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Production of GM’s 2017 Cruze Begins Today

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – It’s been only a few short months since the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze began production at General Motors’ Lordstown Assembly Complex, but already the plant is ready to start production on the next model year. The new models are set to be delivered to dealers nationwide in August. Except for a few […]

Vallourec Reports Drop in Revenue in Second Quarter

BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, France – Vallourec, the parent of Vallourec Star in Youngstown, Ohio, announced Thursday that its revenues fell 25% during the second quarter versus the same period last year, and the market isn’t likely to improve during the second half of the year. Vallourec manufacturers pipe and tube for the oil and gas industry, […]

O’Brien’s Political Cartoons Now Posted on Website

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Close observers of our website may notice that a new tab – Cartoons — is on our menu bar. Click here and you’ll find Dan O’Brien’s most recent political cartoons published in the print edition of The Business Journal as well as one of his “classic cartoons” (think Jim Traficant!). “Dan O’Brien’s […]

Talmer Reports 2Q Net Income of $20.15 Million

TROY, Mich. – Talmer Bancorp Inc., holding company of Talmer Bank and Trust, Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $20.15 million, or 28 cents per average common share. This compares to first-quarter (revised) net income of $21.16 million, or 30 cents per share, and second-quarter 2015 net income of $17.55 million, or 23 cents per […]

Follow These Steps for Response to Employee Theft

By Michael J. McGee, Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — One of a small business owner’s worst nightmares is discovering that one of his or her employees has been stealing from the company. The initial steps taken to address such a situation are strongly indicative of the results one can expect. Initially, the […]

Trumbull Fine Arts Council Names New Officers

WARREN, Ohio – The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County has selected James Shuttic and Jeff Goodman as its new president and vice president, the group announced Wednesday. With the appointments, the council is planning to “transition into a larger role within the community” and bring more opportunities to area artists, according to the announcement. […]

Realtors Association Notifies Members of Suspected Theft

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A key employee of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors has been placed on leave while a police investigation is underway into the suspected theft of as much as $100,000 from the organization. According to an incident report filed July 9 with the Boardman Police Department, Susan Flipovich, president of YCAR’s board […]

Eagle Rental Purchase Cuts Ribbon for Niles Store

NILES, Ohio – The ribbon was cut Monday to open the 11th location of Eagle Rental Purchase, a rent-to-own furniture store owned by Randy Lewis and Joe Fischer. The store, 5580 Youngstown-Warren Road, is the company’s first in Trumbull County. “When the opportunity to expand our business at this prime location came, we knew we […]

Goodwill Seeks Donations of Housewares, Furniture

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Spring and summer are the busiest seasons for people moving into new homes, redecorating, or cleaning out their homes to make more room. And Youngstown Area Goodwill wants residents to know that a donation is much better than just throwing something away. Whether it’s furniture in good condition or some useful housewares, […]

Stage Door to Open New Performing Arts Center

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Stage Door Dance & Theatre Arts will celebrate the grand opening of its new performing arts center here with a ribbon-cutting and open house July 28. The new center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, is 10,000 square feet with three dance rooms, a voice and music practice room, locker rooms, a patio and […]

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