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New, Used Auto Sales Drop Slightly in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Combined sales of new and used cars in the Mahoning Valley dropped 1.4% last month, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio reported Wednesday, with 5,914 vehicles leaving showrooms in May. Sales of new cars and trucks were down 5.2% compared to May 2014, with 2,482 sold last month in Mahoning, Trumbull […]

Contractors Report Projects Smaller, Mostly Privately Funded

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After a bitter winter with little or no project activity, commercial builders in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys say the market is on the mend. A flurry of new bidding opportunities has emerged with the construction season in full swing. Regardless, the makeup of projects over the last several years has changed. […]

Redex Industries ‘Udderly’ Honored by SBA

SALEM, Ohio — Years ago, on a cold day in Montana, Gil Goldberg found himself searching the aisles of a supermarket, looking for a product to soothe his chapped hands. A tube of “Udderly Smooth” hand cream caught his eye, and because he liked the name, he bought it. So pleased was Goldberg with the […]

Courtyard By Marriott Opens Today in Canfield

CANFIELD, Ohio – The new Courtyard By Marriott at the Westford Lifestyle Community opens for business today, featuring “the best of both worlds,” says Randy Budd, vice president and principal of Radius Hospitality Management of Canton, which manages the hotel. The Courtyard brand, Budd begins, has a special focus on the needs of the business […]

VLT Play Rises Slightly at Austintown Racino in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers placed at video lottery terminals in May at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course showed a modest rebound from April, the monthly report released Monday shows. Credits played at the Austintown racino’s VLTs totaled $75.60 million last month, up about 1% from $74.88 million reported the month before, according to […]

Simon JV to Bid for $325M in Air Force Contracts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – True Simon LLC, a joint venture between locally based Simon Roofing and True Inspection Services of Urbana, is among four approved contractors for roof repair and replacement contracts within the U.S. Air Force’s Northeast region, the company announced today. The national contract is capped at $325 million over a five-year period. Simon […]

Mastropietro Invests $700,000, 25 Years at Winery

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio – After walking through the production room of the Mastropietro Winery, Ellsworth Township Trustee Bob Toman had only a few words for owner Daniel Mastropietro. “I’m glad I didn’t get into the wine business,” he said with a hearty laugh as he looked across to the winemaker. “I couldn’t have imagined that […]

Brookfield Supermarket Celebrates Sparkle Name

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — New ceiling panels, fresh paint, colorful décor and more accurate aisle signage are some of the many renovations made during the $350, 000 conversion process which changed the grocery store on Warren-Sharon Road from a Giant Eagle franchisee to a Sparkle Market. The supermarket has operate under the Sparkle name since May […]

New Park Vista Center to Bring World to Residents

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For residents at Park Vista Retirement Community, the world is getting a little smaller. Next year, with the opening of the Mahoning Valley Lifelong Learning Institute, they’ll have access to museums, lectures, historic sites and classrooms from across the country and around the world. “We tell students in grade school, high school […]

Involta Acquisition Represents Next Step for DRS

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – DRS LLC’s acquisition by an Iowa technology company is the next step in the Youngstown firm’s evolution, DRS’ founder says. Involta LLC of Cedar Rapids and DRS jointly announced the deal this morning. A news release issued by the companies describes Involta as a “national leader in cloud, managed [information technology] and […]


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