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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...

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...