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Movers and Makers

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These stories of the movers, launchers, entrepreneurs and makers that contribute to the vitality of their communities in the Mahoning Valley are made possible through the continued support of Farmers National Bank as part of our Community Leaders Program.


After $2.5M makeover, Golden Star opens luxury theater in Austintown

After $2.5M makeover, Golden Star opens luxury theater in Austintown

On top of new and re-releases, moviegoers also have the opportunity to privately rent auditoriums for a small group of up to 10 or 20 people. Pricing varies from $50 to $140 depending on time, date and choice of movie.
Dash and Verve Design: Custom decor with a piece of the Valley

Dash and Verve Design: Custom decor with a piece of the Valley

Owner Megan Factor said she initially made custom artwork, including ornaments, for friends and family before selling her pieces on social media. Now, she’s a seasoned vendor at The Youngstown Flea and various local holiday flea markets.
New owners are adding new flavor to Landmark Restaurant

New owners are adding new flavor to Landmark Restaurant

Youngstown natives Matt Savon and Raphe Neapolitan worked together in Cleveland and plan to use their restaurant industry experience to bring fresh concepts to the popular breakfast and lunch spot.
Youngstown musician's platform includes album, clothing line

Youngstown musician's platform includes album, clothing line

David Vega's first studio album, “All Colors Will Agree in the Dark,” can be found on all streaming platforms, such as Apple Music, Spotify and iTunes.
Local vintage curators open shop in Austintown skate park

Local vintage curators open shop in Austintown skate park

Vintage of 330 specializes in men’s 1980s and 1990s fashion, specifically sports teams' logos, university logos and band T-shirts. 
YSU entrepreneurs give David Grohl Alley their light touch

YSU entrepreneurs give David Grohl Alley their light touch

John Galvin, an information technology student at YSU, started Chromaticity in 2018 to construct LED lights for the Canfield High School marching band’s drumline. 
Little Blackbird Photo captures the essence of Westside Bowl

Little Blackbird Photo captures the essence of Westside Bowl

Mollie Crowe said her “dark and gritty” style is heavily influenced by analog film and late 1960s to early 1970s rock photography. 
KrisTea brings new flavor to classic tea drinks

KrisTea brings new flavor to classic tea drinks

Currently operating out of the Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator, entrepreneur DeAndre Riley plans to expand KrisTea with a storefront called The Tea House at 906 Elm Road, by the end of the year.
Warren's plan to revitalize city parks has economic development goals, too

Warren's plan to revitalize city parks has economic development goals, too

“I think especially now with [COVID-19] we hear about so many more families [and] individuals that are finding a new or renewed appreciation for parks and green spaces,” Trici “Trish” Johnston, of the city‘s Community Development Department, said.
New Caribbean Cuisine serves authentic Jamaican fare

New Caribbean Cuisine serves authentic Jamaican fare

Going into the fourth week of business at 4150 Market St., Gaeton Thompson said the community response has been “a blessing so far.”