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Adi Offers Plans to Expand His Downtown Circle

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Design Review Committee approved a new front door and walk-up window for Downtown Circle Convenience and Deli, the first step the owner is taking to expand the store he opened on West Federal Street more than five years ago. When the committee met Tuesday, Downtown Circle owner Al Adi outlined […]

GM and Chrysler Report Sales Drops, Cruze Up

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales numbers for two of the three major American automakers were down last month, as General Motors Corp. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today both posted a decrease in total sales. Ford Motor Co. announced that it would not release its monthly sales numbers until later this week because of a fire at […]

Attracting Bands Relies on Risk-Reward Decisions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — From playing host to up-and-coming young bands to some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, every year the Mahoning Valley caters to a wide range of musical tastes and genres. Country music, tribute bands, the blues, classic rock acts and live theater productions make up the menagerie of entertainment that […]

Speakeasy Lounge, Coffee Bar to Celebrate Opening

WARREN, Ohio— The Speakeasy Lounge will hold a ribbon cutting 4 p.m. Wednesday with Mayor Doug Franklin. Samples from the Speakeasy Lounge’s menu will be offered during the event. The restaurant opened for business in the lower level of the Best Western Park Hotel, 136 N. Park Ave. The 1920s-themed full-service bar and restaurant is […]

WKBN Names Noell Its New Evening Anchor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – WKBN 27 First News has named Mandy Noell anchor of its 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. A native of Beaver County, Pa., Noell returns to the region after working for several years at a South Carolina station. A Virginia Tech journalism graduate, she worked in local broadcasting as a producer, reporter […]

Ohio Presby Retirement Services Is Now Ohio Living

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A change of name for the parent company of Park Vista of Youngstown, Lake Vista of Cortland and Senior Independence will affect the three retirement communities. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, a nonprofit provider of life plan communities and services in Ohio, announced it has changed its name to Ohio Living. Locally, the […]

Record Stores Fight Streaming Music to Sell Vinyl

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It was two years ago that Niles held its biggest concert ever. On Record Store Day in 2014, The Record Connection hosted the Foo Fighters. Tickets were limited to the first 150 people in line, but the plaza that houses the record store was more than filled to capacity. “It breathed new […]

Hampton Inn Adds 101 Rooms at Eastwood Complex

NILES, Ohio – The newly opened Hampton Inn and Suites fills a long-standing void for a Hilton property at the Eastwood Mall Complex, a TMI Hospitality official said Thursday. Local officeholders joined Hampton Inn and TMI representatives to cut a ribbon at the Hampton Inn, which opened Sept. 1. The 101-room hotel joins the Residence […]

Studios Still Track Bands but Digital Alters Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Flipping through the relics throughout his studio, Gary Rhamy is quick to pull out a record or point to a poster and tell stories about the artists who have come through Peppermint Productions over the last 45 years. He pulls out one, “70 Years of Hits” by Frank Yankovic – the first […]

$260,000 Is High Bid for HR Evans Building

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio – A person identified only as a “local party” emerged as the high bidder for an industrial building left vacant last spring by the bankruptcy of HR Evans Steel Co. The 164,000-square-foot building commanded the high bid of $260,000 during an online auction that closed shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday. “We had […]


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