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Tim Hortons Franchisee Closes Girard Store

GIRARD, Ohio — Two weeks after franchisee TH Cleveland closed its Tim Hortons in Liberty Township, and urged patrons to patronize its store at 500 S. State St. here, a notice posted on Facebook yesterday announced it, too, was ending operations. “We want to thank our loyal guests who have supported our Girard location. Please […]

GIRARD, Ohio -- Two weeks after franchisee TH Cleveland closed its Tim Hortons in Liberty Township, and urged patrons to patronize its store at 500 S. State St. here, a notice posted on Facebook yesterday announced it, too, was ending operations. "We want to thank our loyal guests who have...

Google Co-Founders Step Aside as Antitrust Scrutiny Heats Up

By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen interest in possible abuse of its privacy practices and market power. But their long foreshadowed successor, Sundar Pichai, has been […]

By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen interest in possible abuse of its privacy practices and market power. But their long foreshadowed...

Cleveland-Cliffs Buying AK Steel in $1.1B Stock Deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland-Cliffs will buy AK Steel in a stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. The companies say the tie-up will create a vertically integrated company that pairs Cleveland-Cliff’s iron ore pellet production with AK Steel’s rolled and stainless steel operations. Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest producer of iron ore pellets in North America. […]

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland-Cliffs will buy AK Steel in a stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. The companies say the tie-up will create a vertically integrated company that pairs Cleveland-Cliff’s iron ore pellet production with AK Steel’s rolled and stainless steel operations. Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest producer of iron...

Philadelphia Candies Thrives Online with eBay Storefront

By Josh MedoreHERMITAGE, Pa. – There was a time when the Macris family knew exactly where their customers hailed from and how they knew Philadelphia Candies. For almost all the chocolatier’s 100-year history, customers were the families that called the Shenango and Mahoning valleys home. Now, thanks to the rise...

Amazon, Others Under Gun for 1-day Delivery

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of customers clicking on “Buy.” The coming weeks will be the first test of whether they can […]

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of customers clicking on "Buy." The coming weeks will be the first...

Providing Unique Experience is Retailers’ Holiday Strategy

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — As Amy Witt prepared for the grand opening of her Dallas clothing store, she read up on the demise of thousands of chain stores this past year so she wouldn’t repeat their mistakes. “Big box retailers are selling 20,000 square feet of, what? Stuff. There’s […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — As Amy Witt prepared for the grand opening of her Dallas clothing store, she read up on the demise of thousands of chain stores this past year so she wouldn't repeat their mistakes. "Big box retailers are selling 20,000 square...

Gianna’s Caters Thanksgiving Dinner for Youngstown Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For Brian Yemma, owner of Gianna’s Catering, it’s easy to give and to create smiles, he said. In advance of the holiday, the Lowellville catering business decided to bring Thanksgiving dinner for a multiple-disabilities classroom at Volney Rogers Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Students were smiling, laughing and conversing amongst themselves while they […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For Brian Yemma, owner of Gianna’s Catering, it’s easy to give and to create smiles, he said. In advance of the holiday, the Lowellville catering business decided to bring Thanksgiving dinner for a multiple-disabilities classroom at Volney Rogers Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Students were smiling, laughing and...

WRTA Unveils 2019 Holiday Bus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Western Reserve Transit Authority has launched its 2019 Holiday Bus.  The bus, decorated inside and out with tinsel, Christmas trees and Santas, will travel every route at least once by Christmas Day. Inside, passengers will be greeted by Christmas songs. “The Holiday Bus helps us celebrate with and thank our loyal riders […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Western Reserve Transit Authority has launched its 2019 Holiday Bus.  The bus, decorated inside and out with tinsel, Christmas trees and Santas, will travel every route at least once by Christmas Day. Inside, passengers will be greeted by Christmas songs. “The Holiday Bus helps us celebrate with...

Burns & Burns Associates Turns 80

CLARION, Pa. – Burns & Burns Associates of Clarion, Pa., is celebrating its 80th anniversary. In that time, the insurance agency has grown to include eight other sites and more than 60 employees. Staff and several community leaders gathered at Burns & Burns’ New Wilmington office last week to celebrate the insurance agency’s longevity.  “We are […]

CLARION, Pa. – Burns & Burns Associates of Clarion, Pa., is celebrating its 80th anniversary. In that time, the insurance agency has grown to include eight other sites and more than 60 employees. Staff and several community leaders gathered at Burns & Burns’ New Wilmington office last week to celebrate the...

France’s LVMH Secures Deal to Buy Tiffany for $16.2B

By ANGELA CHARLTON and RACHEL LERMAN Associated PressPARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy iconic New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH announced in a statement Monday that it will purchase the […]

By ANGELA CHARLTON and RACHEL LERMAN Associated PressPARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy iconic New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH announced in a statement Monday...