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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...

Department of Labor OKs Apprenticeships for Additive Manufacturing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship has approved the first ever industry-vetted registered apprenticeship programs for additive manufacturing technicians, America Makes announced Thursday. “The approval of the AM Technician Registered Apprenticeship by the Department of Labor is the accumulation of a great deal of work and learning, much of which […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship has approved the first ever industry-vetted registered apprenticeship programs for additive manufacturing technicians, America Makes announced Thursday. “The approval of the AM Technician Registered Apprenticeship by the Department of Labor is the accumulation of a great deal of work...

Aptiv Offers Buyouts to Make Room for New Technology

WARREN, Ohio – Aptiv PLC, the recently renamed outfit that operates four former Delphi plants here, plans to upgrade its production equipment and replace the obsolescent presses now being used to manufacture metal terminals, a union official said Thursday. “These will be the latest, highest-tech metal-stamping presses on the market,” said Brian Lutz, shop chairman […]

WARREN, Ohio – Aptiv PLC, the recently renamed outfit that operates four former Delphi plants here, plans to upgrade its production equipment and replace the obsolescent presses now being used to manufacture metal terminals, a union official said Thursday. “These will be the latest, highest-tech metal-stamping presses on the market,”...

Covelli Centre Reports Higher Q3 Deficit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Covelli Centre posted better-than-projected net income of $208,584 for the first nine months of the year, despite a higher-than-anticipated loss in the third quarter. During the quarter ended Sept. 3, the city-owned arena lost $135,000, more than the $121,177 budgeted, according to the report to the city from Eric Ryan, president […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Covelli Centre posted better-than-projected net income of $208,584 for the first nine months of the year, despite a higher-than-anticipated loss in the third quarter. During the quarter ended Sept. 3, the city-owned arena lost $135,000, more than the $121,177 budgeted, according to the report to the...

TJX Keeps Options Open as Lordstown Work Advances

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Planning and design work are advancing on a proposed regional distribution center for a TJX Companies Inc. subsidiary, Mayor Arno Hill said this morning, even as other sites appear to be under consideration. Massachusetts-based TJX submitted an application Tuesday for a 10-year, 75% property tax abatement being sought for the project. According […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Planning and design work are advancing on a proposed regional distribution center for a TJX Companies Inc. subsidiary, Mayor Arno Hill said this morning, even as other sites appear to be under consideration. Massachusetts-based TJX submitted an application Tuesday for a 10-year, 75% property tax abatement being...

IRS, FBI Raid Warren Fab Plant in Hubbard

HUBBARD, Ohio — Agents from the IRS and FBI are conducting a raid of Warren Fabricating and Machining at 7845 Chestnut Ridge Road. A representative from the Cleveland field office of the FBI confirmed Wednesday morning that agents from both entities were on site, although no additional details are available. All information is currently under […]

HUBBARD, Ohio -- Agents from the IRS and FBI are conducting a raid of Warren Fabricating and Machining at 7845 Chestnut Ridge Road. A representative from the Cleveland field office of the FBI confirmed Wednesday morning that agents from both entities were on site, although no additional details are available....

Business Directories Connect Regional Service Providers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A quick Google search for “website designers” returns four sponsored ads, a few companies that may or may not be local and a slew of search results for national service providers. For a business owner in need of a local designer to build him a website, that doesn’t help very much. In […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A quick Google search for “website designers” returns four sponsored ads, a few companies that may or may not be local and a slew of search results for national service providers. For a business owner in need of a local designer to build him a website, that...

Strumming on the Old Cigar Box at Bayou Blues

By Sarah Kelley FARRELL, Pa. – Cigar boxes, pie pans and holiday cookie tins aren’t what you’d expect to see someone strumming music from, but for Ed Wentling, collecting these items and turning them into guitars is a hobby that has become a business. “I spend 20 hours of the...

Robintek Webinar Educates to Supercharge Websites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Creating a fresh and effective website does not have to be difficult or cost a lot of money, said Joe Jorgenson during the “5 Ways to Supercharge Your Website” webinar hosted by The Business Journal on Nov. 1. There are just a few vital things about websites...

Mother, Son Launch Austintown IT Startup

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – It isn’t every son who calls his mother by her first name. For Justin White and Michelle White, it’s a custom that helps separate their familial relationship from their roles as co-owners of Advanced Technology Partners, a new information technology company here. The mother-and-son entrepreneurs, who previously worked together in the IT […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – It isn’t every son who calls his mother by her first name. For Justin White and Michelle White, it’s a custom that helps separate their familial relationship from their roles as co-owners of Advanced Technology Partners, a new information technology company here. The mother-and-son entrepreneurs, who previously...