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Keystone Blind Names Staph as New President

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Keystone Blind Association has named Laurie Staph as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1. She replaces Jonathan Fister, who led the organization for 40 years. “I am honored and humbled that the board has selected me to serve in this capacity to help better the lives […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Keystone Blind Association has named Laurie Staph as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1. She replaces Jonathan Fister, who led the organization for 40 years. “I am honored and humbled that the board has selected me to serve in this capacity...

Zero Bids on Uptown Theatre in Final Days of Auction

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With just two days left on the auction of the former Uptown Theatre, auctioneers are still waiting for the first bid. Trent Daily, auctioneer with Burgan Auctions, is overseeing the auction of the historic theater and adjoining bar at 2728 Market Street. Bidding began at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1, but as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With just two days left on the auction of the former Uptown Theatre, auctioneers are still waiting for the first bid. Trent Daily, auctioneer with Burgan Auctions, is overseeing the auction of the historic theater and adjoining bar at 2728 Market Street. Bidding began at 9 a.m....

Video Marketing Rolls on Multiple Platforms

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two women fix Greg Greenwood’s jacket as he stands in front of a video camera in his Mahoning Avenue dealership. Customers place their heads around a large, black Chevrolet truck to watch the action as the director, Jeff Ryznar, owner of 898 Marketing, calls, “Quiet on the set!” Ryznar watches as his […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two women fix Greg Greenwood’s jacket as he stands in front of a video camera in his Mahoning Avenue dealership. Customers place their heads around a large, black Chevrolet truck to watch the action as the director, Jeff Ryznar, owner of 898 Marketing, calls, “Quiet on the...

New Jersey Accounting Firm Merges with HBK

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs & Consultants has signed a merger agreement with New Jersey-based Spire Group, expanding the accounting firm’s presence in the mid-Atlantic, including offices in Princeton and Cherry Hill, N.J., and Blue Bell, Pa. “We are excited to welcome these proven leaders to our growing team,” said Christopher M. Allegretti CEO and […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs & Consultants has signed a merger agreement with New Jersey-based Spire Group, expanding the accounting firm’s presence in the mid-Atlantic, including offices in Princeton and Cherry Hill, N.J., and Blue Bell, Pa. “We are excited to welcome these proven leaders to our growing team,” said...

‘Meet Them Where They’re At’ is Top Lesson for Memory Care

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Working day in and day out with residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-loss problems is by no means an easy task. But with training and education about the diseases more extensive than ever, senior care centers have made leaps toward providing the best care for such residents as possible. “It’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Working day in and day out with residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-loss problems is by no means an easy task. But with training and education about the diseases more extensive than ever, senior care centers have made leaps toward providing the best care for...

Three Shenango Valley Companies Named ‘Best Place to Work’

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Team Pennsylvania has named three Shenango Valley companies to its list of Best Place to Work in the state: Hudson Companies, Synergy Comp Insurance Co. and Autosoft. Hudson Companies, a construction firm based in Hermitage, took the top ranking in the small-business category – 99 or fewer employees – while Synergy Comp […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Team Pennsylvania has named three Shenango Valley companies to its list of Best Place to Work in the state: Hudson Companies, Synergy Comp Insurance Co. and Autosoft. Hudson Companies, a construction firm based in Hermitage, took the top ranking in the small-business category – 99 or fewer...

Valley Growth Ventures Funds Three Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business data to help nursing homes […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business...

Customers Overestimate Savings with Energy-Conservation Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller, the study finds. Cost savings […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller,...

Canfield Seeks Consultant for New Comprehensive Plan

CANFIELD, Ohio — City officials are looking for a qualified and experienced consultant to help with the development of a comprehensive plan that will take the place of the recently updated 2014 City of Canfield Fact Book and 2004 Strategic Vision Plan. On Friday afternoon, the city posted a request for qualifications, or RFQ, on […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- City officials are looking for a qualified and experienced consultant to help with the development of a comprehensive plan that will take the place of the recently updated 2014 City of Canfield Fact Book and 2004 Strategic Vision Plan. On Friday afternoon, the city posted a request...

Art Education for Those ‘Who Need it the Most’

By Jeremy Lydic YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On a Tuesday evening, long after working professionals have gone home for the day, the first floor of the Ohio One building in downtown Youngstown bustles with activity as students fill the classrooms and workspaces at Students Motivated by the Arts, or Smarts. Voices...