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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.


Master Park discusses 'golden era' in martial arts, continues to stress discipline

Master Park discusses 'golden era' in martial arts, continues to stress discipline

Owner Grand Master Park is celebrating more than 50 years of instruction in various aspects of martial arts including taekwondo, hapkiyudo, karate, judo, jujitsu, dahn, krav maga, tai chi, kigong and hwarangdo. 
Station Square Ristorante recognized in Wine Spectator’s 40th annual Restaurant Awards

Station Square Ristorante recognized in Wine Spectator’s 40th annual Restaurant Awards

The wine list isn’t the only thing that attracts customers to the local Italian eatery.
Out and about — Mahoning Paddle and Pedal offers recreational rentals

Out and about — Mahoning Paddle and Pedal offers recreational rentals

“We’re offering the chance for outdoor recreation that requires certain equipment that people might not have, so they could rent it from us. Many kayaks, canoes, bicycles,” David Kuzma, president of Mahoning Paddle and Pedal, said.
Orange Avocado offers fresh-pressed juices, vegan and gluten-free treats

Orange Avocado offers fresh-pressed juices, vegan and gluten-free treats

Boardman's Orange Avocado Juicery specializes in vegan and gluten-free juice, smoothies and grab-and-go foods that put a healthy twist on classic favorites, like chia seed pudding, cashew coconut cheesecake and avocado cacao mousse. 
Maeson Green sells and restores sought-after sneakers with Relaced

Maeson Green sells and restores sought-after sneakers with Relaced

Relaced, located at 3622 Belmont Ave., opened its doors a year ago on July 13, 2020. The men’s curated shoe and clothing store specializes in vintage and gently used name-brand and designer sneakers.
Always Yours Weddings provides customized wedding officiant services

Always Yours Weddings provides customized wedding officiant services

Jeremy Sayers, wedding officiant and founder of Always Yours Weddings, said he began officiating weddings as a fluke in 2017 when a friend asked him to marry her and her fiancé. He specializes in ceremony scripts that are specific to each couple. 
Bacconi’s Lickety Split offers sweet treats despite rocky road

Bacconi’s Lickety Split offers sweet treats despite rocky road

Bacconi’s Lickety Split was originally established in the 1950’s, but under Abbey Miller Bacconi’s ownership it’s now known for dairy-free and low-sugar ice cream options, as well as unique menu items like loaded mac-and-cheese bowls and ice cream nachos. 
Dani Edgerton builds doggy empire in Mahoning Valley

Dani Edgerton builds doggy empire in Mahoning Valley

She is the owner of A Place For Paws, Paws on Main and, as of last week, owner and partner of Dar’s Dirty Dogs. She is a certified dog trainer who grew up in a family with show dogs and who has helped train and handle dogs since childhood. 
Sarah’s Ceramic Studio helps visitors craft their passion for art

Sarah’s Ceramic Studio helps visitors craft their passion for art

“I wanted to make sure that everybody had a chance to be creative because everybody needs that chance to let go [and] have a moment to themselves,” owner Sarah Fenton said.
Napa Grocery to bring fresh, ready-to-go cuisine to Mahoning Valley

Napa Grocery to bring fresh, ready-to-go cuisine to Mahoning Valley

Located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, formerly Peaberry’s Cafe, Napa Grocery hopes to “take the restaurant business and sort of turn it on a side a little bit” said co-owner Nunzio Scordo. 
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