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Films, TV Up Value for Collectible Toys

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Toy franchises that had their heyday years ago are enjoying renewed interest from buyers young and old thanks to popular movies and television shows. And while some toy lines still have new products on store shelves at big-box retailers, specialty shops that sell the vintage lines from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Toy franchises that had their heyday years ago are enjoying renewed interest from buyers young and old thanks to popular movies and television shows. And while some toy lines still have new products on store shelves at big-box retailers, specialty shops that sell the vintage lines from...

Artisans Build Inventory for Holiday Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All artists have a passion for creating something, and for the lucky few, this passion can turn into a profit-making business. During the holiday season, these artisans work to get their items in front of more customers at craft shows and on their websites, as people are shopping for presents. Before Deanna […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All artists have a passion for creating something, and for the lucky few, this passion can turn into a profit-making business. During the holiday season, these artisans work to get their items in front of more customers at craft shows and on their websites, as people are...

Big Projects Let Architects Flex Creative Muscles

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s plenty of work to be had by the region’s architectural firms. Medical and assisted living centers are popping up throughout the area. Schools are looking to bring their classrooms into a new era of education. Buildings are being repurposed and new-construction projects are churning. Not all of the projects are glamorous. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s plenty of work to be had by the region’s architectural firms. Medical and assisted living centers are popping up throughout the area. Schools are looking to bring their classrooms into a new era of education. Buildings are being repurposed and new-construction projects are churning. Not all...

City’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open in January

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s first medical marijuana dispensary is on track to begin operations by early next year, its director of business operations said Tuesday. “Our plan is to begin distribution in January,” said Terrell Washington, director of business operations for Quest Wellness LLC, which is redeveloping a building on Market Street to house […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s first medical marijuana dispensary is on track to begin operations by early next year, its director of business operations said Tuesday. “Our plan is to begin distribution in January,” said Terrell Washington, director of business operations for Quest Wellness LLC, which is redeveloping a building...

Toy Shops Expect Joyful Holiday Shopping Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Carrissa Blystone snaps the last few pieces of a Snap Circuits set into place and the toy comes alive with flashing lights and shimmering fiber optics. Snap Circuits is a toy line from the Illinois-based Elenco Electronics Inc., which encourages children to “learn by doing” with its toy offerings rooted in science, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Carrissa Blystone snaps the last few pieces of a Snap Circuits set into place and the toy comes alive with flashing lights and shimmering fiber optics. Snap Circuits is a toy line from the Illinois-based Elenco Electronics Inc., which encourages children to “learn by doing” with its...

Sparkle Market Opens in New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Locally owned and operated Sparkle Markets, which has been in the Ohio-Pennsylvania areas since 1955, is expanding into New Castle, Pa. What was once a Shop ‘n Save, has now converted into a Sparkle Market, operated by the Furrie-Vitullo ownership group which currently owns six other Sparkle Market stores. The store […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Locally owned and operated Sparkle Markets, which has been in the Ohio-Pennsylvania areas since 1955, is expanding into New Castle, Pa. What was once a Shop ‘n Save, has now converted into a Sparkle Market, operated by the Furrie-Vitullo ownership group which currently owns six other...

Brewery on Tap at B&O as Restaurant Opens

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A new brewery is on tap at the B&O Station in Youngstown, which should be up and running by spring, and a barbecue restaurant recently opened there as the former train station undergoes yet another transformation. Sandi Cassile, co-owner of the B&O Station, said at the time this story was posted that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A new brewery is on tap at the B&O Station in Youngstown, which should be up and running by spring, and a barbecue restaurant recently opened there as the former train station undergoes yet another transformation. Sandi Cassile, co-owner of the B&O Station, said at the time...

Nanette Lepore to Visit Suzanne’s on Black Friday

BOARDMAN, Ohio – To celebrate Black Friday, Suzanne’s women’s boutique in Boardman will host noted designer and Mahoning Valley native Nanette Lepore. Lepore will be at the store 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. That day, owner Suzanne Kessler is offering 20% off all items in the store, 813 Boardman-Poland Road. Lepore, a Youngstown native, […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – To celebrate Black Friday, Suzanne’s women’s boutique in Boardman will host noted designer and Mahoning Valley native Nanette Lepore. Lepore will be at the store 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. That day, owner Suzanne Kessler is offering 20% off all items in the store, 813 Boardman-Poland...

Accupoint Software Graduates from YBI Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A software company established in 2007 that now serves the global oil and gas market expects to expand its reach, now that it has graduated from the Youngstown Business Incubator’s Digital Incubation Program, the YBI announced today. Accupoint Software has combined industry best business practices with sophisticated cloud technology to provide innovative […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A software company established in 2007 that now serves the global oil and gas market expects to expand its reach, now that it has graduated from the Youngstown Business Incubator’s Digital Incubation Program, the YBI announced today. Accupoint Software has combined industry best business practices with sophisticated...

Better Business Bureau Reaches Retention Milestone

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Carol Potter, president of the Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley, reports the nonprofit organization has reached a personal best in its member retention and that membership has been solid year in and year out. “We retain our members. We have a 92.1% retention in all of North America right now, which […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Carol Potter, president of the Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley, reports the nonprofit organization has reached a personal best in its member retention and that membership has been solid year in and year out. “We retain our members. We have a 92.1% retention in all of...