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Agricultural Suppliers Adapt to ‘Low Cycle’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Crop surpluses, commodity prices and a lack of oil and gas money are forcing farmers to tighten their belts, and the companies supporting them are feeling the pinch. Deerfield Ag Services in Deerfield sees the impact on commodity prices firsthand. In addition to equipment sales, agronomy support, crop insurance and marketing for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Crop surpluses, commodity prices and a lack of oil and gas money are forcing farmers to tighten their belts, and the companies supporting them are feeling the pinch. Deerfield Ag Services in Deerfield sees the impact on commodity prices firsthand. In addition to equipment sales, agronomy support,...

Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Dip Slightly in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the tri-county area slipped in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 4,973 new and used cars were sold, 10 fewer than May 2018. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 2,840 in May, up a dozen from last year. Meanwhile, used-car […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Auto sales in the tri-county area slipped in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 4,973 new and used cars were sold, 10 fewer than May 2018. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 2,840 in May, up a dozen...

Dairy Farmers Profit from DFA Cooperative

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — All products start somewhere. For some of the Dairy Farmers of America’s award-winning provolone and mozzarella cheeses, that somewhere is its plant at the corner of state Routes 18 and 208 on the outskirts of town. It all starts with the milk that local producers provide. Dairy Famers of America is […]

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- All products start somewhere. For some of the Dairy Farmers of America’s award-winning provolone and mozzarella cheeses, that somewhere is its plant at the corner of state Routes 18 and 208 on the outskirts of town. It all starts with the milk that local producers provide....

Power Plants, Infrastructure Keep Union Halls Empty

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on energy-generation plants in the region and on infrastructure is among the projects keeping the building trades active this construction season. By and large, representatives of the building trades report numerous projects underway this spring and summer are employing their members.  “We still have some people who are not working but […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on energy-generation plants in the region and on infrastructure is among the projects keeping the building trades active this construction season. By and large, representatives of the building trades report numerous projects underway this spring and summer are employing their members.  “We still have some people...

Multiple Building Projects Keep Contractors, Architects Busy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Larry Lencyk, president and owner of Lencyk Masonry Co., Boardman, quickly rattles off a list of ongoing and upcoming building projects for his company. They include Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Services’ 110,475-square-foot senior living complex in Liberty Township, Sweeney Buick GMC’s new dealership building in Boardman and an orthopedic center in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Larry Lencyk, president and owner of Lencyk Masonry Co., Boardman, quickly rattles off a list of ongoing and upcoming building projects for his company. They include Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Services’ 110,475-square-foot senior living complex in Liberty Township, Sweeney Buick GMC’s new dealership building in Boardman...

Operating Engineers See No Shortage of Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All too often adults scoff at young people glued to video games as they spend hours using handheld consoles to zap otherworldly marauders or take down virtual would-be assassins. But let’s not be too quick to judge. The skills perfected here could be the first step in that young person’s development as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All too often adults scoff at young people glued to video games as they spend hours using handheld consoles to zap otherworldly marauders or take down virtual would-be assassins. But let’s not be too quick to judge. The skills perfected here could be the first step in...

Tariffs Threaten to Take the Bang Out of Fireworks Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By adding fireworks to a long list of Chinese imports as potential targets for new tariffs, the Trump administration could take the bang out of everyone’s summer celebrations. It could also mean disaster for the domestic fireworks industry, which almost exclusively depends on China for their supply of bottle rockets, roman candles […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By adding fireworks to a long list of Chinese imports as potential targets for new tariffs, the Trump administration could take the bang out of everyone’s summer celebrations. It could also mean disaster for the domestic fireworks industry, which almost exclusively depends on China for their supply...

Travel Agents Help Plan Perfect Getaways

Palazzo Travel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to the internet, vacationing is easier than ever. New destinations and experiences can be found easily through Instagram. Hotel rooms aren’t the only place to sleep with the rise of sites such as Airbnb. And if you’re looking for an airplane ticket, then you have the pick of the litter when […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to the internet, vacationing is easier than ever. New destinations and experiences can be found easily through Instagram. Hotel rooms aren’t the only place to sleep with the rise of sites such as Airbnb. And if you’re looking for an airplane ticket, then you have the...

Here Comes the Sun at Area Golf Courses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Despite a sloppy start to the season, golf specialists across the region are optimistic that this summer will be filled with exciting play, as courses make an effort to capture a renewed interest in the sport. “It’s the second-fastest growing youth sport,” asserts Brian Tolnar, director of golf at Mill Creek Park […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Despite a sloppy start to the season, golf specialists across the region are optimistic that this summer will be filled with exciting play, as courses make an effort to capture a renewed interest in the sport. “It’s the second-fastest growing youth sport,” asserts Brian Tolnar, director of...

Visitor Bureaus Sing ‘Happy Trails to You’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Grill on the Hill has a dare for its patrons: the Cliffhanger Challenge.  In 10 minutes or less, participating patrons must eat the three-layer bacon cheeseburger, served with “a hill of fries.” Those who rise to the occassion get their burger for free, says Mark Lyngarkos, owner of the New Castle, Pa., […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Grill on the Hill has a dare for its patrons: the Cliffhanger Challenge.  In 10 minutes or less, participating patrons must eat the three-layer bacon cheeseburger, served with “a hill of fries.” Those who rise to the occassion get their burger for free, says Mark Lyngarkos, owner...