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Quality Switch Finds Value in Apprenticeship Program

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — As he stands on the manufacturing floor of Quality Switch in Newton Falls and watches a CNC mill drill holes in a sheet of metal, Adam Downing is thankful for being part of the company’s new apprenticeship program. “It was a deal between me and the company. It’s getting me where […]

Coaches Burgers Donating Part of Burger Sales to United Way

POLAND, Ohio – Through the end of the month, Coaches Burgers will donate 25 cents for every burger ordered to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. The funds raised will support United Way’s education programs. “We are passionate about supporting our community and local youth,” said owners Stacy and Patrick Howlett in announcing […]

Alliance Castings to Idle Plant, Lay Off 400

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Alliance Castings will lay off its more than 400 employees next month at its plant here, 1001 E. Broadway St. In a Facebook post yesterday, United Steelworkers Local 2211 President Ken Meredith said employees were called into meetings and given the “unexpected news” that the plant would be idled Jan. 28. The […]

Regional Chamber Unveils Revamped Website

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Visitors to the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s new website will find a more modern look and improved functionality, the chamber says. Working with IDMI of Poland on the design for the new site, which was last redesigned in 2008, the chamber announced the site update Thursday. In addition to the new look, […]

NOPEC Program Finances Newburgh Heights Project

SOLON, Ohio — The Village of Newburgh Heights is the first entity to take advantage of the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council energy efficiency financing, the council reported Thursday. The village secured financing of $325,000 to improve the recently purchased building at 4105 Harvard Ave. that now serves as its fire station and service garage. […]

General Motors, Ford Sales Climb in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For two of the Big Three automakers, November proved to be a boon to sales, reversing the recent trend of declining year-over-year sales. General Motors’ total sales gained 10.2%, totaling 252,644. Retail sales – vehicles sold to noncommercial buyers – totaled 197,609, a 7.9% increase. All four GM brands reported an increase […]

BBB Touts ‘ScamTracker’ at Annual Meeting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An online tool the national Better Business Bureau introduced last year for victims to report scams allows them to become heroes, Carol Potter said Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. Potter, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, shared information on ScamTracker among other items during […]

Covelli Adds 23 Panera Stores in South Carolina, Georgia

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises announced Tuesday it has purchased 22 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in South Carolina and Georgia. The newly acquired market includes midland and lowland South Carolina and Georgia, with bakery-cafes in the state capitals of Columbia and Augusta, as well as the coastal towns of Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head and Savannah. […]

North Jackson Concrete Artist Joins National Collaborative

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Jess Warren, owner of Quest-Crete Studios here and an artist creating concrete sculptures, has been selected as a new member of a national collaborative of similar artists, Concrete Wolf Pack. Warren creates concrete countertops, tabletops, fireplaces and other customized works. Concrete Wolf Pack was organized to get artists working together, founder […]

DiRusso’s Joins FoodECrave to Offer Gift Boxes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – DiRusso’s Italian Sausage has joined locally owned FoodECrave.com to offer its products to customers nationwide, the company has announced. Through the FoodECrave –created by Catullo Prime Meats owner Danny Catullo, Dave Kiesh and Ross Morrone – DiRusso’s offers two gift boxes: the Sausage Crave Box and the Meatball Crave Box. The first […]

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