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Loss of Fresh Mark Employees a Blow to Salem

SALEM, Ohio — Officials say the potential loss of 100-plus Fresh Mark Inc. employees – or even the company – would be a big blow to the City of Salem. The Fresh Mark meat and packaging plant at 1735 S. Lincoln Ave. is Salem’s second largest employer with a workforce that fluctuates between 750 and 850 […]

SALEM, Ohio -- Officials say the potential loss of 100-plus Fresh Mark Inc. employees – or even the company – would be a big blow to the City of Salem. The Fresh Mark meat and packaging plant at 1735 S. Lincoln Ave. is Salem’s second largest employer with a workforce that...

Children Temporarily Separated by Fresh Mark Raid

SALEM, Ohio – The raid conducted by agents of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and the Department of Homeland Security yesterday on the Fresh Mark Inc. meat and packaging plant here temporarily displaced children from their families, officials said Wednesday. “It’s heartbreaking to think that children being separated from their families has happened in […]

SALEM, Ohio – The raid conducted by agents of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and the Department of Homeland Security yesterday on the Fresh Mark Inc. meat and packaging plant here temporarily displaced children from their families, officials said Wednesday. “It’s heartbreaking to think that children being separated from...

Sweeney Dealerships Still Winning After the Storm

Sweeney Wins Mark of Excellence Award

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Just six months after a wind shear tore the roof off Sweeney Buick GMC’s service lane, President Doug Sweeney accepted three Mark of Excellence awards from General Motors. “After the incident we had to combine operations in many areas while dealing with insurance settlements that we were negotiating,” Sweeney said Monday upon […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Just six months after a wind shear tore the roof off Sweeney Buick GMC’s service lane, President Doug Sweeney accepted three Mark of Excellence awards from General Motors. “After the incident we had to combine operations in many areas while dealing with insurance settlements that we were...

Wean Foundation Announces Q2 Community Investment Grants

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced grants totaling $643,500 to nine organizations. The foundation determined the Community Investment Grant awards at its June board of directors meeting. The grants were made to organizations whose work aligns with the foundation’s strategic priorities and includes integrated, equitable solutions enhancing the quality of life in […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced grants totaling $643,500 to nine organizations. The foundation determined the Community Investment Grant awards at its June board of directors meeting. The grants were made to organizations whose work aligns with the foundation’s strategic priorities and includes integrated, equitable solutions enhancing...

Ohio Soybean Group Blasts Tariffs on China

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — The Ohio Soybean Association says the Trump Administration’s decision to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion in Chinese products, which China plans to retaliate with 25% tariff on imported U.S. soybeans, will greatly reduce farm income. China purchases 61% of total U.S. soybean exports and more than 30% of overall U.S. […]

WORTHINGTON, Ohio -- The Ohio Soybean Association says the Trump Administration's decision to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion in Chinese products, which China plans to retaliate with 25% tariff on imported U.S. soybeans, will greatly reduce farm income. China purchases 61% of total U.S. soybean exports and more...

Library Shelves Brownlee Woods, Struthers Merger

Library Shelves Brownlee Woods, Struthers Merger

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will shelve plans to consolidate its Brownlee Woods and Struthers branches and instead focus on boosting their utilization. Plans for the branches were disclosed at Thursday’s meeting of the library’s board of trustees at the Austintown Branch Library. The last two strategic plans for […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will shelve plans to consolidate its Brownlee Woods and Struthers branches and instead focus on boosting their utilization. Plans for the branches were disclosed at Thursday’s meeting of the library’s board of trustees at the Austintown Branch Library. The...

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...