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GM, Honda Launch Joint Venture to Make Fuel Cells

DETROIT  — General Motors Co. and Honda Monday announced the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich. Mass production […]

Submissions, Voting Open for Pet Look-Alike Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As we get closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. But there are plenty of kinds of love in this world. That’s why we want to celebrate all of our animal friends in our newest contest: the Love Your Pet Look-Alike Contest. Maybe you and your feline friend […]

Library Board Reelects Officers, Gets Update

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County reappointed its current slate of officers to a one-year term yesterday. Elected to a term expiring in January 2018 were Dr. David Ritchie, president, and Delores Crawford, vice-president. Library staff reelected as officers were Heidi Daniel, library executive director; Mark Mrofchak, fiscal officer; and Tina […]

AMPED 2016 Competition Winners Ready to Advance

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Benjamin Becker and Jessica Whittaker are one step farther down the road to achieving their entrepreneurial dreams. Their company, HotEnd Works LLC, of Elyria was awarded $40,000 — the largest prize given the winners of the 2016 AMPED startup competition. “We’re creating a piece of equipment that manufacturers components using advanced materials,” […]

Sweeney’s ‘Operation Santa’ Gives $30K to Charities

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Although the holiday season has wrapped up, two local charities received a late gift as part of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC’s Operation campaign. Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley and Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown received checks from the Sweeney dealerships Thursday. The organizations split the $30,200 raised over the six-week […]

Bob Evans Sells Restaurants to Focus on Prepared Foods

NEW ALBANY, Ohio – The sale by Bob Evans Farms Inc. of its Bob Evans Restaurants and the acquisition of Pineland Farms Potato Co. were announced by company officials Jan. 24. The company will focus exclusively on its BEF Foods business, which is the national market share leader in refrigerated dinner dishes and sausage products […]

Holy Hot Dog Gives Back to Valley Nonprofits

WARREN, Ohio — “What brings people together more than a hot dog?” The answer to Jeff Canzonetta’s question appeared to be “Not much” as people streamed into the World Famous Holy Hot Dog Shop where he is general manager. Cazonetta and others came together Monday to cut the ribbon at the entrance to the restaurant, […]

Pittsburgh Airport Serves 8.3 Million Flyers in 2016

PITTSBURGH ­– Pittsburgh International Airport has had three straight years of increasing passengers, finishing 2016 with 8.3 million flyers coming through the airport. In total, traffic was up 2.2% with 8,309,754 travelers, the biggest year-over-year increase since 2010 and the busiest at the airport since 2008. During the holidays, traffic was up 2.5% in November […]

Growing Your Family Business Requires Teamwork

BOSTON — When we start out in our family businesses, we know all the answers and seldom seek advice. We keep strategy in our heads and rarely see a need to share it with others. Family members are managing their own areas of responsibility with little overlap between them. We’re able to operate pretty effectively […]

Dickey Electric Wires the Company for Leadership Change

NORTH LIMA, Ohio ­– As Joe Dickey Electric nears its 60th anniversary, the company is preparing to celebrate with change of leadership as founder Joe Dickey Jr. becomes company chairman and his son, Dave Dickey becomes CEO. Meanwhile, 25-year employee and “unofficial family member” Eric Carlson will become president. “Eric’s father worked with us, and […]


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