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Queen Ohio Aims to Build Kingdom of Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Candys Mayo’s path to entrepreneurship – to her chosen vocation, engineering – was neither simple nor obvious. In fact, it was presented to her as a challenge, she says. Mayo launched her firm, Quinn Engineering & Employment Network LLC – or Queen Ohio – in June 2015, the latest step in a […]

Fireline Seeks Rezoning to Build Plant Addition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider rezoning several properties on the East Side to support Fireline Inc.’s expansion plans. The legislation before council tonight would change the classification of the properties to Industrial Green. The properties, zoned “multi-family residential,” sit on the corner of Watt and Adams streets as does a lot on Elk […]

Cortland Bank Opens Hudson Office

HUDSON, Ohio – With the opening of a new office in Hudson, Cortland Bank now has 14 locations, the bank announced this morning. The Hudson financial office operates as a “private bank office,” offering commercial and mortgage lending, as well as wealth management services. The branch, 75 S. Main St., is Cortland Bank’s first full-service […]

Trump Attacks GM Over Selling Mexican Cruze in U.S.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President-elect Donald Trump attacked General Motors Co. this morning for selling Mexican-made Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States. Only the hatchback model of the Cruze is produced in Mexico and GM says just “a small number” of those are sold in the U.S. “General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy […]

Business Journal Launches ‘Business Strategies’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the arrival of the New Year, everyone is looking to take steps toward improvement, whether for themselves or their business. And to help in this quest, The Business Journal is launching Business Strategies. The series includes 90-Second Gurus, weekly tips that cover everything from public speaking to fitness to marketing, presented […]

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Offers New Packing

MASURY, Ohio – Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. has started using new packaging and wrapping for its ribbon-wound and oscillated prime steel coils, the company announced Friday. The new packaging, explained the company’s president Adam von Philip, uses plastic spacers rather than wooden ones. This makes the new packaging more sanitary, eliminating the possibility of […]

Rally’s Chain Eyes Returning to Valley Market

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rally’s hamburger chain, which last operated in the Mahoning Valley a decade ago, is looking to reenter the market. Tampa-based Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants Inc. envisions opening eight stores over the next three to four years in the Youngstown metropolitan area, Bruce Kim, director of franchise development, said Thursday. Rally’s, which […]

Recruiting Professionals Often Is a Long Courtship

(First of two parts) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Candidates for an entry teaching position could feel they’re in a whirlwind courtship, sitting for a first interview on a Monday and offered a contract later that week. Candidates for an entry position in an architecture firm, on the other hand, are more likely to find themselves in slow, […]

Judge Clears Path for Injection Well to Reopen

NILES, Ohio – The owner of a wastewater injection well in Weathersfield Township shut down more than two years ago says he’s pleased with a court ruling last week that could clear the way for the disposal well to reopen. Just when the well could resume operations remains to be seen. “We’re very pleased with […]

A Busy, and Not So Busy, Route 422

WARREN, Ohio – There isn’t much to see along the northern section of U.S. Route 422 in Trumbull County. It’s mostly homes, separated by tree lines and occasionally small woods, on both sides of the four-lane divided highway. A few businesses call this stretch home – out this way it’s Warren-Burton Road – and the […]


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