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Chemical Bank to Sponsor Youngstown Marathon

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has been named the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Youngstown Marathon, set for June 4, the organizations have announced. “We are excited to play a key role in the Youngstown Marathon, which challenges people to reach new achievements in their lives,” said Chemical Bank’s Mahoning Valley regional president, Mark Wenick, […]

HBK CPAs Acquires Firm in Blue Bell, Pa.

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs and Consultants has acquired Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner PC, a public accounting firm in Blue Bell, Pa., Christopher M. Allegretti, CEO and managing principal of HBK, announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner (RAL), which has two dozen employees, has served eastern Pennsylvania 32 years, HBK said. RAL staff […]

Alliance Castings Says Layoffs to Begin Jan. 31

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Alliance Castings Co. LLC has formally notified the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service that it “has made the business decision to temporarily idle its plant” at 1001 E. Broadway St. The notice, required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, comes in the form of a letter […]

Craft Brewery to Open by June in Former Downtown Church

YOUNGSTOWN, Oho – The operators of a proposed brewery and taproom hope to be up and running by June. Ira and Marcy Gerhart presented their plans to renovate a former church at 126 E. Rayen Ave. and launch Noble Creature Cask House there to the Youngstown Design Review Committee Tuesday. The committee approved a handicapped-accessible […]

Home Savings to Perform ‘Random Acts of Kindness’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Home Savings & Loan Co. plans to spread holiday cheer this season by performing “Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.” This is the fourth consecutive year that Home Savings has participated in the program. Throughout December, employees at the bank’s branches will carry out more than 40 holiday initiatives by delivering spontaneous, unexpected […]

Gibson Agency Launches Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

GIRARD, Ohio – The Gibson Agency will donate a total of $10,000 to 10 area charities as part of its 5th Annual Holiday Giving Campaign. A grand prize winner will be chosen via Facebook poll. “Giving back has always been of utmost importance to our agency,” said Katie Barca, director of marketing and agency development. […]

YMCA of Youngstown Names Gasce Its Next CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The YMCA of Youngstown today announced that Thomas M. Gacse has been selected as its next president and CEO. Gasce, currently a magistrate in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, will begin his duties Jan. 1, the YMCA said. He will replace Timothy M. Hilk, who had served in the role for six […]

Arby’s to Celebrate Boardman Reopening Wednesday

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Arby’s restaurant chain will hold a ribbon cutting Wednesday to mark the grand reopening of Restaurant #1A in Boardman. The restaurant is across Route 224 from the original Arby’s building, a 10-seat drive-in roast beef sandwich shop opened by brothers Leroy and Forrest Raffel in 1964. The CEO of Arby’s, Paul […]

Share the Love Campaign to Benefit Akron Children’s

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Through Jan. 3, Boardman Subaru will donate $250 for every new car sold to the customer’s choice of five charities as part of its Share the Love campaign. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley was chosen as the local charity that will be supported. Along with Akron Children’s, the available charities are the […]

Holiday Lights Make Spirits — and Business — Bright

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Few sights announce the arrival of the holiday season better than a layer of snow atop a roof or front porch outlined by strands of lights. “It’s something,” Ed Wojciechowski says of the decorating tradition, pausing as a grin stretches across his face. “It’s something that takes you back to when you […]


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