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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 […]

Entrepreneurs Put Down Roots at Farmers Markets

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Over the past quarter century, the number of farmers markets – both in the Mahoning Valley and across the country – has taken off. Consumers have turned away from produce grown on the opposite side of the country or in foreign soil to food grown right down the road. The reasons buyers […]

TBEIC Brings 6 Tenants to Downtown Warren Incubator

WARREN, Ohio — Progress at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center was slow at first, board President John Pogue says, but the business incubator has found its stride. “We started from scratch,” the Warren attorney says. “I’d have to say we’ve made great progress.” TBEIC, as it’s known, specializes in early-stage energy startups, Pogue says. […]

YBI, Partners to Offer AMPED 2016 Competition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator, in partnership with the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and America Makes, will again host its technology startup competition with an emphasis on additive manufacturing. AMPED 2016 will offer startups a chance to earn an equity investment of up to $100,000 based on meeting specific milestones. Last year, three […]

GLI Pool Products Celebrates 10 Years of Growth

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – “It’s a culture shock,” every time Larry Schwimmer travels to Youngstown and visits GLI Products Inc., the manufacturer of pool products of which he is co-owner in the Salt Springs Industrial Park. “I’ve never seen a company where it’s like a family. Everybody loves each other. They have fun. They thank me […]


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