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Fifarek Named Executive Director of Public Library

Aimee Fifarek, a resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., will relocate to the Mahoning Valley and become the new executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She will assume her new position no later than Jan. 8, the library board announced Oct. 24. Fifarek comes to the area from the Phoenix Public Library […]

Aimee Fifarek, a resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., will relocate to the Mahoning Valley and become the new executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She will assume her new position no later than Jan. 8, the library board announced Oct. 24. Fifarek comes to the area...

Humphries to Be Inducted into Magazine’s Hall of Fame

Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, will be inducted Nov. 2 into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Cleveland. Humphries is the first Mahoning Valley businessman to be recognized by the magazine since 2005. “I am truly honored not only […]

Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, will be inducted Nov. 2 into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine's Community Leader Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Cleveland. Humphries is the first Mahoning Valley businessman to be recognized by the magazine since 2005. "I...

Howard Friend Named to Ohio Vets Hall of Fame

Retired educator Howard Friend is one of 20 military veterans who will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 9 in Columbus. Friend, 91, graduated from high school on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was drafted into the Army and sent to Florida for 17 weeks of infantry training. As he remembers, […]

Retired educator Howard Friend is one of 20 military veterans who will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 9 in Columbus. Friend, 91, graduated from high school on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was drafted into the Army and sent to Florida for 17 weeks of...

Claussen to Edit Newspaper Research Journal

Dane S. Claussen, professor of communication at Thiel College, has been named editor of Newspaper Research Journal, a scholarly journal published by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Claussen is the chair of the college’s Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations and executive director of the James Pedas Communication Center at […]

Dane S. Claussen, professor of communication at Thiel College, has been named editor of Newspaper Research Journal, a scholarly journal published by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Claussen is the chair of the college's Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations and executive director of the...

Dugan Transitions from TV to Cassidy Advertising

Katie Dugan is the newest member of the staff at Cassidy Advertising & Consulting, Canfield. Her duties include writing copy for client websites, press releases and blogs, and search engine optimization. She is a 2013 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in journalism. Before joining Cassidy, Dugan was a reporter and producer for WFMJ, […]

Katie Dugan is the newest member of the staff at Cassidy Advertising & Consulting, Canfield. Her duties include writing copy for client websites, press releases and blogs, and search engine optimization. She is a 2013 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in journalism. Before joining Cassidy, Dugan was a...

DeFrances Joins Farmers’ Private Client Services Division

Sharon DeFrances, has joined the Private Client Services division of Farmers National Bank as vice president, senior relationship manager, private banking. She will work out of the bank’s Howland office at 1625 Niles-Cortland Road NE. DeFrances brings to Farmers more than 22 years of banking relationship management experience. She previously served in a leadership role […]

Sharon DeFrances, has joined the Private Client Services division of Farmers National Bank as vice president, senior relationship manager, private banking. She will work out of the bank's Howland office at 1625 Niles-Cortland Road NE. DeFrances brings to Farmers more than 22 years of banking relationship management experience. She previously...

Williams Named Director of Women in Entrepreneurship

Carmella Williams is the new director of the Women in Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by the Youngstown Business Incubator. Williams participated in the first WE Launch Class in 2016, and became the first grant recipient for her hair and beauty supply business, Carmella Marie. “This program takes women who are often looked at as silly or […]

Carmella Williams is the new director of the Women in Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by the Youngstown Business Incubator. Williams participated in the first WE Launch Class in 2016, and became the first grant recipient for her hair and beauty supply business, Carmella Marie. "This program takes women who are often...

Wilson Named Manager of Westside Tire in Austintown

DJ Wilson has been named manager Westside Tire’s Austintown store at 4881 Mahoning Ave. Wilson joined Westside Tire & Service in December 2016, and brought with him “impressive and well-rounded experience int he automotive industry,” says Joanna Parker, office manager.  Westside Tire & Service also operates stores at 2408 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown and 1109 […]

DJ Wilson has been named manager Westside Tire's Austintown store at 4881 Mahoning Ave. Wilson joined Westside Tire & Service in December 2016, and brought with him "impressive and well-rounded experience int he automotive industry," says Joanna Parker, office manager.  Westside Tire & Service also operates stores at 2408 Mahoning...

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Recognizes Ritchie

Holly Ritchie, top producer-entire Valley region with Keller Williams Chervenic Realty, Boardman, was the recipient earlier this month of the Significant Sales Award at the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s 22nd Annual Fall Conference in Seattle. Ritchie was recognized for selling the estate at 8288 Maplevale Drive in Canfield. The luxury property sold in […]

Holly Ritchie, top producer-entire Valley region with Keller Williams Chervenic Realty, Boardman, was the recipient earlier this month of the Significant Sales Award at the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate's 22nd Annual Fall Conference in Seattle. Ritchie was recognized for selling the estate at 8288 Maplevale Drive in Canfield....

Innis Maggiore Appoints Nicolacakis Account Supervisor

Innis Maggiore, an advertising agency based in Canton, has appointed Jason Nicolacakis as account supervisor. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm, including global brand promotion work for automotive, building products and other product categories. Most recently he was a senior account manager at Hitchcock Fleming & Associates in Akron.

Innis Maggiore, an advertising agency based in Canton, has appointed Jason Nicolacakis as account supervisor. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm, including global brand promotion work for automotive, building products and other product categories. Most recently he was a senior account manager at Hitchcock Fleming...