Ribbon-cutting set


The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony for BoJo’s Creamery, 7185 Market St., at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

BoJo’s Creamery is now at its new location in Boardman. For more than 14 years, owner Bob McAllister has made ice cream, winning national awards for his vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors.

BoJo’s Creamery is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Gas supplier chosen


Newton Township is announcing that Santanna Energy Services has been chosen to provide residents and small businesses with low-cost natural-gas supply after a competitive bidding process.

A supply rate of $2.89 per Mcf has been set for gas consumed for December 2016 through November 2017 bill cycles.

Those wishing to join the program should expect to receive a notice in the mail this week. The notice will explain the rate, terms and conditions and options for enrolling in the program. Santanna Energy recommends that residents follow the letter’s simple instructions to enroll by phone, mail or online at

The township asks residents not to call the township offices, which are not equipped to handle a large volume of calls. Residents are asked to contact Santanna Energy online or toll free at 800-764-4427 to enroll or to ask questions.

Job fair planned


Kelly Services will host a job fair from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Classic Optical Laboratories Inc., 3710 Belmont Ave.

There are immediate general labor openings for light assembly and manufacturing. Positions are available for first and second shift in the finishing and surfacing departments.

Pay rates are $8.10 per hour for first shift and $8.45 per hour for second shift.

On-site applications and interviews will take place Thursday so applicants should bring two forms of identification.

Phase two to begin on Countryside site


Construction at Countryside at the Elmwood Assisted Living, 871 Elmwood Drive, will begin work on phase two this month.

Countryside at the Elmwood is locally owned and operated by Joseph Cilone Jr., Tim Huber, Larry Petrozzi and Nick Berardino. Youngstown-based Murphy Construction has been retained as the general contractor to oversee the project that will bring 26 new apartments and a dedicated and secure memory-care unit serving residents with dementia and early stages of Alzheimer’s diagnoses, a new and expanded therapy gym, theater, library with computer workstations, interior courtyard with boccia e court, putting green, outdoor lanai kitchen and other amenities.

Construction is anticipated to take about eight months and should wrap up in late spring/early summer 2017.

Staff/wire reports