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Penn National Reports $756.8M in Q1 Revenues

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Penn National Gaming Inc., which operates Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, reported first-quarter revenues of $756.5 million and adjusted earnings of $212.9 million this morning. Revenues for the first three months of 2016 were up 13.9% from the comparable period in 2015, when revenues were $664.1 million. Adjusted […]

Toyota, Volvo of Warren Building $4.5M Showroom

NILES, Ohio – Even with trees standing on the future home of Toyota and Volvo of Warren, co-owner Jim Whetstone envisions a building that serves as more than just a car dealership for Niles. In the showroom, customers would find a 1,000-square-foot lounge with televisions, computers, a snack bar and a coffee bar. They could […]

PNC Bank Offers New Travel Rewards Visa Card

PITTSBURGH – PNC began offering the PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature credit card Monday, a card that awards users two miles for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases. Gift cards are excluded. The annual fee of $85 is waived the first year, PNC said, and it will not charge a foreign transaction fee when […]

$898 Million Energy Plant First of Three for Region

CARROLLTON, Ohio – Were it a year ago, the vantage point where Michael Murphy stands would be a panoramic view of a lush soybean field nestled into the quiet heart of Carroll County. Today, as Murphy surveys the view from atop a hillside just off state Route 9, that soybean field is long gone. In […]

Youngstown Symphony Ticket Sales Climb

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Not only did the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra have another strong year artistically, it enjoyed a better year financially, Patricia Syak reported Tuesday. Syak is president and CEO of the Youngstown Symphony. The 2015-16 season saw an 11% increase in ticket sales over the preceding season to The Youngstown’s John S. and Doris […]

LaRocca’s Pizza & Pasta Marks Silver Anniversary

POLAND, Ohio – It was 1977 when two sisters, both born in the small town of Pacentro, Italy, began discussing opening a pizza shop here. It wasn’t until April 18, 1991, however, that Anna Ficorilli and Iola Mordocco finally opened their restaurant, LaRocca’s Pizza & Pasta, in a strip plaza at the intersection of Clingan […]

Farris Marketing Adds Two Clients

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Farris Marketing has added the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority and Alta Healthcare as clients, the marketing firm announced Thursday. A division of the Western Reserve Port Authority, the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority has existed since 2008, but all work was done under the WRPA brand. “Farris Marketing recommended […]

Taylor Kia Donates $19,000 to Millcreek Children’s Center

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Taylor Kia of Boardman has donated more than $19,000 to the Millcreek Children’s Center in Youngstown since July 2015, the school announced this week. The funds, part of the Taylor Kia Gives program, contribute to the center’s early childhood development and learning programs. Each month, a part of the dealership’s sales are […]

Lordstown Assembly Closing for Two Weeks

LORDSTOWN, Ohio ­– The General Motors Lordstown Assembly will shut down the weeks of April 25 and May 2 due to supply chain issues caused by recent earthquakes in Japan. In a post on its Facebook page, United Auto Workers Local 1714 said the plant will be closed for one week, along with three other […]

TravelCenters of America Closes Purchase of Quaker Steak & Lube

WESTLAKE, Ohio – TravelCenters of America LLC says it has completed its acquisition of the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant chain for $25 million. “We expect to grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized brand principally by franchising and licensing, but we also expect to add the brand in selected existing facilities and […]


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