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Hyundai, Ram Split Car, Truck of the Year Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It was a big day for Hyundai Motor America as the company took home both the North American Car of the Year and North American Utility Vehicle of the Year awards Monday morning. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Hyundai Kona Electric won the award for Utility of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It was a big day for Hyundai Motor America as the company took home both the North American Car of the Year and North American Utility Vehicle of the Year awards Monday morning. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Hyundai Kona Electric won...

Growth Report Stories Due Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The deadline to submit stories for the 2019 Growth Report is this Thursday. The theme for this year is “transformation,” from building new spaces to investing in new equipment to hiring new employees, The Business Journal wants to hear the stories of how regional businesses and organizations worked to transform their companies […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The deadline to submit stories for the 2019 Growth Report is this Thursday. The theme for this year is "transformation," from building new spaces to investing in new equipment to hiring new employees, The Business Journal wants to hear the stories of how regional businesses and organizations...

Equestrians Make Careers of Riding and Training

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Laura Kosiorek-Smith, a horse trainer and competitor, starts her day at 7:30 a.m. to take care of the six horses at her home. From there, she goes to another farm to care for six more horses and ride them. Finally, after a few riding lessons at yet another farm, she heads to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Laura Kosiorek-Smith, a horse trainer and competitor, starts her day at 7:30 a.m. to take care of the six horses at her home. From there, she goes to another farm to care for six more horses and ride them. Finally, after a few riding lessons at yet...

For Stables, Boarding Horses First Step to Profit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opening Fox Hollow Stables for boarders hasn’t done much to bring in profits, owner Linda Stevens says, but it has brought in customers. And that’s what drives her business. “The boarding side of my business doesn’t have much profit because of overhead costs like hay, grain, barn help and stuff like that,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opening Fox Hollow Stables for boarders hasn’t done much to bring in profits, owner Linda Stevens says, but it has brought in customers. And that’s what drives her business. “The boarding side of my business doesn’t have much profit because of overhead costs like hay, grain, barn...

Pressed Coffee Bar Opens in Poland Library

By Nami Nagaoka POLAND, Ohio – Every other week, Kim Crozier of Mineral Ridge goes to Pressed Coffee Bar & Eatery downtown because she likes supporting the locally owned business and enjoys its fresh, more healthful options. But with the opening of Pressed in the Poland branch of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning […]

By Nami Nagaoka POLAND, Ohio – Every other week, Kim Crozier of Mineral Ridge goes to Pressed Coffee Bar & Eatery downtown because she likes supporting the locally owned business and enjoys its fresh, more healthful options. But with the opening of Pressed in the Poland branch of The Public...

Roberto’s Barred from Sales over Back Taxes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Roberto’s Italian Ristorante in downtown Youngstown has been barred from making sales by the Ohio Department of Taxation for failure to pay back taxes. Co-owner John Naples, according to WFMJ, said the closure is temporary and stems from a misunderstanding of the due date for the taxes. He said he thought the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Roberto’s Italian Ristorante in downtown Youngstown has been barred from making sales by the Ohio Department of Taxation for failure to pay back taxes. Co-owner John Naples, according to WFMJ, said the closure is temporary and stems from a misunderstanding of the due date for the taxes....

Metroplex Gets New Lease on Life with Self-Storage

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The market for storage units isn’t quite what Lynda Marasovich anticipated when she took over as property manager at Metroplex Self Storage, but that doesn’t mean that business isn’t good. Metroplex occupies about half of the former Holiday Inn Metroplex, 1620 Motor Inn Drive in Liberty Township, which Universal Development purchased […]

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The market for storage units isn’t quite what Lynda Marasovich anticipated when she took over as property manager at Metroplex Self Storage, but that doesn’t mean that business isn’t good. Metroplex occupies about half of the former Holiday Inn Metroplex, 1620 Motor Inn Drive in Liberty...

HBK Launches Company-Wide Philanthropy Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of its new philanthropic effort, HBK CPAs & Consultants offices will commit to programs that benefit the communities they serve as well as national efforts. While HBK staff have volunteered with community organizations since the company was founded in 1949, the new HBK Cares initiative unifies those efforts under one […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of its new philanthropic effort, HBK CPAs & Consultants offices will commit to programs that benefit the communities they serve as well as national efforts. While HBK staff have volunteered with community organizations since the company was founded in 1949, the new HBK Cares initiative...

Racino Posts Second-Best Month for VLT Play

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Following three consecutive months of declines, wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rebounded in December to post the second-best month since the Austintown racino opened. On Monday, the racino also brought on a new general manager, Allie Evangelista, who succeeds Tony Frabbiele. Last month, VLT […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Following three consecutive months of declines, wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rebounded in December to post the second-best month since the Austintown racino opened. On Monday, the racino also brought on a new general manager, Allie Evangelista, who succeeds...

Trainer, Businessman Open Jam Performance and Fitness

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A few years ago, Marlin Palich had never set foot in a gym. But as he was getting older and after an illness required some physical therapy, he set out to get in shape. “My biggest fear was when I was walking into another gym not knowing how to turn the treadmill […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A few years ago, Marlin Palich had never set foot in a gym. But as he was getting older and after an illness required some physical therapy, he set out to get in shape. “My biggest fear was when I was walking into another gym not knowing...