earlier and November 2015. […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Home Savings Charitable Foundation has donated $3,000 toward United Way of Trumbull County’s 2017 annual campaign, Ginny Pasha and Trish Mohan announced Monday. “We work to improve lives by mobilizing community resources that effectively address health and human service needs,” Pasha, president of United Way, said in a prepared statement. “Through our […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Administration of the Columbiana County Port Authority became more coherent and systematic this past year and its role in the economic development of the county better understood by the governments and businesses it serves, officials say. In its last meeting of the year Monday night, port authority Executive Director Penny Traina […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barb Ewing looks over a balcony above the two-story Murray & C. Kenneth Fibus Advanced Manufacturing Lab in what today is known as Tech Block Building #5, the Youngstown Business Incubator’s fifth building that’s undergoing a $5 million renovation. “There are lots of manufacturing facilities that have 12- to 15-foot ceilings,” far […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Brian Gabbert is the new manager of Southern Park Mall, the mall’s managing company, Washington Prime Group, announced Monday. Gabbert’s responsibilities include operations, leasing, business development, retail and marketing. “We are excited to have Brian lead our dynamic team to maintain Southern Park Mall’s continued success,” said Washington’s regional vice president, Greg […]

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