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Recruiters Serve as Gateway to Military Service

Recruiters Serve as Gateway to Military Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mckenzie Nicole Lesko has always heard stories about her uncle Charles who served in World War II. These stories, and even some of her uncle’s personal items her grandfather kept inspired her to enlist in the Air Force Reserve. “My grandfather was always talking about his brothers who served,” Lesko says. “My […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mckenzie Nicole Lesko has always heard stories about her uncle Charles who served in World War II. These stories, and even some of her uncle’s personal items her grandfather kept inspired her to enlist in the Air Force Reserve. “My grandfather was always talking about his brothers...

Actionable Insights Christens New Office, Capabilities

Actionable Insights Christens New Office, Capabilities

SHARON, Pa. – When Actionable Insights CEO Jason Wood was thinking about the design of the marketing firm’s new office in downtown Sharon, there was one facet he put above all else: collaboration. “At the end of the day, we’re a technology firm. Everyone who works here has some technology skills,” he said Thursday at […]

SHARON, Pa. – When Actionable Insights CEO Jason Wood was thinking about the design of the marketing firm’s new office in downtown Sharon, there was one facet he put above all else: collaboration. “At the end of the day, we’re a technology firm. Everyone who works here has some technology...

14 Graduate from Women in Entrepreneurship Program

14 Graduate from Women in Entrepreneurship Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fourteen women graduated from the Women in Entrepreneurship program Wednesday, ending their time in the WE Launch portion with a pitch competition. Winning a $5,000 grant to fund her business was Genevieve Bodnar, owner of Genevieve’s Kitchen. The company is “an ancient grains baked goods company” that started as a hobby she […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fourteen women graduated from the Women in Entrepreneurship program Wednesday, ending their time in the WE Launch portion with a pitch competition. Winning a $5,000 grant to fund her business was Genevieve Bodnar, owner of Genevieve’s Kitchen. The company is “an ancient grains baked goods company” that...

Lawrence County Chamber Deals with Digital Age

Lawrence County Chamber Deals with Digital Age

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The organization now known as the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce is in a rebuilding period, a process its CEO says in part involves determining what a chamber needs to be in the age of the smartphone. “The big question,” Alex McCoy ponders, “is how do we create value for […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The organization now known as the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce is in a rebuilding period, a process its CEO says in part involves determining what a chamber needs to be in the age of the smartphone. “The big question,” Alex McCoy ponders, “is how...

WRPA OKs Severance for Former Airport Director

WRPA OKs Severance for Former Airport Director Dan Dickten

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The board of the Western Reserve Port Authority Wednesday formally approved a severance agreement with former aviation director of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Dan Dickten, who resigned in April. Under the agreement, Dickten would be paid three months’ salary that begins with his resignation date, which was April 23, said John […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The board of the Western Reserve Port Authority Wednesday formally approved a severance agreement with former aviation director of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Dan Dickten, who resigned in April. Under the agreement, Dickten would be paid three months’ salary that begins with his resignation date, which...

New Dealership Drives Sales for Power Chevrolet

CALCUTTA, Ohio — Since opening at its new location at 15482 state Route 170 in May, Power Chevrolet Buick GMC is enjoying a sales increase to the tune of 20%, said its sales manager, Andy Mayle. He chalks it up in part to a better customer experience. Mayle recalls working at the former location at […]

CALCUTTA, Ohio -- Since opening at its new location at 15482 state Route 170 in May, Power Chevrolet Buick GMC is enjoying a sales increase to the tune of 20%, said its sales manager, Andy Mayle. He chalks it up in part to a better customer experience. Mayle recalls working...

First Energy Offers Buyout to 600 Employees

First Energy Offers Buyout to 600 Employees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. says about 600 eligible employees at its corporate locations in Akron, and Greensburg and Reading, Pa. have until today to accept a buyout that would sever their employment with the utility. “It’s a voluntary enhanced retirement program,” First Energy spokeswoman Diane Francis told The Business Journal Tuesday. Those affected are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Corp. says about 600 eligible employees at its corporate locations in Akron, and Greensburg and Reading, Pa. have until today to accept a buyout that would sever their employment with the utility. “It’s a voluntary enhanced retirement program,” First Energy spokeswoman Diane Francis told The Business...

Rising Demand for Security Guards, Monitoring

Rising Demand for Security Guards, Monitoring

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Given the many school shootings and the attacks on the Pulse nightclub in Florida and a Las Vegas music festival, it should come as no surprise that security guard companies report increased demand for their services. Master Security Inc., Girard, is seeing increased business from new companies coming into the area, reports […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Given the many school shootings and the attacks on the Pulse nightclub in Florida and a Las Vegas music festival, it should come as no surprise that security guard companies report increased demand for their services. Master Security Inc., Girard, is seeing increased business from new companies...

Egnot Retires as President of McDonald Steel

Egnot Retires from McDonald Steel After 11 Years

MCDONALD, Ohio — After an 11-year legacy that includes expansions, increased share value and a scholarship for STEM students, A. Timothy Egnot is retiring  as president and COO of McDonald Steel Corp. The company announced that Jack Mazur will take the position of president and chief operating officer effective July 1. Mazur has been vice president […]

MCDONALD, Ohio -- After an 11-year legacy that includes expansions, increased share value and a scholarship for STEM students, A. Timothy Egnot is retiring  as president and COO of McDonald Steel Corp. The company announced that Jack Mazur will take the position of president and chief operating officer effective July...

Rick’s Ranchwear Marks 40 Years with New Name

Rick’s Ranchwear Celebrates 40 Years, New Name

BOARDMAN, Ohio — With 230 employees and eight storefronts, Rick’s Ranchwear Inc. has come a long way since owner and president, Rick Blase, left his management job at the former Regal Shoes at the Southern Park Mall. Not bad for a guy who started with an inventory of 72 pairs of boots – and 500 […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- With 230 employees and eight storefronts, Rick’s Ranchwear Inc. has come a long way since owner and president, Rick Blase, left his management job at the former Regal Shoes at the Southern Park Mall. Not bad for a guy who started with an inventory of 72 pairs...