Local News

Friday, December 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley were on the rise in November, as 4,216 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, marking an 8.7% increase from the same month a year ago. In Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, 2,467 new cars were sold, a 15.2% increase […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Perfette’s Sausage LLC, 1264 S. Schenley Ave., has called the west side of Youngstown home more than a year now. For Holly Burton, whose father once owned P&C Meats in Girard, the location means the opportunity to continue to serve her family’s Italian homemade sausage and kielbasa in the Mahoning Valley. “When […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Revenues from video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course during November improved from a year earlier, but were down sharply from October’s results. According to the monthly reports posted on the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website, wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino last month totaled $80.8 million, up […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – Fiscal 2016 was a better year for The Builders than fiscal 2015, and 2017 has opened with hope and promise, its executive vice president, Kevin Reilly, said Wednesday. By all metrics save one, man-hours, 2016 showed improvement for the 150 companies that constitute the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A new website aimed at connecting coffee lovers around the world, CoffeeProps.com, has been launched by local businessman Scott Couchenour and features several area cafés. The website features a news feed for members, forums to discuss “information on any topic in coffee-related culture,” Couchenour says, and a locator to find locally-owned coffee […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Financing will close within 12 days for the proposed DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, following City Council’s approval of $2.75 million in loans for the project, developer Dominic Marchionda said. At last night’s meeting, council approved a $2.05 million bridge loan and a $700,000 term loan for the project, which will involve converting […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — In the early 1960s, Gerald Peskin and his father designed a sign for a small business in Boardman called Arby’s. The sign they created, in the shape of a cowboy hat, perfectly suited the Western concept that owners Leroy and Forrest Raffel envisioned for their fast-food restaurant. “At one point in the […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has been named the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Youngstown Marathon, set for June 4, the organizations have announced. “We are excited to play a key role in the Youngstown Marathon, which challenges people to reach new achievements in their lives,” said Chemical Bank’s Mahoning Valley regional president, Mark Wenick, […]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council last night approved establishing a $12 million fund for development of a downtown amphitheater and riverfront park. The city intends to spend up to $9 million on the project, finance director David Bozanich told the finance committee meeting before last night’s council meeting. To be built on the former Wean […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs and Consultants has acquired Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner PC, a public accounting firm in Blue Bell, Pa., Christopher M. Allegretti, CEO and managing principal of HBK, announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner (RAL), which has two dozen employees, has served eastern Pennsylvania 32 years, HBK said. RAL staff […]

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