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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 […]

Sharon Call Center Adds Second Office in Warren

WARREN, Ohio – What started from an idea of two lifelong friends is now a profitable business with two locations and potentially more in the future, say principals of a call center that opened its newest location here. “In Pennsylvania, we started with six employees and now we’re up to 200,” says Nicole Watkins, who […]

Grow Youngstown Opens Winter Food Registration

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Grow Youngstown, a nonprofit organization that acts as a local conduit for farm-to-table programs, launches its membership registration program for the winter season this week. This winter, consumers can purchase a “share” in local agriculture and receive a bi-weekly basket that is sourced from Grow Youngstown and the Farm to You program, […]

The Italian Marketplace: DeVicchio Family Affair

NILES, Ohio – For Bob DeVicchio Jr., family is everything and his customers see that at The Italian Marketplace. His parents, Nancy Dumont and Bob DeVicchio Sr., work at the store. So do his wife, Pam Allegretto DeVicchio, and their four children, Allie and Anthony Rosati and Nick and Megan DeVicchio. After school, their father […]

Covelli Restaurants Offer Meals for Active Military, Vets

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises will give free meals today to military service members and veterans in honor of Veterans Day. At Mahoning Valley Panera Bread cafes, veterans and military service members can receive a free You-Pick-Two by wearing his or her uniform or by showing military identification or discharge papers, according to a news […]

Black to Retire Nov. 30 from WFMJ Anchor Desk

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bob Black, anchor of WFMJ-TV since January 1998, announced tonight that he will deliver his final newscast Monday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. He will be succeeded by WFMJ Weekend Today anchor Derek Steyer, who will join co-anchor Leslie Barrett weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m. Black came to WFMJ from WKBN-TV […]

October VLT Play Down from Year Earlier at Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bettors wagered $78.5 million on video lottery terminals at Mahoning Valley Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in October, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported. VLT play last month was down 1.7% from October 2014, which was the first full month the Austintown racino was opened. The racino, operated by Penn National Gaming […]

Akron Accelerator Houses Boot Camp for Computer Programmers

AKRON, Ohio – Inside the Akron Business Accelerator is a program for software programmers that boasts a 95% job placement rate. The starting salary of its graduates averages $52,000 a year. If this seems too good to be true, it is. Sort of. “It’s a 12-week, immersive training program that lets people with a high […]

Parker Pump Plant Layoffs to Begin Jan. 15

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beginning Jan. 15, Parker Hannifin Corp. will lay off all 132 of its employees at its pump plant, 2701 Intertech Drive, the company says. The layoffs will continue through Jan. 29 with members of Local 2332 of the United Steelworkers Union being furloughed in order of seniority. Parkin Hannifin officially notified the […]


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