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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s 2016 campaign is the most successful the organization has had in over a decade. Today the nonprofit held a press conference at Taft Elementary School in Youngstown to announce it exceeded its goal of $2.8 million, raising a total of $3,002,847. It was the first time […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

NILES, Ohio – Three new businesses are expected to move into the Eastwood Mall Complex by summer, including one relocating from elsewhere on the U.S. Route 422 Strip. The mall complex is operated by the Cafaro Co., which is headquartered there. Torrid, a trendy plus-size clothing outlet, will move into the former Radio Shack space […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Keynote Media Group recently added five companies to its client portfolio. Penn-Northwest Development Corp. in Sharon, Pa., contracted with the downtown Youngstown marketing firm to develop a new website that will better position the Mercer County region as a prime location for business relocation and expansion, according to a news release from […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. is setting its sights on improving manufacturing capacity by more than 25% in 2017, its principals say. That means the company is on track to manufacture more than one million pairs of eyeglasses […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Vincent J. Delie Jr., President and CEO, F.N.B. Corp. PITTSBURGH — F.N.B. Corp. again made tremendous strides in 2016, deepening its commitment to serving customers through advances in technology and expanding its footprint. Its largest affiliate, First National Bank […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio – Christian House has opened and is accepting residents, ending a journey of more than seven years for its owners. Dean and Karen Christian purchased the former Captain Taggart Elementary School, 82 Garfield St., at auction in 2009 and spent $2.4 million to convert the building into an assisted living center, CEO […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “The Warner Brothers and Billy Evans: Contemporaries and Youngstown Success Stories” is the topic of The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s next Bites and Bits of History Lunch program at noon Feb. 16. The presenter is Vince Guerrieri, a journalist and author. In the early 1900s, Youngstown was a vibrant, growing city as […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown last month were up more than $7 million from December, and up more than $10 million from January 2016. According to the monthly reports on the website of the Ohio Lottery Commission, bettors wagered $89.53 million in […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Heidi Daniel is pleased that Gov. John Kasich and other state officials recognize the role that libraries play in workforce training. But like other librarians across Ohio, the executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is concerned about the cut Kasich has proposed to the state’s public library […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Joe Bell, director corporate communications, Cafaro Company. NILES, Ohio — How do you top a year like 2016?  It certainly was a big one for the Eastwood Mall Complex. The flagship shopping center for the Cafaro Company became the […]

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