Business

Flynn Auto Group ranks first in sales for 11th straight year

For the 11th consecutive year, the Flynn Auto Group, owned by David A. Flynn, ranked first in automotive sales in northeast Ohio, according to the Greater Cleveland Auto Dealers Association, with 7,014 units sold in 2017. The Flynn Auto Group consists of Columbiana Cadillac Buick Chevrolet, ...

GM workers to receive share of 2018 profits

Special to the Salem News LORDSTOWN — Autoworkers at the GM Lordstown Plant will each collect up to $11,750 in profit-sharing toward the end of February after the car-making giant released its 2017 earnings report Tuesday. The amount is a slight dip from the maximum $12,000 employees at ...

Cruze sales down again in December

Special to the Salem News The U.S. auto industry’s historic growth streak has ended, but demand for new vehicles — especially SUVs — remains healthy as the new year begins. That means fewer car sales, including the Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze, which saw a 22.6 percent dip in December ...

Staff members at Essex of Salem I Skilled Nursing Facility celebrate a Deficiency Free VA Survey. (Submitted photo)

Essex of Salem I earns deficiency free survey

SALEM—Essex of Salem I Skilled Nursing Facility (an Atrium Living Centers Facility) has been honored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the hard work and dedication by the facility staff through the annual survey process for calendar year 2017. A deficiency free survey is ...

Renee Metcalf

WB alum promoted at Merrill Lynch

CHICAGO — Renee Metcalf was recently promoted to co-lead of the Illinois Global Commercial Banking Market for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with a firm focus on client delivery and solutions for middle market companies. She provides clients with services including risk management, ...

Consumers National Bank expands to Summit County

MINERVA — Consumers National Bank announced Dec. 4 that it has received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for its application to operate a new full-service branch office at 3680 Embassy Parkway, Fairlawn. The approval marks the bank’s first full-service ...

12-11 biz-Belleria

Belleria opens in Columbiana

The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce held a red ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 16 at Belleria, 258 state Route 14, Columbiana. Belleria offers carryout, dine in and full service catering. For more information or to place an order call 330-892-0742. Pictured are, first row, from left, Ginny ...

11-27 FOOD MART

Remodeled Food Mart in New Waterford opening soon

The New Waterford Food Mart at 46791 state Route 46 in the center of the village is being completely remodeled inside and is expected to open before Christmas. The new owners took over the building that formerly housed the Vittle Village in October. The convenience store will feature a deli, ...

The Guilford Lake Dairy Bar owners Dave and Rhonda Hardesty said that with the addition of made-to-order pizza and a hot-food menu lineup they will operate the business year-round. Located at the state Route 172 and Hanna Drive corner, most of the summer ice cream treats will be sold along with hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh-cut fries, homemade batter-dipped fish and batter-dipped onion rings. Rhonda also owns Rhonda’s Dawggy Pawlor, a dog grooming center on East State Street in Salem. Customers can call in an order at 330-222-2002. The number on the sign in the photo is incorrect. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Guilford Lake eatery to open all year

GUILFORD LAKE — Ice cream in the winter? Yes, and at the Guilford Lake Dairy Bar it also means a hot food menu added to the warm-weather summer treats. Owners Dave and Rhonda Hardesty, who have operated the popular summer spot at 32260 state Route 172, at the corner of Hanna Drive, since ...

The owner of the Leetonia Market Drive Thru, Mihiar Albdour, stands in front of the newly re-opened convenience store at 433 Columbia St. It is his first business venture and he will be joined by Leetonia village officials at noon Monday for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Grand opening set for new Leetonia Market Drive Thru

LEETONIA—“I’m very glad to see this place open,” Mill Street resident Emily Ayers said Thursday about the Leetonia Market Drive Thru at 433 Columbia St. “I’m very glad to have a store close to my home,” she added. Owned by Mihiar Albdour, the business, after a lot of upgrade ...

If levy fails, council prepared to enact 1 percent income tax

WASHINGTONVILLE -- Council passed a first reading of an ordinance that would enact a 1 percent income tax and bring the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) in to collect the money, during Monday’s meeting. The issue needs three readings to become law and was passed with a 5-1 vote with ...

11-3 new biz

Physical therapy opening

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute is a new business that opened on Oct. 11 at 2955 E State St., Suite 5, in the plaza in front of WalMart. The institute offers manual therapy, pain management, orthopedics, pre and post operation rehabilitation, sports medicine, vestibular rehabilitation, ...

The Salem Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram Truck dealership on the bypass north of Salem will change hands when J.R. Wally Armour takes possession from John Kufleitner’s Kufleitner Auto Group on Nov. 1. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Kufleitner sells Salem dealership to Wally Armour, moving to Boardman

SALEM — The Salem Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram Truck dealership owned by John Kufleitner of the Kufleitner Auto Group has been sold to J.R. Armour effective Nov. 1, Kufleitner said Monday. The dealership will be renamed Wally Armour Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Salem. J.R. Armour currently owns ...

A grand opening of the Mahoning Valley’s newest skilled nursing center, Windsor House at Canfield, 6445 state Route 446 is planned. A ribbon cutting will take place at noon Oct. 22, followed by tours and refreshments until 4 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Grand opening of Windsor House of Canfield scheduled

CANFIELD — Windsor House Inc., local owners and operators of 12 nursing homes and five assisted living communities in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, will hold a grand opening of the Mahoning Valley’s newest skilled nursing center, Windsor House at Canfield, 6445 state Route 446. ...

Surgeon joins SRMC Wound Healing Center

SALEM — William S. Lee, M.D., FACS, a board-certified general surgeon affiliated with Salem Regional Medical Center’s (SRMC) medical staff, has joined the panel of physicians at SRMC’s Wound Healing Center. Dr. Lee has completed advanced training in wound care and will be using this ...

AREA BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Dr. Lee joins panel of physicians with SRMC’s Wound Healing Center SALEM — William S. Lee, M.D., FACS, a board-certified general surgeon affiliated with Salem Regional Medical Center’s (SRMC) medical staff, has joined the panel of physicians at SRMC’s Wound Healing Center. Dr. Lee has ...

MARKET REPORT

Damascus Livestock Auction Aug. 29 Hogs receipts 12 head No. 1s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $63 No. 2s & 3s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $52 Sows 300 to 500 lbs. $20 to $40 Sows 500 to 650 lbs. $20 to $40 Boars $3 to $5 Feeder pigs receipts 8 head $20 to $50 per head Calves receipts ...

Columbiana Chamber of Commerce hosting Sept. 28 business showcase

COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce invites residents and business owners to attend a business showcase on Sept. 28 at the Detwiler Farm at 4520 Renkenberger Road. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments, networking and brief presentations by Columbiana Area ...

SRMC directors bring on 3 new members

SALEM — The Salem Regional Medical Center Board of Directors welcomed three new members as of July 1, 2017: Terry Criss; Denise Harlan, CPA; and Nelson Witmer. —With strong ties to the Sebring-Beloit area, Criss is the vice president of sales for Apex Control Systems which designs and ...