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Fleming Leasing Merges with Aim NationaLease

GIRARD, Ohio – Aim NationaLease, a national provider of commercial truck leasing and contract maintenance services, announced Thursday it has merged with Fleming Leasing. The merger took effect Nov. 1, the company said. The merger provides Aim with three locations in the Washington, D.C. market. The Fleming locations in Manassas and Springfield, Va. and Landover, […]

Pricing for 2016 Cruze to Start at $17,495

DETROIT – Pricing for the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will start at $17,495 when it goes on sale next spring, General Motors Co. announced Wednesday. The base price for the Cruze, built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio plant, is nearly $2,000 less than the 2016 Honda Civic LX, GM noted. “Larger, lighter and roomier than the […]

Simon Roofing Sets Philanthropic Example

BOARDMAN, Ohio – When it comes to involvement with charitable groups in the Mahoning Valley, Simon Roofing looks to two areas – children and education – says Sue Stricklin, its vice president of marketing. “We believe it’s part of being a good community partner. It’s important to share our success and help improve the lives […]

Clothes Mentor Opens Women’s Store in Howland

WARREN, Ohio — Clothes Mentor, a store for women who wear designer fashion brands in sizes 0 to 26, has opened its first area store in the region at 8230 E. Market St., Howland Township. The 4,000 square-foot space offers women’s apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories for as much as 70% below mall prices, owners […]

Quaker Steak Files Chapter 11, $25M Purchase Deal

SHARON, Pa. – Quaker Steak & Lube announced late Monday that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization that includes a $25 million asset purchase agreement with TravelCenters of America. The acquisition deal is subject to court approval following a court-supervised auction during which the Travel Centers agreement would be subject to higher bids. […]

Handel’s Extends a Hand, Not a Handout

CANFIELD, Ohio – In looking at the origins of Handel’s Ice Cream’s annual “Koins for Kids” campaign, it’s easy to see why Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is the beneficiary of so many nickels, dimes and quarters. Both Handel’s CEO Leonard Fisher and chief operating officer Jim Brown are fathers of children who spent time […]

Youngstown Symphony in Concert with Audience

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nothing improves one’s mood more than attending a concert of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. On a high note, audiences leave Powers Auditorium, the Ford Family Recital Hall, houses of worship in the Mahoning Valley and public elementary schools. Children laugh, shout, clap and sing in joining the music during Young People’s concerts. […]

Avalon Holdings Reports Net Income of $500,000

WARREN, Ohio — Avalon Holdings Corp. today reported third-quarter net income of $500,000 compared with net income of $100,000 in the third quarter of 2014. Net operating revenues in the third quarter were $14.6 million compared with $14.4 million in the third quarter of 2014.  For the third quarter of 2015, basic net income per […]

Extreme Air Trampoline Park to Open at Ice Zone

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Extreme Air Trampoline Park will open a second location at the Ice Zone here, a $1.3 million investment, according to a company announcement. Work has begun on the new trampoline park, which will replace the National Hockey League ice rick, the company said. The first Extreme Air Trampoline Park, operated by Kazzmac […]

With Grandma’s Recipe, Retired Firefighter Opens Pizzeria

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – For more than 35 years, Rich Russo spent his Fridays in the kitchen of a Youngstown Fire Department station, baking pizzas for his fellow firefighters. The tradition started at station No. 1, the firehouse downtown on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard where Russo began his career in 1976, and eventually wound […]


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