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Library Offers DC Rebirth Special on Hoopla

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Patrons of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Hoopla digital service can now sample DC Comics’ latest revamp of its publishing line. Cardholders can access the 96-page DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition, which kicked off the publisher’s relaunch earlier this year. DC is known as the publishing home of characters […]

Point Party Shop in Poland Becomes U-Haul Dealer

POLAND, Ohio — The Point Party Shop, 9805 South Ave., has become a dealer for the U-Haul Co. of Massachusetts and Ohio Inc., shop owner Joe Thomas announced Monday. Point Party offers U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes, he said. U-Haul is striving to benefit the environment through […]

Ohio EPA Loans MVSD $6.36M for Upgrades

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – A $6.36 million low-interest loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will assist the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District with needed upgrades to its distribution valves and transmission mains. The Ohio EPA loan is from its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account, which provides below-market interest rate loans for compliance-related improvements for community […]

Ohio Proud Launches Upgraded Website

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Ohio Proud, a campaign aimed at helping consumers find food and agricultural products grown and produced in-state, has launched a revamped website The redesigned website,, features an interactive map of more than 500 partners in the Ohio Proud program, as well as recipes, a harvest calendar and information on affiliate programs, […]

Regal Jewelers Opens in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Regal Jewelers owner Tom Dorn celebrated the completion of the renovation of their building in Columbiana with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. The store sells jewelery ranging from engagement rings to pocket watches, as well as vintage items such as toys, porcelain advertising signs and costumer jewelry. Regal also offers jewelry repair […]

Car Sales in Mahoning Valley Up Nearly 9% in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley were on the rise in November, as 4,216 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, marking an 8.7% increase from the same month a year ago. In Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, 2,467 new cars were sold, a 15.2% increase […]

November VLT Play Sees Drop From October

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Revenues from video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course during November improved from a year earlier, but were down sharply from October’s results. According to the monthly reports posted on the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website, wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino last month totaled $80.8 million, up […]

More Construction Activity Buoys Builders Association

CANFIELD, Ohio – Fiscal 2016 was a better year for The Builders than fiscal 2015, and 2017 has opened with hope and promise, its executive vice president, Kevin Reilly, said Wednesday. By all metrics save one, man-hours, 2016 showed improvement for the 150 companies that constitute the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. […] Connects Coffee Lovers

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A new website aimed at connecting coffee lovers around the world,, has been launched by local businessman Scott Couchenour and features several area cafés. The website features a news feed for members, forums to discuss “information on any topic in coffee-related culture,” Couchenour says, and a locator to find locally-owned coffee […]

Arby’s Celebrates the Return to Its Boardman Roots

BOARDMAN, Ohio — In the early 1960s, Gerald Peskin and his father designed a sign for a small business in Boardman called Arby’s. The sign they created, in the shape of a cowboy hat, perfectly suited the Western concept that owners Leroy and Forrest Raffel envisioned for their fast-food restaurant. “At one point in the […]


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