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3 Startups Share $100K Prize from YBI Competition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dan Fernback, CEO of JuggerBot 3D LLC, recalls when 3-D printers were introduced into the engineering department at Youngstown State University. YSU engineering students were “essentially the guinea pigs for 3-D printing,” as he put it. “It wasn’t long before we were able to identify the huge benefits that this technology offered […]

Talmer Toy Drive Benefits Millcreek Children’s Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Talmer Bank and Trust’s holiday toy drive, “Talmer Gives Back,” provided more than 200 toys and educational materials for children ages 18 months to 5 years at the Millcreek Children’s Center. The children are enrolled in the early childhood development program at the center. The employees and customers at the 16 offices […]

Second Harvest to Open Downtown Soup Kitchen

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley will provide hot meals daily beginning in the second quarter at a new feeding site downtown that will be managed by Ralph “Skip” Barone, the former manager of the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. Barone will join the food bank staff as director […]

GM to Invest $356 Million at 3 Plants in Michigan

FLINT, Mich. – General Motors will invest more than $356 million in a new engine line in Flint and driveline and powertrain components in Saginaw and Grand Rapids, creating more than 50 jobs and helping to retain nearly 500 positions, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came on the same day as an amended agreement […]

No Ordinary Pad as Heritage Thermal Invests $1.4 M

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The brand-new concrete rectangle presented Tuesday afternoon by Heritage Thermal Services officials looks like most other large concrete slabs, which is to say gray, flat, smooth and big. This is no ordinary concrete slab, however, as evidenced by the presence of Mayor Jim Swogger, who wielded oversized scissors to cut a […]

Quaker Steak Bankruptcy Hearing Postponed to Jan. 5

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Attorneys for Quaker Steak & Lube filed a motion late Monday seeking to adjourn today’s scheduled hearing before U.S. Judge Alan M. Koschik until Jan. 5. The motion did not specify why the restaurant chain asked for the postponement. The hearing before Koschik, who sits in Akron, was to review bidding procedures […]

Treharn’s Reproductions More Valued than Originals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are instances when reproduction antique furniture is more valuable than the authentic piece. No one knows this better than Jerry Treharn, founder of J.L. Treharn & Co., Youngstown, a company that uses a blend of automation and skilled craftsmanship to produce some of the most sought- after 17th and 18th century […]

Kennametal Downgrades Earnings Outlook for Fiscal 2016

PITTSBURGH – Kennametal Inc. says it “expects as much as a 30% to 60% decrease” in its outlook for fiscal 2016 compared to the $1.50 to $1.70 a share the manufacturer previously estimated. The company attributed the poor outlook to “further declines in its end markets as evidenced by continued declines in industrial production indices […]

Quaker Steak Bid Procedures to Go Before Judge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The bankruptcy reorganization of Quaker Steak & Lube moves into its next phase Tuesday when U.S. Judge Alan M. Koschik conducts a hearing on bidding procedures for the sale of the assets of the restaurant chain. Quaker Steak filed Chapter 11 Nov. 15 in combination with a $25 million asset purchase agreement […]

Cleaner, Clearer Water Flows from MVSD

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio — Over their 30-plus years at the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, Anthony Vigorito and Keith Rees have heard plenty of misconceptions about the water from Meander Reservoir, everything from the use of chlorine to the levels of fluoride. But for Vigorito, the district chief engineer, one of the biggest misconceptions came from […]


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