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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 […]

BBB Touts ‘ScamTracker’ at Annual Meeting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An online tool the national Better Business Bureau introduced last year for victims to report scams allows them to become heroes, Carol Potter said Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. Potter, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, shared information on ScamTracker among other items during […]

Covelli Adds 23 Panera Stores in South Carolina, Georgia

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises announced Tuesday it has purchased 22 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in South Carolina and Georgia. The newly acquired market includes midland and lowland South Carolina and Georgia, with bakery-cafes in the state capitals of Columbia and Augusta, as well as the coastal towns of Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head and Savannah. […]

North Jackson Concrete Artist Joins National Collaborative

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Jess Warren, owner of Quest-Crete Studios here and an artist creating concrete sculptures, has been selected as a new member of a national collaborative of similar artists, Concrete Wolf Pack. Warren creates concrete countertops, tabletops, fireplaces and other customized works. Concrete Wolf Pack was organized to get artists working together, founder […]

DiRusso’s Joins FoodECrave to Offer Gift Boxes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – DiRusso’s Italian Sausage has joined locally owned to offer its products to customers nationwide, the company has announced. Through the FoodECrave –created by Catullo Prime Meats owner Danny Catullo, Dave Kiesh and Ross Morrone – DiRusso’s offers two gift boxes: the Sausage Crave Box and the Meatball Crave Box. The first […]

Oh Wow! Begins 6th Year with ‘Liquidate the Loan’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As they walk in, visitors can hear some of the exhibits before they see them. Nearly everything seems to be in motion at Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology. Now 5 years old, the downtown museum is launching a campaign to “liquidate the loan” and repay […]

Software Company Develops Energy Purchasing Website

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A portfolio company of the Youngstown Business Incubator based in Avon has developed a new website that allows consumers to make more informed decisions about choosing their suppliers of electricity and natural gas. Dennis Giancola, born and reared in Youngstown and a graduate of Youngstown State University, presented his idea to the […]

GM Lordstown Suppliers Announce Layoffs

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Following the announcement earlier this month that General Motors Co. will be laying off some 1,200 workers at its Lordstown Assembly, suppliers to the plant are also laying off workers, according to notices filed under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, Act. Magna’s Lordstown Seating Systems, which builds the seats for […]

Despite Legal Uncertainty, Employers Prepare for New Overtime Rules

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Although a federal judge in Texas has issued a temporary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new overtime rules Dec. 1, local employers are preparing for them with acceptance and varying degrees of comprehension, say accountants and lawyers interviewed over the last two weeks. The federal lawsuit filed by […]


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