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HMS Mfg. Buys Former Parker Hannifin Building for $4M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A subsidiary of HMS Mfg., based in Troy, Mich., has purchased the former Parker Hannifin Corp. plant on Intertech Drive and plans to expand its distribution operations here. According to documents on file at the Mahoning County Recorder’s office, Noah Co. LLC purchased the 143,789-square-foot building at the Salt Springs Road Business […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A subsidiary of HMS Mfg., based in Troy, Mich., has purchased the former Parker Hannifin Corp. plant on Intertech Drive and plans to expand its distribution operations here. According to documents on file at the Mahoning County Recorder’s office, Noah Co. LLC purchased the 143,789-square-foot building at...

Live Wires Orthodontics Brings 3D Printing to Dentistry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For 18 years, Pam Szmara, has worked as an orthodontic dental laboratory technician, fabricating orthodontic appliances for the dental industry through her company, Live Wires Orthodontics. Six years ago, when 3D printing took the dentistry field by storm, Szmara purchased a Stratasys and began learning how to operate the equipment and fell […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For 18 years, Pam Szmara, has worked as an orthodontic dental laboratory technician, fabricating orthodontic appliances for the dental industry through her company, Live Wires Orthodontics. Six years ago, when 3D printing took the dentistry field by storm, Szmara purchased a Stratasys and began learning how to...

Instructors Make It Clear: Self-Defense Is Serious Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than half of gun owners say personal protection is their main reason for owning a firearm – 67% as reported last year by the Pew Research Center. But how often are firearms actually used for self-defense? Not very often, reports the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. From 2007 to 2011, about […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than half of gun owners say personal protection is their main reason for owning a firearm – 67% as reported last year by the Pew Research Center. But how often are firearms actually used for self-defense? Not very often, reports the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics....

Want to Carry a Gun? First Pass the Tests

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With all the reports of active-shooter incidents, school shootings and criminal activity, it’s no wonder that the number of people seeking concealed-carry training is growing. “You look at what’s going on in the world and I don’t think there’s any doubt about it. It’s about protecting your family, protecting yourself,” says Rick […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With all the reports of active-shooter incidents, school shootings and criminal activity, it’s no wonder that the number of people seeking concealed-carry training is growing. “You look at what’s going on in the world and I don’t think there’s any doubt about it. It’s about protecting your...

SLU Luxury Salon and Spa Opens Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Downtown residents and business professionals won’t have to travel far for a relaxing massage after a long day. Staff, community members and elected officials celebrated the grand opening of SLU Luxury Salon and Spa Monday evening. It’s the third business for entrepreneur Jerome Franklin, who owns Starting Lineup Barbershop and Beauty Salon […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Downtown residents and business professionals won’t have to travel far for a relaxing massage after a long day. Staff, community members and elected officials celebrated the grand opening of SLU Luxury Salon and Spa Monday evening. It’s the third business for entrepreneur Jerome Franklin, who owns Starting...

On the Menu: Culture, Family Flavor Ethnic Cuisines

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — From the spices of a Middle Eastern kibbee to the tenderness of authentic Mexican carnitas, the ethnic restaurants in our region offer some of the most diverse and interesting food types – but their stories don’t start in any store-bought cookbook. While California takes the cake for having the most ethnic food […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- From the spices of a Middle Eastern kibbee to the tenderness of authentic Mexican carnitas, the ethnic restaurants in our region offer some of the most diverse and interesting food types – but their stories don’t start in any store-bought cookbook. While California takes the cake for...

Ellwood Group Pumps $200M into Operations

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – With all of its complexities, diverse business subsidiaries and integrated operations – plus tens of millions of dollars in new investment throughout the corporation – Ellwood Group Inc. remains at heart a down home family business, much like it was in when the company was founded here more than 100 years […]

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – With all of its complexities, diverse business subsidiaries and integrated operations – plus tens of millions of dollars in new investment throughout the corporation – Ellwood Group Inc. remains at heart a down home family business, much like it was in when the company was founded...

Community Legal Aid Updates Online Application Portal

AKRON, Ohio – Thanks to a new online portal, Community Legal Aid has made it easier for clients to apply for and receive legal assistance. Among the new features of the Akron-based nonprofit’s application system is a mobile-friendly design, information on other resources available to clients and informing applicants sooner in the process if their […]

AKRON, Ohio – Thanks to a new online portal, Community Legal Aid has made it easier for clients to apply for and receive legal assistance. Among the new features of the Akron-based nonprofit’s application system is a mobile-friendly design, information on other resources available to clients and informing applicants sooner...

Biviano Carpet One Gets New Owners

GIRARD, Ohio – Biviano Carpet One Floor & Home is under new ownership as owners David and Lynne Biviano recently sold the business to longtime associate Jim Popovich and his wife, Jessie. The Bivianos, second-generation owners of the family business at 1828 N. State St., are retiring in order to spend more time with family, […]

GIRARD, Ohio – Biviano Carpet One Floor & Home is under new ownership as owners David and Lynne Biviano recently sold the business to longtime associate Jim Popovich and his wife, Jessie. The Bivianos, second-generation owners of the family business at 1828 N. State St., are retiring in order to...

Kellner Range Combats Active Shooters with ‘Very Real’ Training

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most employees know about workplace policies when it comes to drug, alcohol use and sexual harassment. But what should they do in the event that an active shooter walks into their workplace? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most employees know about workplace policies when it comes to drug, alcohol use and sexual harassment. But what should they do in the event that an active shooter walks into their workplace? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as an individual actively engaged...