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BUSINESS UPDATES | Kravitz Delicatessen set for annual Corned Beef Fest

Among the business updates this week: WNEO-TV Channel 45; Blue Wolf Tavern; RISE Recovery; Sparkle Markets; PNC Bank; and WRTA.

YOUNGSTOWN — Kravitz Delicatessen will expand its deli menu as it hosts its annual Corned Beef Fest from Saturday through St. Patrick’s Day.

On the menu this year are leprechaun (sauerkraut) balls, corned beef and cabbage dinners, Irish cream cheesecake, XXL sandwiches and Guinness stout stew.

The celebration starts Saturday with Lunch With the Leprechaun, a family-friendly event at the Garden Cafe at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave. The event will feature the magical leprechaun Seamus O’Fool, County Mayo, the Burke Irish dancers and the Irish Brigadiers, a 12-sibling Irish band.

Kravitz Delicatessen, 3135 Belmont Ave., will celebrate St. Reuben’s Day on Monday. Music begins at 3 p.m., with An Triad, Lou Rafferty and the Irish Brigadiers.

Viewers using antennas need
to rescan TVs to receive channel

KENT — PBS Western Reserve announced that WNEO-TV Channel 45 (serving the greater Youngstown area) is moving frequencies. Viewers who watch TV for free with an over-the-air antenna must rescan their TVs on Saturday (March 14) to continue watching the station. 

Rescanning is when a TV finds all of the available channels in an area. Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services, and those who watch WNEO-TV Channel 45 through a cable or satellite service do not need to rescan; their service provider will do it for them.

The Federal Communications Commission had an auction of broadcast airwaves to provide more channels for wireless internet broadband services. As a result, the FCC is requiring this station and nearly 1,000 others nationwide to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet services.

To rescan, select “scan” or “autotune” on the TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the setup or menu buttons on the remote control. 

The channel number viewers know will not change.

For more information, visit the station’s website at Viewers also can call the FCC’s consumer hotline at 888-225-5322 and press “6” to speak to a help desk representative. The call center is staffed from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

Blue Wolf Tavern
unveils new website

BOARDMAN — Blue Wolf Tavern, 1295 Boardman-Canfield Road, invites both new and returning guests to explore its revamped website

Designed and built by PALO Creative, a growth marketing agency in Youngstown, the new site showcases the restaurants' many offerings, from executive chef Joe Rzonsa's signature recipes and handcrafted cocktails to access to reservations and catering services. 

“The new website is a reflection of our brand as an authentic farm-to-fork kitchen employing only the freshest ingredients sourced from right here in the Mahoning Valley,” Rzonsa said in a news release. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the work PALO Creative invested in building a site that’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but accessible for our guests to navigate and familiarize themselves with our food story and award-winning dishes.”

RISE Recovery opens
new location in Newton Falls

NEWTON FALLS — RISE Recovery, powered by ONE Health Ohio, will open its third location in Trumbull County and will soon provide medication-assisted treatment and counseling services within Falls Family Care, 175 E. Broad St.

Medication-assisted treatment and counseling services will begin Monday (March 16). Patient appointments are being scheduled. RISE Recovery (Newton Falls) will provide services on Monday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. 

RISE Recovery accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most major insurances. A sliding fee scale is available to assist the medically uninsured and underinsured who qualify. 

"RISE Recovery is excited to be the first health care organization to bring quality, outpatient medication-assisted treatment to the Newton Falls area,” Dr. Maria D. Kowal, chief medical officer, said in a news release. “We champion a comprehensive and individualized focus on patients overcoming the disease of addiction, which has been proven to help break the cycle of relapse and restore our patients to health and happiness.”

For information on the medication-assisted treatment and counseling program, call 844-652-8219 or go to

Check Out Hunger at Sparkle Markets
to benefit Second Harvest campaign

YOUNGSTOWN — Sparkle Markets customers have the opportunity to Check Out Hunger through April 11 and help feed hungry families in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. 

Customers can tear off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon available at the register that will be added to their grocery bill. Customers also can donate nonperishable food items by placing them in the collection bin at the front of the stores. 

Last year, Sparkle Markets raised $9,144 through the donation coupons, which enabled Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to distribute $100,584 worth of food to people in the Mahoning Valley.

“We greatly appreciate the continued support of Sparkle Markets through this campaign, in addition to their year-round food donations and participation in other special events that help provide food to those in need in our community,” Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank, said in a news release.

For more information, go to or call 330-792-5522.

Dennis Krancevich receives
promotion at PNC Bank

YOUNGSTOWN — Dennis M. Krancevich has been promoted to senior vice president of commercial banking for PNC Bank in the Youngstown market. 

In his role as a relationship manager, Krancevich is responsible for portfolio management and delivering PNC’s products and services to commercial customers and prospects throughout the Youngstown area. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking, having spent the past 22 years as vice president, relationship manager at PNC.

Krancevich has an economics degree from Youngstown State University and is a lifelong Youngstown area resident. Throughout his career, he has served on the board of directors for numerous nonprofit agencies. He currently is on the board of the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation and is a member of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. He is a member of the Youngstown State University Athletic Hall of Fame and the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame. An Austintown native, he now lives in Mineral Ridge.

Western Reserve Transit Authority
to offer free rides on Election Day

YOUNGSTOWN — On Election Day (March 17), the Western Reserve Transit Authority will offer free rides on all of its fixed-route buses in Mahoning and Trumbull counties — including the six new routes in Warren that went into service March 2.

“We always want to encourage residents to exercise their right to vote,” Dean Harris, executive director of WRTA, said in a news release. “So we’re making it easy for them to get to their polling place. Most of our buses run from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, and our Nightline routes run even later.”

WRTA will repeat the free ride offer for this year’s Nov. 3 election. The offer does not apply to WRTA’s ADA-All Access or countywide services.

Gas prices fall in Northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN — The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio was 11 cents cheaper this week at $2.21 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

In the Youngstown area, the average price for gasoline was $2.13 per gallon this week.