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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 […]

NLMK to Invest $80 Million to Upgrade Farrell Plant

FARRELL, Pa. – NLMK Group, the largest steelmaker in Russia, says it plans to spend $80 million on a major upgrade at its plant here on Roemer Boulevard. The Russian steelmaker announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase processing equipment needed for the construction of a new walking-beam reheating furnace at the plant. […]

Winner Aviation Names Rohrbach Maintenance Sales Manager

VIENNA, Ohio – Winner Aviation today announced that Larry Rohrbach has joined the company as its maintenance sales manager. Among his responsibilities are overseeing sales growth, business development and customer support. Rohrbach has more than 30 years experience in the aviation field, most recently as the regional service sales manager for Textron Aviation, headquartered in […]

Covelli Introduces Delivery at Valley Panera Cafes

WARREN, Ohio – Colleen Rose, general manager of the Panera Bread bakery-café on Elm Road, admits response to the fast-casual chain’s new small-order delivery option was greater than she expected. The Elm Road store was the first in the Mahoning Valley to offer the service, which enables customers to place a single order online or […]

Fireline to Start Plant Expansion in April

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fireline Inc. plans to begin construction on a 26,000 square-foot addition to its Andrews Avenue plant starting in April, says a company executive. “The expansion is necessary because the company continues to grow,” said President Barbara Burley. Over the next 15 years, Burley said Fireline expects to add a total of 75,000 […]

Southern Park Mall Names New Manager

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Brian Gabbert is the new manager of Southern Park Mall, the mall’s managing company, Washington Prime Group, announced Monday. Gabbert’s responsibilities include operations, leasing, business development, retail and marketing. “We are excited to have Brian lead our dynamic team to maintain Southern Park Mall’s continued success,” said Washington’s regional vice president, Greg […]

Covelli Deploys Dollars for Marines’ Toys for Tots

WARREN, Ohio – As soldiers from the U.S. Marine Corps and employees from Covelli Enterprises gathered at the Niles Toys R Us to pick out toys for kids across the Mahoning Valley, it was a meeting of two different worlds. “It was done in a pure Marine fashion,” said Ashlee Mauti, director of marketing for […]

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