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!

just pizzelles

Just Pizzelles Serves a Cookie That Will Redefine Your Expectations

By Pebble Staff | November 19, 2021 |

Just Pizzelles… their name says it all, right? Not exactly. If you’re familiar with this traditional Italian delicacy, you may think you know what you’re going to get from Just Pizzelles, but the cookies they create are so much more than you would ever expect. The first thing you’ll notice about these pizzelles is that…

ivory and birch

Ivory & Birch is a Destination Boutique Filled with Stunning Hand-Picked Items

By Pebble Staff | November 16, 2021 |

When you walk through the doors of Ivory & Birch the first thing you’ll notice is how large the store is and how much variety they offer, but once you spend more time there you’ll see that the quality of the items is equal to the quantity. What started as a women’s fashion boutique has…

christmas sign at spruce home decor

Get Your Home Holiday-Ready with These Tips from Spruce Home Décor

By Pebble Staff | November 12, 2021 |

If you’re eager to get in the holiday spirit, or need inspiration for decking the halls this season, make Spruce Home Décor in Boardman your first stop! Spruce specializes in beautiful and trendy designs for your home and this season it’s all about Christmas. Owners Nick Giancola and Erica Lewis say that this year is…

For the Latest Comics and Collectables, Visit Gotham Knight Comics in Salem

By Pebble Staff | November 4, 2021 |

Gotham Knight Comics is a hub for passionate comic book and pop culture fans located in Salem, Ohio. This family-owned business carries the latest issues of the most popular comics, as well as back issues, Funko Pops, collectibles, toys, memorabilia and more. Owner Mike Gere says opening a comic book shop was just a matter…

White House Fruit Farm

More than Donuts at White House Fruit Farm

By Pebble Staff | 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 Pebble Staff | 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 Pebble Staff | 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 Pebble Staff | 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 Pebble Staff | 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 Pebble Staff | 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…