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VLT Play Rises Slightly at Austintown Racino in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers placed at video lottery terminals in May at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course showed a modest rebound from April, the monthly report released Monday shows. Credits played at the Austintown racino’s VLTs totaled $75.60 million last month, up about 1% from $74.88 million reported the month before, according to […]

Simon JV to Bid for $325M in Air Force Contracts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – True Simon LLC, a joint venture between locally based Simon Roofing and True Inspection Services of Urbana, is among four approved contractors for roof repair and replacement contracts within the U.S. Air Force’s Northeast region, the company announced today. The national contract is capped at $325 million over a five-year period. Simon […]

Mastropietro Invests $700,000, 25 Years at Winery

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio – After walking through the production room of the Mastropietro Winery, Ellsworth Township Trustee Bob Toman had only a few words for owner Daniel Mastropietro. “I’m glad I didn’t get into the wine business,” he said with a hearty laugh as he looked across to the winemaker. “I couldn’t have imagined that […]

Brookfield Supermarket Celebrates Sparkle Name

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — New ceiling panels, fresh paint, colorful décor and more accurate aisle signage are some of the many renovations made during the $350, 000 conversion process which changed the grocery store on Warren-Sharon Road from a Giant Eagle franchisee to a Sparkle Market. The supermarket has operate under the Sparkle name since May […]

New Park Vista Center to Bring World to Residents

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For residents at Park Vista Retirement Community, the world is getting a little smaller. Next year, with the opening of the Mahoning Valley Lifelong Learning Institute, they’ll have access to museums, lectures, historic sites and classrooms from across the country and around the world. “We tell students in grade school, high school […]

Involta Acquisition Represents Next Step for DRS

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – DRS LLC’s acquisition by an Iowa technology company is the next step in the Youngstown firm’s evolution, DRS’ founder says. Involta LLC of Cedar Rapids and DRS jointly announced the deal this morning. A news release issued by the companies describes Involta as a “national leader in cloud, managed [information technology] and […]

Courtyard by Marriott to Open in Canfield This Month

CANFIELD, Ohio – Courtyard by Marriot plans to open its new 110-room hotel near the Kennsington Golf Club in the Westford Lifestyle Community this month, the company announced Wednesday. The hotel will be operated as a Marriott franchise and owned by Kennsington Hospitality LLC and managed by Radius Hospitality, and includes new room designs that […]

Quality Switch Powers Growth With Exports

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — Were you to drive by one of those large, gray utility substations off the road, odds are that some of the switches inside that transformer were manufactured at a small, family-owned company here that has big plans. Quality Switch Inc. is powered, energized and ready to expand its business across the […]

Big 3 Automakers Report May Sales Gains

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — General Motors Co. sales in May were up 3%, the second month in a row the company reported year-over-year gains. Sales totaled 293,097 cars and trucks last month. GM’s top-selling brand was Chevrolet, which sent 207,970 cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles to customers last month, a 1.4% increase over last year. […]

Covelli Centre Unveils Southwoods Box Office

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management Group and executive director of the Covelli Centre, considers the naming rights for the arena’s box office to be one of three “flagship” sponsorships for the building. On Monday, guests celebrated the naming of the Southwoods Health Box Office with a ribbon-cutting event at the newly […]


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