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Soap Box Derby Memorabilia at Landmark General Store

MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio — The End of the Commons General Store, 4366 Kinsman Road, has on display the original 1960 Grand Champion Soap Box Derby car donated from winning driver, Allen Frantz, of Bristolville. The End of the Commons General Store is Ohio’s oldest general store and has operated continuously for 170 years. In 1982, Kenneth […]

Youngstown Foundation Awards Nearly $400,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Thirty five area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $394,352.50 by the distribution committee of The Youngstown Foundation. Grants were awarded from the foundation’s unrestricted fund as well as the Hine Memorial Fund, the Mahoning Valley Sports Charities, and several donor advised and restricted funds. “Each quarterly round of grants is unique, […]

Ohio New-Business Filings Reach 8,151 in June

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A total of 8,151 new entities filed to do business in Ohio during June, up from 7,660 a year ago. So far this year, 50,514 new businesses have been formed in Ohio, maintaining course for 2015 to be another record-breaking year for the state. At the same point in 2014, 49,254 new […]

Brawlers Take New Approach to Football

NILES, Ohio – When the Mahoning Valley Brawlers make their first appearance at Eastwood Field on Oct. 3, the players who take the field will be those assigned by the Fall Experimental Football League. The league will also choose the coaching staff. The Brawlers were announced Wednesday as part of a four-team development league, known […]

Natural Beef Is Only Option for Burbick Farms

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Greg Burbick takes pride in raising cattle here the same way his family did at the turn of the 20th century. Next door to the house and barn his grandmother’s aunt and uncle built in 1905, Burbick has 40 head of cattle that roam the couple hundred acres his family has worked […]

Macy’s Sells Downtown Pittsburgh Store to Philadelphia Developer

CINCINNATI– Macy’s Inc. today announced it has sold its landmark downtown Pittsburgh building at 400 Fifth Ave. to Philadelphia-based Core Realty, which is planning a major mixed-use redevelopment for the historic building. A final clearance sale will begin July 20, and is expected to run until early September. “For the past four years, Macy’s has […]

RTI Lands Airbus Contract Week Before Merger Vote

PITTSBURGH – RTI International Metals Inc. announced this morning that it has secured a contract to provide finished titanium structural parts for Airbus’ new A350-100 aircraft. The new contract comes as shareholders prepare to vote July 21 on the company’s prospective merger with Alcoa Inc. in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $1.5 billion (READ STORY). […]

They Can’t Live Without Charlanne Farms’ Food

SOUTHINGTON, Ohio – When Judy Hecky of Garrettsville began preparing for a visit to Florida, one of her priorities was stopping at Charlanne Farms Inc. to pick up some supplies for the trip. “I’ve probably been shopping here for 30 years,” Hecky says of the retail store on Warren-Burton Road in Southington. Hecky’s supplies include […]

DiRusso’s Packages Taste of Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On occasion, Robert DiRusso enjoys working the long hours at his company’s trailers at fairs and festivals, if only to remember how his business began. “That’s how I started out,” says the president of DiRusso’s Sausage Inc. in Youngstown. “I still like getting out on the midway once in a while so […]

Alorica Call Center Seeking 400 New Employees

NILES, Ohio – Alorica Inc., the California company that in March acquired West Corp.’s call center here as part of a $275 million transaction, is looking for 400 workers to staff its office at 5185 Youngstown Warren Road. The company held an open house and job fair the week of June 29. “The hiring continues […]

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