Stepping Up: Kravitz Deli, Someplace Safe, Armstrong

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Business Journal is asking companies and organizations to tell us how they are faring and what they are doing to help others through this pandemic crisis.

We call this series “Stepping Up.” Segments will continue to be posted during the crisis.

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Kravitz Deli

LIBERTY, Ohio – Kravitz Delicatessen will reopen April 21 with a condensed menu, lower prices and curbside pickup. 

“Going back to its Elm Street-style roots, we will focus on by-the-pound, quality deli meats, freshly baked bagels, rye and Italian breads signature sandwiches and salads, four varieties of homemade soups every day (including Jewish Penicillin Chicken Noodle), and a single hot food item daily all served in the safest manner possible,” says owner Jack Kravitz.

Also on the menu are daily specials and baked goods. A full menu can be viewed here. Discounts will be available for frontline workers. 

Curbside pickup will be available Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Someplace Safe

WARREN, Ohio – Family and Community Services Inc, the organization that operates Someplace Safe domestic violence shelter, has launched a new web chat hotline to provide a new way to get in contact.

“Under the stay-at-home order, abusers may use the order to exert power and control over their partner and make them feel that they have nowhere to turn or tell them they are unable to leave their home,” says Alicia Williamson, director of domestic violence and visitation services for Someplace Safe. “For those who are monitored, stalked or never alone, calling is not always an option.”

The chat will be available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The hotline is also available 24/7 by calling 330 393 3005.

The hotline, started in 1979, is staffed by trained advocates and specialists who offer a supportive presences, help survivors understand the options and resources available to them and provide referrals to services.


NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Armstrong is delivering meals to first responders throughout the Valley, beginning with Weathersfield and McDonald. This week, meals will be brought to the Austintown police and fire departments,  Canfield police and fire.

Plans are also in the works to bring meals to those is Boardman, Poland, Campbell and Beaver Township.

The telecommunication company has also expanded the programming on the Armstrong Neighborhood Channel to include content aimed at seniors and those at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Programming includes content from Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and his foundation, Maureen McCarty and Jack Ciarnello.

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