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Redesigned Cruze Makes Its First Trip Home

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – It’s been 15 days since the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze was unveiled in Detroit. The critics were almost unanimous in their reviews that the changes will improve the Cruze in nearly every way. And Thursday, it finally came home. “All I can really say about it is, ‘Wow,’ and, ‘Welcome home,’ ” said […]

Vallourec Star to Shed 60- to 80 Jobs at Pipe Mill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vallourec Star, which three years ago opened a new $1 billion pipe mill at its complex along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, announced today it would eliminate 60 to 80 jobs effective in early August. The company said the continued downturn in the oil and gas market forced Vallourec to streamline its […]

Vallourec Star Pipe Mill to Shed 60- to 80 Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vallourec Star, which three years ago opened a new $1 billion pipe mill at its complex along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, announced today it would eliminate 60 to 80 jobs effective in early August. The company said the continued downturn in the oil and gas market forced Vallourec to streamline its […]

Real Estate Brokers Renovate, Repurpose Commercial Sites

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Antiquated and dated until recently, the Tiffany Square Plaza at South Avenue and U.S. Route 224 in Boardman has a new lease on life, broker Bill Kutlick says. Over the past several months, the renovated plaza has seen retailers that include Hobby Lobby – relocated from a couple miles west on 224 […]

Catullo Puts Local Food on Its Shelves

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The “super-high quality” of the meats that Catullo’s Prime Meats sells isn’t the most important reason to locally source the beef, chicken and pork products that owner Danny Catullo sells. That’s just a “lucky byproduct,” he remarks. “The most important reason to buy local beef is because the money stays in the […]

Marsh Bellofram Group Acquires Specialty Fab

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The new owner of Specialty Fab Inc. says the company is poised for expansion and job growth as it continues to move forward in a sluggish oil and gas market. “We see it as an opportunity,” says Joe Colletti, president of the Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies based in Newell, W.Va. […]

Ghossain’s Bakery Feeds on the Mediterranean Diet

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Delicacies from the Middle East aren’t limited to a select ethnic population anymore. Exhibit A: the growing appeal of Ghossain’s Mid-East Bakery. “People are so much more health-conscious now,” says Melissa Poland, head chef at Ghossain’s. “The Mediterranean diet has gained a lot of popularity. People come from downtown for lunch and […]

VLT Play at Austintown Up in June, Down Statewide

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course were up 1.3% in June compared to May, defying a trend that saw VLT income drop by 8.1% statewide during the same period. In June, bettors wagered $76.5 million at the Austintown Township racino’s VLTs , up from $75.6 […]

ADI Closer to New Ownership, Airport Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The deal for new owners to acquire Aerodynamics Inc. is expected to be completed this month, the company has told the U.S. Department of Transportation. Attorneys for ADI, which is seeking to establish daily service between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna Township, updated Lauralyn Remo, chief of […]

Penn-Northwest Renews Seitz’s Contract as CEO

MERCER, Pa., The board of the Penn-Northwest Development Corp., the lead economic development agency for Mercer County, Monday renewed the employment contract of its president and CEO, Randy Seitz, for another three years. Terms of the new contract were not disclosed but the latest IRS form 990 Penn-Northwest filed shows that shows Seitz was paid […]

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