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Brookfield Giant Eagle to Become Sparkle Market

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The Giant Eagle supermarket in the Maybrook Shopping Mall here will become a Sparkle Market May 28, Tony Modarelli, president of the chain, announced this morning. Modarelli is also the owner of the Sparkle Market on South Avenue in Boardman, the store on Parkman Road in Warren, and the Reynolds store in […]

TGI Fridays Closes, Kutlick Talking to Other Chains

BOARDMAN, Ohio — TGI Fridays has closed its restaurant in the Tiffany Plaza here, idling some 70 workers. The closing results from the restaurant deciding not to renew its lease at the site, 7165 Tiffany Blvd. “We just came to the end of their lease term and they elected not to renovate,” said Bill Kutlick, […]

Craft Beers, and Their Crazy Names, Go Mainstream

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — They carry the names “Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout,” “Purple Haze Raspberry Wheat Brew,” “Yellow Snow India Pale Ale” and “Hell or High Watermelon Beer.” Their colorful boxes, found in almost any store that sells alcohol, puts Crayola’s largest boxes of crayons to shame. And, depending on who’s asking, the industry is just […]

Exal Production ‘Severely Impacted’ by Evacuation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Production at Exal Corp. was “severely impacted” by Monday morning’s shutdown of its plant here because of the chlorine leak at the Youngstown wastewater treatment plant (READ STORY), a company official says. Exal, which manufactures aluminum containers for the beverage and personal products industries, was notified around 9:30 a.m. Monday about the […]

VXI Global Solutions to Hold Job Fair Tuesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – VXI Global Solutions Inc. will hold a job fair Tuesday to fill more than 150 positions for sales and customer service associates at its downtown call center. The company opened its call center here in 2009 with 50 employees and has grown to more than 1,000. Last month VXI sought to hire […]

One Hot Cookie Opens Store at Eastwood Complex

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – One Hot Cookie’s newest store won’t officially open its doors until 11 a.m. today, but the specialty bakery already has customers. “We’ve already had our first order,” owner Bergen Giordani said Friday as she put the finishing touches on the new store, in the Eastwood Mall complex. One customer had called […]

What’s Old Is New Again at Glunt Industries

NILES, Ohio – In 2002, Glunt Industries Inc. sold a 75,000-square-foot facility in here to The Timken Co. of North Canton, and for 13 years that plant served as the operations for its subsidiary, Timken Industrial Services. On Friday, Glunt Industries announced it was buying the building back, as the Warren-based company puts into motion […]

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