Investment in 3D


Mahoning Valley Business Alliance announced Monday it has invested in Freshmade 3D, a company affiliated with the Youngstown Business Incubator, according to a news release.

“There is so much room for development and growth as these new technologies for [additive] manufacturing start to make their impacts,” said Joe Danyi, a partner in the MVBA development group. “I think Freshmade 3D has the right service and product offerings to start making strides of integrating printed 3-D technology into traditional production of manufactured goods.”

Freshmade 3D previously has received attention for making life-sized bobblehead dolls, a 3-D-printed bowling ball and a large 3-D-printed sculpture for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.

YBI learning labs


The Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 W. Federal St., will host two learning labs this month.

The first, 3-D Printing 101, is at 5:30 p.m. July 26. The course, taught by Ashley Martof, YBI’s additive manufacturing program manager, is an introduction to advanced manufacturing methods and provides an opportunity to learn about 3-D printing and how it can benefit an individual or business.

The second, “Crafting Your Pitch” at 8:30 a.m. July 31, is a crash course on pitching your product or service to an investor.

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

AT&T hiring event


AT&T will host a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at its call center at 8089 South Ave.

The location will be hiring up to 80 full-time positions, according to a news release.

Walk-ins are welcome, but people are encouraged to start the application process online in advance.

The link to apply is

Cellars opening


Dani and Nate Wilson announced they celebrated the grand opening of their business, Woodland Cellars, located on Main Street.

The grand opening featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, concessions and entertainment.

The venue will offer a self-defense class Sunday. The $40 cost includes the class, snacks and a glass of wine.

Pete Shelby will be there to entertain at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Woodland Cellars is open from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturdays.

Visit for information on special events.

Gas prices increase

For the second straight week, the national average gas price increased, according to GasBuddy.

The national average reached $2.88 Monday, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 10 million price reports from more than 135,000 gas stations in the last week.

According to AAA, Northeast Ohio gas prices are 8 cents higher this week at $2.826 per gallon, and the average price in Youngstown was $2.718.

Staff/wire reports

Selected local stocks


Alcoa Inc., 47.430.17

Aqua America, .20 36.31-0.06

Avalon Holdings,2.300.07

Chemical Bank, .2855.570.41Community Health Sys, .212.69 -0.17

Cortland Bancorp, .1123.550.05

Farmers Nat., .0716.20-0.10

First Energy, .36 36.170.33

Fifth/Third, .1629.440.35

First Niles Financial, .059.750.00

FNB Corp., .1213.330.11

General Motors, .3839.530.17

General Electric, .1213.920.03

Huntington Bank, .11 14.890.24

iHeartMedia Inc.,--

JP Morgan Chase, .56110.504.14

Key Corp, .1119.910.35

LaFarge, 2.01--

Macy’s, .38 37.010.62

Parker Hannifin, .76157.73-3.78

PNC, .75140.833.46

Simon Prop. Grp., 2.88170.67-1.02

Stoneridge 34.17-0.48

United Comm. Fin., .06 11.350.27

Selected prices from Monday’s 4 p.m. close

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