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YMCA Adds Members, Completes Renovations

By Tom Gacse, CEO, YMCA of Youngstown YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The three branches of the YMCA of Youngstown — Central downtown, Davis Family in Boardman and Camp Fitch on the shores of Lake Erie in Springfield, Pa. — enjoyed an exciting and impactful 2017. The year began with a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the $5 million […]

By Tom Gacse, CEO, YMCA of Youngstown YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The three branches of the YMCA of Youngstown -- Central downtown, Davis Family in Boardman and Camp Fitch on the shores of Lake Erie in Springfield, Pa. -- enjoyed an exciting and impactful 2017. The year began with a ribbon-cutting...

Port Authority Pays $150K to Settle with ADI

VIENNA TOWNSHIP Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority will pay $150,000 to Aerodynamics Inc. to settle litigation over its brief service at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The $150,000 payment represents less than half of the $305,675 Aerodynamics Inc., also known as ADI, sought from the airport in subsidies from when it provided daily scheduled service […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority will pay $150,000 to Aerodynamics Inc. to settle litigation over its brief service at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The $150,000 payment represents less than half of the $305,675 Aerodynamics Inc., also known as ADI, sought from the airport in subsidies from when...

Second Harvest Distributes 10.6M Pounds of Food in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributed a record 10.6 million pounds of food in 2017, more than 40,000 pounds per day. “Community support is vital to our work and we are extremely grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support we receive,” said the executive director of Second Harvest, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributed a record 10.6 million pounds of food in 2017, more than 40,000 pounds per day. “Community support is vital to our work and we are extremely grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support we receive,” said the...

$21M Bid Wins Mini-Casino for New Castle Area

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo welcomed news yesterday morning that the New Castle area had been selected for a potential mini-casino. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today held the third in a series of auctions in a process that establishes the order in which the winning bidders select a location for a Category […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo welcomed news yesterday morning that the New Castle area had been selected for a potential mini-casino. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today held the third in a series of auctions in a process that establishes the order in which the winning bidders select...

Racino Revenue Feels the Chill in January

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Play on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in January was nearly $3.7 million less than the same month a year earlier and down from December’s total by almost $4.2 million. VLT wagers in January totaled $85.8 million, down from just over $90 million in December. Last […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Play on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in January was nearly $3.7 million less than the same month a year earlier and down from December’s total by almost $4.2 million. VLT wagers in January totaled $85.8 million, down from just over...

Simon Roofing Renews ISO Certification

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Simon Roofing has earned the company-wide renewal of its ISO 9001:2015 certification, which covers “the manufacturing, installation and service of high-quality, resistant coating formulations and materials for building, construction and specialty application,” the company said. Simon Roofing first earned the certification, formerly known as ISO 9001:2008, in 2010 for its manufacturing and […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Simon Roofing has earned the company-wide renewal of its ISO 9001:2015 certification, which covers “the manufacturing, installation and service of high-quality, resistant coating formulations and materials for building, construction and specialty application," the company said. Simon Roofing first earned the certification, formerly known as ISO 9001:2008, in...

BBB Retention Rate Tops in US, Canada

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Better Business Bureau of the Mahoning Valley has served our community since 1974 by advancing trust in the marketplace. With more than 1,100 BBB accredited businesses in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, we strive to build productive, trustworthy relationships and, in turn, local businesses recognize the strategic importance of trust. In […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Better Business Bureau of the Mahoning Valley has served our community since 1974 by advancing trust in the marketplace. With more than 1,100 BBB accredited businesses in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, we strive to build productive, trustworthy relationships and, in turn, local businesses recognize the...

America Makes to Unveil Apprenticeship Framework

YOUGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes and the Robert C. Byrd Institute will host a public forum March 6 and unveil a new framework designed to encourage the development of additive manufacturing and 3-D printing apprenticeship programs nationwide. The additive manufacturing framework is the first of its kind vetted by the industry and will leverage knowledge […]

YOUGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes and the Robert C. Byrd Institute will host a public forum March 6 and unveil a new framework designed to encourage the development of additive manufacturing and 3-D printing apprenticeship programs nationwide. The additive manufacturing framework is the first of its kind vetted by the...

Growth Report 2018: The Changing Nature of Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Laurie Saxon of Boardman thought she hit the jackpot three years ago when she was hired for a position at General Motors’ Lordstown Complex. As an employee in the plant’s trim shop, Saxon was earning good money performing duties such as installing end caps on vehicle dashboards, routing windshield wiper hoses and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Laurie Saxon of Boardman thought she hit the jackpot three years ago when she was hired for a position at General Motors’ Lordstown Complex. As an employee in the plant’s trim shop, Saxon was earning good money performing duties such as installing end caps on vehicle dashboards,...

New Offices Kick Off 2018 for Lawrence Chamber

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce has moved into new offices that consolidate related entities and provides space for partner agencies. The chamber encompasses the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, formerly based at the Shenango Street Station; Lawrence County Economic Development Corp., previously housed at Plaza South; and the Lawrence […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce has moved into new offices that consolidate related entities and provides space for partner agencies. The chamber encompasses the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, formerly based at the Shenango Street Station; Lawrence County Economic Development Corp., previously housed at...