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Blazing a Wine Trail in the Grand River Valley

Blazing a Wine Trail in the Grand River Valley

Editor’s Note: This week The Business Journal focused on Ohio’s growing wine industry. Be sure to watch the videos. See links below. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are times when a reporter must take on an assignment that tests his mettle. In late May, it was clear that this reporter, along with the producer of the […]

Editor's Note: This week The Business Journal focused on Ohio's growing wine industry. Be sure to watch the videos. See links below. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are times when a reporter must take on an assignment that tests his mettle. In late May, it was clear that this reporter, along...

At Home Opens in Eastwood Mall

NILES, Ohio – Home décor chain At Home has opened its new store in the Eastwood Mall and will host an open house June 30. The store is the brand’s eighth in Ohio. As part of the opening celebration, the chain has made a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley. The 90,000-square-foot […]

NILES, Ohio – Home décor chain At Home has opened its new store in the Eastwood Mall and will host an open house June 30. The store is the brand’s eighth in Ohio. As part of the opening celebration, the chain has made a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity...

Northwood Buys Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Realty

PITTSBURGH — Northwood Realty Services will acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in August. Northwood will then operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. Both companies are based in Pittsburgh. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The merger will combine more than 1,800 agents and […]

PITTSBURGH -- Northwood Realty Services will acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in August. Northwood will then operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. Both companies are based in Pittsburgh. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The merger will combine...

Vineyards Bring a Taste of Vino to Pine Lake

BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Joseph Glista III strolls astride a long row of curling vines on a warm afternoon and pauses. He pulls back an oversized leaf to reveal clusters of green pellets that in about three months will have grown into hearty grapes. “We had our first harvest last season,” he says. “It was […]

BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Joseph Glista III strolls astride a long row of curling vines on a warm afternoon and pauses. He pulls back an oversized leaf to reveal clusters of green pellets that in about three months will have grown into hearty grapes. “We had our first harvest last...

Trailex Builds Full Kitchens on Four Wheels

CANFIELD, Ohio – Walk down the promenade of any fair – state, county, street, ethnic heritage or otherwise – and you’ll find yourself surrounded by brightly colored trailers that sell nearly every variety of food imaginable. Hot dogs. Burgers. Italian sausages. Cotton candy. Pierogi. Fried you-name-it. All of it is found at fairs and festivals, […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Walk down the promenade of any fair – state, county, street, ethnic heritage or otherwise – and you’ll find yourself surrounded by brightly colored trailers that sell nearly every variety of food imaginable. Hot dogs. Burgers. Italian sausages. Cotton candy. Pierogi. Fried you-name-it. All of it is...

Sweeney Dealerships Earn GM Mark of Excellence

BOARDMAN, Ohio ­– Sweeney Chevrolet and Sweeney Buick GMC have been awarded General Motors’ Mark of Excellence award, continuing the dealerships’ streak of being named one of GM’s top dealers. “We had a very strong year in 2017 and are proud that our hard work has been recognized,” said Doug Sweeney, president of Sweeney Chevrolet […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio ­– Sweeney Chevrolet and Sweeney Buick GMC have been awarded General Motors’ Mark of Excellence award, continuing the dealerships’ streak of being named one of GM’s top dealers. “We had a very strong year in 2017 and are proud that our hard work has been recognized,” said Doug...

Concessions Bring Flavor to Region’s Many Festivals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s no shortage of fairs and festivals throughout northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania where you can spend your weekends at all summer. Through mid-September, something is on the schedule every week. Some are major draws, such as the Canfield Fair over Labor Day weekend, while others, such as Grove City Strawberry Days, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s no shortage of fairs and festivals throughout northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania where you can spend your weekends at all summer. Through mid-September, something is on the schedule every week. Some are major draws, such as the Canfield Fair over Labor Day weekend, while others, such...

Gibson Agency Open House June 23 Benefits Food Bank

GIRARD, Ohio — The Gibson Agency, a subsidiary of Thompson Insurance Group, is holding a customer appreciation event and open house June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the agency and Disaster Recovery Services Ltd. Giveaway items will also be “up for grabs,” says Andrew D. Thompson, vice president. The […]

GIRARD, Ohio -- The Gibson Agency, a subsidiary of Thompson Insurance Group, is holding a customer appreciation event and open house June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the agency and Disaster Recovery Services Ltd. Giveaway items will also be “up for grabs,” says Andrew...

Loneys Sell Stake in Youngstown Phantoms

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Black Bear Sports Group Inc. has acquired the co-ownership position in the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League owned by Troy and Aafke Loney, the team announced Friday. The Zoldan family has retained co-ownership of the team and the Phantoms will remain in Youngstown, according to the announcement. Black Bear […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Black Bear Sports Group Inc. has acquired the co-ownership position in the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League owned by Troy and Aafke Loney, the team announced Friday. The Zoldan family has retained co-ownership of the team and the Phantoms will remain in Youngstown, according...

Animal Welfare League Finds ‘Forever Homes’

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – When Lezlie Chronister’s husband’s dog died, he wanted to get another. But Chronister’s answer was matter-of-fact. “I was like, ‘No. I don’t want another dog,’ ” she says. “We’re not getting a dog. It’s just another thing to take care of.” Her answer didn’t sway her husband who ended up going by […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – When Lezlie Chronister’s husband’s dog died, he wanted to get another. But Chronister’s answer was matter-of-fact. “I was like, ‘No. I don’t want another dog,’ ” she says. “We’re not getting a dog. It’s just another thing to take care of.” Her answer didn’t sway her husband...