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Ankle & Foot Care Centers Launch Holiday Shoe, Sock Drive

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ankle & Foot Care Centers his morning announced the launch of its 18th annual holiday shoe and sock drive. The podiatric physician group, which has 20 offices throughout northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, aims to deliver more than 700 pairs of shoes and hundreds of pairs of socks to local residents through […]

Allegheny Technologies to Idle Midland Finishing Plant

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny Technologies Inc. says its will indefinitely idle two plants operating in Western Pennsylvania: the standard stainless melt shop and sheet finishing operations at its Beaver County plant in Midland, and the grain-oriented electrical steel plant in Bagdad, Westmoreland County. The idling of the Midland plant is expected to be completed in January, […]

Sales of New Cars in Valley Up 3% in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of new cars in the Mahoning Valley rose slightly last month, data from the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio show. Two thousand new cars, trucks and SUVs were sold in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, a 3% gain from November 2014. Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, led new-car sales for all dealerships […]

Young Philanthropist Fund Accepting Grant Applications

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley will accept grant proposals from nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties through Jan. 1, the foundation announced this morning. The grants, up to $4,000, will be provided through the Young Philanthropist Fund. In the past, grants have been awarded to provide comfort kits to […]

Holiday Season Brings Good Cheer to Restaurants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Roasted, succulent turkey covered with gravy. The smell of traditional fish dishes served during the holiday season. Sweet desserts that appear on plates for those special occasions as family and friends get together and celebrate. The tastes and smells of the holidays are upon us, and area restaurants, caterers and banquet centers […]

Startup LOLA Energy Secures $250M Equity Commitment

WEXFORD, Pa. – LOLA Energy, a newly formed independent oil and gas company, is beginning operations here with a $250 million equity commitment from Denham Capital, an energy and resources-focused private equity firm. The equity funding will supplement equity commitments from the executive management team and be used to pursue the leasing, acquisition, exploration and […]

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Beers, Gift Spirits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the holidays draw near, more consumers are looking to brighten the season with selections of Christmas beers and wines that have grown in popularity in recent years. “The young people are gravitating to the microbrews,” observes John Ragan, owner of Buckeye Beverage in Niles. “Five years ago, I’d dedicate two refrigerator […]

ADI Accused of Defaulting on $400,000 Loan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An objection to Aerodynamics Inc.’s application for a certificate that would permit the carrier to provide flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport claims the airline is in default on a $400,000 note. On Nov. 30, U.S. Department of Transportation tentatively recommended issuance of a certificate of public service […]

November VLT Play, Winnings Up 8% from 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers and winnings on Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course’s video lottery terminals last month were each up about 8% from a year earlier, the latest monthly data show. The Ohio Lottery Commission released the monthly results Monday afternoon. The commission oversees VLTs in the state. In November, credits played on […]

VEC Sees Business Surging as Leadership Reorganizes

GIRARD, Ohio – A new alignment of leadership, a consolidation of several companies under a single name, plus major construction projects related to energy and the oil and gas markets bode well for a Girard-based general contractor on the verge of having one of its best years ever. “We’ve never had a backlog of work […]


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