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VXI Adding 300 Jobs at Downtown Call Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In anticipation of the addition of a new line of business, VXI Global Solutions is looking to hire 300 people at its downtown Youngstown call center. Later this year, VXI will begin handling calls for “one of the largest food delivery service leaders” and expand two existing accounts, the company announced Tuesday. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In anticipation of the addition of a new line of business, VXI Global Solutions is looking to hire 300 people at its downtown Youngstown call center. Later this year, VXI will begin handling calls for “one of the largest food delivery service leaders” and expand two existing...

Canfield Marriott Wins Diamond Circle Award

Courtyard Marriott Canfield Earns Quintet of Awards

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Courtyard by Marriott Youngstown-Canfield has been presented with three awards by Marriott International, including the chain’s Diamond Circle Award. Of the 1,071 Marriott hotels worldwide, just seven received the award. “We are thrilled to receive this honor and see our vision for the hotel come to life,” said Chuck Whitman, owner […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Courtyard by Marriott Youngstown-Canfield has been presented with three awards by Marriott International, including the chain’s Diamond Circle Award. Of the 1,071 Marriott hotels worldwide, just seven received the award. “We are thrilled to receive this honor and see our vision for the hotel come to...

Simmers Crane Gives YSU Graduates a Lift

SALEM, Ohio — Despite the 30-degree weather and impromptu flurries, some 28 engineers and technicians at Simmers Crane Design & Services gathered outside the company’s building for a photo with Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel – all YSU graduates, all wearing matching polo shirts with the colors of their alma mater. Tressel stopped by […]

SALEM, Ohio -- Despite the 30-degree weather and impromptu flurries, some 28 engineers and technicians at Simmers Crane Design & Services gathered outside the company’s building for a photo with Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel – all YSU graduates, all wearing matching polo shirts with the colors of their...

Novelis Celebrates $4.5M Investment in Warren Plant

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WARREN, Ohio – A $4.5 million investment by Novelis Inc. will position its plant here to expand its capabilities, company officials said. Members of the corporate leadership team in Atlanta joined management and employees at the local plant as well as elected officials and their representatives for a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon to celebrate the […]

WARREN, Ohio – A $4.5 million investment by Novelis Inc. will position its plant here to expand its capabilities, company officials said. Members of the corporate leadership team in Atlanta joined management and employees at the local plant as well as elected officials and their representatives for a ribbon cutting...

Millwood Assists in Nebraska Flood Relief

VIENNA, Ohio — Team members from multiple Millwood Inc. locations across in the country, including the corporate office here, traveled to Fremont, Neb., to assist residents after a storm and flooding left nearly 600 homes uninhabitable. In March, a “bomb cyclone” hit the central United States, with hurricane-like winds and blizzard conditions leading to heavy […]

VIENNA, Ohio -- Team members from multiple Millwood Inc. locations across in the country, including the corporate office here, traveled to Fremont, Neb., to assist residents after a storm and flooding left nearly 600 homes uninhabitable. In March, a "bomb cyclone" hit the central United States, with hurricane-like winds and...

Bird Equipment Pays $860K for North Lima Building

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Bird Equipment of Ohio LLC has purchased the building it operates at here, 11934 South Ave., completing its move into the market that began nearly four years ago. Bird Equipment purchased the former Specialty Fab Inc. in July 2015. Terms of that transaction were not disclosed. On March 14, the company […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Bird Equipment of Ohio LLC has purchased the building it operates at here, 11934 South Ave., completing its move into the market that began nearly four years ago. Bird Equipment purchased the former Specialty Fab Inc. in July 2015. Terms of that transaction were not disclosed....

Before Busy Season, Phantom Hosts Managers Meetings

By Anthony Suszczynski WARREN, Ohio – Phantom Fireworks hosted its annual managers meetings this week at the Avalon Golf and Country Club here. With 80 permanent showrooms along with 1,400 temporary locations, the Youngstown-based company brought in 200 store managers from across the country. The meetings cover sales, improvement opportunities, marketing, social media and new […]

By Anthony Suszczynski WARREN, Ohio – Phantom Fireworks hosted its annual managers meetings this week at the Avalon Golf and Country Club here. With 80 permanent showrooms along with 1,400 temporary locations, the Youngstown-based company brought in 200 store managers from across the country. The meetings cover sales, improvement opportunities,...

Abigail’s Bakery Creations Rises in Face of Challenges

Abigail's Bakery Creations

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Take a quick look at the Facebook reviews for Abigail’s Bakery Creations, which opened last month in Austintown, and you’ll find such descriptions as delicious, yummy and darn good. The baker, William Smith, is proud of those compliments, although he can’t speak to their accuracy.  “I’ve never had the pleasure of tasting […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Take a quick look at the Facebook reviews for Abigail’s Bakery Creations, which opened last month in Austintown, and you’ll find such descriptions as delicious, yummy and darn good. The baker, William Smith, is proud of those compliments, although he can’t speak to their accuracy.  “I’ve never...

Concept Studio Gives Old Downtown Building New Life

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the oldest buildings in Youngstown is enjoying new life as a downtown event space. Concept Studio, co-owned by Mary Ann Meyer and her daughter, Christina Porter, opened this week in the ground-floor space of the John R. Davis Building, 217 W. Federal St.   The space has been occupied by […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the oldest buildings in Youngstown is enjoying new life as a downtown event space. Concept Studio, co-owned by Mary Ann Meyer and her daughter, Christina Porter, opened this week in the ground-floor space of the John R. Davis Building, 217 W. Federal St.   The...

Joe Lantz Fitness Kicks Off in Austintown

By Kara Zone AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – After 30-plus year in fitness, Joe Lantz finally has a gym to call his own with the grand opening of Joe Lantz’s Fitness Kickboxing. In the fitness industry since the early 1990s, Lantz has had his fair share of training sessions. After being a pro boxer, working as a […]

By Kara Zone AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – After 30-plus year in fitness, Joe Lantz finally has a gym to call his own with the grand opening of Joe Lantz’s Fitness Kickboxing. In the fitness industry since the early 1990s, Lantz has had his fair share of training sessions. After being a...