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Ohio Business Network Promotes Hiring Disabled

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One hundred businesses are now members of the Ohio Business Leadership Network, a business organization that provides employers with information and resources about how best to recruit, select, train and retain a workforce that includes individuals with disabilities. “We are proud to achieve this milestone that makes Ohio one of the largest […]

Sweeney Dealerships Score GM Hat Trick

BOARDMAN, Ohio – As the trophies made their trips around the showroom, passed from employee to employee, Doug Sweeney made note of just how important the three Mark of Excellence awards given his dealerships are. “This is our Stanley Cup,” said the president of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. “It’s something that’s hard to win every […]

Simon Roofing Acquires Roth Roofing Products

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Simon Roofing, a national manufacturer and installer of commercial roofing systems, announced Monday its acquisition of the “significant assets” of Roth Roofing Products LLC,. (formerly known as Viridian Systems) a Roth Bros./Sodexo company that manufactures commercial roofing materials. The deal includes Simon Roofing taking ownership of inventory, equipment, product lines, formulations, codes […]

Sip Your Way Through Lawrence County’s Wine Trail

PULASKI, Pa. — As a worker digs a path here for the walking trail at the future home of Nova Cellars Winery, Brew 32 and a yet-to-be-named distillery, owner Walt Novosel envisions what the main campus of his complex will encompass. The east side of the property on Pennsylvania Route 208 will be home to […]

Sekanick Elected Secretary of American Institute of Architects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Bruce W. Sekanick, a principal in the Warren firm of Phillips/Sekanick Architects, recently was elected secretary of the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors. The American Institute of Architects is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects and emerging professionals. AIA Ohio represents more than 2,000 licensed architects and associate […]

Brewpubs Taste Success with 17th Century Business Model

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The brewpub/craft beer concept is nothing new in America as evidenced by colonials in the 17th and 18th centuries who often brewed their own beer. In 1612, Dutch settlers Adrian Block and Hans Christiansen established the first known brewery in what today is Manhattan. In 1757, while a colonel in the Virginia […]

Candella’s Distillery Diversifies with ‘Boom Boom’ Bourbon

BOARDMAN, Ohio – After an eight-month hiatus, the man who makes Y-town Vodka is back in business at 4040 Market St., Boardman, and will soon introduce bourbon – “Boom Boom Bourbon” – to his line-up of spirits. Boom Boom Bourbon. As in Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. Bill Candella, the first man to legally distill spirits […]

Allegretti Re-elected CEO of HBK CPAs

CANFIELD, Ohio — Christopher M. Allegretti has been re-elected managing principal and CEO of HBK CPAs & Consultants. His new four-year term begins Sept. 1. Allegretti was re-elected at the inaugural annual meeting of the public accounting firm last month in Columbus, the firm announced Thursday. Allegretti, a native of Meadville, Pa., joined HBK in […]

Ohio Wineries Look for a Better Crop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Randy Wyand has just planted 100 more vines at Hartford Hill Winery, the winery in Fowler he and his wife, Carolyn, own. The Wyands opened Hartford Hill in February 2015, inspired during an October 2014 motorcycle ride as they stopped at several wineries, he recalls. They disassembled a pair of old barns […]

Vehicle Sales, New and Used, Drop in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dealerships in the Mahoning Valley delivered 2,413 new cars last month, a 7.6% drop from last year, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show. Combined sales of new and used cars in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties fell 5.4% to 4,379 vehicles. Four of the top-five new vehicles in the […]


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