Week in Review: Meijer, Athena Award, Chill-Can and ‘Wild, Wild West’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Dessie Szklany, Boardman Meijer store director gave press a tour May 11 of the area’s newest department/grocery store. The store opened May 13.

“To see all of this come to life when we walked in the door eight weeks ago and seeing what it is today, it’s awesome. It’s also very humbling,” Szklany said. Click HERE for the story and video.

Dellick Honored at Athena Awards; Window World CEO Carries on Through Loss to Help Company Grow

Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick received the 2021 Athena Award during an event May 13. Click HERE for the story.

The keynote for the event was Tammy Whitworth, chairwoman and CEO of Window World Inc. In a story by George Nelson, Whitwork said selling the North Carolina-based window installation and exterior remodeling company never entered her mind following the death of her husband three years after they purchased Window World. Read her story HERE.

Land, Delays Entangle City and Chill-Can Developer

Half of one building and about one-fifth of a second building constructed at the Chill-Can site on the East Side sit on land still owned by the city, records show.

The city-owned parcels account for about one half of the building’s footprint, which measures 35,000 square-feet. A second 35,000-square-foot building on the west side of Lane extends over one city-owned parcel that accounts for about one-fifth of the structure, according to records. The matter could complicate an ongoing dispute between the city, Joseph Development Co., and its CEO, Mitchell Joseph, officials say. Click HERE for more.

Plenty of Jobs in the Valley, but Applicants Scarce

Drive down any business corridor in our region – or the nation, for that matter – and you’ll see signs that read “Now Hiring.”

But there is no rush of job applicants. As companies ramp up, they are courting talent from a limited pool of applicants, creating a job seekers’ market. Click HERE to read more.

NCAA Transfer Portal Creates ‘Wild, Wild West’ for YSU Basketball Teams

Under the new transfer portal system for NCAA Division I basketball, student-athletes notify their institution of their intent to transfer. Once that happens, the school has 48 hours to enter them in the portal.

And now student-athletes in most sports don’t have to sit out a season after transferring to a new school, adding an extra layer to the recruiting landscape.

“It’s just kind of created a wild, wild west-type atmosphere in college sports in general, but especially men’s and women’s basketball this year since it’s new,” says Youngstown State University head women’s basketball coach John Barnes. Read the full story HERE.

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