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Car Sales Dip Across Mahoning Valley in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New car sales across the Mahoning Valley were down in July, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association show. In Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, 2,514 new vehicles were delivered to customers, down 18.1% from July 2015. Used car sales were down 15.2% to 1,796. Chevrolet once again held the top […]

Avalon Holdings Reports $15.6M in 2Q Revenues

WARREN, Ohio — Avalon Holdings Corp. reports second-quarter net operating revenues of $15.6 million compared to $14.0 million in the second quarter of 2015.  The company recorded net income attributable to common shareholders of $421,000 compared with a net loss of $5,000 in the prior-year quarter. For the second quarter of 2016, basic net income […]

Travaglini Enterprises Follows Its Founder’s Lead

NILES, Ohio — Sixteen years ago, Mark McHale and his boss, the late Raymond Travaglini, were touring a site along state Route 46 across from the Eastwood Mall. That’s where Travaglini Enterprises was constructing a new Holiday Inn Express. As the two approached what McHale remembers as a “wall of dirt” at the rear of […]

Auditor Finds Angel Carriers Owes Medicaid $486,839

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Angel Carriers LLC owes the Ohio Department of Medicaid $458,083 plus $28,755.69 in interest, according to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, who says the company was ineligible to receive reimbursement for 99% “of services tested” over a three-year period. In a letter dated July 25 to the owner of the company, Natalie Riley […]

VLT Play Reaches Record $91.1M at Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course posted its best month in July from video lottery terminal play since its opening nearly two years ago, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Monday. Bettors wagered $91.1 million in July on VLTs at the Austintown racino, beating the $90.6 million in May, the racino’s previous […]

Brands at the Forefront for this $22B Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Promotional items such as USB drives and other electronics are hot this year, but longtime staples remain popular – even if they sometimes come with a new twist. These items, given away at trade shows, fairs and other gatherings, represent just some of the ways promotional product suppliers, printers and other firms […]

Edible Arrangements Store Is New Model for Chain

BOARDMAN, Ohio – When Edible Arrangements moved its store from the Boardman Plaza last month, franchise owners Ron and Lori Taylor did more than simply move to a larger space at 18 Boardman-Poland Road just east of Walgreen’s. They developed the prototype store for the national chain that 1,300 outlets will follow, Ron Taylor said […]

Content Marketing Enables Businesses to Sell Expertise

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What is content marketing and why is its deployment essential in this age of information overload? That’s what 200 businesspeople and students wanted to know Thursday as they gathered at Youngstown State University for DOYO Live. The conference, created by Dennis Schiraldi, founder of CYO Marketing based in the Youngstown Business Incubator, […]

Cafaro Foundation Extends Family’s Philanthropy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joe Bell still hears the stories about the generosity of the founders of the Cafaro Co. in decades past. If a member of their church had fallen on hard times, for example, they would show up at Easter with clothes for the children and dinner for the family, “the whole nine yards,” […]

898 Creates Identity for Wealth Management Firm

CANFIELD, Ohio – 898 Marketing recently launched a new brand identity as part of a  partnership with Vertex Planning Partners, the companies announced Wednesday. Vertex has offices in the Chicago suburbs of Elmhurst and Downers Grove, Ill., and manages more than $400 million in assets. Canfield-based 898 created Vertex’s brand strategy, the company’s name and […]


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