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No Orientation Needed for Mercy Health CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Donald Kline’s commute from suburban Pittsburgh to Youngstown is, in his words, “some of the more productive 55 minutes I have every morning.” It’s during this time when Kline, president and CEO of Mercy Health-Youngstown, mentally maps out his day and braces for the tasks ahead. “Usually no one is texting me […]

Truck World to Celebrate Drivers Aug. 10-12

HUBBARD, Ohio – Truck World will host its annual Driver Appreciation Days Aug 10 through 12 at its headquarters, 6985 Truck World Blvd. in Hubbard. Among the daily events are a complimentary lunch and fuel center giveaways for CDL drivers from 1 to 4 p.m., vendor giveaways, driver contests and displays from Mac and Western […]

Valley Energy Solar Installs School’s Solar Panel System

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — The Western Reserve Local School District has completed installation of the largest solar electric system on a school building in Mahoning County and one of the largest on a school in the state of Ohio, officials say. In a news release announcing the Installation, Valley Energy Solar, Salem, installer and owner […]

Eagle Rental Purchase Opens Store in Niles

NILES, Ohio — Eagle Rental Purchase, a chain of rent-to-own furniture stores based in Boardman, will celebrate the opening of its newest store at 10:30 a.m. July 25 at 5580 Youngstown-Warren Road, co-owners Randy Lewis and Joe Fischer announced Thursday. They will preside at a ribbon cutting for the store, their 11th, on U.S. Route […]

Howard Hanna Real Estate Acquires RealtyUSA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the largest residential real estate broker in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has acquired RealtyUSA, the largest broker in New York. The acquisition, announced Wednesday, creates the nation’s third largest real estate company. Terms were not disclosed. Hanna, based in Pittsburgh, operates 205 offices in eight states and has […]

Bezac Equipment Co. Feasts on Restaurant Supplies

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — A small company that supplies restaurant equipment has carved out a large footprint across the country, thanks to several national chain contracts that keep the business thriving. “We’re an unbelievably small company competing with unbelievably large companies,” says Leonard Mochtyak, vice president of Bezac Equipment Co. “We’re a lighter on our feet, […]

Institute of Aeronautics Expands to Meet Demand

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Growth in the aviation industry and a massive wave of impending retirements are driving – or piloting – expansion at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ branch campus here. The institute, which opened its branch campus here a decade ago, broke ground Tuesday on an 8,500-square-foot expansion to its space at Youngstown-Warren […]

Cene Park Holds the Home-Field Advantage

By Jim Houck Bob Cene Sr., who died 17 years ago, was shrewd in how he avoided directly answering questions about how much it cost to build and operate his pristine baseball complex with three playing fields in Struthers. “It’s more than a little bit, but not too much,” Cene Park director of operations Scott […]

Sikora Brothers Buy Fastsigns of Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Brothers Kevin and Marc Sikora are the new owners of Fastsigns of Youngstown-Boardman. The 16-year-old company, 6981 Southern Blvd., was founded by Jay and Penny Sommer who have moved out of the area. The Sikora brothers, reared in the Boardman area, say they see the area’s development as a “great opportunity” to […]

Library Committee Approves Consolidation Consultant Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown& Mahoning County’s building and sites committee voted Friday to hire HBM Architects of Cleveland and BSHM Architects inc. of Youngstown to jointly perform a site evaluation and community engagement study for consolidation of the Brownlee Woods, Struthers and Campbell branches. Committee members agreed to hire the firms […]


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