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Shepherd Begins $7M Expansion of Poland Campus

POLAND, Ohio – A $7 million expansion at Shepherd of the Valley’s campus here could be completed in nine months, earlier than officials had anticipated even a few days ago. A ground-breaking ceremony took place Thursday afternoon for the 32-bed, short-term rehabilitation unit, which will add 24,645 square feet addition to the existing assisted living […]

Covelli Enterprises Acquires Cincinnati Panera Cafes

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises has acquired 21 Panera Bread franchises in the Cincinnati area, bringing its total holdings to more than 300 Panera cafes in five states and Canada, the company said today. Covelli Enterprises now owns more than 130 Panera franchises in Ohio, the most owned by a single company in one state. […]

Family Business Stays on Tracks Hauling Freight

NEW CASTLE, Pa – Two workhorse locomotives shuttle back and forth along tracks that bisect the heart of this city’s industrial sector as another car, recently purchased, sits housed in a large maintenance shop waiting to be commissioned for service. Each day, these locomotives navigate 16 miles of rail tracks as they haul freight to […]

Data Backup Crucial for Businesses Big and Small

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was hit by a ransomware attack. Hackers infected its computer system and locked out users, demanding $3.6 million to allow employees access to the system. It’s not just big organizations that can be hit. A business of any size is at risk of […]

Car Sales Rise 3% in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the Mahoning Valley climbed 3.4% last month as 5,329 vehicles were sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show. New car sales totaled 2,931 in March, a 3.4% increase, while used the association reported 2,338 used vehicles were […]

Former B&B Contractors Garage Sells for $225,000

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The former B&B Contractors and Developers garage on state Route 7 was sold for $225,000 at auction Friday. Real estate broker and auctioneer Paul Basinger of American Real Estate Specialists and Basinger Auction Service offered the winning bid and said he will use the site as an investment property. Market value […]

Chamber Foundations Award $157K in Grants

WARREN, Ohio – Two foundations managed by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber distributed $157,200 to multiple organizations in 2015 for a variety of projects in Trumbull County. The foundations, established in 1991, exclusively fund projects in the county. Among the recipients of the $57,200 distributed by the Education, Civic & Cultural Foundation was the John […]

Houck Adds Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the National Park Service approaches its centennial anniversary, The Houck Agency announced Thursday that it has added the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park to its roster of clients. “We’re fortunate to have the only national park in Ohio within an hour’s drive of the Mahoning Valley, and among our objectives […]

Record VLT Play in March at Austintown Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Play on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in March was the highest since its September 2014 opening. Wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino totaled $88.8 million, according to the newly released results posted by the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees  video slot machines. The March […]

Industrial Suppliers Report Rebound in Manufacturing

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – Despite a sluggish start to the year, orders from manufacturers are rising, an indicator that the regional manufacturing economy is beginning to pick up steam. So say industrial suppliers in the region. “We’re usually the last to slow down, and the last to pick up,” says Rick Jugenheimer, president of Jugenheimer Industrial […]


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