Trash pickup back
Republic Services/Allied Waste sought to reassure customers Monday that their trash will be picked up in a timely manner this week, after a strike that started Thursday left trash on the curbside for the better part of four days.
A company spokesman said the company worked through the Easter holiday and finished picking up leftover trash Sunday. Republic now is back on a normal schedule after utilizing nonunion employees and regional supervisors, who will continue to serve more than 100,000 customers throughout the Mahoning Valley and parts of Pennsylvania until the strike is resolved with Teamsters Local 377. If you still need trash pickup, the company is encouraging customers to call 800-437-1123
Approximately 103 employees went on strike last week, citing unfair labor practices and a stalemate in contract negotiations. The next negotiating session between the company and the union is set for next Tuesday.
New funeral home
Davis-Becker Funeral Home at 8536 Market St. will have a formal ribbon-cutting Friday to mark the opening of its new facility.
Serving Boardman, Beaver Township, Canfield, Poland, Youngstown and surrounding areas, the new facility features four viewing rooms, a large nondenominational chapel, state-of-the art technology and an adjacent Family Center for after-funeral dining. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, with an open house scheduled for the public Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Courthouse Grille will have a formal ribbon-cutting today at 10:30 a.m. at its new location at 176 North Park Ave.
Courthouse Grille serves the Warren area concentrating on the workforce in the downtown area and provides delivery service as well. Their goal is to bring business back to the downtown area, according to a press release on the matter.
Hot Head Burritos will mark its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Hot Head Burritos features gourmet burritos, bowls, quesadillas, nachos, salads, tacos, kids meals and more. The new restaurant is at 362 Boardman-Poland Road. Hot Head Burritos also operates in Austintown and Hermitage, Pa., with plans to open a fourth location at the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles later this year.
Diamonds in the Rough Consignment Cafe will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at 10 a.m.
Diamonds in the Rough carries clothing from toddler to adult and plus sizes. It has name brands such as Aeropostale, American Eagle, Hollister, Buckle and Wet Seal, and accessories including shoes, purses, jewelry, scarves, veils and tiaras.
The store is at 4328 New Road.
Vindicator staff reports