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Express Employment Agency Opens in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Youngstown Express Employment Professionals, with a staff of four, has entered the Mahoning Valley market pledging to link employers with temporary and full-time workers in a different way from other agencies. “This location is associated with 60 or 70 job seekers and we have placed a few to companies already,” said Scott […]

Marathon Bets $1 Billion on Ohio Utica

CANTON, Ohio — Eighty-five years ago, the Allegheny-Arrow Oil Co. commissioned a new refinery in Canton to process the crude oil that gushed out of the vertical wells in Ohio. Much of that local supply was exhausted over the next several decades, leaving the refinery to process oil shipped from other areas of the country […]

Vet Sells His Company, Starts New One to Hire Vets

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – About a month ago, George McDonnell faced a big decision — whether to stay with the business he founded in 2006 or sell it and pursue an entirely new venture that ignited his passion. The former owner of Canfield Computers LLC says his choice wasn’t difficult, and he is now building his […]

Racino Sees Boost in VLT Play Year-over-Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Play on video lottery terminals in September at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was up 7.8% from a year earlier, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Friday. Wagers on the VLTs at the Austintown racino last month totaled $83.98 million, up from $77.94 million a year earlier. Statewide, VLT play totaled […]

Mahoning Valley Car Sales Drop 12% in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car dealerships in the Mahoning Valley reported a 12% drop in new and used car sales last month, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show, marking the third consecutive month of year-over-year losses. In total, dealerships in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 4,484 vehicles last month, 639 fewer than […]

10 Tips for Organizing, Leading Effective Meetings

NEW YORK – It’s easy to disparage those tedious meetings that are run by someone else, but are your own meetings any more useful and productive? These pointers will help ensure that your colleagues don’t cringe every time they receive a meeting notice with your name on it. It’s far easier to take corrective steps […]

New Leaders Build Profile of Skilled Trades

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Rocky DiGennaro Jr., Carlton K. Ingram and Tony DiTommaso Jr. approached Mark Munroe Sept. 13 and extended their right hands to shake his in a setting Munroe rarely visits, the union hall of Teamsters Local 377. Munroe was in the audience of 40 or so businessmen, professionals, officeholders and union officers who […]

2 Years in the Making, Metroplex Reopens

GIRARD, Ohio – The Metroplex Expo Center, the vision of building owner Ronald R. Anderson, became reality Wednesday with the ceremonial reopening of what was once the Mahoning Valley’s No. 1 hospitality venue. “He had an interest in protecting the building and didn’t want to see the beautiful asset go to waste,” Melissa Hegwood said of […]

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