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Youngstown Symphony Ticket Sales Climb

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Not only did the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra have another strong year artistically, it enjoyed a better year financially, Patricia Syak reported Tuesday. Syak is president and CEO of the Youngstown Symphony. The 2015-16 season saw an 11% increase in ticket sales over the preceding season to The Youngstown’s John S. and Doris […]

LaRocca’s Pizza & Pasta Marks Silver Anniversary

POLAND, Ohio – It was 1977 when two sisters, both born in the small town of Pacentro, Italy, began discussing opening a pizza shop here. It wasn’t until April 18, 1991, however, that Anna Ficorilli and Iola Mordocco finally opened their restaurant, LaRocca’s Pizza & Pasta, in a strip plaza at the intersection of Clingan […]

Farris Marketing Adds Two Clients

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Farris Marketing has added the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority and Alta Healthcare as clients, the marketing firm announced Thursday. A division of the Western Reserve Port Authority, the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority has existed since 2008, but all work was done under the WRPA brand. “Farris Marketing recommended […]

Taylor Kia Donates $19,000 to Millcreek Children’s Center

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Taylor Kia of Boardman has donated more than $19,000 to the Millcreek Children’s Center in Youngstown since July 2015, the school announced this week. The funds, part of the Taylor Kia Gives program, contribute to the center’s early childhood development and learning programs. Each month, a part of the dealership’s sales are […]

Lordstown Assembly Closing for Two Weeks

LORDSTOWN, Ohio ­– The General Motors Lordstown Assembly will shut down the weeks of April 25 and May 2 due to supply chain issues caused by recent earthquakes in Japan. In a post on its Facebook page, United Auto Workers Local 1714 said the plant will be closed for one week, along with three other […]

TravelCenters of America Closes Purchase of Quaker Steak & Lube

WESTLAKE, Ohio – TravelCenters of America LLC says it has completed its acquisition of the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant chain for $25 million. “We expect to grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized brand principally by franchising and licensing, but we also expect to add the brand in selected existing facilities and […]

GM Reports Record $2B in First-Quarter Income

DETROIT – General Motors Co. today reported a record $2 billion in first-quarter net income, or $1.24 per diluted share,  more than double its results from the same period last year. Last year’s first-quarter income was $900 million, or  56 cents per diluted share. The results include $300 million in restructuring costs, mostly related to […]

Coaches Burger Bar to Expand in Niles, Boardman

POLAND, Ohio – Coaches Burger Bar will open its first two franchise locations in the coming months. The restaurants are under construction at 2 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles in the Pinetree Plaza and at 714 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, according to a news release. The Niles location is expected to open in May, with a […]

Energy Downturn Slows Track for Rail Suppliers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Stiffed by the plunge in oil prices and a declining coal market, companies that provide services to the railroad and rail car industry have witnessed business level off on the heels of an extraordinary run over the last several years. So say Dave Trombitas, vice president and general manager of Independent Draft […]

Gibson Agency to Collect Food for Second Harvest

GIRARD, Ohio – The Gibson Agency will hold a cookout April 30 to collect food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. The cookout will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gibson’s offices, 984 Tibbetts-Wick Road. The most needed items are peanut butter, cereal, tuna fish, canned fruit, canned […]


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