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Striking UAW 1112 Workers Want GM Car for Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The shop chairman for United Auto Workers Local 1112 said Monday he was confident his international leadership would do their best to secure some kind of work for the General Motors Lordstown Complex, but said his preference remains for the automaker to assign the plant a new vehicle to build.  Negotiations resumed […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The shop chairman for United Auto Workers Local 1112 said Monday he was confident his international leadership would do their best to secure some kind of work for the General Motors Lordstown Complex, but said his preference remains for the automaker to assign the plant a new...

Niles Pursues Revitalization Strategy

NILES, Ohio – Mayor Steven Mientkiewicz has a vision for downtown Niles.  He sees small professional offices, coffee shops, craft bourbon and wine bars, craft breweries, restaurants and professionals filling vacant storefronts on South Main Street, joining the downtown business base that includes the operations center and a branch of Farmers National Bank, as well […]

NILES, Ohio – Mayor Steven Mientkiewicz has a vision for downtown Niles.  He sees small professional offices, coffee shops, craft bourbon and wine bars, craft breweries, restaurants and professionals filling vacant storefronts on South Main Street, joining the downtown business base that includes the operations center and a branch of...

Sears Demolition Continues Through October

BOARDMAN, Ohio — An update from the owner of the Southern Park Mall reports demolition of the former Sears department store will begin in late October. Washington Prime Group, Columbus, stated Wednesday that demolition of the department store will take about four to six weeks to complete. Demolition of the former Sears Auto Center is […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- An update from the owner of the Southern Park Mall reports demolition of the former Sears department store will begin in late October. Washington Prime Group, Columbus, stated Wednesday that demolition of the department store will take about four to six weeks to complete. Demolition of the...

Skechers Store Coming to Shops at Boardman Park

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Shops at Boardman Park is busy preparing space for its newest tenant: Skechers USA Inc. Renovation work on the 5,000-square-foot outlet store should be wrapped up by October, said a representative of The Shops at Boardman Park. In a statement, owner David Handel said the company is “proud to welcome the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Shops at Boardman Park is busy preparing space for its newest tenant: Skechers USA Inc. Renovation work on the 5,000-square-foot outlet store should be wrapped up by October, said a representative of The Shops at Boardman Park. In a statement, owner David Handel said the company...

SBA Closing Disaster Center on Sept. 18

BOARDMAN, Ohio — County residents and business owners have until close of business Sept. 18 to get one-on-one assistance from U.S. Small Business Administration representatives to receive disaster loans. The SBA has staffed its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Boardman Township Administration Building at 8299 Market St. since July 12, assisting homeowners and business […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- County residents and business owners have until close of business Sept. 18 to get one-on-one assistance from U.S. Small Business Administration representatives to receive disaster loans. The SBA has staffed its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Boardman Township Administration Building at 8299 Market St. since July...

Penn-Northwest Markets Opportunities in Shenango Valley

SHARON, Pa. — Penn-Northwest Development Corp.’s effort to lure TJX Companies Inc.’s HomeGoods distribution center to Mercer County didn’t succeed, but the effort ended up bearing other fruit.  A venture spinning out of that effort is among the projects Penn-Northwest is engaged with, officials with the development agency report.  Penn-Northwest had pitched the site at […]

SHARON, Pa. -- Penn-Northwest Development Corp.’s effort to lure TJX Companies Inc.’s HomeGoods distribution center to Mercer County didn’t succeed, but the effort ended up bearing other fruit.  A venture spinning out of that effort is among the projects Penn-Northwest is engaged with, officials with the development agency report.  Penn-Northwest...

DeliDine Opens to Serve ‘Fine Food Fast’ in Kinsman

KINSMAN, Ohio – With no other place to get a made-to-order sub in this tiny town, Don Sutton, owner of DeliDine, saw a need for a full-service deli. Being in the deli business is nothing new to Sutton. For most of his life, Sutton and his family owned and operated Bob’s Market, a local grocery […]

KINSMAN, Ohio – With no other place to get a made-to-order sub in this tiny town, Don Sutton, owner of DeliDine, saw a need for a full-service deli. Being in the deli business is nothing new to Sutton. For most of his life, Sutton and his family owned and operated...

Briya Pleads Guilty, Will Repay MS Consultants $200K

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former MS Consultants chief financial officer Ray Briya pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a five-count bill of information related to the ongoing corruption investigation of former Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone and finance director David Bozanich. The charges stem from the investigation into misuse of public funds by developer Dominic Marchionda of NYO […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Former MS Consultants chief financial officer Ray Briya pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a five-count bill of information related to the ongoing corruption investigation of former Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone and finance director David Bozanich. The charges stem from the investigation into misuse of public funds by...

UCFC Merger Seen as Good and Bad News for Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the announcement Monday that United Community Financial Corp. will merge with First Defiance Financial Corp. in a $473 million stock-for-stock deal, there are arguments that the move could be a boon or a hindrance to the area’s economic status. At the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, President and CEO James Dignan said he […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the announcement Monday that United Community Financial Corp. will merge with First Defiance Financial Corp. in a $473 million stock-for-stock deal, there are arguments that the move could be a boon or a hindrance to the area’s economic status. At the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, President and...