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TBEIC Announces Trio of New Board Members

WARREN, Ohio – The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has announced three additions to its board of directors: Philip Walker, John Lauletta and Bill Merkel. “I am excited to welcome our three newest members to our board of directors,” said TBEIC’s vice president and chief operating officer, Rick Stockburger, in a release. “They are all […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has announced three additions to its board of directors: Philip Walker, John Lauletta and Bill Merkel. “I am excited to welcome our three newest members to our board of directors,” said TBEIC’s vice president and chief operating officer, Rick Stockburger, in...

Students Write Letters to Barra; GM Files WARN Notice

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – The letters were stacked on two long tables at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 union hall – 5,000 of them, written by Mahoning Valley students to General Motors CEO Mary Barra. Some were typed. Others were handwritten in block letters with colored pictures, as though prepared by someone in primary […]

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – The letters were stacked on two long tables at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 union hall – 5,000 of them, written by Mahoning Valley students to General Motors CEO Mary Barra. Some were typed. Others were handwritten in block letters with colored pictures, as though...

Aqua Ohio Begins $12M Treatment Plant Renovation

POLAND, Ohio — A $12 million renovation will help Aqua Ohio improve efficiency and safety at its water treatment plant here. “Really what’s driving this project is we need to be more efficient. We’re still working with, in some cases, a 100-year-old plant,” says spokesman Jeff LaRue. The treatment plant, 7640 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, was built […]

POLAND, Ohio -- A $12 million renovation will help Aqua Ohio improve efficiency and safety at its water treatment plant here. "Really what's driving this project is we need to be more efficient. We're still working with, in some cases, a 100-year-old plant," says spokesman Jeff LaRue. The treatment plant,...

VLT Play Dips Month-Over-Month at Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – November wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course totaled $91.6 million, down more than $4.6 million from the month before. VLT betting last month was up $3.3 million from a year earlier, according to the most recent online reports from the Ohio Lottery Commission. Wagers in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – November wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course totaled $91.6 million, down more than $4.6 million from the month before. VLT betting last month was up $3.3 million from a year earlier, according to the most recent online reports from the...

Main Library Upgrade to Emphasize Workforce Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Workforce development will receive a special emphasis as a component of the planned renovation of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s central branch. The library system already is seeing an influx of patrons looking to take advantage of existing workforce development options, Aimee Fifarek, the library’s executive director, told trustees […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Workforce development will receive a special emphasis as a component of the planned renovation of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s central branch. The library system already is seeing an influx of patrons looking to take advantage of existing workforce development options, Aimee Fifarek, the...

Plaza Donuts Adds Online Delivery, More Flavors

LIBERTY, Ohio – There are many exciting changes in the works at Plaza Donuts here just months after Amy Spencer and her husband took over the business Sept. 1. None of the changes, however, include the recipes the doughnut shop has used since its founding in 1962. “We have not changed any of the recipes,” […]

LIBERTY, Ohio – There are many exciting changes in the works at Plaza Donuts here just months after Amy Spencer and her husband took over the business Sept. 1. None of the changes, however, include the recipes the doughnut shop has used since its founding in 1962. “We have not...

Agency on Aging Moving to Former ITT Building

NILES, Ohio – The Area Agency on Aging 11 will next year move its corporate office to the former ITT Tech building in Austintown, the agency has announced. Its current contract, a 10-year lease for office space on the second floor of the Eastwood Mall, expires May 31. No date is set yet for the […]

NILES, Ohio – The Area Agency on Aging 11 will next year move its corporate office to the former ITT Tech building in Austintown, the agency has announced. Its current contract, a 10-year lease for office space on the second floor of the Eastwood Mall, expires May 31. No date...

Dickey Electric Begins Transition to New Ownership

Efficiency, Big Jobs Spark Electrical Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Carlson was 15 when he worked as a materials handler for “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima. In about 10 years, he’ll assume majority ownership of the company. In a statement Wednesday, the 61-year-old electrical contracting company announced it had begun transition of majority ownership to Carlson, who was named president […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Carlson was 15 when he worked as a materials handler for “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima. In about 10 years, he’ll assume majority ownership of the company. In a statement Wednesday, the 61-year-old electrical contracting company announced it had begun transition of majority ownership to...

Riviera to Harvest Marijuana Crop Early in 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What might be the most technologically sophisticated medical marijuana operation in the world is growing in our own backyard. So says Brian Kessler, chairman of Riviera Creek LLC, which has converted a 75,000-square-foot industrial building along Crescent Street in Youngstown into an ultra-modern cultivation and research building dedicated to the production of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What might be the most technologically sophisticated medical marijuana operation in the world is growing in our own backyard. So says Brian Kessler, chairman of Riviera Creek LLC, which has converted a 75,000-square-foot industrial building along Crescent Street in Youngstown into an ultra-modern cultivation and research building...

Keystone Blind Names Staph as New President

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Keystone Blind Association has named Laurie Staph as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1. She replaces Jonathan Fister, who led the organization for 40 years. “I am honored and humbled that the board has selected me to serve in this capacity to help better the lives […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Keystone Blind Association has named Laurie Staph as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1. She replaces Jonathan Fister, who led the organization for 40 years. “I am honored and humbled that the board has selected me to serve in this capacity...