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GM’s CEO Won’t Commit to Keeping Lordstown Open

GM's CEO Won't Commit to Keeping Lordstown Open

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said it would be too expensive to retool the GM Lordstown Complex to manufacture the Chevrolet Blazer, and she would not commit to maintaining production at the Lordstown plant, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said this morning. GM announced plans June 22 to build its rebooted Blazer in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said it would be too expensive to retool the GM Lordstown Complex to manufacture the Chevrolet Blazer, and she would not commit to maintaining production at the Lordstown plant, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said this morning. GM announced plans June 22 to...

Union Strives to Help Families of Fresh Mark Detainees

Union Strives to Help Families of Fresh Mark Detainees

SALEM, Ohio – The union representing immigrant workers affected by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raid on a Fresh Mark meatpacking plant here June 19 is helping to ensure their families are receiving proper support. “We’re doing everything we can to help families make ends meet,” said Chelsea Conner, spokeswoman for the Retail, […]

SALEM, Ohio – The union representing immigrant workers affected by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raid on a Fresh Mark meatpacking plant here June 19 is helping to ensure their families are receiving proper support. “We’re doing everything we can to help families make ends meet,” said Chelsea...

Northeast Ohio Precast Opens in Salem

northeast ohio precast

SALEM, Ohio — From highways to Dunkin’ Donuts, Northeast Ohio Precast has been a part of projects throughout the Mahoning Valley. Since opening in 2017, owner Anthony McCoy and Pat Nicotera, general manager, have manufactured concrete products small commercial projects, such as Taco Bell restaurants and O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Products range from manholes and […]

SALEM, Ohio -- From highways to Dunkin’ Donuts, Northeast Ohio Precast has been a part of projects throughout the Mahoning Valley. Since opening in 2017, owner Anthony McCoy and Pat Nicotera, general manager, have manufactured concrete products small commercial projects, such as Taco Bell restaurants and O’Reilly Auto Parts stores....

Cocca’s Pizza Finds Help in New Neighbor

Cocca’s Pizza Finds Help in New Neighbor

CANFIELD, Ohio — When the opportunity came up to move the Cocca’s Pizza shop from 76 N. Broad Street and build a brand new building at the intersection of Shields Road and state Route 46, owner Steve Cocca jumped at it. He bought the property in June 2016, had the design and knew what he […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- When the opportunity came up to move the Cocca’s Pizza shop from 76 N. Broad Street and build a brand new building at the intersection of Shields Road and state Route 46, owner Steve Cocca jumped at it. He bought the property in June 2016, had the...

Ohio Chapter of National Safety Council Elects New Officers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio chapter of the National Safety Council elected new officers at its annual meeting, including Walter Duzzny, president of Emergency Planning Associates, as the chapter’s president. Also elected were Curt Speck, president of Safety Resources Co. of Ohio, as vice president; Mark Zeidenstein, secretary/ treasurer of L. Calvin Jones & Co. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio chapter of the National Safety Council elected new officers at its annual meeting, including Walter Duzzny, president of Emergency Planning Associates, as the chapter’s president. Also elected were Curt Speck, president of Safety Resources Co. of Ohio, as vice president; Mark Zeidenstein, secretary/ treasurer of...

Penn State Shenango Grads Launch Gift Box Company

Penn State Shenango Grads Launch Gift Box Company

SHARON, Pa. – Two recent alumnae of Penn State Shenango have created a subscription box company aimed at helping alleviate loneliness felt by seniors. Following their clinicals in western Pennsylvania nursing homes and assisted living centers last September, Penn State Shenango occupational therapy assistant students Ali Izzo and Holly Masters formed Purpose: The Therapeutic Subscription […]

SHARON, Pa. – Two recent alumnae of Penn State Shenango have created a subscription box company aimed at helping alleviate loneliness felt by seniors. Following their clinicals in western Pennsylvania nursing homes and assisted living centers last September, Penn State Shenango occupational therapy assistant students Ali Izzo and Holly Masters...

Recruiters Serve as Gateway to Military Service

Recruiters Serve as Gateway to Military Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mckenzie Nicole Lesko has always heard stories about her uncle Charles who served in World War II. These stories, and even some of her uncle’s personal items her grandfather kept inspired her to enlist in the Air Force Reserve. “My grandfather was always talking about his brothers who served,” Lesko says. “My […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mckenzie Nicole Lesko has always heard stories about her uncle Charles who served in World War II. These stories, and even some of her uncle’s personal items her grandfather kept inspired her to enlist in the Air Force Reserve. “My grandfather was always talking about his brothers...

Actionable Insights Christens New Office, Capabilities

Actionable Insights Christens New Office, Capabilities

SHARON, Pa. – When Actionable Insights CEO Jason Wood was thinking about the design of the marketing firm’s new office in downtown Sharon, there was one facet he put above all else: collaboration. “At the end of the day, we’re a technology firm. Everyone who works here has some technology skills,” he said Thursday at […]

SHARON, Pa. – When Actionable Insights CEO Jason Wood was thinking about the design of the marketing firm’s new office in downtown Sharon, there was one facet he put above all else: collaboration. “At the end of the day, we’re a technology firm. Everyone who works here has some technology...

14 Graduate from Women in Entrepreneurship Program

14 Graduate from Women in Entrepreneurship Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fourteen women graduated from the Women in Entrepreneurship program Wednesday, ending their time in the WE Launch portion with a pitch competition. Winning a $5,000 grant to fund her business was Genevieve Bodnar, owner of Genevieve’s Kitchen. The company is “an ancient grains baked goods company” that started as a hobby she […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fourteen women graduated from the Women in Entrepreneurship program Wednesday, ending their time in the WE Launch portion with a pitch competition. Winning a $5,000 grant to fund her business was Genevieve Bodnar, owner of Genevieve’s Kitchen. The company is “an ancient grains baked goods company” that...

Lawrence County Chamber Deals with Digital Age

Lawrence County Chamber Deals with Digital Age

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The organization now known as the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce is in a rebuilding period, a process its CEO says in part involves determining what a chamber needs to be in the age of the smartphone. “The big question,” Alex McCoy ponders, “is how do we create value for […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The organization now known as the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce is in a rebuilding period, a process its CEO says in part involves determining what a chamber needs to be in the age of the smartphone. “The big question,” Alex McCoy ponders, “is how...