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A Year After Adi Deportation, A New Owner for Downtown Circle

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A year after Amer Adi Othman was deported, the new owner of Downtown Circle and Circle Hookah and Bar on Federal Plaza said he is keeping things “pretty much the same.” In September, Mike Patel purchased the two businesses from Othman’s family, who still own the building. After emigrating from India, Patel […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A year after Amer Adi Othman was deported, the new owner of Downtown Circle and Circle Hookah and Bar on Federal Plaza said he is keeping things “pretty much the same.” In September, Mike Patel purchased the two businesses from Othman’s family, who still own the building....

Youngstown Thermal in Talks with Potential Buyer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A company based in suburban Columbus is performing due diligence toward a possible purchase of Youngstown Thermal LLC’s assets — an acquisition that could result in lower rates for customers, according to documents filed with the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. SOBE Energy Solutions Inc., Dublin, has sent a non-binding letter […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A company based in suburban Columbus is performing due diligence toward a possible purchase of Youngstown Thermal LLC’s assets -- an acquisition that could result in lower rates for customers, according to documents filed with the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. SOBE Energy Solutions Inc., Dublin,...

UAW’s Green Writes Trump (Again), Video Released

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – UAW Local 1112 President David Green wants to make his presence known before he arrives in Washington Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Green sent a letter Friday to Trump, alerting the president about the hardships visited upon American workers and their families and especially about the plight […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – UAW Local 1112 President David Green wants to make his presence known before he arrives in Washington Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Green sent a letter Friday to Trump, alerting the president about the hardships visited upon American workers and their families...

Guliet’s Bistro Brings Fusion Cooking to Area

Guliet’s Bistro Brings Fusion Style Cooking to Area

By: Nami Nagaoka CORNERSBURG, Ohio -- Homemade seasoned chicken on the top of French toast with strawberries and maple syrup. This is just one of the creative menu items at Guliet’s Bistro that was inspired by the travels of owner and head chef, Gina Melfi. For 11 years, Melfi traveled...

Wedding Boutiques Thrive; Dress Chains Do Not

Wedding Boutiques Thrive; Dress Chains Do Not

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last year, seemingly out of the blue, scores of Alfred Angelo wedding dress stores closed. Brides-to-be, including those who bought their gowns at the store in Boardman, were left without a gown to wear on their big day. In some cases, the dresses were locked in the boutique, in sight but untouchable. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last year, seemingly out of the blue, scores of Alfred Angelo wedding dress stores closed. Brides-to-be, including those who bought their gowns at the store in Boardman, were left without a gown to wear on their big day. In some cases, the dresses were locked in the...

Crafting Youngstown’s ‘Go-To Hometown Beer’

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Standing in the vacant brewery at B&O Station in downtown Youngstown, Richard Bernacki, Aspasia Lyras and Michael Pontikos survey the work ahead of them. New hoses and gaskets, electrical work, some updated equipment and fresh paint throughout – all necessary to get the new home of Penguin City Beer up and running […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Standing in the vacant brewery at B&O Station in downtown Youngstown, Richard Bernacki, Aspasia Lyras and Michael Pontikos survey the work ahead of them. New hoses and gaskets, electrical work, some updated equipment and fresh paint throughout – all necessary to get the new home of Penguin...

Keystone Blind Honored for Growing Employment Hours 786%

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The National Industries for the Blind has awarded Keystone Vocational Services with its 2018 Employment Growth Award. Last year, Keystone Vocational reported 62,959 employment hours for blind workers, a 786% increase from the 2017 total of 7,017 hours. “Keystone Vocational Services is doing an outstanding job of creating U.S.-based career opportunities for […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The National Industries for the Blind has awarded Keystone Vocational Services with its 2018 Employment Growth Award. Last year, Keystone Vocational reported 62,959 employment hours for blind workers, a 786% increase from the 2017 total of 7,017 hours. “Keystone Vocational Services is doing an outstanding job of...

Lawrence Chamber Promotes Orrico, Updates Dues Model

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce has promoted Erin Orrico to investor relations specialist and updated the way it collects dues from members. Orrico started working seven years ago for the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. as an administrative assistant. LCEDC combined with the chamber in 2017. “Erin has been […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce has promoted Erin Orrico to investor relations specialist and updated the way it collects dues from members. Orrico started working seven years ago for the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. as an administrative assistant. LCEDC combined with the chamber...

They Marry Ambiance with the Big Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most retail businesses see the number of shoppers entering their storefronts slow as the holiday season ends, but for those involved in the wedding industry, their busy season has just begun. In its “2018 Newlywed Report,” WeddingWire reports 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, and most couples begin […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most retail businesses see the number of shoppers entering their storefronts slow as the holiday season ends, but for those involved in the wedding industry, their busy season has just begun. In its “2018 Newlywed Report,” WeddingWire reports 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s...

Pat Catan’s Craft Stores to Close

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Michaels Companies will close all 36 of its Pat Catan’s art supply stores in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the company said in its quarterly guidance report. There are Pat Catan’s stores in Austintown, Boardman and Niles, as well as in Hermitage, Pa. Michaels Companies, which also operates Michaels craft […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Michaels Companies will close all 36 of its Pat Catan’s art supply stores in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the company said in its quarterly guidance report. There are Pat Catan’s stores in Austintown, Boardman and Niles, as well as in Hermitage, Pa. Michaels Companies,...