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Material Handlers Follow in Clients’ Footsteps

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As long as companies in the five-county region are expanding and building, the material-handling businesses that supply them will follow closely behind. “There’s new buildings, existing ones that people are moving into. And that’s creating opportunities for us,” says Bill Petro, owner of Century-Fournier, Youngstown. “Thank goodness construction is good at this […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As long as companies in the five-county region are expanding and building, the material-handling businesses that supply them will follow closely behind. “There’s new buildings, existing ones that people are moving into. And that’s creating opportunities for us,” says Bill Petro, owner of Century-Fournier, Youngstown. “Thank goodness...

Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Up in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Sales of new and used automobiles in the tri-county area increased to 5,511 last month, up from 4,881 in June, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. That’s also up 540 from 4971 in July 2018. Year-to-date, sales of new and used vehicles stand at 34,757, up from 32,886 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of new and used automobiles in the tri-county area increased to 5,511 last month, up from 4,881 in June, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. That's also up 540 from 4971 in July 2018. Year-to-date, sales of new and used vehicles stand...

Truck Stops Put Technology in Fast Lane

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Twenty years ago, it wasn’t unusual for a truck driver to pull into a travel plaza and wait to fuel up or stand in line waiting to use a pay phone.  Add to that the time needed to grab a meal, a shower and then get a good night’s sleep before heading […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Twenty years ago, it wasn’t unusual for a truck driver to pull into a travel plaza and wait to fuel up or stand in line waiting to use a pay phone.  Add to that the time needed to grab a meal, a shower and then get a...

AI: Newest Tool in Cybersecurity Arsenals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On the ever-shifting front lines between hackers and cybersecurity, artificial intelligence is the newest vanguard against attacks that could cost businesses and individuals millions.  Stemming from a wave of high-profile ransomware attacks in 2013, antivirus companies such as Carbon Black and SentinelOne have risen as new players in the cybersecurity world. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On the ever-shifting front lines between hackers and cybersecurity, artificial intelligence is the newest vanguard against attacks that could cost businesses and individuals millions.  Stemming from a wave of high-profile ransomware attacks in 2013, antivirus companies such as Carbon Black and SentinelOne have risen as new players...

No End to Shortage of Truck Drivers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A truck driver recently hired by Nick Strimbu Inc. asked the company’s president, Bill Strimbu, for a minute of his time.  The driver, one of 550 previously employed by the now-defunct Falcon Transport Co., wanted to thank Strimbu for the opportunity to work for his Brookfield trucking company.  “In all the years […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A truck driver recently hired by Nick Strimbu Inc. asked the company’s president, Bill Strimbu, for a minute of his time.  The driver, one of 550 previously employed by the now-defunct Falcon Transport Co., wanted to thank Strimbu for the opportunity to work for his Brookfield trucking...

Involta Makes Cybersecurity an IT Priority

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Discussions on cybersecurity have moved from the IT strategy room to the board room as CEOs and other executives take security breaches more seriously, and seek partners to enhance their security profile. To meet those needs, Involta, an IT service provider and consulting firm,  has ramped up its cybersecurity offerings, says CEO […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Discussions on cybersecurity have moved from the IT strategy room to the board room as CEOs and other executives take security breaches more seriously, and seek partners to enhance their security profile. To meet those needs, Involta, an IT service provider and consulting firm,  has ramped up...

Bettors Wager $115.7M at Austintown Racino

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video lottery terminal wagers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course hit $115.70 million in July, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Wednesday afternoon.  That represented the third-highest month for VLT wagers since Penn National Gaming Inc. opened the Austintown racino September 2014. That figure was only exceeded by the $118.99 million […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Video lottery terminal wagers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course hit $115.70 million in July, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Wednesday afternoon.  That represented the third-highest month for VLT wagers since Penn National Gaming Inc. opened the Austintown racino September 2014. That figure was only...

Ice Cream Shops Thrive on New Flavors, Nostalgia

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are few who would argue the best way to beat the summer heat is ice cream. Whether it’s in a cone, bowl, sundae or float, it’s a hallmark of summer across the country. And locally, there are many makers of ice cream offering up frozen treats to sweltering customers. There are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are few who would argue the best way to beat the summer heat is ice cream. Whether it’s in a cone, bowl, sundae or float, it’s a hallmark of summer across the country. And locally, there are many makers of ice cream offering up frozen treats...

The Vindicator: Industry Bellwether or Anomaly?

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There is plenty of speculation. A well-financed local business team charges in at the last-minute to rescue a newspaper with a 150-year legacy and storied family ownership since 1887. A major news chain rekindles its interest, makes a major investment in a declining media market and resuscitates daily print news coverage in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- There is plenty of speculation. A well-financed local business team charges in at the last-minute to rescue a newspaper with a 150-year legacy and storied family ownership since 1887. A major news chain rekindles its interest, makes a major investment in a declining media market and resuscitates...

Local Food Producers Make Their Way to Store Shelves

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For local food producers trying to work their way into grocery stores, there’s no right answer to the question of when the right time is. Often, it’s a leap of faith and, in many cases, several leaps. “Sometimes the products depend on the time of year; this time is big for barbecue. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For local food producers trying to work their way into grocery stores, there’s no right answer to the question of when the right time is. Often, it’s a leap of faith and, in many cases, several leaps. “Sometimes the products depend on the time of year; this...