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Main Library Upgrade to Emphasize Workforce Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Workforce development will receive a special emphasis as a component of the planned renovation of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s central branch. The library system already is seeing an influx of patrons looking to take advantage of existing workforce development options, Aimee Fifarek, the library’s executive director, told trustees […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Workforce development will receive a special emphasis as a component of the planned renovation of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s central branch. The library system already is seeing an influx of patrons looking to take advantage of existing workforce development options, Aimee Fifarek, the...

Plaza Donuts Adds Online Delivery, More Flavors

LIBERTY, Ohio – There are many exciting changes in the works at Plaza Donuts here just months after Amy Spencer and her husband took over the business Sept. 1. None of the changes, however, include the recipes the doughnut shop has used since its founding in 1962. “We have not changed any of the recipes,” […]

LIBERTY, Ohio – There are many exciting changes in the works at Plaza Donuts here just months after Amy Spencer and her husband took over the business Sept. 1. None of the changes, however, include the recipes the doughnut shop has used since its founding in 1962. “We have not...

Agency on Aging Moving to Former ITT Building

NILES, Ohio – The Area Agency on Aging 11 will next year move its corporate office to the former ITT Tech building in Austintown, the agency has announced. Its current contract, a 10-year lease for office space on the second floor of the Eastwood Mall, expires May 31. No date is set yet for the […]

NILES, Ohio – The Area Agency on Aging 11 will next year move its corporate office to the former ITT Tech building in Austintown, the agency has announced. Its current contract, a 10-year lease for office space on the second floor of the Eastwood Mall, expires May 31. No date...

Dickey Electric Begins Transition to New Ownership

Efficiency, Big Jobs Spark Electrical Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Carlson was 15 when he worked as a materials handler for “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima. In about 10 years, he’ll assume majority ownership of the company. In a statement Wednesday, the 61-year-old electrical contracting company announced it had begun transition of majority ownership to Carlson, who was named president […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Carlson was 15 when he worked as a materials handler for “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima. In about 10 years, he’ll assume majority ownership of the company. In a statement Wednesday, the 61-year-old electrical contracting company announced it had begun transition of majority ownership to...

Keystone Blind Names Staph as New President

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Keystone Blind Association has named Laurie Staph as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1. She replaces Jonathan Fister, who led the organization for 40 years. “I am honored and humbled that the board has selected me to serve in this capacity to help better the lives […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Keystone Blind Association has named Laurie Staph as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1. She replaces Jonathan Fister, who led the organization for 40 years. “I am honored and humbled that the board has selected me to serve in this capacity...

New Jersey Accounting Firm Merges with HBK

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs & Consultants has signed a merger agreement with New Jersey-based Spire Group, expanding the accounting firm’s presence in the mid-Atlantic, including offices in Princeton and Cherry Hill, N.J., and Blue Bell, Pa. “We are excited to welcome these proven leaders to our growing team,” said Christopher M. Allegretti CEO and […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs & Consultants has signed a merger agreement with New Jersey-based Spire Group, expanding the accounting firm’s presence in the mid-Atlantic, including offices in Princeton and Cherry Hill, N.J., and Blue Bell, Pa. “We are excited to welcome these proven leaders to our growing team,” said...

Valley Growth Ventures Funds Three Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business data to help nursing homes […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business...

Customers Overestimate Savings with Energy-Conservation Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller, the study finds. Cost savings […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller,...

WRTA Expands Warren Express Route

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Starting today, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will be able to serve Tod’s Crossing and Hampshire House aApartments with an expanded Warren Express Route. The expansion was made per the request of Cheryl Saffold, Warren’s 6th ward councilwoman, who said there has been “tremendous need” for expanded WRTA service in the 6th […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Starting today, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will be able to serve Tod's Crossing and Hampshire House aApartments with an expanded Warren Express Route. The expansion was made per the request of Cheryl Saffold, Warren's 6th ward councilwoman, who said there has been "tremendous need" for expanded...

Execs Worry About Economy, Not Their Companies

NEW YORK — Business executives’ outlook on the nation’s economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs. The survey polls CEOs, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants […]

NEW YORK -- Business executives’ outlook on the nation's economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs. The survey polls CEOs, chief financial officers, controllers...