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Guarnieri Trade Show Offers Taste of What’s New

NILES, Ohio — If it’s a food product found in a convenience store or gas station or concession stand, on either side of the counter, odds are it can be found at the Albert Guarnieri & Co. Trade Show. Filling the Eastwood Expo Center Wednesday, vendors displayed racks and tables of candies, chips, tobacco, pizzas, […]

Business Finds Value in Recycling Office Paper

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The importance of recycling is a concept ingrained in Claudia Kovach when she was in grade school. As a child, she recalls, she used to take white paper recycled from her family’s company, City Machine Technologies Inc., to school to be used there. Her mother, the late Joan Kovach, who launched CMT’s […]

MetroPlex Sold for $850,000 to Anderson’s New Entity

GIRARD, Ohio — Kutlick Realty LLC, Boardman, announced late Tuesday that it has sold the former MetroPlex hotel at 1620 Motor Inn Drive to BLI of Metroplex Ltd., a limited partnership formed by Ronald R. Anderson in December. The purchase price was announced at $850,000. Anderson is the owner of Universal Development, 1607 Motor Inn […]

Gasearch Marks 15 Years in Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gasearch LLC, which offers energy-based services to customers throughout Northeast Ohio, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The company, based at 4991 Belmont Ave., purchases and delivers natural gas on the Dominion East Ohio local distribution system. Customers of the firm, which was founded in 2000, include large and small commercial […]

Former Owner of RG Steel to Stand Trial July 6

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. lawsuit against the former owner of RG Steel, Renco Corp. is slated to go to trial July 6. In 2013, the agency filed a complaint against billionaire industrialist Ira Rennert’s Renco Group, alleging the company evaded paying millions of dollars in pension obligations by selling a […]

Open Road for Drug-Free Truck Drivers with Credentials

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — On a frigid bright afternoon, Kinorea Tigri watches as a driver navigates a large flatbed truck backward through an opening of 10 feet bracketed by two orange cones. Across the yard, others are operating backhoe equipment and practicing maneuvers essential to earning the credentials necessary to join one of the most […]

FirstEnergy Plans $383M in Upgrades for Ohio Edison

AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. says it will spent $383 million this year on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects in Ohio Edison’s 36-county service territory, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.. Major projects include transmission enhancements to reinforce the system and support economic growth, construction of new circuits, and the inspection and replacement of […]

Kiraly Shows How Small Shops Survive, Thrive

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The industrial economy is in expansion mode. Even the smallest manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley are determined to maintain their competitive edges by acquiring new equipment and recruiting some of the best in the workforce to help their businesses grow. “2015 will certainly be our best year to date,” says Steve Kiraly, president […]

VLT Play Up 1.3% in Austintown, 8.8% in Dayton

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Betting on video lottery terminals last month at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was up about 1.3% from January, newly released monthly reports show. The report, posted on the Ohio Lottery’s website, shows wagers totaling $65.50 million were placed on VLT’s here in February, up $864,988 from the $64.64 […]

Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Dip in February

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto dealerships in the Mahoning Valley sold 1,553 new cars and trucks in February, an 11% drop from the same month last year, data from the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio show. Three of the top five dealerships in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties reported fewer sales of new vehicles than […]

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