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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 […]

Quality Switch Finds Value in Apprenticeship Program

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — As he stands on the manufacturing floor of Quality Switch in Newton Falls and watches a CNC mill drill holes in a sheet of metal, Adam Downing is thankful for being part of the company’s new apprenticeship program. “It was a deal between me and the company. It’s getting me where […]

Coaches Burgers Donating Part of Burger Sales to United Way

POLAND, Ohio – Through the end of the month, Coaches Burgers will donate 25 cents for every burger ordered to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. The funds raised will support United Way’s education programs. “We are passionate about supporting our community and local youth,” said owners Stacy and Patrick Howlett in announcing […]

Alliance Castings to Idle Plant, Lay Off 400

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Alliance Castings will lay off its more than 400 employees next month at its plant here, 1001 E. Broadway St. In a Facebook post yesterday, United Steelworkers Local 2211 President Ken Meredith said employees were called into meetings and given the “unexpected news” that the plant would be idled Jan. 28. The […]

Regional Chamber Unveils Revamped Website

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Visitors to the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s new website will find a more modern look and improved functionality, the chamber says. Working with IDMI of Poland on the design for the new site, which was last redesigned in 2008, the chamber announced the site update Thursday. In addition to the new look, […]

NOPEC Program Finances Newburgh Heights Project

SOLON, Ohio — The Village of Newburgh Heights is the first entity to take advantage of the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council energy efficiency financing, the council reported Thursday. The village secured financing of $325,000 to improve the recently purchased building at 4105 Harvard Ave. that now serves as its fire station and service garage. […]

General Motors, Ford Sales Climb in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For two of the Big Three automakers, November proved to be a boon to sales, reversing the recent trend of declining year-over-year sales. General Motors’ total sales gained 10.2%, totaling 252,644. Retail sales – vehicles sold to noncommercial buyers – totaled 197,609, a 7.9% increase. All four GM brands reported an increase […]


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