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Yo Doughnut Co. Closes Doors ‘Temporarily’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The doughnut shop on East Rayen Avenue is “temporarily closed” because of what one of its operators called the “increased cost” of doing business at the site. The Yo Doughnut Co., which opened nearly a year ago at the corner of East Rayen Avenue and North Champion Street, was part of a […]

$1.5M in BWC Safety Grants to 54 Companies

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has approved a total of $1.5 million in grants shared by 54 employers as part of its safety intervention program. The program assists Ohio employers in reducing illnesses and injuries and establishing best practices for accident and injury prevention. “The success of the safety grant program […]

Coffee Shops Stay Alert to Changing Tastes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The first two weeks after Pressed Coffee Bar & Eatery opened were supposed to be a shake down cruise, co-owners Frank Tuscano and Pam VonBergen say. Instead, they’ve been awash in the constant flow of people who stopped in the two-story gray mansion, long known as The Beat, on Lincoln Avenue. “I […]

New PR Column Starts in Ohio Legal Dailies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “In Re: Public Relations,” a new column about public relations, started Tuesday in the daily legal journals here, in Akron and Ravenna. Written by Dan Pecchia, an Ohio public relations consultant and president of Pecchia Communications in Youngstown, the column provides guidance to help lawyers advise their clients on PR matters. It […]

Cruze Sales Decline in February

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Cruze were down 16.2% in February from a year earlier, the automaker reports this morning. Nationwide, 18,301 units of the Lordstown-built model were sold. Of the Big Three American automakers, GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles both reported February sales increases, while Ford Motor Co. announced that […]

Jailhouse Cycles Revs Up Business Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With any luck, the eight inches of snow that fell Sunday was the last serious storm of the season. That means, over the next few weeks, business will pick back up for Jailhouse Cycles. After opening last April, the motorcycle shop on West Wood Street almost immediately saw a steady flow of […]

Jailhouse Cycle Revs Up Business Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With any luck, the eight inches of snow that fell Sunday was the last serious storm of the season. That means, over the next few weeks, business will pick back up for Jailhouse Cycles. After opening last April, the motorcycle shop on West Wood Street almost immediately saw a steady flow of […]

Cimbar Completes $2M Expansion at Wellsville

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – Cimbar Performance Minerals, which has a new milling circuit in the Wellsville Intermodal Facility, recently installed another scale to expedite truck loading and reduce drivers’ waiting times, Albert Wilson announced Friday. Wilson is the president and CEO of the mineral processing company based in Cartersville, Ga., that stores and crushes various crude […]

Deep Snow Is Blessing for Conneaut Winery

CONNEAUT, Ohio – An email dispatch Sunday, as another six-or-so inches of snow fell in the Mahoning Valley, found reason to bless this winter’s weather as good for one of Ohio’s growing industries. “Alive! So thankful for snow,” writes Arnie Esterer, owner of Markko Vineyard here. “The vineyard has good prospects after the coldest winter […]

Teamsters Reject Giant Eagle Offers, Warehouse to Close

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Members of Teamsters Local 377 learned Thursday that when they twice reject what Giant Eagle Inc. terms its “final offer,” it means business. So much so, in fact, Giant Eagle plans to close its Tarmarkin Co. warehouse and distribution center at 375 Victoria Road in May, and instead move operations to “a […]

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