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Armstrong Comes Home to Lead Central Branch YMCA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Shawn Armstrong grew up at the Central YMCA of Youngstown, “a safe place,” he says, where he played his first pick-up basketball game. “The Y was instrumental in developing my confidence and social abilities.” After graduating from Chaney High School in 1999, Armstrong left Youngstown to pursue higher education and launch a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Shawn Armstrong grew up at the Central YMCA of Youngstown, “a safe place,” he says, where he played his first pick-up basketball game. “The Y was instrumental in developing my confidence and social abilities.” After graduating from Chaney High School in 1999, Armstrong left Youngstown to pursue...

YBI Names Turning CEO, YSU Provost to Board

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has added two new members to its board of directors: Turning Technologies CEO Kenneth Frank and Youngstown State University provost Brien Smith. “As we grow and evolve as an organization, it’s imperative that our board evolves with us,” said YBI’s CEO, Barb Ewing, in a statement. “Mr. Frank […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has added two new members to its board of directors: Turning Technologies CEO Kenneth Frank and Youngstown State University provost Brien Smith. “As we grow and evolve as an organization, it's imperative that our board evolves with us,” said YBI’s CEO, Barb Ewing,...

The Georgetown Closes Amid Foreclosure, $200K in Debts

BOARDMAN, Ohio – After 45 years in business, The Georgetown banquet center has closed, owner Mark Primavera announced today on the company’s Facebook page. “The time has come for a new chapter in our lives,” the post says. “It is time for my father to retire and for me to embark on a new challenge. […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – After 45 years in business, The Georgetown banquet center has closed, owner Mark Primavera announced today on the company's Facebook page. “The time has come for a new chapter in our lives,” the post says. “It is time for my father to retire and for me to...

Armor Linings Named Top Dealer for Krown

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Krown Rust Control has named Armor Linings as its top dealer for 2019, honoring owners Ray and Amanda Lucich at its annual conference. Armor Linings, 3608 Sharon Road in West Middlesex, has been a Krown dealer since 2010 and has been named a top dealer eight years. The dealership employs six. […]

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Krown Rust Control has named Armor Linings as its top dealer for 2019, honoring owners Ray and Amanda Lucich at its annual conference. Armor Linings, 3608 Sharon Road in West Middlesex, has been a Krown dealer since 2010 and has been named a top dealer eight...

Sodexo | Roth Rolls Out New Tech for Improved Efficiency

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Coming off a year that boasted a 20% increase in business, Sodexo | Roth plans to continue that momentum this year by investing in technology that will improve its efficiency in the field. With that increased business has come some large, national contracts, most of which is located in the company’s self-performing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Coming off a year that boasted a 20% increase in business, Sodexo | Roth plans to continue that momentum this year by investing in technology that will improve its efficiency in the field. With that increased business has come some large, national contracts, most of which is...

Youngstown Publishing Co. Names Marr Head of Strategic Solutions

YOUNGSTONWN, Ohio — Coinciding with its expansion of new product offerings, Youngstown Publishing Co., the parent company of The Business Journal, has named a new head of strategic solutions to help drive that growth. Tony Marr brings more than a decade of experience in the media and digital marketing industries. As head of strategic solutions, […]

YOUNGSTONWN, Ohio -- Coinciding with its expansion of new product offerings, Youngstown Publishing Co., the parent company of The Business Journal, has named a new head of strategic solutions to help drive that growth. Tony Marr brings more than a decade of experience in the media and digital marketing industries....

GM Plans to Pull Out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto WriterDETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it’s pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don’t produce adequate returns on investments. The company said in a statement Sunday that it will wind down sales, engineering and design operations for its historic […]

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto WriterDETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it's pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments. The company said in a statement Sunday that it will wind down sales, engineering and...

Newly Opened Mocha House Thrives on Downtown Buzz

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mocha House, downtown’s newest restaurant, was hopping busy when it opened its doors. The rush wasn’t unexpected. There was pent-up demand for a restaurant on the eastern side of downtown, the Mocha House name is well known and the curious always want to give a new spot a try. But almost […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mocha House, downtown’s newest restaurant, was hopping busy when it opened its doors. The rush wasn’t unexpected. There was pent-up demand for a restaurant on the eastern side of downtown, the Mocha House name is well known and the curious always want to give a new...

News Publisher McClatchy Files for Bankruptcy Protection

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business WriterThe publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country is filing for bankruptcy protection. McClatchy operates 30 daily news organizations as well as the Youngstown-based Mahoning Matters, launched in October in the wake of The Vindicator closing. The online publication is […]

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business WriterThe publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country is filing for bankruptcy protection. McClatchy operates 30 daily news organizations as well as the Youngstown-based Mahoning Matters, launched in October in the wake of The Vindicator...

Kitchen Post Closes, Owner Says Pizza Shop Coming Next

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A little under two years after arriving in downtown Youngstown, The Kitchen Post has closed its doors, co-owner Ross Fowler said in a Facebook post. “It has been a truly magical experience. The support I’ve received from my friends, family, and staff who’ve ultimately become friends and family, is something I can’t […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A little under two years after arriving in downtown Youngstown, The Kitchen Post has closed its doors, co-owner Ross Fowler said in a Facebook post. “It has been a truly magical experience. The support I’ve received from my friends, family, and staff who’ve ultimately become friends and...