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!

OH Donut Co

OH Donut Co is Making Your Mornings a Little Sweeter

By Bill Rusu | April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

OH Donut Company, located in Boardman, specializes in gourmet cake donuts finished with decadent toppings sure to appeal to any sweet tooth. Co-owner Morgen Reamer shared with us the motivation behind starting her business, and her thoughts on selling sweets in a health conscious world. What is OH Donut Company? OH Donut Company is a…

Youngstown Flea

The Youngstown Flea is a Gathering of Dreamers, Makers and Doers

By Bill Rusu | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Youngstown Flea is so much more than a group of vendors in a parking lot. It’s a collection of the area’s dreamers, makers and doers that shines a light on the positive things happening in Youngstown. We spoke to the founder of the Youngstown Flea, Derrick McDowell, about what the Flea means to Youngstown.…

Spruce Home Decor Boardman

Spruce Wants to Bring Accessibility and Style to Your Home Decor

By Bill Rusu | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

With their new store in Boardman, Spruce wants to create a space for home decor and dining that’s comfortable, with items tailored to your home and your style. We spoke with Co-owners Erica Lewis and Nick Giancola about their love for home decor, their style and the innovative approach they’ve introduced at the new Boardman…

Culturehouse Coffee Company

Coffee is More Than Just a Drink at Culturehouse Coffee Company

By Bill Rusu | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

At Culturehouse Coffee Company respect is paid to every aspect of the coffee experience, from the farm to your latte. We interviewed owner Stephen Protheroe about his love for coffee and the type of experience he wanted to create at his own coffee shop: Coffee is more than just a drink. It is an experience.…

Rhine Haus Bier Hall

Rhine Haus Bier Hall Brings German Culture to Youngstown

By Bill Rusu | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rhine Haus Bier Hall is Downtown Youngstown’s newest restaurant, an Oktoberfest-inspired German beer hall. CEO of Justice League Restaurant Group, Christian Rinehart, shared his inspiration for bringing a concept like this to Youngstown. Where did the idea for Rhine Haus Bier Hall come from? Truthfully it’s a big part of my childhood. My dad passed…

Coaches Burger Bar

Serving up Quality at Coaches Burger Bar

By Bill Rusu | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Coachers Burger Bar serves up high quality, fresh burgers with a great atmosphere and delicious sides, shakes and drinks. Check out their 4 locations in Austintown, Boardman, Poland and Salem. Co-owner Stacy Howlett gave us insight into the creation of the restaurant and their focus on quality of food, service and atmosphere: What is Coaches…

Birdfish Brewing Company Down Low

The Down Low on Birdfish’s New Taproom

By Bill Rusu | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Check out Birdfish Brewing Company’s second location in Downtown Columbiana! The “Down Low” houses their new production facility and features a wider selection of beers on tap, more space for bigger groups and arcade-style games to keep you entertained. Co-owner Josh Dunn had this to say about Birdfish and their new Down Low facility: We…

Cool Creative Press

Cool Creative Press Asks the Deeper Questions

By Bill Rusu | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sarah Dickey is the founder of Cool Creative Press and is known throughout Youngstown as the author of Ode to Love and her latest book Sweetly Seeking. Sarah describes her work as “fiercely inspirational.” What is Cool Creative Press? Cool Creative Press is a platform to connect inspired hearts who are choosing to live a…

Redhead Wine

RedHead Wine is for the Sweet and Spicy Moments in Life

By Bill Rusu | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

RedHead is a locally made wine designed by third generation wine maker Marisa Sergi for the sweet and spicy moments in your life. “I originally enjoyed white wine more than red,” says CEO of RedHead Wine Marisa Sergi. “So knowing that I wanted to create a red wine that I enjoyed, and not only match…

YM Camera Boardman

YM Camera is More Than a Camera Store

By Bill Rusu | December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

YM Camera is more than a camera store, it’s a destination for amateurs and pros alike to share in their love for photography and videography. The store is owned and operated by the Yankush family, who have been serving the Valley for decades. Robby Yankush, the third generation, sat down with us to discuss the…