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Crime-Free Zone Rallies Envision a Better City

By Beckie Erwin YOUNGSTOWN – Residents have the opportunity this weekend to join a citywide effort to help reduce crime in their communities. The Crime-Free Zone rallies will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday with four events hosted simultaneously on each side of town at four schools: Harding Elementary, Taft Elementary, McGuffey Elementary and […]

By Beckie Erwin YOUNGSTOWN – Residents have the opportunity this weekend to join a citywide effort to help reduce crime in their communities. The Crime-Free Zone rallies will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday with four events hosted simultaneously on each side of town at four schools: Harding Elementary,...

Before Busy Season, Phantom Hosts Managers Meetings

By Anthony Suszczynski WARREN, Ohio – Phantom Fireworks hosted its annual managers meetings this week at the Avalon Golf and Country Club here. With 80 permanent showrooms along with 1,400 temporary locations, the Youngstown-based company brought in 200 store managers from across the country. The meetings cover sales, improvement opportunities, marketing, social media and new […]

By Anthony Suszczynski WARREN, Ohio – Phantom Fireworks hosted its annual managers meetings this week at the Avalon Golf and Country Club here. With 80 permanent showrooms along with 1,400 temporary locations, the Youngstown-based company brought in 200 store managers from across the country. The meetings cover sales, improvement opportunities,...

Abigail’s Bakery Creations Rises in Face of Challenges

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Take a quick look at the Facebook reviews for Abigail’s Bakery Creations, which opened last month in Austintown, and you’ll find such descriptions as delicious, yummy and darn good. The baker, William Smith, is proud of those compliments, although he can’t speak to their accuracy.  “I’ve never had the pleasure of tasting […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Take a quick look at the Facebook reviews for Abigail’s Bakery Creations, which opened last month in Austintown, and you’ll find such descriptions as delicious, yummy and darn good. The baker, William Smith, is proud of those compliments, although he can’t speak to their accuracy.  “I’ve never...

YSU Students Get Financial Tour of New York City

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During a trip to the Quninnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum earlier this month, 20 members of the Youngstown State University Student Investment Fund visited some of New York’s financial institutions. Over the course of the three-day conference, which hosts more than 1,500 attendees from 50 countries, YSU students participated in the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During a trip to the Quninnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum earlier this month, 20 members of the Youngstown State University Student Investment Fund visited some of New York’s financial institutions. Over the course of the three-day conference, which hosts more than 1,500 attendees from 50 countries,...

Brown Introduces Act to Expand Earned Income, Child Tax Credits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was among those who introduced on Wednesday the Working Families Tax Relief Act, a bill that would expand earned income and child tax credits. “All across the country, families are working harder than ever but have less and less to show for it. Corporate profits have soared, executive […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was among those who introduced on Wednesday the Working Families Tax Relief Act, a bill that would expand earned income and child tax credits. “All across the country, families are working harder than ever but have less and less to show for it....

Pin Oak Acquires 43K Utica Acres in Northwest Pa.

AKRON, Ohio — Pin Oak Energy Partners, which last year acquired 64,000 acres of leasehold rights in the northern trend of the Utica shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania, has expanded its footprint. Pin Oak said in a statement that it has closed a deal with SWEPI LP, a division of Royal Dutch Shell, for approximately […]

AKRON, Ohio -- Pin Oak Energy Partners, which last year acquired 64,000 acres of leasehold rights in the northern trend of the Utica shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania, has expanded its footprint. Pin Oak said in a statement that it has closed a deal with SWEPI LP, a division of...

YBI Names 5 ‘Sharks’ for Shark Tank Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has announced the five “sharks” that will serve on the panel at its Shark Tank Event May 3 at The Lake Club: Eugene Calabria, John Masternick, Catherine Mott, Ed Muransky and Anthony Vross. The event is a local take of the ABC show “Shark Tank,” where entrepreneurs give […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has announced the five “sharks” that will serve on the panel at its Shark Tank Event May 3 at The Lake Club: Eugene Calabria, John Masternick, Catherine Mott, Ed Muransky and Anthony Vross. The event is a local take of the ABC show...

DeWine Supports Camp Garfield for Interceptor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine added his voice Wednesday to those calling for Camp James A. Garfield in Ravenna to be designated as a third continental U.S. missile interceptor base. DeWine sent a letter Thursday urging acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to choose the former Camp Ravenna in Trumbull and Portage counties for […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine added his voice Wednesday to those calling for Camp James A. Garfield in Ravenna to be designated as a third continental U.S. missile interceptor base. DeWine sent a letter Thursday urging acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to choose the former Camp Ravenna in...

Concept Studio Gives Old Downtown Building New Life

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the oldest buildings in Youngstown is enjoying new life as a downtown event space. Concept Studio, co-owned by Mary Ann Meyer and her daughter, Christina Porter, opened this week in the ground-floor space of the John R. Davis Building, 217 W. Federal St.   The space has been occupied by […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the oldest buildings in Youngstown is enjoying new life as a downtown event space. Concept Studio, co-owned by Mary Ann Meyer and her daughter, Christina Porter, opened this week in the ground-floor space of the John R. Davis Building, 217 W. Federal St.   The...

Convert City Lights to LEDs? Not so Fast.

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WARREN, Ohio – The solution to reduce the costs of lighting the city streets of Warren seems simple enough: swap the aging, yellow-hued, high-pressure sodium streetlights with more efficient light-emitting diode, or LED, fixtures. But Ken MacPherson and Greg Greathouse have discovered it’s anything but simple. Instead, they’ve found what it’s like to take on […]

WARREN, Ohio – The solution to reduce the costs of lighting the city streets of Warren seems simple enough: swap the aging, yellow-hued, high-pressure sodium streetlights with more efficient light-emitting diode, or LED, fixtures. But Ken MacPherson and Greg Greathouse have discovered it’s anything but simple. Instead, they’ve found what...