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Howard Hanna Real Estate Acquires RealtyUSA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the largest residential real estate broker in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has acquired RealtyUSA, the largest broker in New York. The acquisition, announced Wednesday, creates the nation’s third largest real estate company. Terms were not disclosed. Hanna, based in Pittsburgh, operates 205 offices in eight states and has […]

Bezac Equipment Co. Feasts on Restaurant Supplies

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — A small company that supplies restaurant equipment has carved out a large footprint across the country, thanks to several national chain contracts that keep the business thriving. “We’re an unbelievably small company competing with unbelievably large companies,” says Leonard Mochtyak, vice president of Bezac Equipment Co. “We’re a lighter on our feet, […]

Institute of Aeronautics Expands to Meet Demand

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Growth in the aviation industry and a massive wave of impending retirements are driving – or piloting – expansion at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ branch campus here. The institute, which opened its branch campus here a decade ago, broke ground Tuesday on an 8,500-square-foot expansion to its space at Youngstown-Warren […]

Cene Park Holds the Home-Field Advantage

By Jim Houck Bob Cene Sr., who died 17 years ago, was shrewd in how he avoided directly answering questions about how much it cost to build and operate his pristine baseball complex with three playing fields in Struthers. “It’s more than a little bit, but not too much,” Cene Park director of operations Scott […]

Sikora Brothers Buy Fastsigns of Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Brothers Kevin and Marc Sikora are the new owners of Fastsigns of Youngstown-Boardman. The 16-year-old company, 6981 Southern Blvd., was founded by Jay and Penny Sommer who have moved out of the area. The Sikora brothers, reared in the Boardman area, say they see the area’s development as a “great opportunity” to […]

Library Committee Approves Consolidation Consultant Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown& Mahoning County’s building and sites committee voted Friday to hire HBM Architects of Cleveland and BSHM Architects inc. of Youngstown to jointly perform a site evaluation and community engagement study for consolidation of the Brownlee Woods, Struthers and Campbell branches. Committee members agreed to hire the firms […]

New, Used Car Sales Drop in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New car sales throughout the Mahoning Valley fell last month, totaling 2,660 in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association released Friday. The month, which saw an 8.3% drop from June 2015, was the third straight of year-over-year sales declines in the area. Used […]

Library OKs Contracts to Study Consolidations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s building and sites committee voted Friday to hire HBM Architects of Cleveland and BSHM Architects inc. of Youngstown to jointly perform a site evaluation and community engagement study for consolidation of the Brownlee Woods, Struthers and Campbell branches. Committee members agreed to hire the […]

PIA’s $1.5m Expansion Set for Takeoff at Airport

VIENNA, Ohio – Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics plans to invest $1.5 million and construct a new building at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the school announced today. A press conference and groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday at PIA’s airport campus to mark the start of construction, and to announce the school’s purchase of its Youngstown […]

VLT Play Totals $967.2M at Racino for Fiscal 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bettors wagered $967.2 million and took home $861.2 million at video lottery terminals over the last 12 months at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. The monthly report on the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website also showed net win for the Austintown racino, which is operated by Penn National Gaming […]

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