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New Bar to Open Above Liquid Blu Next Month

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new bar will open above Liquid Blu next month, one of the new venue’s owners said Tuesday.  The Thirsty Peanut will offer more of a “rustic feeling” than the first-floor venue, which is more of a nightclub, owner Vincente Turner said.  “It’s more like a dive-bar feeling,” Turner said.   Turner, who […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new bar will open above Liquid Blu next month, one of the new venue’s owners said Tuesday.  The Thirsty Peanut will offer more of a “rustic feeling” than the first-floor venue, which is more of a nightclub, owner Vincente Turner said.  “It’s more like a dive-bar...

Covelli Kicks Off Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – This year represents a special milestone for the Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign conducted annually by Covelli Enterprises at its Panera Bread cafes.  This year’s campaign, which launched Tuesday, is the 10th for the Warren-based Panera franchisee, coming just over a month after the 10th annual Panerathon. Both efforts raise funds to support […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – This year represents a special milestone for the Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign conducted annually by Covelli Enterprises at its Panera Bread cafes.  This year’s campaign, which launched Tuesday, is the 10th for the Warren-based Panera franchisee, coming just over a month after the 10th annual Panerathon. Both...

Google Updates Privacy Tools for YouTube, Maps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users. Google and Facebook both debuted new privacy tools this year. Now, YouTube users will be able to set […]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users. Google and Facebook both debuted new privacy tools this year. Now, YouTube users...

UAW Strike Could Cost GM About $1B – and Counting

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER DETROIT (AP) — With the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors in its third week, pressure is mounting on both sides to reach a deal, with the company losing an estimated $1 billion and workers living on $250 per week in strike pay — about one-fifth of what […]

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER DETROIT (AP) — With the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors in its third week, pressure is mounting on both sides to reach a deal, with the company losing an estimated $1 billion and workers living on $250 per week in strike pay...

Realtors’ Donation Moves Rich Center Forward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the midst of a $7 million capital campaign, a $16,000 donation to The Rich Center for Autism may be drops in the bucket, but they’re important drops nonetheless. “It’s essential to what we do,” said the center’s executive director, Melanie Carfolo. “It was wonderful to get to know the realtors and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the midst of a $7 million capital campaign, a $16,000 donation to The Rich Center for Autism may be drops in the bucket, but they’re important drops nonetheless. “It’s essential to what we do,” said the center’s executive director, Melanie Carfolo. “It was wonderful to get...

EBay CEO Steps Down as Company Seeks to Sell Assets

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of eBay is stepping down as online retailer attempts to sell or spin off some of its major assets. CFO Scott Schenkel will become the interim chief executive as the company seeks a permanent replacement for CEO Devin Wenig. In March , eBay said it was considering the sale […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of eBay is stepping down as online retailer attempts to sell or spin off some of its major assets. CFO Scott Schenkel will become the interim chief executive as the company seeks a permanent replacement for CEO Devin Wenig. In March , eBay said...

TBEIC Rebrands as Brite Energy Innovators

WARREN, Ohio – The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has rebranded as Brite Energy Innovators to better reflect the work going on inside the downtown Warren incubator, its president and CEO said. The incubator is home to 13 portfolio companies and 80 workers, Rick Stockburger said in the rebranding announcement. “We realized that our name […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has rebranded as Brite Energy Innovators to better reflect the work going on inside the downtown Warren incubator, its president and CEO said. The incubator is home to 13 portfolio companies and 80 workers, Rick Stockburger said in the rebranding announcement....

UAW Strike Puts Trump, GOP in Political Bind

By DAVID EGGERT and SARA BURNETT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It’s a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from Republicans. Led by […]

By DAVID EGGERT and SARA BURNETT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no...

Meet 3 New Members of Business Journal Staff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal is expanding our staff as part of our commitment to enhance innovative news coverage in the region. By integrating quality of life into our mission, we are pleased to add Guy D’Astolfo as entertainment editor. D’Astolfo covered the entertainment scene for 14 years for The Vindicator. A native of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal is expanding our staff as part of our commitment to enhance innovative news coverage in the region. By integrating quality of life into our mission, we are pleased to add Guy D’Astolfo as entertainment editor. D’Astolfo covered the entertainment scene for 14 years for...

Venture Plastics Marks 50 Years of Innovation, Growth

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — It’s been 50 years since Ken Groff made his first delivery using a pickup truck and horse trailer. Needless to say, the shipping and logistics has improved dramatically since then, allowing his company, Venture Plastics, to serve customers across the United States. Groff shared the story Friday during a celebration of […]

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio -- It’s been 50 years since Ken Groff made his first delivery using a pickup truck and horse trailer. Needless to say, the shipping and logistics has improved dramatically since then, allowing his company, Venture Plastics, to serve customers across the United States. Groff shared the story...