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Sikora Brothers Buy Fastsigns of Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Brothers Kevin and Marc Sikora are the new owners of Fastsigns of Youngstown-Boardman. The 16-year-old company, 6981 Southern Blvd., was founded by Jay and Penny Sommer who have moved out of the area. The Sikora brothers, reared in the Boardman area, say they see the area’s development as a “great opportunity” to […]

Library Committee Approves Consolidation Consultant Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown& Mahoning County’s building and sites committee voted Friday to hire HBM Architects of Cleveland and BSHM Architects inc. of Youngstown to jointly perform a site evaluation and community engagement study for consolidation of the Brownlee Woods, Struthers and Campbell branches. Committee members agreed to hire the firms […]

New, Used Car Sales Drop in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New car sales throughout the Mahoning Valley fell last month, totaling 2,660 in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association released Friday. The month, which saw an 8.3% drop from June 2015, was the third straight of year-over-year sales declines in the area. Used […]

Library OKs Contracts to Study Consolidations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s building and sites committee voted Friday to hire HBM Architects of Cleveland and BSHM Architects inc. of Youngstown to jointly perform a site evaluation and community engagement study for consolidation of the Brownlee Woods, Struthers and Campbell branches. Committee members agreed to hire the […]

PIA’s $1.5m Expansion Set for Takeoff at Airport

VIENNA, Ohio – Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics plans to invest $1.5 million and construct a new building at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the school announced today. A press conference and groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday at PIA’s airport campus to mark the start of construction, and to announce the school’s purchase of its Youngstown […]

VLT Play Totals $967.2M at Racino for Fiscal 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bettors wagered $967.2 million and took home $861.2 million at video lottery terminals over the last 12 months at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. The monthly report on the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website also showed net win for the Austintown racino, which is operated by Penn National Gaming […]

MVOC Hires New Executive Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative announced Thursday that Marcia Dinkins has joined the organization as its new executive director. Dinkins comes to MVOC from Toledo, where she served as executive director of Toledoans United for Social Action. She will lead the organization “as it continues to grow and build power for residents […]

Warren Businessman to Host Arcade Expo in Chicago

WARREN, Ohio — Rob Berk, owner of Berk Enterprises Inc. based here, is hosting a classic video-game contest and an air hockey challenge at the inaugural Arcade, Video & Game Room Expo set for Aug. 25 through 27 in Chicago. Berk is the founder of Pinball Expo, the first and longest-running vintage pinball exposition in […]

Alcoa Opens 3-D Printing Metal Powders Plant

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. – Alcoa opened its 3-D printing metal powders production facility Wednesday at the Alcoa Technology Center outside of Pittsburgh where it will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3-D printed aerospace parts. The production facility is part of a $60 million expansion of the Alcoa Technical Center announced last […]

Community Foundation Disburses $295,000 YTD

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has disbursed $295,670 in grants and distributions during the first six months of 2106, its president, Shari Harrell, announced Wednesday. The funds consist in part of $156,003 in grants to 26 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that submitted requests. The remaining $139,670 was […]

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