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Interfaith to Merge with YNDC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Interfaith Home Maintenance Service have begun the process of merging.  In August, YNDC and Interfaith boards approved an agreement and plan to merge. Effective Oct. 1, the merger will be complete with YNDC as the surviving corporation. Interfaith’s employees and assets will become part of YNDC […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Interfaith Home Maintenance Service have begun the process of merging.  In August, YNDC and Interfaith boards approved an agreement and plan to merge. Effective Oct. 1, the merger will be complete with YNDC as the surviving corporation. Interfaith’s employees and assets...

Customer Feedback Leads Handyman Supply to Struthers

STRUTHERS, Ohio – When the owners of Handyman Supply started searching for a location for their next stores, they decided to ask the people who know best: their customers.  As they surveyed customers, co-owners Toma and Jamie Leveto saw plenty of responses suggesting new stores throughout the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, but the feedback ultimately […]

STRUTHERS, Ohio – When the owners of Handyman Supply started searching for a location for their next stores, they decided to ask the people who know best: their customers.  As they surveyed customers, co-owners Toma and Jamie Leveto saw plenty of responses suggesting new stores throughout the Mahoning and Shenango...

Apple Unveils a Cheaper iPhone, Streaming TV Prices

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company’s efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The company’s new models are so similar to last year’s […]

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company's efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The company's new models are...

Target Ups Holiday Hiring by 4% to More than 130K

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is hiring more than 130,000 people ahead of the critical holiday season, up more than 4% from last year. The retailer is increasing by two-fold the number hires dedicated to handling online orders from stores. Retailers will likely have a tough time attracting holiday help again this year. Unemployment is […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is hiring more than 130,000 people ahead of the critical holiday season, up more than 4% from last year. The retailer is increasing by two-fold the number hires dedicated to handling online orders from stores. Retailers will likely have a tough time attracting holiday help...

Elliott Invests $3.2B in AT&T, Seeks Changes

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management is making a new $3.2 billion investment in AT&T, roughly a 1% stake, and calling for changes at the company such as selling assets and paying down debt. The move comes as AT&T readies a streaming […]

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management is making a new $3.2 billion investment in AT&T, roughly a 1% stake, and calling for changes at the company such as selling assets and paying down debt. The move comes...

Armstrong Rebrands Local Programming as Neighborhood Channel

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Television shows such as “Street Scene,” “Loose Change,” “Simple Living” and “Locally Speaking” will be calling Armstrong Neighborhood Channel their new home. Armstrong Neighborhood Channel has been in the works for several months and will remain on channels 20 and 100, said Megan Ellashek, Armstrong’s community marketing manager. Since Armstrong is a […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Television shows such as “Street Scene,” “Loose Change,” “Simple Living” and “Locally Speaking” will be calling Armstrong Neighborhood Channel their new home. Armstrong Neighborhood Channel has been in the works for several months and will remain on channels 20 and 100, said Megan Ellashek, Armstrong’s community marketing...

New Location Gives Maison de Savon Room to Grow

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Four years ago, Gillian Hart O’Brien hosted a spa party with homemade bath and body products for all of her friends. It sparked the then 12-year-old’s entrepreneurial spirit, leading to a business that just took another big step forward. On Thursday, O’Brien and her mother, Gia Hart-Kokor, opened the doors to the […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Four years ago, Gillian Hart O’Brien hosted a spa party with homemade bath and body products for all of her friends. It sparked the then 12-year-old’s entrepreneurial spirit, leading to a business that just took another big step forward. On Thursday, O’Brien and her mother, Gia Hart-Kokor,...

McClatchy/Google Names Site ‘Mahoning Matters’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A name, a logo, the hiring of two former Vindicator reporters and its managing editor are the latest developments in the creation of a local news website being launched through the partnership of McClatchy and Google. Mahoning Matters is the name of the site, which is now active and branded with a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A name, a logo, the hiring of two former Vindicator reporters and its managing editor are the latest developments in the creation of a local news website being launched through the partnership of McClatchy and Google. Mahoning Matters is the name of the site, which is now...

At Age 50, Eastwood Mall Still Grows Stronger

NILES, Ohio – Despite the challenges facing suburban malls across the country, Anthony Cafaro Jr. maintains that the Eastwood Mall is stronger at the half-century mark than it was a decade ago. Developed by the Cafaro Co., Eastwood Mall opened Sept. 17, 1969, a landmark the real estate developer is celebrating later this month. Originally […]

NILES, Ohio – Despite the challenges facing suburban malls across the country, Anthony Cafaro Jr. maintains that the Eastwood Mall is stronger at the half-century mark than it was a decade ago. Developed by the Cafaro Co., Eastwood Mall opened Sept. 17, 1969, a landmark the real estate developer is...

Penguin City Beer Prepares to ‘Zag’ with New Products

Penguin City Beer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barely more than a year after bottling its first beer, Penguin City Brewing Co. is preparing to bring a second product to market, with others soon to follow. “Everybody thought we were going to come out with an I.P.A. or something, and we thought, ‘We’re going to zag,’ “ said Mike Pontikos, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barely more than a year after bottling its first beer, Penguin City Brewing Co. is preparing to bring a second product to market, with others soon to follow. “Everybody thought we were going to come out with an I.P.A. or something, and we thought, ‘We’re going to...