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Drones Hover Over $100B Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Richard Hassler points to an elongated map of northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. To the untrained eye, the map is merely a display of dozens of concentric circles, each one numbered, interconnected with thin, diagonal lines akin to bicycle spokes crisscrossing the entire region. A closer look reveals that this is no […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Richard Hassler points to an elongated map of northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. To the untrained eye, the map is merely a display of dozens of concentric circles, each one numbered, interconnected with thin, diagonal lines akin to bicycle spokes crisscrossing the entire region. A closer look...

Fire at Ellwood Castings Contained within Hour

Fire at Ellwood Castings Contained within Hour

HUBBARD, Ohio – Crews were called in to contain a fire at Ellwood Engineered Castings in Hubbard Wednesday morning. Ellwood Engineered Castings is a division of Ellwood Group Inc., based in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. The Hubbard foundry produces gray and ductile castings ranging from one to 60 tons. According to the company’s website, it is […]

HUBBARD, Ohio – Crews were called in to contain a fire at Ellwood Engineered Castings in Hubbard Wednesday morning. Ellwood Engineered Castings is a division of Ellwood Group Inc., based in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. The Hubbard foundry produces gray and ductile castings ranging from one to 60 tons. According to...

Howland School District Taps Gordon’s Expertise

Howland School District Taps Gordon's Expertise

HOWLAND, Ohio – About two years ago, the Trumbull County Educational Service Center notified Howland Local School District that many school systems across the state had detected higher than normal levels of lead in their water. The service center advised that Howland test the water quality in all six of its buildings. The results caught […]

HOWLAND, Ohio – About two years ago, the Trumbull County Educational Service Center notified Howland Local School District that many school systems across the state had detected higher than normal levels of lead in their water. The service center advised that Howland test the water quality in all six of...

Salute to Vets: Dignan Takes Command at Chamber

James Dignan Takes Command at Chamber

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Soon after he was stationed at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in March 2013, Col. James Dignan recognized that one of his priorities would be raising community awareness of the base. He was in line to pass through the metal detector at Youngstown City Hall, where he wanted to witness the city’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Soon after he was stationed at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in March 2013, Col. James Dignan recognized that one of his priorities would be raising community awareness of the base. He was in line to pass through the metal detector at Youngstown City Hall, where he...

GM’s CEO Won’t Commit to Keeping Lordstown Open

GM's CEO Won't Commit to Keeping Lordstown Open

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said it would be too expensive to retool the GM Lordstown Complex to manufacture the Chevrolet Blazer, and she would not commit to maintaining production at the Lordstown plant, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said this morning. GM announced plans June 22 to build its rebooted Blazer in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said it would be too expensive to retool the GM Lordstown Complex to manufacture the Chevrolet Blazer, and she would not commit to maintaining production at the Lordstown plant, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said this morning. GM announced plans June 22 to...

Union Strives to Help Families of Fresh Mark Detainees

Union Strives to Help Families of Fresh Mark Detainees

SALEM, Ohio – The union representing immigrant workers affected by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raid on a Fresh Mark meatpacking plant here June 19 is helping to ensure their families are receiving proper support. “We’re doing everything we can to help families make ends meet,” said Chelsea Conner, spokeswoman for the Retail, […]

SALEM, Ohio – The union representing immigrant workers affected by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raid on a Fresh Mark meatpacking plant here June 19 is helping to ensure their families are receiving proper support. “We’re doing everything we can to help families make ends meet,” said Chelsea...

Northeast Ohio Precast Opens in Salem

northeast ohio precast

SALEM, Ohio — From highways to Dunkin’ Donuts, Northeast Ohio Precast has been a part of projects throughout the Mahoning Valley. Since opening in 2017, owner Anthony McCoy and Pat Nicotera, general manager, have manufactured concrete products small commercial projects, such as Taco Bell restaurants and O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Products range from manholes and […]

SALEM, Ohio -- From highways to Dunkin’ Donuts, Northeast Ohio Precast has been a part of projects throughout the Mahoning Valley. Since opening in 2017, owner Anthony McCoy and Pat Nicotera, general manager, have manufactured concrete products small commercial projects, such as Taco Bell restaurants and O’Reilly Auto Parts stores....

Cocca’s Pizza Finds Help in New Neighbor

Cocca’s Pizza Finds Help in New Neighbor

CANFIELD, Ohio — When the opportunity came up to move the Cocca’s Pizza shop from 76 N. Broad Street and build a brand new building at the intersection of Shields Road and state Route 46, owner Steve Cocca jumped at it. He bought the property in June 2016, had the design and knew what he […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- When the opportunity came up to move the Cocca’s Pizza shop from 76 N. Broad Street and build a brand new building at the intersection of Shields Road and state Route 46, owner Steve Cocca jumped at it. He bought the property in June 2016, had the...

Ohio Chapter of National Safety Council Elects New Officers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio chapter of the National Safety Council elected new officers at its annual meeting, including Walter Duzzny, president of Emergency Planning Associates, as the chapter’s president. Also elected were Curt Speck, president of Safety Resources Co. of Ohio, as vice president; Mark Zeidenstein, secretary/ treasurer of L. Calvin Jones & Co. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio chapter of the National Safety Council elected new officers at its annual meeting, including Walter Duzzny, president of Emergency Planning Associates, as the chapter’s president. Also elected were Curt Speck, president of Safety Resources Co. of Ohio, as vice president; Mark Zeidenstein, secretary/ treasurer of...

Penn State Shenango Grads Launch Gift Box Company

Penn State Shenango Grads Launch Gift Box Company

SHARON, Pa. – Two recent alumnae of Penn State Shenango have created a subscription box company aimed at helping alleviate loneliness felt by seniors. Following their clinicals in western Pennsylvania nursing homes and assisted living centers last September, Penn State Shenango occupational therapy assistant students Ali Izzo and Holly Masters formed Purpose: The Therapeutic Subscription […]

SHARON, Pa. – Two recent alumnae of Penn State Shenango have created a subscription box company aimed at helping alleviate loneliness felt by seniors. Following their clinicals in western Pennsylvania nursing homes and assisted living centers last September, Penn State Shenango occupational therapy assistant students Ali Izzo and Holly Masters...