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Tears, Laughter and Ideas for a Post-Vindicator Future

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A community forum Tuesday evening organized by the Youngstown Press Club and the Rotary Club of Youngstown brought a mixture of tears, laughter and frank discussion regarding the imminent closure of The Vindicator.  About 200 attended the event, billed as “What’s Next: A Community Forum on The Vindicator,” at the Mahoning Valley […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A community forum Tuesday evening organized by the Youngstown Press Club and the Rotary Club of Youngstown brought a mixture of tears, laughter and frank discussion regarding the imminent closure of The Vindicator.  About 200 attended the event, billed as “What’s Next: A Community Forum on The...

Update: Judge Grants TRO Barring 9 Area Restaurants From Using Perkins Brand

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., this morning granted Perkins & Marie Callender’s LLC a temporary restraining order that bars nine area restaurants — and 15 more in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York — from operating as a Perkins restaurant. Following a hearing this morning, U.S. Judge Jon P. McCalla ordered Campbells […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., this morning granted Perkins & Marie Callender's LLC a temporary restraining order that bars nine area restaurants -- and 15 more in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York -- from operating as a Perkins restaurant. Following a hearing this morning, U.S. Judge...

Letter to Our Readers Announces Expansion Plans

To our Readers: The Business Journal, a 35-year-old locally owned multimedia company, understands the vital role that local newspapers play in our community. With The Vindicator ceasing publication Aug. 31, we are reviewing investment options to increase our coverage of important news and local events. We remain committed to our mission of promoting the growth […]

To our Readers: The Business Journal, a 35-year-old locally owned multimedia company, understands the vital role that local newspapers play in our community. With The Vindicator ceasing publication Aug. 31, we are reviewing investment options to increase our coverage of important news and local events. We remain committed to our...

Perkins Seeks TRO to Close 9 Area Restaurants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nine area Perkins restaurants could be ordered closed as soon as Wednesday depending on the outcome of an hearing on a temporary restraining order scheduled for 10 a.m. in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Tennessee. Perkins & Marie Calender’s LLC, based in Memphis, is suing 5171 Campbells Land Co. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nine area Perkins restaurants could be ordered closed as soon as Wednesday depending on the outcome of an hearing on a temporary restraining order scheduled for 10 a.m. in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Tennessee. Perkins & Marie Calender’s LLC, based in Memphis, is...

Media Outlets Prepare for Post-Vindicator Landscape

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The disclosure Friday that The Vindicator would cease publication Aug. 31 has left area media outlets pondering their plans to respond to the voids left by the 150-year-old newspaper’s departure from the Mahoning Valley media landscape. That includes The Business Journal, which is preparing to expand its coverage of key areas to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The disclosure Friday that The Vindicator would cease publication Aug. 31 has left area media outlets pondering their plans to respond to the voids left by the 150-year-old newspaper’s departure from the Mahoning Valley media landscape. That includes The Business Journal, which is preparing to expand its...

Trinkle Signs to Close Its Doors after 105 Years

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the course of its 105-year history, Trinkle Signs and Display has done work for some of the biggest businesses to come out of the Youngstown area. “We did Arby’s signage nationwide from this little shop. That was probably the most fun because we were shipping stuff all over the country every […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the course of its 105-year history, Trinkle Signs and Display has done work for some of the biggest businesses to come out of the Youngstown area. “We did Arby’s signage nationwide from this little shop. That was probably the most fun because we were shipping stuff...

As Bad News Sinks in, Many Reflect on Vindicator’s Value

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Vindicator reporter Tim Fitzpatrick still fondly remembers the most interesting day in his career at the newspaper.  It didn’t revolve around a story, but rather the day he inherited veteran reporter Clingan Jackson’s desk in the old Vindicator newsroom when the reporter retired. That Saturday afternoon, as Fitzpatrick sat next to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Vindicator reporter Tim Fitzpatrick still fondly remembers the most interesting day in his career at the newspaper.  It didn’t revolve around a story, but rather the day he inherited veteran reporter Clingan Jackson’s desk in the old Vindicator newsroom when the reporter retired. That Saturday afternoon,...

Brown: Vindy Lost Money in ‘20 of Last 22 Years’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was no alternative, no way left to keep the 150-year-old Vindicator newspaper alive, its 144 employees and 250 carriers employed. “In 20 of our last 22 years, our expenses exceeded our revenue,” says Mark Brown, general manager of The Vindicator. “Obviously some years we cash-flowed, but other years we did not.” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was no alternative, no way left to keep the 150-year-old Vindicator newspaper alive, its 144 employees and 250 carriers employed. “In 20 of our last 22 years, our expenses exceeded our revenue,” says Mark Brown, general manager of The Vindicator. “Obviously some years we cash-flowed, but...

In Depth: Vindicator to Cease Publication Aug. 31

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Vindicator will cease publication Aug. 31, The Business Journal has learned, the apparent result of plummeting circulation and advertising revenues. The closing had been feared for some time given the shrinking page counts and a sharp decline in ad placements. Employees were notified today as were employees of WFMJ, which is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Vindicator will cease publication Aug. 31, The Business Journal has learned, the apparent result of plummeting circulation and advertising revenues. The closing had been feared for some time given the shrinking page counts and a sharp decline in ad placements. Employees were notified today as were...

MiMe Gets Prime Space in ‘Small Shop Showdown’

NILES, Ohio – For almost all her life, Renee Malutic has worked for someone else. But as the winner of the Eastwood Mall’s Small Shop Showdown she’ll have a chance to be her own boss as the owner of MiMe. “This is going to change my life because I get up and go to work […]

NILES, Ohio – For almost all her life, Renee Malutic has worked for someone else. But as the winner of the Eastwood Mall’s Small Shop Showdown she’ll have a chance to be her own boss as the owner of MiMe. “This is going to change my life because I get...