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Businesses Are in Patent Trolls’ Crosshairs

Editor’s Note: The following commentary was submitted by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. ARLINGTON, Va. – Peer-to-peer commerce site Etsy has more than 50-million users, comedian Adam Carolla has one of the most popular podcasts of all time, and Hudson-based fabric-and-crafts company Jo-Ann Stores has roughly 850 outposts across the […]

Trumbull Campaign Encourages Residents to ‘Shop Your County’

NILES, Ohio – A coalition of Trumbull County community leaders is urging shoppers to keep their purchasing power in their county as much as possible, an effort they are sharing with their neighbors to the south. A month ahead of the holiday shopping season that’s critical for retailers, the Eastwood Mall, the retail center of […]

Penn National Reports Net Revenue of $739.3M

WYOMISSING, Pa. – Penn National Gaming Inc. this morning reported net revenues of $739.3 million and adjusted earnings of $210.1 million during the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30. The quarterly results compared to net revenues of $645.9 million and adjusted earnings of $170.3 million for the same period a year ago. The quarterly results […]

Modern Office Products Adds Promotional Items

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Modern Office Products, a local supplier of office products and office furniture since 1982, is adding custom-printed promotional products to its business portfolio. Selections, according to company’s announcement of the new product line, include hundreds of thousands of items from thousands of manufacturers — from pens, cups and bags to apparel, umbrellas, […]

Vallourec Star Places More Workers on Layoff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Continued woes in the oil and gas industry have forced pipe and tube manufacturer Vallourec Star to “reduce its workforce effective this week,” according to a statement released Tuesday by the company. The company said it isn’t releasing the number of employees affected at this time. “While we have already taken substantial […]

Kravtiz Deli Expands Catering Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – No longer will the catering options from Kravitz Deli be limited to deli foods and appetizers. Deli owner Jack Kravitz announced Monday the 75-year-old deli would be expanding its catering menu to include “Asian and Latin fusion cuisines, Olde World specialties, Mediterranean delicacies, inspired classics and American down home” items. “Because we […]

Youngstown Symphony Extends Fleischer’s Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Randall Craig Fleischer, musical director of the Youngstown Symphony Society, has agreed to lead the symphony three more years, Patricia Syak, president and CEO, announced Friday. Fleischer, who has directed the symphony since 2007, will remain through the 2017-18 season. Besides conducting the orchestra, he is responsible for overseeing the artistic staff, […]

Penn Stainless Products Opens Mercer Distribution Center

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Penn Stainless Products will begin deliveries Monday along routes throughout western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio from its new, 35,000-square-foot transfer and distribution hub here. From the new Mercer County distribution center, PSP can deliver stainless product to customers in a few days or less. Product will be shipped from its Quakertown […]

Phantom Fireworks’ Weimer to Head Pyrotechnics Association

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – William Weimer, vice president of B.J. Alan Co., has been elected president of the American Pyrotechnics Association. Weimer, an attorney, has served on its board of directors 15 years and has been a member more than 20. This is Weimer’s second term as president of the trade association. “My belief is that […]

DC Wellness Cuts Ribbon at New Office

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Health insurance broker DC Wellness cut the ribbon Tuesday at its new office, 4495 Market St., after purchasing the building in July. In the time since, vice president Bob Gearhart Jr. said, the company has renovated and upgraded the office. “We were working out of a construction zone for those two months, […]


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