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Coaches Burger Bar to Expand in Niles, Boardman

POLAND, Ohio – Coaches Burger Bar will open its first two franchise locations in the coming months. The restaurants are under construction at 2 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles in the Pinetree Plaza and at 714 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, according to a news release. The Niles location is expected to open in May, with a […]

Energy Downturn Slows Track for Rail Suppliers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Stiffed by the plunge in oil prices and a declining coal market, companies that provide services to the railroad and rail car industry have witnessed business level off on the heels of an extraordinary run over the last several years. So say Dave Trombitas, vice president and general manager of Independent Draft […]

Gibson Agency to Collect Food for Second Harvest

GIRARD, Ohio – The Gibson Agency will hold a cookout April 30 to collect food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. The cookout will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gibson’s offices, 984 Tibbetts-Wick Road. The most needed items are peanut butter, cereal, tuna fish, canned fruit, canned […]

Shepherd Begins $7M Expansion of Poland Campus

POLAND, Ohio – A $7 million expansion at Shepherd of the Valley’s campus here could be completed in nine months, earlier than officials had anticipated even a few days ago. A ground-breaking ceremony took place Thursday afternoon for the 32-bed, short-term rehabilitation unit, which will add 24,645 square feet addition to the existing assisted living […]

Covelli Enterprises Acquires Cincinnati Panera Cafes

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises has acquired 21 Panera Bread franchises in the Cincinnati area, bringing its total holdings to more than 300 Panera cafes in five states and Canada, the company said today. Covelli Enterprises now owns more than 130 Panera franchises in Ohio, the most owned by a single company in one state. […]

Family Business Stays on Tracks Hauling Freight

NEW CASTLE, Pa – Two workhorse locomotives shuttle back and forth along tracks that bisect the heart of this city’s industrial sector as another car, recently purchased, sits housed in a large maintenance shop waiting to be commissioned for service. Each day, these locomotives navigate 16 miles of rail tracks as they haul freight to […]

Data Backup Crucial for Businesses Big and Small

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was hit by a ransomware attack. Hackers infected its computer system and locked out users, demanding $3.6 million to allow employees access to the system. It’s not just big organizations that can be hit. A business of any size is at risk of […]

Car Sales Rise 3% in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the Mahoning Valley climbed 3.4% last month as 5,329 vehicles were sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show. New car sales totaled 2,931 in March, a 3.4% increase, while used the association reported 2,338 used vehicles were […]

Former B&B Contractors Garage Sells for $225,000

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The former B&B Contractors and Developers garage on state Route 7 was sold for $225,000 at auction Friday. Real estate broker and auctioneer Paul Basinger of American Real Estate Specialists and Basinger Auction Service offered the winning bid and said he will use the site as an investment property. Market value […]

Chamber Foundations Award $157K in Grants

WARREN, Ohio – Two foundations managed by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber distributed $157,200 to multiple organizations in 2015 for a variety of projects in Trumbull County. The foundations, established in 1991, exclusively fund projects in the county. Among the recipients of the $57,200 distributed by the Education, Civic & Cultural Foundation was the John […]


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