SPONSORED BY

Mocha House Will Open Downtown Location Monday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mocha House Café & Eatery will open its third location on Jan. 20 downtown.  The spacious restaurant at 120 E. Boardman St. is in the Plaza Parking Garage building, which also houses Eastern Gateway Community College’s Thomas Humphries Hall. It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be open seven […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mocha House Café & Eatery will open its third location on Jan. 20 downtown.  The spacious restaurant at 120 E. Boardman St. is in the Plaza Parking Garage building, which also houses Eastern Gateway Community College’s Thomas Humphries Hall. It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner...

Shenango Honda Celebrates 40 Years

HERMITAGE, Pa. — In February, Shenango Honda will celebrate a “major milestone” as it begins its 40th year serving the Shenango Valley area. Since 1980, the dealership at 3965 E. State St. has built its award-winning brand on strong work ethic and staying true to the beliefs of its owner and president, John Apostolakis, he […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- In February, Shenango Honda will celebrate a "major milestone" as it begins its 40th year serving the Shenango Valley area. Since 1980, the dealership at 3965 E. State St. has built its award-winning brand on strong work ethic and staying true to the beliefs of its owner...

Home Savings Merger to Be Completed Jan. 31

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The creation of the new entity resulting from the merger of United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp. is expected to be completed by the end of the month. “We’re expecting to do the legal entity close on Jan. 31, which was always our goal date. Most folks around the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The creation of the new entity resulting from the merger of United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp. is expected to be completed by the end of the month. “We’re expecting to do the legal entity close on Jan. 31, which was always our goal...

Dignan Named President of Recycling Nonprofit CERMR

James Dignan Takes Command at Chamber

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, former CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, has been named president of the Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling.  The Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling, or CERMR, is dedicated to “providing scientific and economical technology solutions to the crisis in recycling of plastics and other wastes.” Dignan’s responsibilities include […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, former CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, has been named president of the Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling.  The Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling, or CERMR, is dedicated to “providing scientific and economical technology solutions to the crisis in recycling of plastics and...

Who Will Make Headlines in 2020?

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With Growth Report 2020 in full swing, The Business Journal expects the momentum from 2019 to carry into the new year as regional businesses put plans into action that will lead to the next big story. The region set some impressive milestones last year, according to reports in the January 2020 edition […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With Growth Report 2020 in full swing, The Business Journal expects the momentum from 2019 to carry into the new year as regional businesses put plans into action that will lead to the next big story. The region set some impressive milestones last year, according to reports...

GM, LG Chem Select Site for Joint Venture Battery Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — General Motors Co. and LG Chem of South Korea plan to build their $2.3 billion joint venture battery cell plant on 158 acres owned by NP Lordstown 173 LLC off Hallock Young Road and Tod Avenue here, the automaker announced Tuesday. A purchase agreement has been signed, GM spokesman Dan Flores said […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- General Motors Co. and LG Chem of South Korea plan to build their $2.3 billion joint venture battery cell plant on 158 acres owned by NP Lordstown 173 LLC off Hallock Young Road and Tod Avenue here, the automaker announced Tuesday. A purchase agreement has been signed,...

Report: Penn National in Talks to Buy Barstool Sports

WYOMISSING, Pa. – Penn National Gaming, the owner of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, is in talks to purchase Barstool Sports, according to a report from Recode. According to the Vox Media site, Barstool was valued at more than $100 million last year. Since the Supreme Court legalized sports betting last year, the […]

WYOMISSING, Pa. – Penn National Gaming, the owner of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, is in talks to purchase Barstool Sports, according to a report from Recode. According to the Vox Media site, Barstool was valued at more than $100 million last year. Since the Supreme Court legalized...

Prohibition Finally Ends at Tavern on the Square

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Nearly 100 years ago, on Jan. 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution began the era of Prohibition in America. Today, patrons of The Tavern on the Square are celebrating that the borough of New Wilmington has finally ended prohibition. Beginning at 1 p.m., The Tavern, 108 N Market St., […]

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Nearly 100 years ago, on Jan. 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution began the era of Prohibition in America. Today, patrons of The Tavern on the Square are celebrating that the borough of New Wilmington has finally ended prohibition. Beginning at 1 p.m., The...

Penguin City, Youngstown Clothing Partner with Phantoms

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the remainder of the season, the Youngstown Phantoms will offer fans cans of Penguin City Beer with a limited edition design, available only at the Covelli Centre. The United States Hockey League team is also partnering with Youngstown Clothing Co., which has designed a T-shirt for the team. It will go […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the remainder of the season, the Youngstown Phantoms will offer fans cans of Penguin City Beer with a limited edition design, available only at the Covelli Centre. The United States Hockey League team is also partnering with Youngstown Clothing Co., which has designed a T-shirt for...

New Hires, Website for Palo Creative in 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Palo Creative announces three new team members and has launched a new website. Joining Palo Creative are Scott Tolliver, Payton Maurer and Kyle Murray, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the advertising and digital marketing agency, says President and CEO Rob Palowitz. Their insights and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Palo Creative announces three new team members and has launched a new website. Joining Palo Creative are Scott Tolliver, Payton Maurer and Kyle Murray, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the advertising and digital marketing agency, says President and CEO...