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Boardman Molded Products Sues IT Provider After $1.7M Loss

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Following a cybersecurity breach in 2018 that cost Boardman Molded Products $1.75 million, the company is suing its IT provider, Involta LLC. In a suit filed Jan. 21 with the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, Boardman Molded Products, 1110 Thalia Road, alleges that Involta “failed to protect Boardman’s bottom line and failed […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Following a cybersecurity breach in 2018 that cost Boardman Molded Products $1.75 million, the company is suing its IT provider, Involta LLC. In a suit filed Jan. 21 with the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, Boardman Molded Products, 1110 Thalia Road, alleges that Involta “failed to protect...

Riviera Creek Readies for Year Two with New Products

By Josh MedoreYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The first year of operations for Riviera Creek wasn’t an easy one. It wasn’t just that the medical marijuana grower was among the first in the state to start growing a crop after it was decriminalized, said Brian Kessler, board chairman of the company. It...

GM’s Cruise Heads Down New Road with Robotaxi Concept

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors’ self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities. The service still being developed by GM’s […]

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities. The service...

New Dawn Design Brings Good Humor to T-Shirts

GIRARD, Ohio – While she was growing up, Linda Barton lived in and loved her concert T-shirts. Now, the CEO of New Dawn Design – with an exclusive contract with Unilever in hand – is printing the history of a popular ice cream brand on her shirts. Through her Sweet Memories Vintage Tee Designs side […]

GIRARD, Ohio – While she was growing up, Linda Barton lived in and loved her concert T-shirts. Now, the CEO of New Dawn Design – with an exclusive contract with Unilever in hand – is printing the history of a popular ice cream brand on her shirts. Through her Sweet...

Mocha House Will Open Downtown Location Monday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mocha House Café & Eatery will open its third location on Jan. 20 downtown.  The spacious restaurant at 120 E. Boardman St. is in the Plaza Parking Garage building, which also houses Eastern Gateway Community College’s Thomas Humphries Hall. It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be open seven […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mocha House Café & Eatery will open its third location on Jan. 20 downtown.  The spacious restaurant at 120 E. Boardman St. is in the Plaza Parking Garage building, which also houses Eastern Gateway Community College’s Thomas Humphries Hall. It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner...

Shenango Honda Celebrates 40 Years

HERMITAGE, Pa. — In February, Shenango Honda will celebrate a “major milestone” as it begins its 40th year serving the Shenango Valley area. Since 1980, the dealership at 3965 E. State St. has built its award-winning brand on strong work ethic and staying true to the beliefs of its owner and president, John Apostolakis, he […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- In February, Shenango Honda will celebrate a "major milestone" as it begins its 40th year serving the Shenango Valley area. Since 1980, the dealership at 3965 E. State St. has built its award-winning brand on strong work ethic and staying true to the beliefs of its owner...

Home Savings Merger to Be Completed Jan. 31

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The creation of the new entity resulting from the merger of United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp. is expected to be completed by the end of the month. “We’re expecting to do the legal entity close on Jan. 31, which was always our goal date. Most folks around the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The creation of the new entity resulting from the merger of United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp. is expected to be completed by the end of the month. “We’re expecting to do the legal entity close on Jan. 31, which was always our goal...

Fiat Chrysler in Talks with Foxconn to Develop Electric Cars

ASSOCIATED PRESSMILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France’s PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot have lagged in […]

ASSOCIATED PRESSMILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France's PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat Chrysler...

NBC Hopes ‘Free’ Makes Peacock Stand Out in Streaming Era

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterNEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren’t interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast, NBCUniversal’s parent company. Everyone else […]

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterNEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast,...

Dignan Named President of Recycling Nonprofit CERMR

James Dignan Takes Command at Chamber

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, former CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, has been named president of the Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling.  The Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling, or CERMR, is dedicated to “providing scientific and economical technology solutions to the crisis in recycling of plastics and other wastes.” Dignan’s responsibilities include […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, former CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, has been named president of the Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling.  The Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling, or CERMR, is dedicated to “providing scientific and economical technology solutions to the crisis in recycling of plastics and...