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Stone Fruit Perks Up with Bakery, T-shirts

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Customers at Stone Fruit Coffee Co. can now enjoy a cup of coffee, a piece of cheesecake and purchase an original Youngstown T-shirt all in one place. The coffee shop opened the Stone Fruit Bakery Feb. 4 at its location here, led by barista and its resident “Pastry Jewel,” Julia Kanengiser. Five […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Customers at Stone Fruit Coffee Co. can now enjoy a cup of coffee, a piece of cheesecake and purchase an original Youngstown T-shirt all in one place. The coffee shop opened the Stone Fruit Bakery Feb. 4 at its location here, led by barista and its resident...

Pho Viez Offers Asian Cuisine with a Twist

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio — After a year as owner of Pho Viez, Joel Johnson has added new flavor to the Vietnamese restaurant. For 23 years, Johnson has worked in the culinary industry, learning styles and techniques from 13 different restaurants, he said. Through those years, he developed an affinity for Asian cuisine. “I’ve always loved […]

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio -- After a year as owner of Pho Viez, Joel Johnson has added new flavor to the Vietnamese restaurant. For 23 years, Johnson has worked in the culinary industry, learning styles and techniques from 13 different restaurants, he said. Through those years, he developed an affinity for...

100 Years to Day: United Way Celebrates

POLAND, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley today begins the first day of its 101st year, following the launch of its Centennial Celebration Monday – 100 years after the exact day in 1919 when 11 business leaders created the Community Corporation – now part of its history. The anniversary lunch […]

POLAND, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley today begins the first day of its 101st year, following the launch of its Centennial Celebration Monday – 100 years after the exact day in 1919 when 11 business leaders created the Community Corporation – now part of...

Three Sheep Weaves Knitting with Community

BOARDMAN, Ohio — On a Friday afternoon at Three Sheep Gallery and Workshop, nine women sit around a large, wooden table sipping tea, eating cookies and working on knitting projects. It’s pretty much just as Linda Shevel imagined it when she opened the shop in 2016. “I never really thought I’d have a store. I […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- On a Friday afternoon at Three Sheep Gallery and Workshop, nine women sit around a large, wooden table sipping tea, eating cookies and working on knitting projects. It’s pretty much just as Linda Shevel imagined it when she opened the shop in 2016. “I never really thought...

CMT’s Magnet Featured on Discovery Channel Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Can a fire extinguisher really propel a person in space? Can a large scrapyard magnet wreak havoc on a computer hard drive like it did in the TV show Breaking Bad? These answers can be found on the TV show MythBusters Jr on the Discovery channel Saturday at 9 a.m. which will […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Can a fire extinguisher really propel a person in space? Can a large scrapyard magnet wreak havoc on a computer hard drive like it did in the TV show Breaking Bad? These answers can be found on the TV show MythBusters Jr on the Discovery channel Saturday...

Area Agency on Aging 11 to Change Its Name

NILES, Ohio — The Area Agency on Aging 11 Inc. is changing its name to Direction Home of Eastern Ohio as part of its ongoing transition. The name change coincides with the company’s move from Niles to Austintown in the former ITT building, 1030 N. Meridian Road. The move will take place in the spring of […]

NILES, Ohio — The Area Agency on Aging 11 Inc. is changing its name to Direction Home of Eastern Ohio as part of its ongoing transition. The name change coincides with the company’s move from Niles to Austintown in the former ITT building, 1030 N. Meridian Road. The move will take...

VLT Play Cools Off at Racino in January

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last week’s polar vortex likely put a chill on visitors to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and wagers on video lottery terminals there. January wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino were down more than $10 million from the month before, but still came out nearly $10 million ahead of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last week’s polar vortex likely put a chill on visitors to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and wagers on video lottery terminals there. January wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino were down more than $10 million from the month before, but still came out...

United Way Raises More than $3M for 3rd Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the third year in a row, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley raised more than $3 million during its annual campaign, for a total of $3,065,532. While this year’s $3,065,532 was down about $80,000 from the 2017 total, United Way President Bob Hannon says the fact that the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the third year in a row, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley raised more than $3 million during its annual campaign, for a total of $3,065,532. While this year’s $3,065,532 was down about $80,000 from the 2017 total, United Way President Bob Hannon...

First National Bank Names Amon Head of SBA Lending

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – First National Bank has hired Michael Amon to be its managing director of Small Business Administration lending. In that position, Amon will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s new loan originations, portfolio management, credit and servicing of SBA 7(a) and 504 loans. “Our SBA lending group plays an important role in supporting […]

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – First National Bank has hired Michael Amon to be its managing director of Small Business Administration lending. In that position, Amon will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s new loan originations, portfolio management, credit and servicing of SBA 7(a) and 504 loans. “Our SBA lending group plays...

Julia’s B&B Gets AAA’s Four Diamond Rating

HUBBARD, Ohio – Julia’s Bed and Breakfast has been awarded AAA Four Diamond Awards for extensive amenities, opulent décor, upscale physical attributes and high degrees of hospitality, service and attention to detail. The bed and breakfast at 6219 W. Liberty St. has maintained this designation since 2005. “Four Diamond hotels provide guests with the comfort […]

HUBBARD, Ohio – Julia’s Bed and Breakfast has been awarded AAA Four Diamond Awards for extensive amenities, opulent décor, upscale physical attributes and high degrees of hospitality, service and attention to detail. The bed and breakfast at 6219 W. Liberty St. has maintained this designation since 2005. “Four Diamond hotels...