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Update: Gorant Factory Lays Off Workers, Needs to Sell Easter Candy to Survive

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include comments from the owners of independently owned and operated stores in Austintown and Warren that sell Gorant products. Both emphasize that while their stores are closed, they continue to sell Easter candy. BOARDMAN, Ohio – With Easter candy sales stalled since the onset of the novel […]

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from the owners of independently owned and operated stores in Austintown and Warren that sell Gorant products. Both emphasize that while their stores are closed, they continue to sell Easter candy. BOARDMAN, Ohio – With Easter candy sales stalled since...

Homer Laughlin Sells Food Service Division to Steelite

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Homer Laughlin China Co. and the Hall China Co. of Newell, W.Va., have sold their food service divisions to Steelite International of New Castle, Pa., for an undisclosed price. As a result, the iconic 150-year-old Homer Laughlin is changing its name to The Fiesta Tableware Co. Steelite will take over the manufacturing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Homer Laughlin China Co. and the Hall China Co. of Newell, W.Va., have sold their food service divisions to Steelite International of New Castle, Pa., for an undisclosed price. As a result, the iconic 150-year-old Homer Laughlin is changing its name to The Fiesta Tableware Co. Steelite...

Silver’s Vogue Shop Is Permanently Closed

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Silver’s Vogue Shop is now permanently closed. Two hand-written signs recently were taped to the wndows near the entrance of the downtown men’s clothing store announcing that the shop is permanently closed, and the owner has retired. Owner Barry Silver announced last year that he was going to close his store – […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Silver’s Vogue Shop is now permanently closed. Two hand-written signs recently were taped to the wndows near the entrance of the downtown men’s clothing store announcing that the shop is permanently closed, and the owner has retired. Owner Barry Silver announced last year that he was going...

City Receives $707K from Entertainment Venues in 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city of Youngstown received $707,140 from the operation of the Covelli Centre, Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and Wean Park in 2019, though the center’s manager acknowledged “much uncertainty” this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management Group LLC, in a letter to Mayor Tito Brown and members […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city of Youngstown received $707,140 from the operation of the Covelli Centre, Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and Wean Park in 2019, though the center’s manager acknowledged “much uncertainty” this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management Group LLC, in a letter to...

United Freezer and Storage Gets Grant to Improve Rail Spur

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Freezer and Storage Co. was awarded a $21,000 grant by the Ohio Rail Development Commission that will enable the company improve a rail spur so it can receive 72-foot rail cars. The grant was approved by ORDC during its meeting Wednesday in Columbus, and will be matched by the company to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Freezer and Storage Co. was awarded a $21,000 grant by the Ohio Rail Development Commission that will enable the company improve a rail spur so it can receive 72-foot rail cars. The grant was approved by ORDC during its meeting Wednesday in Columbus, and will be...

Clean Fuels Ohio to Help Market Lordstown Motors’ Trucks

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. announced Wednesday it has a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to promote the deployment of 500 of the startup automaker’s Endurance electric trucks. Clean Fuels Ohio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of advanced fuel technologies in Ohio, will partner with Lordstown Motors to help […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. announced Wednesday it has a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to promote the deployment of 500 of the startup automaker’s Endurance electric trucks. Clean Fuels Ohio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of advanced fuel technologies in Ohio, will partner...

Avalon Holdings Reports Q4, 2019 Financial Results

WARREN, Ohio — Avalon Holdings Corp. this week reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2019. Net operating revenues in the fourth quarter were $17.3 million compared with $15.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Net loss attributable to common shareholders was $0.4 million in the fourth quarter […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Avalon Holdings Corp. this week reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2019. Net operating revenues in the fourth quarter were $17.3 million compared with $15.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Net loss attributable to common shareholders was $0.4...

GCC Student’s Tea Makes Its Way to Whole Foods

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A business started by a senior entrepreneurship major at Grove City College has found a home in Whole Foods stores. Treecup Tea, founded by Mark Sotomayor, went on sale at three stores in the Pittsburgh area Feb. 25 after a four-month on boarding process. Sotomayor started the business in 2017. “We […]

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A business started by a senior entrepreneurship major at Grove City College has found a home in Whole Foods stores. Treecup Tea, founded by Mark Sotomayor, went on sale at three stores in the Pittsburgh area Feb. 25 after a four-month on boarding process. Sotomayor started...

Youngstown Library Ratifies New Union Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has ratified a new five-year contract with the Public Librarians Association of Youngstown of Service Employees International Union District 1199.  The new contract will take effect April 1. “We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize the excellent work that our librarians do and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has ratified a new five-year contract with the Public Librarians Association of Youngstown of Service Employees International Union District 1199.  The new contract will take effect April 1. “We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize the excellent work...

Lordstown Motors Paid $12.2M for Workhorse Tech

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. paid Workhorse Group Inc. $12.2 million last year to license the Cincinnati-based electric truck manufacturer’s technology.  The noncash license income was part of the income Workhorse included in its fourth-quarter and 2019 full-year results Tuesday morning.  Under the agreement, which the two companies entered into in November, Workhorse will […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. paid Workhorse Group Inc. $12.2 million last year to license the Cincinnati-based electric truck manufacturer’s technology.  The noncash license income was part of the income Workhorse included in its fourth-quarter and 2019 full-year results Tuesday morning.  Under the agreement, which the two companies entered...