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Good Morning! Here’s Your Market Intel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Welcome to the first edition of Monday Morning Market Intel, which briefs busy business leaders on what they may have missed last week. Today the nation pauses to honor our military veterans with observances planned across the country and here in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. On Friday, Army veteran Carl A. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Welcome to the first edition of Monday Morning Market Intel, which briefs busy business leaders on what they may have missed last week. Today the nation pauses to honor our military veterans with observances planned across the country and here in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. On...

VLT Play Rises at Hollywood Gaming in October

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video lottery terminal wagers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rose to $111.37 million in October. The figure is up from September’s $109.19 million and $93.56 million in October 2018. In 2019, play peaked in March, when $118.99 million was wagered at VLTs at the racino. Winnings at Hollywood Gaming […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video lottery terminal wagers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rose to $111.37 million in October. The figure is up from September’s $109.19 million and $93.56 million in October 2018. In 2019, play peaked in March, when $118.99 million was wagered at VLTs at the...

Wood Inducted to Cleveland Press Club Hall of Fame

By Marah MorrisonCLEVELAND, Ohio – Andrea Wood, publisher of The Business Journal, was inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame Thursday night, becoming the first journalist from Youngstown to receive the honor. Cleveland has a great tradition of outstanding journalists over its 132 years, said Richard Osborne,...

Penguin City, One Hot Cookie Team For New Brew

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  Instead of cookies and milk, why not just leave Santa a bottle of Penguin City Peppermint Ale this year? The new brew is a Christmas-y collaboration between One Hot Cookie and Penguin City Brewing Co., two locally-owned downtown companies that go together like cookies and beer. As its name suggests, the adult […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  Instead of cookies and milk, why not just leave Santa a bottle of Penguin City Peppermint Ale this year? The new brew is a Christmas-y collaboration between One Hot Cookie and Penguin City Brewing Co., two locally-owned downtown companies that go together like cookies and beer. As...

Beatitude Names Building in Honor of Masternicks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The primary building of Beatitude House along Fifth Avenue has a new name thanks to a gift from the John & Dorothy Masternick Foundation. The foundation, established in memory of the founders of Windsor House, purchased naming rights to the building – now known as the John & Dorothy Masternick House – […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The primary building of Beatitude House along Fifth Avenue has a new name thanks to a gift from the John & Dorothy Masternick Foundation. The foundation, established in memory of the founders of Windsor House, purchased naming rights to the building – now known as the John...

Real Magic of Newton’s Apple is the Smiles

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – When Murray Davis, founder and president of Newton’s Magic Apples, saw his brother do a trick with an orange, the idea to create a magic-apple toy flashed through his brain, he says. The toy Davis created two years ago is named after Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered the law of gravity […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – When Murray Davis, founder and president of Newton’s Magic Apples, saw his brother do a trick with an orange, the idea to create a magic-apple toy flashed through his brain, he says. The toy Davis created two years ago is named after Sir Isaac Newton, who...

Children’s Rehab Center Forges Ahead with New Name

HOWLAND, Ohio – The Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland has seen several changes over the years. Now it’s making another. The organization changed its name Wednesday to Northeastern Ohio Children’s Rehabilitation Center, the a result of a year-long rebranding process. Along with the name change, the rehabilitation center also unveiled a new logo and website, […]

HOWLAND, Ohio – The Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland has seen several changes over the years. Now it's making another. The organization changed its name Wednesday to Northeastern Ohio Children’s Rehabilitation Center, the a result of a year-long rebranding process. Along with the name change, the rehabilitation center also unveiled...

HBK Acquires New Jersey IT Consulting Firm

CANFIELD, Ohio — HBK IT LLC, a member of the HBK family of companies, announced today that it has acquired Unicom Solutions Group of Mountainside, N.J. Unicom is a technology-consulting firm established in 1991 that offers a suite of services to small and midsize private companies, nonprofits and government agencies. “Joining HBK was precisely the […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- HBK IT LLC, a member of the HBK family of companies, announced today that it has acquired Unicom Solutions Group of Mountainside, N.J. Unicom is a technology-consulting firm established in 1991 that offers a suite of services to small and midsize private companies, nonprofits and government agencies....

Youngstown & Southeastern Buys 35-Mile Rail Line

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad Co., 11760 Market St., has completed the purchase of the 35.7-mile rail line that runs from Poland Avenue in Youngstown to Darlington, Pa. The total sale price was not disclosed although related real estate transactions were completed last month in Columbiana and Mahoning counties. On Oct. […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad Co., 11760 Market St., has completed the purchase of the 35.7-mile rail line that runs from Poland Avenue in Youngstown to Darlington, Pa. The total sale price was not disclosed although related real estate transactions were completed last month in Columbiana...

2019 Idea House Features Baird Products

CANFIELD, Ohio — Products made by Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods are featured in this year’s Idea House, featured in the most recent issue of “This Old House Magazine.” The 6,000-square-foot Greek Revival home located in New Canaan, Conn., was built in the 1840s and was restored by Karp Associates Inc. Baird products can be found […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Products made by Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods are featured in this year's Idea House, featured in the most recent issue of "This Old House Magazine." The 6,000-square-foot Greek Revival home located in New Canaan, Conn., was built in the 1840s and was restored by Karp Associates Inc....