CEO will discuss YBI transformation

CEO will discuss YBI transformation


The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will present a discussion with the Youngstown Business Incubator’s chief executive officer Oct. 23.

Jim Cossler will discuss his involvement with the transformation the incubator has gone through in recent years.

The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the community center, 505 Gypsy Lane. The cost, which covers a lunch and the lecture, is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

After Oct. 21, the cost will be $12. To register, call the Bursar’s Office at the center at 330-746-3250, ext. 195.

Quaker Steak hires new corporate chef

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Quaker Steak & Lube has hired chef Andre David Halston as the company’s corporate chef.

Halston will join the restaurant Oct. 21 and provide his culinary experience to the menu.

Halston most recently served as the corporate operational executive chef and director of food and beverage for the Innisbrook Resort, part of the Ritz-Carlton Hospitality Hotel Co.

Kitchen incubator plans grand opening


The Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator at 901 Elm St. will have its grand opening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Food and drink from local vendors, bakers, wineries and breweries will be available. The event also will feature live music.

The event costs $30, and tickets can be purchased at

The incubator is a shared-use commercial kitchen aimed at lowering the costs of starting or expanding a local business.

Boardman Macy’s plans launch event


The Macy’s at Southern Park Mall has been chosen as a “small-door strategy” location by the company.

It will receive merchandise that stores in larger cities receive. More designers and more shopping options will be available.

The location also is undergoing minor renovations to improve its appearance.

The store will celebrate with a launch party for the improvements from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19.

NLRB files complaint against UPMC


The National Labor Relations Board has filed another complaint against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, claiming four workers have been fired for union activity.

UPMC will argue against the complaint at a hearing Dec. 16. Earlier charges were resolved, but the union, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and the NLRB contend UPMC has retaliated against some workers — including re-firing one employee previously reinstated.

Vindicator staff reports

Selected local stocks


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Avalon Holdings,5.1004—.1456

Clear Channel, .61 27.17 —.10

Cortland Bancorp, 9.50.00

Farmers Nat., .126.30 .00

First Energy, 2.20, 36.98.26

FirstMerit Corp., .64,22.24 .33

First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00

First Place Fin., .0035.0019

FNB Corp., .48,11.98.01

General Motors,35.69.40

General Electric, .76,24.02—.08

Motors Liquidation, .0422.00

Huntington Bank, .20, 8.45.14

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,52.65.72

Key Corp, .22,11.64.19

LaFarge, 17.59 —.01

Macy’s, 1.00, 44.06—.15

Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 107.59.62

PNC, 1.76,72.97.55

RTI Intl. Metals,31.39—.04

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,149.11.33

Stoneridge 11.38 .13

United Community Fin. 3.82.00

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