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‘Workhorse’ Truck Dealers Keep Their Buyers Busy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The first snow of the year is (we can only hope) more than a month away, but it’s never far from Dom Mauro’s mind. A few months ago, the commercial account manager at Allstate Ford in Youngstown ordered the dealership’s first shipment of trucks that will be outfitted to plow snow and […]

America Makes Opens Annual Meeting to Non-Members

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes’ annual meeting will be held Nov. 15 and 16 at the Stambaugh Auditorium ballroom here and, for the first time, it will be open to non-members. Among the highlights of the Members Meeting and Exchange are updates on the institute, reports on research projects and mixers for attendees. “Our collaborative […]

Chevy All Stars Find Strength in Numbers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Individually, the dealerships that are a part of the Chevy All Star Dealers group are as varied as the communities they represent. Some of the 17 dealerships operate on roads in the region with the heaviest traffic and they deliver 180-plus new cars to customers every month. Others, based in the downtowns […]

Phones Ring After Weather Disasters, Cyber Attacks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Growing awareness is prompting new interest in liability insurance among local businesses. High profile national stories and changes within the industry have changed consumers’ perceptions from “I’ll worry about it when it happens” to “I need to be covered.” Two of the more popular insurance products are cybersecurity/data breach and errors and […]

TTM Turns Out Circuit Boards for High-Tech Systems

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — Theresa Higinbotham peers into a microscope at her station at TTM Technologies Inc. in North Jackson where she’s inspecting a circuit board fresh off the production line. She studies the component to see if she can find even the slightest imperfection. “Right now, I’m checking for any signs of plating separation,” […]

Distractions Drive Up Auto Insurance Premiums

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On the same weekend in August, separate automobile accidents cost a Warren man and a Poland man their lives. The common thread? The Ohio State Highway Patrol says both drivers were distracted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that of the 48,613 fatal car crashes in 2015, 7% involved some form […]

Haus Auto Group Nominated for Quality Dealer Award

CANFIELD, Ohio – Haus Auto Group has been nominated for the 2018 State Quality Dealer of the Year award. Haus, a member of the Ohio Independent Auto Dealers Association, was nominated by its peers based on its industry track record and community involvement. Only three dealerships in Ohio are nominated for the award. All will […]

Sandless Wood Floor Service Opens in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio — NE Ohio Hardwood Refinishing Co. has opened a Mr. Sandless franchise at 183 Clifton Drive here as part of “one of seven dozen expansions” for the Aston, Pa., company. The new franchise, which started business Oct. 16, is owned by Jon Austin. The company describes itself as the No. 1 volume wood […]

Strike Ends at Harbison Plant in Windham

WINDHAM, Ohio — HarbisonWalker International and Local 8565 of the United Steelworkers Union have reached an agreement to end the three-week work stoppage at its manufacturing plant here. Members of the union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that the company said in announcing the settlement “will continue to provide above-market wages and attractive benefits […]

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