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Tattoos Move into the Mainstream

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As soon as you set foot inside State Street Tattoo, you’re surrounded by wall-to-wall art. From floor to ceiling are flash sheets covered with sample works ranging from robots to hearts to Elvis to cars. A few are designs from guest artists, but most are designed by owner Brandon Mohr. To your […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As soon as you set foot inside State Street Tattoo, you’re surrounded by wall-to-wall art. From floor to ceiling are flash sheets covered with sample works ranging from robots to hearts to Elvis to cars. A few are designs from guest artists, but most are designed by...

Ellwood Group Diversifies with $60M Aluminum Plant

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The $60 million aluminum slab and billet plant that Ellwood Group Inc. plans to build here to house its new Ellwood Aluminum division has been three years in the making, officials say, with the green light coming this spring from the parent company’s board of directors. The 70,000-square-foot plant will be […]

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The $60 million aluminum slab and billet plant that Ellwood Group Inc. plans to build here to house its new Ellwood Aluminum division has been three years in the making, officials say, with the green light coming this spring from the parent company's board of directors....

Banquet Space Bookings Graduate from Weddings

Banquet Space Bookings Graduate from Weddings

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chris Sammartino has his work cut out for him. On a Wednesday in late August, the vice president of The Lake Club in Poland and his team are preparing the club’s banquet space for three weddings that weekend as well as a dinner and corporate gathering on the club’s lawn that week. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chris Sammartino has his work cut out for him. On a Wednesday in late August, the vice president of The Lake Club in Poland and his team are preparing the club’s banquet space for three weddings that weekend as well as a dinner and corporate gathering on...

New Boardman Panera Café Draws Early Lines

New Boardman Panera Bread Draws Early Lines

BOARDMAN, Ohio – It’s been 20 years since Sam Covelli opened his first Panera Bread bakery-café. Some 300 cafés later and he’s still just as excited about opening his newest at 7121 South Ave. “I feel like I opened my first store right now,” Covelli said. “I still get nervous every time I open a […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – It’s been 20 years since Sam Covelli opened his first Panera Bread bakery-café. Some 300 cafés later and he’s still just as excited about opening his newest at 7121 South Ave. “I feel like I opened my first store right now,” Covelli said. “I still get nervous...

Steelworkers Given Authorization to Strike Against ArcelorMittal

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The international bargaining committee for the United Steelworkers has been granted the authority to strike should talks toward a new contract falter with producer ArcelorMittal. The United Steelworkers announced late Monday that 13 local unions representing 15,000 employees voted unanimously to give the go-ahead “to implement a strike against ArcelorMittal if necessary.” […]

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The international bargaining committee for the United Steelworkers has been granted the authority to strike should talks toward a new contract falter with producer ArcelorMittal. The United Steelworkers announced late Monday that 13 local unions representing 15,000 employees voted unanimously to give the go-ahead “to implement a...

Rich’s Computer Repair Opening Fulfills Lifelong Passion

By Jessica Joerndt WARREN, Ohio – Surrounded by his family and friends, Richard Furr Jr. officially opened the doors to a business that has been a long time coming. Rich’s Computer Repair and E-Waste Recycling commenced with a ribbon cutting on Friday at its office, 4251 Fairgreen Ave. in Warren. Furr’s interest in computers dates […]

By Jessica Joerndt WARREN, Ohio – Surrounded by his family and friends, Richard Furr Jr. officially opened the doors to a business that has been a long time coming. Rich’s Computer Repair and E-Waste Recycling commenced with a ribbon cutting on Friday at its office, 4251 Fairgreen Ave. in Warren....

New Owners Look to Expand Plaza Donuts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — By 4 p.m. Monday, Plaza Donuts on Belmont Avenue was down to a few partial racks of the day’s doughnuts. That’s par for the course for the long-standing local doughnut shop since coming under new management. Amy Spencer and her husband officially took over the company on Sept. 1 after spending about […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- By 4 p.m. Monday, Plaza Donuts on Belmont Avenue was down to a few partial racks of the day’s doughnuts. That’s par for the course for the long-standing local doughnut shop since coming under new management. Amy Spencer and her husband officially took over the company on...

Steward, Liberty Businesses Prepare for Northside Closing

Northside Regional Releases Job Fair Details

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Steward Health Care announced plans Friday for the closing of Northside Regional Medical Center, while area business owners organized an effort to support businesses on the Belmont Avenue corridor that will be affected by the hospital’s closing. Ahead of Northside’s scheduled closing Thursday, the hospital stopped accepting ambulances and admissions in the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Steward Health Care announced plans Friday for the closing of Northside Regional Medical Center, while area business owners organized an effort to support businesses on the Belmont Avenue corridor that will be affected by the hospital’s closing. Ahead of Northside’s scheduled closing Thursday, the hospital stopped accepting...

Molly Maid Celebrates 25 Years with New Office

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The procedure for cleaning a room hasn’t changed much for Linda Hixson since she started working for Molly Maid 21 years ago. “You start at a corner and work your way to square the room off,” said Hixson, field representative. “You go top to bottom, left to right and you shouldn’t miss […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The procedure for cleaning a room hasn’t changed much for Linda Hixson since she started working for Molly Maid 21 years ago. “You start at a corner and work your way to square the room off,” said Hixson, field representative. “You go top to bottom, left to...

The Youngstown Menu is ‘Thing of the Past’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Twenty years ago you could safely rely on seeing a familiar, if not somewhat predictable, menu while attending a wedding in the Youngstown area. It typically looked like this: pasta with meatballs, baked chicken, green beans, parsley potatoes and salad with Italian dressing. “Certainly not what it is today,” says Anthony Ciminero, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Twenty years ago you could safely rely on seeing a familiar, if not somewhat predictable, menu while attending a wedding in the Youngstown area. It typically looked like this: pasta with meatballs, baked chicken, green beans, parsley potatoes and salad with Italian dressing. “Certainly not what it...