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Brite Adds Leader for Acceleration, Marketing Specialist

WARREN, Ohio – Brite Energy Innovators has added Jeff Rockwood to its staff as the incubator’s first vice president of tech acceleration and Daniel Sylak as marketing and events specialist.  An Akron native, Rockwood will oversee investment and mentoring for portfolio companies at the energy-technologies incubator. He currently serves as a consultant for Exacter Inc. […]

WARREN, Ohio – Brite Energy Innovators has added Jeff Rockwood to its staff as the incubator’s first vice president of tech acceleration and Daniel Sylak as marketing and events specialist.  An Akron native, Rockwood will oversee investment and mentoring for portfolio companies at the energy-technologies incubator. He currently serves as...

Home Savings Completes Merger with First Defiance

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp. has completed its merger with First Defiance Financial Corp., creating an institution with roughly $6.3 billion in assets. United Community is the holding company for Home Savings Bank and James & Sons Insurance; First Defiance is the parent of First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp. has completed its merger with First Defiance Financial Corp., creating an institution with roughly $6.3 billion in assets. United Community is the holding company for Home Savings Bank and James & Sons Insurance; First Defiance is the parent of First Federal Bank of...

Toula’s Bridal and Formal Reopens After Fire

CANFIELD, Ohio – After more than 30 years at the same location, a fire forced Toula’s Bridal and Formal to find a new space that is now open just down the street. Toula’s, now at 4137 Boardman-Canfield Road, has reopened with new lines of dresses and is hosting a Mother-Daughter Night Out: Prom Edition from […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – After more than 30 years at the same location, a fire forced Toula’s Bridal and Formal to find a new space that is now open just down the street. Toula’s, now at 4137 Boardman-Canfield Road, has reopened with new lines of dresses and is hosting a Mother-Daughter...

Dr. Economus Launches Redesigned Website

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Dr. Constantine G. Economus  has launched a new website to assist existing and potential patients in finding information about his practice.  The new site, ConstantineGEconomus.com, was developed by 898 Marketing. It includes service options, hours and office locations. Both office locations, 1026 Boardman-Canfield Road in Youngstown and 2020 E. State St. in […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Dr. Constantine G. Economus  has launched a new website to assist existing and potential patients in finding information about his practice.  The new site, ConstantineGEconomus.com, was developed by 898 Marketing. It includes service options, hours and office locations. Both office locations, 1026 Boardman-Canfield Road in Youngstown and...

Penn National Buys Barstool Sports Stake for $163M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Penn National Gaming has bought a minority stake in Barstool Sports for $163 million. In the agreement, Penn National will be the digital sports media site’s exclusive partner for 40 years. The gaming company will also have the sole rights to Barstool’s branding for online and in-person sports betting. The deal was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Penn National Gaming has bought a minority stake in Barstool Sports for $163 million. In the agreement, Penn National will be the digital sports media site’s exclusive partner for 40 years. The gaming company will also have the sole rights to Barstool’s branding for online and in-person...

Lordstown Motors to Unveil Truck at Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT – Lordstown Motors Corp. will unveil its Endurance pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this summer. The automaker, which closed on its purchase of the former General Motors Lordstown Complex in December, is expected to begin production of the electric-powered truck by the end of the year. Lordstown Motors […]

DETROIT – Lordstown Motors Corp. will unveil its Endurance pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this summer. The automaker, which closed on its purchase of the former General Motors Lordstown Complex in December, is expected to begin production of the electric-powered truck by the end...

Handel’s Gets Investment from California Equity Firm

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt has received a major investment from California private equity firm ClearLight Partner. In an announcement issued in November, ClearLight did not disclose the terms of the deal. The equity firm made its investment in October.  According to the firm’s overview pamphlet, ClearLight invests in companies with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt has received a major investment from California private equity firm ClearLight Partner. In an announcement issued in November, ClearLight did not disclose the terms of the deal. The equity firm made its investment in October.  According to the firm’s overview pamphlet,...

Bacon the Old-Fashioned Way at Black Sheep Bacon

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – When it comes to making bacon, the old ways are the best ways, argues Bill Strimbu Jr.  Today, mass-produced bacon like what’s found on the shelves of grocery store chains is cut from younger pigs with flavorful cures mixed with water and injected. But it wasn’t always...

Aqua Ohio Finalizes Purchase of Campbell Water System

CAMPBELL, Ohio – Aqua Ohio has completed its purchase of the city’s water treatment plant and distribution system, becoming its provider at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 24. Aqua Ohio paid the city $7.5 million for the assets and plans to invest $4.3 million over the next decade to improve water quality and reliability, as well as […]

CAMPBELL, Ohio – Aqua Ohio has completed its purchase of the city's water treatment plant and distribution system, becoming its provider at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 24. Aqua Ohio paid the city $7.5 million for the assets and plans to invest $4.3 million over the next decade to improve water quality...

Boardman Molded Products Sues IT Provider After $1.7M Loss

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Following a cybersecurity breach in 2018 that cost Boardman Molded Products $1.75 million, the company is suing its IT provider, Involta LLC. In a suit filed Jan. 21 with the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, Boardman Molded Products, 1110 Thalia Road, alleges that Involta “failed to protect Boardman’s bottom line and failed […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Following a cybersecurity breach in 2018 that cost Boardman Molded Products $1.75 million, the company is suing its IT provider, Involta LLC. In a suit filed Jan. 21 with the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, Boardman Molded Products, 1110 Thalia Road, alleges that Involta “failed to protect...