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Chamber Selects Dignan from Pool of 35 Candidates

BOARDMAN, Ohio – One of the reasons James Dignan took his new job with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber apparently was to keep his family together. When he stepped down last year as commander of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Dignan was told by his wife and three daughters that […]

Chamber’s Humphries to Retire, Dignan Named Replacement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, will retire Dec. 31 after two decades as its leader. Succeeding him will be James Dignan, former commander of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. Humphries, a former telephone company executive in Warren, announced his retirement at […]

Armstrong Adds Ethernet over DOCSIS for Businesses

BUTLER, Pa. — Armstrong, the nation’s 11th largest cable television provider, announced Wednesday the availability of Ethernet over DOCSIS. Ethernet over DOCSIS provides small and medium-sized businesses connectivity to multiple sites using a standard cable modem. The dedicated Internet connection increases network bandwidth and reliability, while lowering costs, the company says. Symmetrical bandwidth is available […]

Jewish Community Center Takes Over Logan Swim Club

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown has assumed the operation and management of the Logan Swim and Tennis Club, 3245 Logan Way in Liberty Township, the center said. The club will be renamed the Jewish Community Center Logan Campus when it opens in May. “The Jewish Community Center is looking forward to […]

New Ohio Handgun Law Deals with Employee Possession

By Martin J. Boetcher, Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Effective March 21, Ohio employers, both public and private, are no longer permitted to have or enforce a company policy or rule that prohibits a person who has been issued a valid concealed handgun license from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition […]

Yesco Electrical Delivers to Dakota Pipeline Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Yesco Electrical Supply Inc., an electrical supply and wholesale company based in Austintown, has marked another major milestone in handling large industrial projects, the company announced Monday. The local supplier has delivered all of the lighting and switchgear used on six terminals of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline project, the company […]

Warm Winter Puts PA’s Apple Crop at Risk

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Due to an unseasonably warm winter, the Pennsylvania apple crop is in jeopardy, warns Penn State Extension horticulture professor Richard Marini. After warm temperatures throughout December and January, February was the warmest on record, which has led to tree bud development occurring about two weeks earlier than normal, leaving them susceptible […]

She Started with Hair, Now She’s Here

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the first things you notice about Carmella Williams is her hair. Thick, bouncy and vivacious, it’s as infectious as her smile. Hair has always been a central part of Williams’ life and now it’s a central part of her business — Carmella Marie hair products. Growing up in a rural […]

Giant Eagle, Second Harvest Join for Fundraiser

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through April 15, customers at Giant Eagle stores in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties will be able to donate $1, $5, or $10 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley as part of the Harvest for Hunger effort. Customers will be offered a tear-away coupon that’s scanned at checkout and […]

Old Rules Apply in Marketing Despite Digital Shift

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through the digital shift, many rules of marketing and methods of promotion have remained intact, not withstanding the transition from mass media to computers and smartphones. For many marketers here, the lessons they learned when they entered the industry remain pillars of their companies and on which they base their clients’ campaigns. […]


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