Business briefs

Real Living Volpini Realty Group marks anniversary: Real Living Volpini Realty Group, owned by Richard and Marisa Volpini, will celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary with a special customer appreciation open house on Tuesday. Refreshments will be served 3 to 6 p.m. at all three office locations: 8740 E. Market Street, Howland; 7098 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman; and 53 W. McKinley Way, Poland. Gift certificates for spring cleaning services will be given as door prizes.

Home Savings marks milestone: Youngstown Mayor John McNally IV on Jan. 15 presented Home Savings and its president and CEO Patrick Bevack with proclamation marking the 125th anniversary of Home Savings.

Howard Hanna announces merger: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has merged with William E. Wood and Associates Realtors and its subsidiaries, Heritage Title and Towne Mortgage. William E. Wood and Associates has 17 offices, 15 of which are located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, and two in North Carolina. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, based in Pittsburgh, is the nation’s fourth largest real estate company

GrafTech CEO?joins NorTech board: NorTech has announced that GrafTech International Chairman, President and CEO Craig S. Shular has joined its Board of Directors. Prior to joining GrafTech, Mr. Shular advanced his career at Union Carbide Corporation in various roles. Using technology and innovation, NorTech is focuses on strengthening Northeast Ohio’s economic vitality.

Northwood Realty reports top producers: Northwood Realty Services released December Sales and Listing Leaders. For the Trumbull County in Howland Listing Volume Leader and Listing Unit Leader is Janet Zangara; Selling Volume Leader is Pam Politsky; and Selling Unit Leaders are Mary Ann Drabek and Andrea Hovance. For the Mahoning County offices in Boardman, Canfield and Poland: Listing Volume Leaders are Suzi Daniel-Maalouf, Chris Hanrahan, Carol Litty and Ron Roman; Listing Unit Leaders are Dee Brintzenhofe, Arlene Farris, Carol Litty, Kathy Ludt, Adam Matthews and Chris Roman; Selling Volume Leaders are Brintzenhofe, Georgia Evich, Linda Kiraly and Roman. Selling Unit Leaders are Brintzenhofe, Evich, Kiraly and Roman.

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Vice president of purchasing named at Timken: The Timken Company has announced the appointment of Timothy A. Graham as vice president of purchasing for its bearings and power transmission business, located at the company’s world headquarters in Canton. A native of Butler, Pa., Graham has degrees from Kent State University and the University of Memphis. Timken operates a plant in Niles.

Real Living Volpini welcomes new agent: Melissa Porter has joined Real Living Volpini Realty Group as a new agent. She received her training in real estate from Hondros Business College. Melissa is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors and the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors (YCAR). She has experience in the home construction industry, zoning, building codes, permits and different city ordinances.

New businesses

Medusa Recording Institute opens: The Regional Chamber and owner William Ferraro cut the ribbon Friday for the new Medusa Recording Institute LLC, 2403 South Ave., Youngstown. Medusa Recording Institute LLC, trains students for entry-level positions in audio production, live sound, post production for film and TV, game audio providers and studio design and construction. For enrollment information, visit

Refresh Dental opens: Kenneth Cooper, CEO of North American Dental Group, on Jan. 21 hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new Refresh Dental location at 5600 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. The offices offer a wide variety of hours, including some on Saturdays. For more information, call 330-318-3150 or visit

Bell Construction opens for business: Bell Construction, 2184 Niles-Cortland Road, recently opened for business in Cortland. The full-service construction management company, designs and builds homes, commercial, government and military structures, with an all-under-one-roof approach. The company employs a construction management team and on-staff civil engineers. It is owned by Dale Bell. For information, call 234-244-4591, email or visit

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