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Companies Embody United Way’s Giving Spirit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For 14 years, pre-K students in Mercer County have spent their summers in the local United Way’s Success By 6 enrichment program. Dozens come through the program each summer, but now the community is seeing the long-term effects, when one of the top students in Mercer Area School District’s class of 2018 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For 14 years, pre-K students in Mercer County have spent their summers in the local United Way’s Success By 6 enrichment program. Dozens come through the program each summer, but now the community is seeing the long-term effects, when one of the top students in Mercer Area...

Clean Energy, Macquarie Told to Mediate Dispute

WARREN, Ohio – A court decision on whether to enforce an option-to-purchase agreement that would allow Clean Energy Future LLC to build a second $900 million electrical generation plant in Lordstown will have to wait. The majority owners of the Lordstown Energy Center, now under construction at the Lordstown Industrial Park along Henn Parkway, have […]

WARREN, Ohio – A court decision on whether to enforce an option-to-purchase agreement that would allow Clean Energy Future LLC to build a second $900 million electrical generation plant in Lordstown will have to wait. The majority owners of the Lordstown Energy Center, now under construction at the Lordstown Industrial...

Mahoning County Children Services Launches New Website

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Children Services has launched a redesigned website to provide parents, caregivers and visitors easier access to comprehensive information about the agency’s programs and services. The public agency is responsible for investigating and providing protective services for abused, neglected and dependent children in Mahoning County. The new website, MahoningKids.com, features staff and department directories […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Children Services has launched a redesigned website to provide parents, caregivers and visitors easier access to comprehensive information about the agency’s programs and services. The public agency is responsible for investigating and providing protective services for abused, neglected and dependent children in Mahoning County. The new...

Regional Chamber Names Boyarko COO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber today announced the promotion of Sarah Boyarko to chief operating officer. Boyarko, who joined the Regional Chamber in October 2006, became vice president of economic development in 2012 and was named senior vice president in 2015. As COO, Boyarko will support the chamber’s efforts “to deliver quality services […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber today announced the promotion of Sarah Boyarko to chief operating officer. Boyarko, who joined the Regional Chamber in October 2006, became vice president of economic development in 2012 and was named senior vice president in 2015. As COO, Boyarko will support the chamber’s...

Avalon Investor Hauled in $1.7M in Single Day

WARREN, Ohio – The brokerage firm that Avalon Holdings Corp. says violated securities law and manipulated the company’s stock hauled in more than $1.7 million on a single transaction alone in after-hours trading on July 27, according to new documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm, Bahamas-based MintBroker International Ltd., late […]

WARREN, Ohio – The brokerage firm that Avalon Holdings Corp. says violated securities law and manipulated the company’s stock hauled in more than $1.7 million on a single transaction alone in after-hours trading on July 27, according to new documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm,...

Uber, Lyft Pick Up Speed in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Forty hours a week, David Richardson operates a vacuum truck at Vallourec Star in Youngstown. In January, he put himself to work 30 more hours a week by driving people to where they need to be. Richardson’s second job is as a driver for Uber and Lyft, the ride-sharing apps that allow […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Forty hours a week, David Richardson operates a vacuum truck at Vallourec Star in Youngstown. In January, he put himself to work 30 more hours a week by driving people to where they need to be. Richardson’s second job is as a driver for Uber and Lyft,...

Avalon Sues ‘Connoisseur of Scams’ for ‘Excess of $5M’

WARREN, Ohio – Avalon Holdings Corp. is seeking recovery of more than $5 million from an investor the company says is a “connoisseur of scams” who conspired with others to manipulate Avalon’s stock and then dump it for a nice profit, according to court documents. A complaint filed Aug. 13 by Avalon’s attorney, David Lopez, […]

WARREN, Ohio – Avalon Holdings Corp. is seeking recovery of more than $5 million from an investor the company says is a “connoisseur of scams” who conspired with others to manipulate Avalon’s stock and then dump it for a nice profit, according to court documents. A complaint filed Aug. 13...

Corn Crop Is Sweet, Soybeans Sweeter at Lutz Farms

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – It’s 8:30 a.m. in late July and more than 100 people are patiently standing outside a large, white, wooden barn. When the doors open at 9 a.m. a large banner at the top of the entryway reads, “The Original Lutz Farms Sweet Corn.” The crowd takes no...

Sheely’s Furniture Brings on Three New Owners

Sheely's Furniture Brings on Three New Owners

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – After decades of leading the 66-year old furniture retail business, founded by Dale Sheely Sr. in 1952, Dale Jr. and Sherry Sheely will be retiring from Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance, the couple announced today. Over the years, Sheely’s has built upon its success beginning from the sale of a single hot […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – After decades of leading the 66-year old furniture retail business, founded by Dale Sheely Sr. in 1952, Dale Jr. and Sherry Sheely will be retiring from Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance, the couple announced today. Over the years, Sheely’s has built upon its success beginning from the...

New Owner, New Era for Treasured Moments

New Owner, New Era for Treasured Moments

BOARDMAN, Ohio — More than five years ago, Sara Ludt found a location in Boardman that brought together many beautiful things in one place. The store was Treasured Moments Bridal and Formal, and it’s where she bought her wedding dress. Today, she is the new owner of the business. Yesterday, a ribbon-cutting celebrated her ownership […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- More than five years ago, Sara Ludt found a location in Boardman that brought together many beautiful things in one place. The store was Treasured Moments Bridal and Formal, and it's where she bought her wedding dress. Today, she is the new owner of the business. Yesterday,...