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Cailor Fleming Insurance Merges with New Jersey Agency

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Executives with Cailor Fleming Insurance say it’s business “as usual” despite the agency’s new affiliation with World Insurance Associates LLC. A news release issued Thursday afternoon announced that the 100-year-old independent agency headquartered at 4610 Market St. had merged with World Insurance, a New Jersey company that operates 18 offices in eight […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Executives with Cailor Fleming Insurance say it's business “as usual” despite the agency’s new affiliation with World Insurance Associates LLC. A news release issued Thursday afternoon announced that the 100-year-old independent agency headquartered at 4610 Market St. had merged with World Insurance, a New Jersey company that...

The Way Station Makes Lifelong Impact

The Way Station Makes Lifelong Impact

By Jeremy Lydic COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- For more than 20 years, Timothy Colaizzi of Columbiana worked as a long-haul truck driver and was a driving instructor at TDDS Technical Institute in Lake Milton. But a few years ago, an adjustment in his health care changed that. Colaizzi is diabetic. He...

Informative Websites Attract Clients for Law Firms

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Spend a few hours watching daytime television or catch the local evening news and you’re sure to see more than a few advertisements for personal injury law firms. For business law firms, however, digital platforms are the preferred method of reaching new prospects. It’s a reflection of the broad trend in our […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Spend a few hours watching daytime television or catch the local evening news and you’re sure to see more than a few advertisements for personal injury law firms. For business law firms, however, digital platforms are the preferred method of reaching new prospects. It’s a reflection of...

Routh-Hurlbert Merges with Platz Realty Group

CANFIELD, Ohio — Long-standing commercial and industrial real estate brokers Platz Realty Group and Routh-Hurlbert Real Estate merged into one company Oct. 1. The merger positions the firm for greater visibility in the region and increased opportunities nationally, and will help establish the next generation of real estate agents, says Don Thomas, a sales agent […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Long-standing commercial and industrial real estate brokers Platz Realty Group and Routh-Hurlbert Real Estate merged into one company Oct. 1. The merger positions the firm for greater visibility in the region and increased opportunities nationally, and will help establish the next generation of real estate agents, says...

Franklin Expands Downtown Business with Café, Spa

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – To accommodate his customers and the growing number of people coming downtown, Jerome Franklin is opening both a café and spa within the next two weeks. “With the DoubleTree Hotel across the street it’s perfect,” Franklin says. “You have people coming in from out of town and a lot of people look […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – To accommodate his customers and the growing number of people coming downtown, Jerome Franklin is opening both a café and spa within the next two weeks. “With the DoubleTree Hotel across the street it’s perfect," Franklin says. "You have people coming in from out of town and...

WRTA Names Harris New Executive Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The board of trustees for the Western Reserve Transit Authority has named Dean J. Harris as the agency’s new executive director. His tenure will begin Oct. 17. Most recently, Harris was a senior finance specialist for the Ohio Risk Transit Pool, where he had worked since February 2017. Prior to that, he […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The board of trustees for the Western Reserve Transit Authority has named Dean J. Harris as the agency’s new executive director. His tenure will begin Oct. 17. Most recently, Harris was a senior finance specialist for the Ohio Risk Transit Pool, where he had worked since February...

Cosmetology School and Café to Open in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A new cosmetology school and café are in the works at 819 Mckay Court in Boardman, both under the ownership of Diane Wentzel. The cosmetology school, Le Jeane Academe, will open for enrollment in November with classes expected to begin in January. The café, Le Jeane Beane, will open Oct. 10. Wentzel […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A new cosmetology school and café are in the works at 819 Mckay Court in Boardman, both under the ownership of Diane Wentzel. The cosmetology school, Le Jeane Academe, will open for enrollment in November with classes expected to begin in January. The café, Le Jeane Beane,...

Business Journal Names Herrmann Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff Leo Herrmann Named Chief Revenue Officer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mapping out the next steps of The Business Journal’s transformation as a top multimedia resource for regional business and community leaders is a bit more than what Jeff Leo Herrmann expected when he first visited the multi-platform publishing company less than a year ago. At the time, his goal as a consultant […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mapping out the next steps of The Business Journal’s transformation as a top multimedia resource for regional business and community leaders is a bit more than what Jeff Leo Herrmann expected when he first visited the multi-platform publishing company less than a year ago. At the time,...

From #MeToo to Marijuana, Law Firms Help Navigate HR

From #MeToo to Marijuana, Law Firms Help Navigate HR

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As societal issues drive changes to human resources, or HR, policies, area companies are working closely with law firms to ensure their workplace reflects those changes. While some issues such as sexual harassment are long-standing problems getting new attention, others are born of technological and societal changes. These changes have prompted calls […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As societal issues drive changes to human resources, or HR, policies, area companies are working closely with law firms to ensure their workplace reflects those changes. While some issues such as sexual harassment are long-standing problems getting new attention, others are born of technological and societal changes....

Pittsburgh International Passenger Volume Up 8.8% YTD

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – New nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport boosted passenger traffic over the summer as the airport’s traveler volume continues to increase. In July and August, traffic was up 6.6% and 6.3%, respectively, and year-to-date traffic through the end of August is up 8.8% to 6,421,062 passengers. “We had our best summer in […]

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – New nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport boosted passenger traffic over the summer as the airport’s traveler volume continues to increase. In July and August, traffic was up 6.6% and 6.3%, respectively, and year-to-date traffic through the end of August is up 8.8% to 6,421,062 passengers. “We...