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To Fill 30K Jobs, Amazon Plans Hiring Events in 6 Cities

By JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is looking to fill more than 30,000 vacant jobs by early next year, and is holding job fairs in across the country next week to find candidates. The jobs range from software engineers, who can earn more […]

By JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is looking to fill more than 30,000 vacant jobs by early next year, and is holding job fairs in across the country next week to find candidates. The jobs range from software...

Microgreen Garden Grows with Vertical Farming Trend

Microgreens Garden Grows With the Trend Amorette Farms is an indoor, vertical farm that grows nonGMO microgreens – the shoots of salad greens like arugula – using controlled environment agriculture. Since launching this spring, the company is already serving about a dozen commercial clients, said its founder, Devyn Rothbrust. “It’s introducing a new type of […]

Microgreens Garden Grows With the Trend Amorette Farms is an indoor, vertical farm that grows nonGMO microgreens – the shoots of salad greens like arugula – using controlled environment agriculture. Since launching this spring, the company is already serving about a dozen commercial clients, said its founder, Devyn Rothbrust. “It’s...

Southern Park Mall Rebuilds for Next 50 Years with DeBartolo Commons

BOARDMAN, Ohio – As the Southern Park Mall prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, the demolition of one of the mall’s anchor spaces Saturday marked the beginning of a new era for the Boardman retail center. By next fall, the space that once housed Sears and the outparcel that was home to the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – As the Southern Park Mall prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, the demolition of one of the mall's anchor spaces Saturday marked the beginning of a new era for the Boardman retail center. By next fall, the space that once housed Sears and the outparcel...

Briya to Plead Tuesday to Charges in Corruption Probe

Sammarone, Bozanich Indicted in Marchionda Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former MS Consultants Chief Financial Officer Ray Briya will appear before Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to enter a plea.  Briya was charged Aug. 29 in a five-count bill of information relating to the investigation of developer Dominic Marchionda of NYO Property Group.   On the same […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former MS Consultants Chief Financial Officer Ray Briya will appear before Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to enter a plea.  Briya was charged Aug. 29 in a five-count bill of information relating to the investigation of developer Dominic Marchionda of NYO...

Building Amphitheater, Park Cost City Just Over $8M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will end up paying just over $8 million for the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and the Raymond John Wean Foundation Park. On Thursday, the city’s Board of Control approved the sixth and final modification to its contract with Brock Builders Inc. of North Lima, adding $62,262 to the contract. The various […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will end up paying just over $8 million for the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and the Raymond John Wean Foundation Park. On Thursday, the city’s Board of Control approved the sixth and final modification to its contract with Brock Builders Inc. of North Lima, adding $62,262...

Hyperion Looks at Local Partnerships to Advance Hydrogen Tech

WARREN, Ohio – Since he founded Hyperion Motors in 2011, Angelo Kafantaris has known that he wanted to someday expand the company to his hometown of Warren. But since arriving in the Mahoning Valley earlier this week in advance of formalizing Hyperion’s agreement with the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, something stood out to him: […]

WARREN, Ohio – Since he founded Hyperion Motors in 2011, Angelo Kafantaris has known that he wanted to someday expand the company to his hometown of Warren. But since arriving in the Mahoning Valley earlier this week in advance of formalizing Hyperion’s agreement with the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center,...

MiMe Makes Personalized Figurines with 3D Printing

NILES, Ohio – MiMe Global Inc. — the first 3D personalized figurine maker in the area — enjoyed a “surge of sales” within its first two weeks of opening last month at the Eastwood Mall, says its owner, Renee Malutic. “We’ve been making more people aware,” Malutic said. “It’s more of a curiosity that people […]

NILES, Ohio – MiMe Global Inc. -- the first 3D personalized figurine maker in the area -- enjoyed a “surge of sales” within its first two weeks of opening last month at the Eastwood Mall, says its owner, Renee Malutic. “We’ve been making more people aware,” Malutic said. “It’s more...

West and Main Keeps Warren Heading ‘Up and Up’

WARREN, Ohio – With the recent arrivals of a brewery, coffee shop and wine bar – along with the fast approaching opening of the Robins Theater – downtown, the opening of a new restaurant, West and Main Bar and Grill, serves as a “nice complement” to development in the district, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. […]

WARREN, Ohio – With the recent arrivals of a brewery, coffee shop and wine bar – along with the fast approaching opening of the Robins Theater – downtown, the opening of a new restaurant, West and Main Bar and Grill, serves as a “nice complement” to development in the district,...

New Comprehensive Plan Guides Hermitage

HERMITAGE, Pa. — A reimagining of the Shenango Valley Mall and its environs that includes aspects of a traditional downtown plus residential living is part of the plan officials envision for the city.    Redevelopment of the Shenango Valley Mall coincides with a key concern expressed by Hermitage residents during the development of its newly […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- A reimagining of the Shenango Valley Mall and its environs that includes aspects of a traditional downtown plus residential living is part of the plan officials envision for the city.    Redevelopment of the Shenango Valley Mall coincides with a key concern expressed by Hermitage residents during...

North Phelps Street Project Eyes July 2020 Completion

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The long-awaited conversion of North Phelps Street between West Federal Street and West Commerce street should be finished by July 4, city officials said Tuesday.   Despite lack of a quorum, the two members of the city’s Design Review Committee who attended the meeting — Deputy Director of Public Works Charles Shasho […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The long-awaited conversion of North Phelps Street between West Federal Street and West Commerce street should be finished by July 4, city officials said Tuesday.   Despite lack of a quorum, the two members of the city’s Design Review Committee who attended the meeting -- Deputy Director...