Local News

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House prices in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metro area rose 0.1% in November compared to a year earlier, CoreLogic reports. On a month-to-month basis, prices dropped 1.7% from October. The report factors in distressed house sales, which include those in foreclosure, being sold by the original lender or by homeowners owing more than the house […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HUDSON, Ohio – With the opening of a new office in Hudson, Cortland Bank now has 14 locations, the bank announced this morning. The Hudson financial office operates as a “private bank office,” offering commercial and mortgage lending, as well as wealth management services. The branch, 75 S. Main St., is Cortland Bank’s first full-service […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President-elect Donald Trump attacked General Motors Co. this morning for selling Mexican-made Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States. Only the hatchback model of the Cruze is produced in Mexico and GM says just “a small number” of those are sold in the U.S. “General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Tucked into the local-history section of area bookstores is a variety of titles intended to elicit nostalgia, pride, curiosity, even feelings of wonder, in Mahoning Valley residents. Among the titles are Remembering Youngstown: Italian Americans of the Greater Mahoning Valley, and Historic Mill Creek Park, which invite readers to take a trip […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the arrival of the New Year, everyone is looking to take steps toward improvement, whether for themselves or their business. And to help in this quest, The Business Journal is launching Business Strategies. The series includes 90-Second Gurus, weekly tips that cover everything from public speaking to fitness to marketing, presented […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce enters 2017 with a new focus on promoting, supporting and expanding quality-of-life amenities in the Shenango Valley. As part of that focus, the chamber has added a new outreach coordinator, a new logo and new events, reports Sherris Moreira, executive director of the chamber. “The quality […]

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

MASURY, Ohio – Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. has started using new packaging and wrapping for its ribbon-wound and oscillated prime steel coils, the company announced Friday. The new packaging, explained the company’s president Adam von Philip, uses plastic spacers rather than wooden ones. This makes the new packaging more sanitary, eliminating the possibility of […]

Sunday, January 1, 2017

When I was a child, I used to think and act like a child. Now that I am an adult, I have since put those childish ways behind me, except when it comes to “Star Wars.” While I was born three years after the original movie, “A New Hope,” made its debut, the entire brand […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Given the ever-changing nature of our economy along with volatility in capital markets, the challenge facing many business owners today is how and when to grow. This question often leads to other questions which help define the path business owners should choose for their companies. Your answers to these questions will give […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Dennis Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, will speak Jan. 23 in West Middlesex on “Developing Our Future Workforce.” He will address a breakfast Jan. 23 sponsored by the chambers of commerce of Greenville, Grove City, Mercer and Shenango Valley plus Penn-Northwest Development Corp. and the Pennsylvania Early […]

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