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White House Fruit Farm reinvents its spring season

White House Fruit Farm reinvents its spring season

White House Fruit Farm’s market reopened to walk-in customers May 7 with new health and safety procedures. Debbie Pifer, co-owner, said the market is operating every other register and has both a cart and hand sanitizing station.
Restaurants, salons begin slow thaw; customers test the waters

Restaurants, salons begin slow thaw; customers test the waters

Friday offered gorgeous weather for a patio lunch and saw hair stylist's booths reopened, but many spaces remained empty. We caught up with a few who ventured out.
Some outdoor diners spotted in Youngstown and Warren

Some outdoor diners spotted in Youngstown and Warren

Mahoning Matters is checking to see how business is at Valley restaurants and salons today, as the state continues to relax its orders that shut down many businesses during the pandemic.
Ohio Senate committee debates bill to protect businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

Ohio Senate committee debates bill to protect businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

Robert Wagoner, president of the Ohio Association for Justice, said while most businesses will adhere to guidelines, some may use immunity to act in an unsafe manner.
BUSINESS UPDATES | BRITE portfolio companies make use of Opportunity Zone funding

BUSINESS UPDATES | BRITE portfolio companies make use of Opportunity Zone funding

Among the business updates this week: Farmers National Bank; Sodexo | Roth; Domino's; Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber; Youngstown State University; Akron Children’s Hospital; and Community Legal Aid.
Nearly 3 million more Americans file for unemployment benefits

Nearly 3 million more Americans file for unemployment benefits

In Ohio, more than 51,000 filed jobless claims last week. Pennsylvania saw an additional 75,000 claims.
Southern Park, Eastwood malls welcome eager shoppers

Southern Park, Eastwood malls welcome eager shoppers

At Valley malls, Tuesday's retail revival was a mixed bag of masked shoppers and still-shuttered stores. But retailers said Day 1 still went better than expected.
These companies got millions in tax breaks to bring jobs to Youngstown; they created next to none

These companies got millions in tax breaks to bring jobs to Youngstown; they created next to none

Chill-Can is only the latest in a long line of unsuccessful economic gambits. According to a Business Journal and ProPublica analysis, half the projects that have received tax abatements since 1991 have come up short on the number of jobs they promised.
Lordstown Motors reaches licensing agreement with motor company

Lordstown Motors reaches licensing agreement with motor company

“The caliber of work they’ve produced is some of the best and most innovative in the industry,” Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns said of Elaphe Propulsion Technologies.
$500 liquor rebate available to Ohio bars and restaurants

$500 liquor rebate available to Ohio bars and restaurants

There are more than 13,600 eligible permits in Ohio, totaling $6.8 million in potential rebates available to bars and restaurants.