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Leprechauns Endorse Rainbow Bagels at Kravitz

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jack Kravitz doesn’t believe in chasing rainbows to find that spot where the rainbow ends and a pot of gold is buried. But he does believe in creating rainbows, especially when its time for Kravitz Delicatessen’s weeklong celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Beginning Friday, Kravitz Deli offer multi-color “rainbow” bagels at its […]

VLT Play at Racino Rises for 3rd Consecutive Month

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Monthly results improved for the third consecutive month in February on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Credits played on VLTs at the Austintown Township racino totaled $81.4 million, up from $78.7 million in January, $77.1 million in December and $72.4 million in November. Play also was […]

2 YBI Startups Receive $25K Innovation Fund Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two startup portfolio companies at the Youngstown Business Incubator have received $25,000 apiece from The Innovation Fund of Northeast Ohio to help offset costs associated with equipment, development, and project validation, the fund announced today. Enyx Studios, a video game development studio that uses virtual reality to create interactive experiences for gamers, […]

Think Spring Spruce-Up, Inside and Outside

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After years of landscaping their backyards and installing patios for entertaining, homeowners are turning their focus to the entrances of their houses. It makes perfect sense, says Excel Lawn Care and Landscaping co-owner Kevin Naples,. “When you come home, people want their front door to look nice and have some good landscaping […]

VEC Electrical Engineer Sworn in as American Citizen

VEC, Inc. Team Member Sworn in as American Citizen GIRARD, Ohio – Ahmad Omishat, an electrical engineer at VEC Inc., was sworn in as an American citizen in a naturalization oath ceremony in Youngstown today. Omishat has been with VEC for almost a year and is originally from Jordan. He moved to the United States […]

Website Analytics Target Advertising to Client Base

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Adam Earnheardt, by his own admission, is “a huge Star Wars geek” and Facebook knows it. “Clearly they know that,” says the chairman of Youngstown State University’s communication department. When he visits the social media site, ads along the right column typically peddle some sort of merchandise from the science-fiction film franchise. […]

Need a Haircut? Look for his Barber Pole

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jerome Franklin, owner of the Starting Line Up barber shop downtown, soon will add the most iconic symbol of his industry to his shop – a barber pole. The city Design Review Board gave Franklin permission Tuesday morning to install the red, white and blue pole outside his shop in Realty Tower, […]

Mixed Sales Results for Big Three, Cruze Numbers Drop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – February was a mixed bag for American automakers as Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported their best sales for the month in more than a decade, while General Motors Co. announced a drop in total sales for the month. General Motors’ sales fell 1.5% to 227,825 last month despite a […]

How to Say ‘No’ to Requests for Charitable Donations

By Jim Houck YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – I sometimes work offsite at a particular neighborhood coffee shop, and even within the one- or two-hour window I’m there, the owner-operators face a barrage of solicitors in-between paying customers. We’re seeking raffle basket items for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Can you provide something? We’re selling ads for the […]

Big Name Clients Help Small Warren Company Grow

WARREN, Ohio – Josh Auden received his first taste of business as a 10th-grader at Jackson Milton High School. The teenager loved to tinker with all sorts of technology, and before long he was earning extra money by repairing home computers and developing websites. Now, he has leased space in downtown Warren and has a […]


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