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Mel’s Kitchen Opens in Former Arby’s Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On the count of three, Mel Chase, the cook at Mel’s Kitchen, used a pair of oversized scissors to cut a blue ribbon Wednesday to celebrate its opening. Mel’s, 3707 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township, opened last month in a building that formerly housed an Arby’s restaurant and stood vacant for two years. […]

Strangpresse, Oak Ridge Enter Research Agreement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Strangpresse LLC, based in Boardman, has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will validate the company’s additive manufacturing extruders. Strangpresse CEO Chuck George said the first of these new extruders should be shipped to Oak Ridge next week. “We’ve […]

Steady Stream of Trucks at North Lima Injection Well

YOUNGSTOWN,Ohio — An injection well in North Lima once owned by defunct D&L Energy Inc. of Youngstown has come to life in a big way, according to data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The well in Beaver Township, known as Northstar Lucky #4, was drilled and completed in 2012 but never placed in […]

Groundbreaking Set for New Neil Kennedy House

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Neil Kennedy Recovery Center will break ground on its newest recovery house with a ceremony 10 a.m. Sept. 20. The construction site is adjacent to the Recovery Center’s main campus, 2151 Rush Blvd. in Youngstown. The house will be the Recovery Center’s fourth offering temporary housing for those recovering from substance […]

Behind in Rent, Fifth Floor Restaurant Will Close

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Fifth Floor restaurant downtown will close Sept. 28, the direct result of failing to pay its rent and related bills. The restaurant opened in April 2015 in the Commerce Building space formerly occupied by Youngstown Club. Its operator, George Guarnieri, previously operated the Belleria Pizza franchise in Struthers for 17 years. […]

Kidd Closes Youngstown Nation Storefront

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After four years, Youngstown Nation owner Phil Kidd has closed his storefront in downtown Youngstown. “I don’t have the time anymore,” Kidd says. “I’m only there Saturday afternoons for five hours. It got to the point where I had to ask myself if I wanted to keep paying rent and utilities if […]

Valley Auto Sales Down in August, Year-to-Date

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the Mahoning Valley continued to fall last month as dealerships sold 5,063 vehicles in August, down 1.1% from the same month a year ago, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association show. It marks the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year sales declines in Mahoning, Trumbull […]

Things Remembered Seeks 700 for Seasonal Jobs

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — Things Remembered will hold a job fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to fill 700 seasonal positions at its fulfillment center here, 500 S. Bailey Road. The fulfillment center, which operates three shifts around the clock, seven days per week, is hiring for part-time and full-time positions on all three […]

Sweeney Sponsors 4 Service Technicians at Stark State

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is sponsoring four service technicians as they complete an associate degree in automotive technology at Stark State University in Canton. The two-year program began Aug. 29,. The students’ tuition will be paid for by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, the company said. To stay in the program, each student  […]

Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Continue Drop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the Mahoning Valley continued to fall last month as dealerships sold 5,063 vehicles in August, a 1.1% fall from the same month a year ago, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association show. It marks the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year sales declines in Mahoning, […]

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