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Bartos Employs Steel to Build his Better Stone

BOARDMAN, Ohio – At first glance, Mike Bartos’ Stone of Steel is a simple training tool. Two hollow steel hemispheres linked together, joined by a diametrical column that holds steel plates. A steel key, a rectangle with a threaded bar that sticks out, locks the halves together. But for its creator, building the Stone of […]

B&J Electric Launches New Website

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – B&J Electric of Poland Inc., which has offered electrical contracting services throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and beyond for more than 30 years, has launched a new website. The redesigned site features a showcase of completed projects as well as the company’s list of services, licenses and certifications. Creating a user-friendly […]

Come Tuesday, New Niles Address for Cafaro Co.

NILES, Ohio – Except for a few “punch list” items, the new headquarters for the Cafaro Co. at the Eastwood Mall Complex will be ready when employees of the real estate development company arrive for work the day after Memorial Day. Contractors were still putting the finishing touches on the three-story office building Wednesday as […]

Travelers Book Rooms While They’re on the Road

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As travelers hit the road this summer, they’re more likely to book their hotel reservations en route to their destinations. “More and more, people are booking their reservations on mobile phones and in shorter time frames,” observes Randy Budd, principal vice president of Radius Hospitality, which recently opened Comfort Suites Youngstown North […]

Company Offers Website Design Contest for Nonprofits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Distinct Industries, a graphic design company based here, will celebrate eight years in business by holding a web design contest open to all nonprofit organizations in the Mahoning Valley. The winning organization will receive a new website (approximate value of $2,500) from Distinct Industries. If the organization does not have an existing […]

VEC Exec Suggests 7 Ways to Engage Your Workforce

By Gina Pastella GIRARD, Ohio – We’ve become a disciplined, process-driven organization at VEC Inc. as we’ve transitioned from a small company to a more corporate environment with a national reach. With that, we’ve placed an emphasis on recruiting and retaining the right talent for our organization. We’ve found over time that our employees are […]

Follow the Cruze Along Lordstown’s Assembly Line

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – To the thousands of drivers that pass by on the Ohio Turnpike every day, there aren’t many signs of the work being done inside the General Motors Lordstown Assembly plant. There are no stacks puffing out steam, no massive pieces of equipment moving around and certainly no hints of the miles of […]

Shenango Chamber Honors 7 with Phoenix Awards

SHARON, Pa. — The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce honored four businesses and three nonprofits with Phoenix Awards Thursday for extraordinary achievement in 2015. Blissed Out Design was recognized for entrepreneurship; Buhl Park Corp., a nonprofit, for innovation; Sharon Fence Co. for its growth as a small manufacturer; Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service for growth […]

Halcon Reaches Agreement for Chapter 11 Filing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Halcon Resources Corp., once an aggressive prospector for oil and gas in the northern tier of the Utica shale, announced Wednesday it’s reached an agreement in principle to restructure its business affairs through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. The Houston-based company has drilled wells in Trumbull and Mahoning counties in Ohio, […]

Commercial Metal Forming’s Parent Files Chapter 11

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Operations will continue “uninterrupted” at Commercial Metal Forming Co’s plant here following Monday’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its New Jersey-based parent company, Constellation Enterprises LLC. The CMF plant, 1775 Logan Ave., makes tank heads and custom stampings. Employment is expected to remain at present levels while the reorganization transitions ownership to […]


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