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Farmers Bank Breaks Performance Records

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. CANFIELD, Ohio — At Farmers National Bank, 2016 was a record-setting year, says its president and CEO, Kevin J. Helmick. Where 2015 was a year of growth through acquisition, 2016 was a year that capitalized on that larger footprint and […]

Paige & Byrnes Acquires Stillson & Donahay Agency

HOWLAND, Ohio – Paige & Byrnes Insurance now has a second location and its first in Mahoning County, reports the agency’s owner, Shelley Taylor Odille. The expansion comes as a result of Paige & Byrne’s acquisition of the Stillson & Donahay Insurance Agency, 30 N. Main St., Poland, Odille said. Paige & Byrnes will now […]

How Banks, Law Firms, Schools Recruit Professionals

Second of two parts YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Admission to the professions of accounting, architecture, banking, law, medicine and teaching requires intelligence, aptitude, mastering a rigorous curriculum in college and/or graduate school and a dogged determination. Sometimes those attributes aren’t enough because the supply of qualified candidates exceeds demand – architecture and law, to name two […]

GM, Honda Launch Joint Venture to Make Fuel Cells

DETROIT  — General Motors Co. and Honda Monday announced the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich. Mass production […]

Submissions, Voting Open for Pet Look-Alike Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As we get closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. But there are plenty of kinds of love in this world. That’s why we want to celebrate all of our animal friends in our newest contest: the Love Your Pet Look-Alike Contest. Maybe you and your feline friend […]

Library Board Reelects Officers, Gets Update

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County reappointed its current slate of officers to a one-year term yesterday. Elected to a term expiring in January 2018 were Dr. David Ritchie, president, and Delores Crawford, vice-president. Library staff reelected as officers were Heidi Daniel, library executive director; Mark Mrofchak, fiscal officer; and Tina […]

AMPED 2016 Competition Winners Ready to Advance

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Benjamin Becker and Jessica Whittaker are one step farther down the road to achieving their entrepreneurial dreams. Their company, HotEnd Works LLC, of Elyria was awarded $40,000 — the largest prize given the winners of the 2016 AMPED startup competition. “We’re creating a piece of equipment that manufacturers components using advanced materials,” […]

Sweeney’s ‘Operation Santa’ Gives $30K to Charities

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Although the holiday season has wrapped up, two local charities received a late gift as part of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC’s Operation campaign. Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley and Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown received checks from the Sweeney dealerships Thursday. The organizations split the $30,200 raised over the six-week […]

Bob Evans Sells Restaurants to Focus on Prepared Foods

NEW ALBANY, Ohio – The sale by Bob Evans Farms Inc. of its Bob Evans Restaurants and the acquisition of Pineland Farms Potato Co. were announced by company officials Jan. 24. The company will focus exclusively on its BEF Foods business, which is the national market share leader in refrigerated dinner dishes and sausage products […]

Holy Hot Dog Gives Back to Valley Nonprofits

WARREN, Ohio — “What brings people together more than a hot dog?” The answer to Jeff Canzonetta’s question appeared to be “Not much” as people streamed into the World Famous Holy Hot Dog Shop where he is general manager. Cazonetta and others came together Monday to cut the ribbon at the entrance to the restaurant, […]


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