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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s been 36 years since The Youngstown Agora closed its doors. But Sue Adams fondly remembers the concerts she and her friends heard and watched there, including Alice Cooper, Pat Benatar, Boston and Left End. “The Left End was something to talk about. They were a local band, but I was their […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s been 36 years since The Youngstown Agora closed its doors. But Sue Adams fondly remembers the concerts she and her friends heard and watched there, including Alice Cooper, Pat Benatar, Boston and Left End. “The Left End was something to talk about. They were a local...

Peterson Named to YSU Board of Trustees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Michael A. Peterson of Massillon, director of global investigations and security services for Goodyear, has been named to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees by Gov. John Kasich. Peterson, whose nine-year term runs through 2025, replaces Sam Grooms on the board. Grooms submitted his resignation earlier this year, saying that he […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Michael A. Peterson of Massillon, director of global investigations and security services for Goodyear, has been named to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees by Gov. John Kasich. Peterson, whose nine-year term runs through 2025, replaces Sam Grooms on the board. Grooms submitted his resignation earlier...

Hickey Metal Fab Adding 6th Plant in Salem

SALEM, Ohio – Hickey Metal Fabrication Inc., Salem, is on track to complete a 45,000-square-foot expansion to its operations in Salem Industrial Park. “This facility, our sixth location in Salem, will be home to three new state-of-the-art machines already ordered, with delivery expected in June and July,” says Leo P. Hickey, president. The company purchased […]

SALEM, Ohio – Hickey Metal Fabrication Inc., Salem, is on track to complete a 45,000-square-foot expansion to its operations in Salem Industrial Park. “This facility, our sixth location in Salem, will be home to three new state-of-the-art machines already ordered, with delivery expected in June and July,” says Leo P....

Retailers See Hope in Shenango Mall Receivership

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Visitors to the Shenango Valley Mall have seen a retail center hollowing out. A year ago, it lost two anchor tenants – the Macy’s and Sears department stores – and other tenants have vacated since. Nevertheless, Vince Hillard sees opportunity. Hillard is co-owner of Leanna’s Books & More, one of the remaining […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Visitors to the Shenango Valley Mall have seen a retail center hollowing out. A year ago, it lost two anchor tenants – the Macy’s and Sears department stores – and other tenants have vacated since. Nevertheless, Vince Hillard sees opportunity. Hillard is co-owner of Leanna’s Books &...

Shenango Mall Defaults, Owes $3.43M on Mortgage

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Mall – absent big box retailers Sears and Macy’s since last March – is now being operated under receivership after defaulting on a $3.43 million commercial loan. The mall is owned by JSMN Shenango Valley Mall LLC of Paramus, N.J. It has not made a payment to its lender, […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Mall – absent big box retailers Sears and Macy’s since last March – is now being operated under receivership after defaulting on a $3.43 million commercial loan. The mall is owned by JSMN Shenango Valley Mall LLC of Paramus, N.J. It has not made...

DoubleTree Job Fair Set for March 5

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A job fair for positions at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Youngstown. March 5 at the Covelli Centre. The job fair will be held noon to 4 p.m. Among the positions available are accounting, human resources, engineering, front office supervisor, housekeeping supervisor, front desk agent, night auditor, maintenance, housekeeping and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A job fair for positions at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Youngstown. March 5 at the Covelli Centre. The job fair will be held noon to 4 p.m. Among the positions available are accounting, human resources, engineering, front office supervisor, housekeeping supervisor, front desk agent,...

Aim Transportation Sets Sights High for 2018

GIRARD, Ohio – Aim Transportation Solutions’ four business divisions are likely to continue their trend toward expansion this year, according to company executives. The Girard-based transportation company is composed of Aim Leasing Co., Aim Integrated Logistics, Aim 3 PL Services and Aim Services Co. The four segments provide full-service truck leasing, commercial vehicle rentals, vehicle […]

GIRARD, Ohio – Aim Transportation Solutions’ four business divisions are likely to continue their trend toward expansion this year, according to company executives. The Girard-based transportation company is composed of Aim Leasing Co., Aim Integrated Logistics, Aim 3 PL Services and Aim Services Co. The four segments provide full-service truck...

Ohio Business Filings Rise to Start Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New business filings in January were up slightly from a year ago as 10,075 entities filed paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State, 42 more than January 2017. A majority of those, 7,071 according to the release from Secretary of State Jon Husted, were LLC’s while 1,243 were trade names. The third-largest […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New business filings in January were up slightly from a year ago as 10,075 entities filed paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State, 42 more than January 2017. A majority of those, 7,071 according to the release from Secretary of State Jon Husted, were LLC’s while 1,243...

Kelly, Giffords Inspire Audience at Lecture

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords urged the audience at a packed Stambaugh Auditorium to get involved with their community. Giffords was the victim of a 2011 assassination attempt that left six others dead, an attack from which she is still recovering. She and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke last night […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords urged the audience at a packed Stambaugh Auditorium to get involved with their community. Giffords was the victim of a 2011 assassination attempt that left six others dead, an attack from which she is still recovering. She and her husband, former astronaut...

January Home Sales Down 5.5% in Region

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in January decreased 5.5%, according to the latest data from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors. Collectively, 327 houses were sold in the three counties last month, compared to 346 homes sold in January 2017 and 473 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in January decreased 5.5%, according to the latest data from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors. Collectively, 327 houses were sold in the three counties last month, compared to 346 homes sold...