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Covelli Hopes to Open New Boardman Store by Holidays

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sam Covelli is eyeing an opening later this year for his new Panera Bread bakery-café in Boardman. The new stand-alone café, to be built at South Avenue and Boardman-Poland Road, will have a new look – distinct from other Paneras — that will be the debut of that look, Covelli, owner/operator of […]

Fast Track Secures Option for Marijuana Grow Site

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the five companies seeking a state license to operate a medical marijuana cultivation center in the city has optioned 11 acres of property at the Salt Springs Industrial Park for its proposed growing site. The Youngstown Board of Control today approved an option agreement with Fast Track Group for the […]

What Ohio Employers Need to Know about Medical Marijuana

By Andrew Ledebur Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the passage of House Bill 523 last year, Ohio effectively became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. While some continue to debate the efficacy of medical marijuana, what is no longer up for debate is the fact that HB 523 became effective Sept. […]

Low-Cost Fare War Takes Toll at Airport

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The passenger count during the month of May at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Airport was the highest of the year so far — “such that it is,” says the aviation director — as low-cost carriers mount stiff competition at airports in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Akron. At Wednesday’s meeting of the Western Reserve […]

Office Furniture Enhances Collaboration with Relaxed Styles

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In the 1999 film “Office Space,” Peter Gibbons rails against the stale corporate culture where he works, especially the “cube farms” he perceives as a kind of prison. “We don’t have a lot of time on this earth! We weren’t meant to spend it this way!” he rants. “Human beings were not […]

Court Appoints Receiver for Quaker Mfg. Co.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge George Limbert on Tuesday ordered the appointment of Compass Advisory Partners LLC as a receiver to handle the assets of troubled Quaker Mfg. Corp., according to documents filed with the court. The appointment clears the way for a possible sale of the company and the retention of […]

New Leader Reshapes Business at Shapes Unlimited Inc.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When the owner of a company dies, the transition to new ownership is never easy. Shapes Unlimited Inc., a distributor of custom aluminum extrusions for the vinyl window and ornamental fence industries, not only faced the challenge, but positioned itself for future growth, its new president says. John Sullivan founded Shapes Unlimited […]


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