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GM Reports Second-Quarter Earnings of $1.1 Billion

DETROIT – Even with global sales dipping 1.7% in the second quarter, General Motors Co. still reported second-quarter earnings of $1.1 billion Thursday, or 67 cents per diluted share, behind strong sales in North America. Globally, GM said it sold 2.46 million vehicles. Sales of GM brands in the United States, Canada and Mexico were […]

Alcoa Completes Acquisition of RTI International Metals

NEW YORK – Lightweight metals giant Alcoa completed its acquisition Thursday of Pittsburgh-based RTI International Metals Inc., which operates a large titanium mill in Niles, Ohio. The deal, worth $1.5 billion, was announced last March. Under the acquisition, RTI is a stand-alone business unit as part of Alcoa’s downstream Engineered Products and Solutions segment and […]

Blowing Smoke: Downtown Circle Opens Hookah Bar

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With all the redevelopment in downtown, Downtown Circle owner Al Adi knew he wanted to play a bigger role. On July 10, that expanded role – a patio, lounge and hookah bar – opened in the back of the store, 116 W. Federal St. Patrons can smoke inside the lounge and outside […]

RTI Shareholders Approve Merger with Alcoa

PITTSBURGH – Shareholders of RTI International Metals Inc. voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve the company’s merger agreement with Alcoa Inc. At the annual meeting held here, 94% of the shares were voted, the company said, with 85% of the outstanding shares voted in favor of the merger. RTI and Alcoa expect the merger to close […]

Regional Chamber Adds 3 to Board of Directors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three new members will join the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s board of directors later this month, the chamber announced Tuesday. The new board members are Dr. Lance Grahn, dean and chief administrative officer for Kent State University at Trumbull; John Walsh, CEO of Trumbull Memorial Hospital; and Mark Wenick, executive managing director […]

Coaches Burger Bar Opens at Five Points

POLAND, Ohio — Coaches Burger Bar opened Monday in the Dollar General Plaza at Five Points, 9065 Springfield Road. The restaurant is owned and operated by Patrick Howlett and Stacy Sam. A grand-opening event is scheduled for July 27. The new business was born from the gourmet burger trend that’s risen to popularity in nearby […]

Soap Box Derby Memorabilia at Landmark General Store

MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio — The End of the Commons General Store, 4366 Kinsman Road, has on display the original 1960 Grand Champion Soap Box Derby car donated from winning driver, Allen Frantz, of Bristolville. The End of the Commons General Store is Ohio’s oldest general store and has operated continuously for 170 years. In 1982, Kenneth […]

Youngstown Foundation Awards Nearly $400,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Thirty five area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $394,352.50 by the distribution committee of The Youngstown Foundation. Grants were awarded from the foundation’s unrestricted fund as well as the Hine Memorial Fund, the Mahoning Valley Sports Charities, and several donor advised and restricted funds. “Each quarterly round of grants is unique, […]

Ohio New-Business Filings Reach 8,151 in June

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A total of 8,151 new entities filed to do business in Ohio during June, up from 7,660 a year ago. So far this year, 50,514 new businesses have been formed in Ohio, maintaining course for 2015 to be another record-breaking year for the state. At the same point in 2014, 49,254 new […]

Brawlers Take New Approach to Football

NILES, Ohio – When the Mahoning Valley Brawlers make their first appearance at Eastwood Field on Oct. 3, the players who take the field will be those assigned by the Fall Experimental Football League. The league will also choose the coaching staff. The Brawlers were announced Wednesday as part of a four-team development league, known […]


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