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Ohio Wineries Look for a Better Crop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Randy Wyand has just planted 100 more vines at Hartford Hill Winery, the winery in Fowler he and his wife, Carolyn, own. The Wyands opened Hartford Hill in February 2015, inspired during an October 2014 motorcycle ride as they stopped at several wineries, he recalls. They disassembled a pair of old barns […]

Vehicle Sales, New and Used, Drop in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dealerships in the Mahoning Valley delivered 2,413 new cars last month, a 7.6% drop from last year, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show. Combined sales of new and used cars in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties fell 5.4% to 4,379 vehicles. Four of the top-five new vehicles in the […]

Construction to Start Soon on YSU Enclave

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a new student housing project near Youngstown State University should get under way in a few weeks, an official with the developer said Tuesday. The Enclave, a 166-bed apartment building and retail complex, is the latest project to serve YSU’s growing residential population. “We would expect to start construction sometime […]

Racino VLT Play Up $11.4 Million in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals in May at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course were up $11.4 million from a year earlier, the latest monthly report shows. The monthly VLT revenue report, released by the Ohio Lottery Commission, shows credits played totaled $87.0 million last month, up from the $75.6 […]

Breaking News: Shell Says It Will Build Cracker Plant

MONACA, Pa. — Shell Chemical Appalachia announced today that it will indeed build a $4 billion ethane cracker plant at the site it’s preparing here in Beaver County. In announcing its decision to go forward with the massive project, the company described the project as “a major petrochemicals complex, comprising an ethylene cracker with polyethylene […]

Builders Keep Busy but Could Use More Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The level of commercial construction in the region is mixed, reports Kevin Reilly, executive vice president of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. For the most part, the volume of business at construction and architecture firms in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys is where it stood a year ago. […]

Youngstown Thermal Goes Green with Biomass Fuel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Thermal Inc. has initiated the transition from using natural gas to biomass fuel for its main source of energy. The biomass fuel is wood waste that is liquefied and pumped from a new holding tank into Thermal’s steam generation plant near downtown. “It’s been modified in liquid form. It’s pumped into […]

Trade Journal Picks Simon’s Roof Restoration System

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Simon Roofing,  one of the nation’s largest manufacturers and installers of commercial roofing systems, is featured in the June edition of Buildings magazine, a trade journal that specializes in the management of commercial buildings. Simon was selected by the publication’s editorial board as one of the winners of its annual “Money-Saving Products” […]

Cafaro Co. to Auction Former HQ in Mid-July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The former headquarters of the Cafaro Co. will go up for auction in mid-July, the company announced Thursday. The Cafaro Co. moved into its newly constructed, three-story headquarters building adjacent to the Eastwood Mall in Niles this week. The former headquarters, at 2445 Belmont Ave., has been available for sale or lease […]

Groundbreaking Monday at Lordstown Energy Center

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Executives from Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III will be on hand Monday when ground is broken for the $890 million Lordstown Energy Center. The press event will take place at 1 p.m. near the plant’s site on the Henn Parkway where hardhats are already at work preparing the site. […]


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