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Valley Auto Sales Slip 4.2% in February

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the area fell 4.2% in February as 3,940 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. New-car sales to buyers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 1,970 last month, down 10% from the year before, while used-car sales rose 2.9% […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the area fell 4.2% in February as 3,940 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. New-car sales to buyers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 1,970 last month, down 10% from the year before,...

Lithium Ion Power Could Be New Power Frontier

WARREN, Ohio – As he played with a toy robot Tuesday during Brite Energy Innovators’ Lunch and Learn, Tom Pfendler explained how his interest in batteries started young, after an introduction from his father. The technology has come a long way from what it was when his father worked at General Telephone and Electronics Corp., […]

WARREN, Ohio – As he played with a toy robot Tuesday during Brite Energy Innovators’ Lunch and Learn, Tom Pfendler explained how his interest in batteries started young, after an introduction from his father. The technology has come a long way from what it was when his father worked at...

Car Sales Up in Valley as Used Market Thrives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the Mahoning Valley started the year on an up note, as combined new- and used-car sales rose 4.1% year-over-year in January, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. Total auto sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties were 5,182 last month. New-car sales in the three […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the Mahoning Valley started the year on an up note, as combined new- and used-car sales rose 4.1% year-over-year in January, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. Total auto sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties were 5,182 last month....

Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Rise 5.3% in 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the area ended the year up 5.3% over 2018, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 58,863 new and used cars were sold. Across Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties for 2019, new-car sales rose 3.9% to 32,809, while used-car sales were 6.8%.  “We had a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the area ended the year up 5.3% over 2018, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 58,863 new and used cars were sold. Across Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties for 2019, new-car sales rose 3.9% to 32,809, while used-car sales...

Top Business Stories of 2019 Display Preferences of Readers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — During no year since 1977, when Black Monday heralded the end of the local steel industry, as it had been known, has the Mahoning Valley seen the kinds of seismic shifts that occurred in 2019.  Not only did the unfolding year put a period to General Motors’ history of some 53 years […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- During no year since 1977, when Black Monday heralded the end of the local steel industry, as it had been known, has the Mahoning Valley seen the kinds of seismic shifts that occurred in 2019.  Not only did the unfolding year put a period to General Motors’...

Food, GM and Haircuts: Our Top Stories from 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After a year of major economic news locally, one story that went big with readers on The Business Journal website wasn’t surprising at all, while another showed just how interested the region is in restaurant news. The No. 1 story in 2019 was Canfield Natives Bring New Taste to Old Perkins Building. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After a year of major economic news locally, one story that went big with readers on The Business Journal website wasn’t surprising at all, while another showed just how interested the region is in restaurant news. The No. 1 story in 2019 was Canfield Natives Bring New...

Polish Immigrant Realizes American Dream

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – William Pociask sees his life as the actualization of the American Dream.  Emigrating from Poland at 10 – ironically, he notes, he now lives in Poland, Ohio – he learned English, attended Catholic schools and later Youngstown State University, then worked for a local tool and die company, delivering materials for heat […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – William Pociask sees his life as the actualization of the American Dream.  Emigrating from Poland at 10 – ironically, he notes, he now lives in Poland, Ohio – he learned English, attended Catholic schools and later Youngstown State University, then worked for a local tool and die...

Valley Auto Sales Fall 12.5% in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the tri-county area fell 12.5% in November as most dealerships posted year-over-year drops in sales, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. In total, dealerships in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties reported 4,042 vehicles sold last month, down from 4,618 in November 2018. New-car sales were […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the tri-county area fell 12.5% in November as most dealerships posted year-over-year drops in sales, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. In total, dealerships in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties reported 4,042 vehicles sold last month, down from 4,618 in...

To Compete with Chains, Boardman Shops Sell Service

BOARDMAN, Ohio – During an impromptu visit to Mr. Perfume in Boardman, a young couple went from window-shoppers to life-long customers in a matter of minutes. For owner Ned Sedar, it was business as usual. The couple stopped in to inquire about a perfume the wife enjoyed. Sedar, after listening politely, told her, “That bottle […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – During an impromptu visit to Mr. Perfume in Boardman, a young couple went from window-shoppers to life-long customers in a matter of minutes. For owner Ned Sedar, it was business as usual. The couple stopped in to inquire about a perfume the wife enjoyed. Sedar, after listening...

Restaurants Put Gift Cards on the Menu

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A restaurant gift card can be the perfect holiday present. It’s an easy but personal way to treat a friend, family member or co-worker. On the other side of the transaction, those little plastic cards bring rewards to restaurateurs, and not just as guaranteed revenue. As a marketing tool, it can be like […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A restaurant gift card can be the perfect holiday present. It’s an easy but personal way to treat a friend, family member or co-worker. On the other side of the transaction, those little plastic cards bring rewards to restaurateurs, and not just as guaranteed revenue. As a marketing...