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898 Marketing Promotes Collaboration with New Office

CANFIELD, Ohio — New office space allows 898 Marketing to create an environment that promotes productivity and collaboration by moving from the “typical” office setting, says Jeff Ryznar, president. Rather than forcing employees to sit in cubicles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 898 preferred an open environment designed by Office Furniture and Telephone Outlet, […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- New office space allows 898 Marketing to create an environment that promotes productivity and collaboration by moving from the "typical" office setting, says Jeff Ryznar, president. Rather than forcing employees to sit in cubicles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 898 preferred an open environment designed by...

Vindy Files WARN Notice, Will Release Staff in Phases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Vindicator announced that employees would be released in three phases, according to the notice it issued July 1 per the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN. In the notice, General Manager Mark Brown confirmed the Vindy would cease operations on Aug. 31, 2019, resulting in the termination of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Vindicator announced that employees would be released in three phases, according to the notice it issued July 1 per the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN. In the notice, General Manager Mark Brown confirmed the Vindy would cease operations on Aug. 31, 2019,...

June Auto Sales Down Slightly in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Sales of new and used automobiles in the tri-county area dipped slightly to 4,881, down from 4,973 in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. However, that’s up 251 from June 2018. Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC led the month with 526 new and used vehicles sold between its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of new and used automobiles in the tri-county area dipped slightly to 4,881, down from 4,973 in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. However, that's up 251 from June 2018. Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC led the month with 526 new and...

Phantom Fireworks Steps Up Security After Bomb Threat

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Phantom Fireworks has stepped up security across the country at its offices, brick-and-mortar retail stores and temporary locations following a bomb threat at the headquarters Tuesday night, the company’s general counsel said Wednesday morning, an event that might be tied to President Trump praising the company last night.  According to a Youngstown […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Phantom Fireworks has stepped up security across the country at its offices, brick-and-mortar retail stores and temporary locations following a bomb threat at the headquarters Tuesday night, the company’s general counsel said Wednesday morning, an event that might be tied to President Trump praising the company last...

Tears, Laughter and Ideas for a Post-Vindicator Future

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A community forum Tuesday evening organized by the Youngstown Press Club and the Rotary Club of Youngstown brought a mixture of tears, laughter and frank discussion regarding the imminent closure of The Vindicator.  About 200 attended the event, billed as “What’s Next: A Community Forum on The Vindicator,” at the Mahoning Valley […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A community forum Tuesday evening organized by the Youngstown Press Club and the Rotary Club of Youngstown brought a mixture of tears, laughter and frank discussion regarding the imminent closure of The Vindicator.  About 200 attended the event, billed as “What’s Next: A Community Forum on The...

Update: Judge Grants TRO Barring 9 Area Restaurants From Using Perkins Brand

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., this morning granted Perkins & Marie Callender’s LLC a temporary restraining order that bars nine area restaurants — and 15 more in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York — from operating as a Perkins restaurant. Following a hearing this morning, U.S. Judge Jon P. McCalla ordered Campbells […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., this morning granted Perkins & Marie Callender's LLC a temporary restraining order that bars nine area restaurants -- and 15 more in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York -- from operating as a Perkins restaurant. Following a hearing this morning, U.S. Judge...

Letter to Our Readers Announces Expansion Plans

To our Readers: The Business Journal, a 35-year-old locally owned multimedia company, understands the vital role that local newspapers play in our community. With The Vindicator ceasing publication Aug. 31, we are reviewing investment options to increase our coverage of important news and local events. We remain committed to our mission of promoting the growth […]

To our Readers: The Business Journal, a 35-year-old locally owned multimedia company, understands the vital role that local newspapers play in our community. With The Vindicator ceasing publication Aug. 31, we are reviewing investment options to increase our coverage of important news and local events. We remain committed to our...

Perkins Seeks TRO to Close 9 Area Restaurants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nine area Perkins restaurants could be ordered closed as soon as Wednesday depending on the outcome of an hearing on a temporary restraining order scheduled for 10 a.m. in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Tennessee. Perkins & Marie Calender’s LLC, based in Memphis, is suing 5171 Campbells Land Co. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nine area Perkins restaurants could be ordered closed as soon as Wednesday depending on the outcome of an hearing on a temporary restraining order scheduled for 10 a.m. in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Tennessee. Perkins & Marie Calender’s LLC, based in Memphis, is...

Media Outlets Prepare for Post-Vindicator Landscape

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The disclosure Friday that The Vindicator would cease publication Aug. 31 has left area media outlets pondering their plans to respond to the voids left by the 150-year-old newspaper’s departure from the Mahoning Valley media landscape. That includes The Business Journal, which is preparing to expand its coverage of key areas to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The disclosure Friday that The Vindicator would cease publication Aug. 31 has left area media outlets pondering their plans to respond to the voids left by the 150-year-old newspaper’s departure from the Mahoning Valley media landscape. That includes The Business Journal, which is preparing to expand its...

Trinkle Signs to Close Its Doors after 105 Years

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the course of its 105-year history, Trinkle Signs and Display has done work for some of the biggest businesses to come out of the Youngstown area. “We did Arby’s signage nationwide from this little shop. That was probably the most fun because we were shipping stuff all over the country every […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the course of its 105-year history, Trinkle Signs and Display has done work for some of the biggest businesses to come out of the Youngstown area. “We did Arby’s signage nationwide from this little shop. That was probably the most fun because we were shipping stuff...