From 2016 through 2019 Pebble created 88 episodes of Shop Local Mahoning Valley, featuring businesses throughout the tri-county area of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana. Here is a list of every episode for you to check out if you’re looking for local businesses to support!

White House Fruit Farm

More than Donuts at White House Fruit Farm

By Bill Rusu | October 13, 2021 |

White House Fruit Farm is a locally owned farm that’s been operating in the Mahoning Valley since the early 1800’s. Although they are world-renowned for their blueberry donuts, providing fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to the community is their true passion. We spoke to Debbie Pifer, co-owner of White House Fruit Farm, about their…

Skateboards at Shutter Skate Shop

For Decks, Trucks and Bearings, Shutter Skate Shop is the Place for You

By Bill Rusu | October 6, 2021 |

When asked what Shutter Skate Shop is, the owner, Robby Yankush described it as,  “a full service skate shop for skateboards and people who love the skating community.” This is a unique store to Youngstown, as there are very few skate shops in the area. That was one of the main appeals of creating this…

bake me treats cake

For Amazing Pastries, Cakes and Sweets, Check Out Bake Me Treats

By Bill Rusu | September 29, 2021 |

For Gabriele Barnhizer, the owner of Bake Me Treats, this bakery started in her imagination back when she was in grade school with a strong sweet tooth. She had dreamed of opening a bakery in Poland, Ohio since she was a young girl and made that dream come true in 2015, when Bake Me Treats…

Escape Boardman Hotel

Escape Boardman Hotel Offers an Authentic and Spooky Experience

By Bill Rusu | September 7, 2021 |

Some people like spending their evenings and weekends at bars, restaurants, the movies, and sporting events. Others, though, enjoy the rush and critical thinking of attempting to solve horror-themed escape room puzzles. The Escape Boardman Hotel scratches that itch by offering an authentic, unique, and spooky form of entertainment in Boardman, Ohio. Founded in 2019,…

Ely’s To Go Uses Food to Create Positive Change

By Bill Rusu | August 19, 2021 |

Born out of love and sustainability, Ely’s To Go in Poland, Ohio is a vegan restaurant that is designed to be environmentally friendly at its core, all while offering folks a delicious mix of plant-based foods. Chef Panayiota Italiano and her husband became owners of the restaurant just a few years ago, and have continued…

Tino's Italian Kitchen table full of Italian food

Tino’s Italian Kitchen Offers a Modern Twist on Classic Italian Cuisine

By Bill Rusu | July 16, 2021 |

With a modern twist on classic Italian cuisine, Tino’s Italian Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind, fast-casual restaurant in the Mahoning Valley. Located in the Niles Park Plaza, Tino’s Italian Kitchen uses fresh, homemade ingredients to create a unique experience for customers by allowing them to customize their own salad and pasta bowls. They utilize owner Stantino…

maeson green at relaced in liberty

Step Into Some Fresh Sneakers with Relaced

By Bill Rusu | July 8, 2021 |

Relaced is a local shop in Liberty that specializes in shoe restoration, vintage clothing, and reselling sneakers. Relaced also offers restoration for hats, leather items, and purses to make them look brand new. “Our motto is refresh, relove, repeat. We want you to relove what you once bought and once you’re ready to get rid…

Lake Milton Pharmacy filling prescriptions

Lake Milton Pharmacy is a Local Pharmacy You Can Count On

By Bill Rusu | July 1, 2021 |

Lake Milton Pharmacy has been independently owned and operated since 1978, and is located in Lake Milton, Ohio. New owners, Alexis and Conor Chrystal, purchased the business towards the end of 2019. At Lake Milton Pharmacy, customers can expect, “Personalization and personalized care, since all the pharmacists and technicians know your name and exactly what…

sundog ciderhouse hard cider on the bar

Sundog Ciderhouse Delivers Quality Hard Cider with an Inclusive Vibe

By Bill Rusu | June 17, 2021 |

Microbreweries are nothing new to the Mahoning Valley. Places like Modern Methods, Noble Creature, and Birdfish have been offering typical microbrewery aesthetics in the area for years; however, being a little different is always a good thing. While Sundog Ciderhouse embraces the traditional atmosphere offered by their local contemporaries, they prefer to stand out in…

all natural soap

Bodygoodies Brings a Unique and Whimsical Approach to Holistic Skin Care Products

By Bill Rusu | June 10, 2021 |

Less is more, and at bodygoodies in Liberty, Ohio, this phrase rings true. Beginning 12 years ago in owner Heidi Goldberg’s home, bodygoodies applies a natural and simple approach to making soaps and various skin care products. Through the process of utilizing natural ingredients in their products, Heidi and the bodygoodies team offer a holistic…