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Purpose Wins FedEx Grant, Preps for YBI ‘Shark Tank’

HERMITAGE, Pa. – With a bronze-level finish in a national competition sponsored by FedEx under their belts, the co-founders of Purpose: The Therapeutic Subscription Box LLC have two more competitions awaiting them, including this week’s Youngstown Business Incubator “Shark Tank” contest. Purpose, founded last year by occupational therapy assistants Ali Izzo and Holly Masters, was […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – With a bronze-level finish in a national competition sponsored by FedEx under their belts, the co-founders of Purpose: The Therapeutic Subscription Box LLC have two more competitions awaiting them, including this week’s Youngstown Business Incubator “Shark Tank” contest. Purpose, founded last year by occupational therapy assistants Ali...

Recruiters ‘on Notice’ as Falcon Drivers Look for Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Within hours after Falcon Transport Co. told its 550 employees to stop work “immediately,” recruiters for other transportation companies started receiving inquiries from idled drivers looking for work. When Aim NationaLease got the word on Sunday that Falcon was discontinuing operations, management put the whole recruiting department “on notice,” said Geoff Fleming, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Within hours after Falcon Transport Co. told its 550 employees to stop work “immediately,” recruiters for other transportation companies started receiving inquiries from idled drivers looking for work. When Aim NationaLease got the word on Sunday that Falcon was discontinuing operations, management put the whole recruiting department...

CoreLife Eatery to Open May 9 in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – CoreLife Eatery, a restaurant offering greens- grains- and broth-based dishes, will open its newest restaurant at 700 Boardman-Poland Road here May 9. The restaurant is the chain’s 53rd across New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and Utah. It is the first in northeastern Ohio. All menu items, ranging from salads to rice […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – CoreLife Eatery, a restaurant offering greens- grains- and broth-based dishes, will open its newest restaurant at 700 Boardman-Poland Road here May 9. The restaurant is the chain’s 53rd across New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and Utah. It is the first in northeastern Ohio. All menu items,...

Abrupt Shutdown of Falcon Transport Idles 550

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Falcon Transport Co. told its 550 employees here that it is discontinuing operations and to stop work “immediately.” Falcon, founded in 1903, is a transportation logistics company with flatbed and over-the-road services for clients including General Motors, Ford, Nexteer, Arcelor Mittal and U.S. Steel. It was purchased in 2017 by CounterPoint Capital […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Falcon Transport Co. told its 550 employees here that it is discontinuing operations and to stop work "immediately." Falcon, founded in 1903, is a transportation logistics company with flatbed and over-the-road services for clients including General Motors, Ford, Nexteer, Arcelor Mittal and U.S. Steel. It was purchased...

Exal Study: Most Will Pay More for Eco-Friendly Packaging

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study conducted by Exal Corp. and Boston Consulting Group shows that a majority of Americans are willing to pay more for beverages with eco-friendly packaging. According to the report, 55% of survey participants said they are willing to pay least 5% more for beverages contained in green packaging, while 47% were […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study conducted by Exal Corp. and Boston Consulting Group shows that a majority of Americans are willing to pay more for beverages with eco-friendly packaging. According to the report, 55% of survey participants said they are willing to pay least 5% more for beverages contained in...

CFMV Shares 2018 Highlights in Community Report

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has published a condensed version of its 2018 Community Report, highlighting new microfunding strategies that engaged the community in grantmaking and connected smaller nonprofits to funding, along with updates on the organization’s asset growth, traditional grantmaking and the Healthy Community Partnership. “As the Community Foundation continues […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has published a condensed version of its 2018 Community Report, highlighting new microfunding strategies that engaged the community in grantmaking and connected smaller nonprofits to funding, along with updates on the organization’s asset growth, traditional grantmaking and the Healthy Community Partnership....

Library Approves Architect for Main Branch Renovation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The planned renovation of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Main Library is the type of project architects dream about, Richard Ortmeyer said. Ortmeyer, principal of Bostwick Design Partnership in Cleveland, was formally awarded that opportunity Thursday when the library’s board of trustees voted to hire his firm as architect […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The planned renovation of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Main Library is the type of project architects dream about, Richard Ortmeyer said. Ortmeyer, principal of Bostwick Design Partnership in Cleveland, was formally awarded that opportunity Thursday when the library’s board of trustees voted to...

YESCO Expands to Pittsburgh with 5th Location

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — YESCO Electrical Supply Inc. has opened its fifth location at 1290 Western Ave. in Pittsburgh, a move that executives say will strengthen its core services and strategy for growth. Pittsburgh’s growing reputation as a technology hub and a robust rebuilding movement there made it an attractive area to expand, said James DeRosa, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- YESCO Electrical Supply Inc. has opened its fifth location at 1290 Western Ave. in Pittsburgh, a move that executives say will strengthen its core services and strategy for growth. Pittsburgh’s growing reputation as a technology hub and a robust rebuilding movement there made it an attractive area...

After 65 Years, Glenwood Cycle Still About Family

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — For Chris and Don Johnson, Austintown Glenwood Cycle has been more than a way to make a living. It’s been their whole lives. When their parents, Chuck and Terry, started the business – originally named Glenwood Bicycle & Hobby – “he was an infant. I was three or four,” Chris Johnson says, […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- For Chris and Don Johnson, Austintown Glenwood Cycle has been more than a way to make a living. It’s been their whole lives. When their parents, Chuck and Terry, started the business – originally named Glenwood Bicycle & Hobby – “he was an infant. I was three...

Childhood Dream Comes Full Circle for Tiffany Daley

By Michael Moliterno SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Ever since she was a little girl, Tiffany Daley has wanted to be a cook. Today that dream is a reality, though she admits, the “young and dumb” Tiffany didn’t do her any favors. “I don’t even know how I made it through some...