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AKRON CHILDREN’S EXPANSION READY: Akron Children’s Hospital will welcome families to a newly expanded outpatient space at its Beeghly campus. The 9,300-square-foot Building A at the hospital, 6505 Market St., has 20 exam rooms, three assessment rooms and staff work space. There is also a ...

Local entrepreneurs win SBA awards

LIBERTY — A young entrepreneur trying to break into the shoe, clothing and accessories business while still just a sophomore at Youngstown State University has received a top accolade from the U.S. Small Business Administration. And so did a Fowler-based company that designs, manufactures ...

Wagering up in August at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN — Wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rose slightly in August as it and the six other racinos in the state try to rebound from losses brought on by the viral pandemic. Bettors at the Austintown racino wagered $117.4 million last ...

Casinos’ revenue slips in August

WARREN — Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos slipped 10 percent in August, one month removed from reaching an all-time high of $86 million in the first full month they were open amid the viral outbreak. The latest numbers from the Ohio Casino Control Commission show total revenue last month ...

Local, state, national jobless claims tick up

The number of people in Ohio and across the U.S. who sought unemployment benefits grew last week, ending a short period of declines and proving the viral outbreak continues to hold an unrelenting grip on businesses. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the U.S. Department of ...

40K preorders made for LMC’s Endurance truck

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown Motors Corp. announced Wednesday it has 40,000 nonbinding preorders for its all-electric Endurance pickup truck that would equal — if zero are canceled or delayed — $2 billion in revenue for the manufacturer. The Lordstown-based company that purchased and is ...

Smart-glass startup in Columbus joins BRITE

WARREN — Columbus-based NODIS, a leading company in the development of smart-glass technologies, has joined BRITE Energy Innovators as the latest portfolio company of the downtown Warren clean tech startup accelerator. The company produces and sells its TruTint smart glass, windows that ...

Endurance heads to state capitol

WARREN — Lordstown Motors Corp. will display its all-electric pickup truck, the Endurance, today at the Statehouse in Columbus and discuss the importance of electric-vehicle manufacturing with lawmakers. Joining Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns will be state Sens. Sean J. O’Brien, ...

The car of the future

Angelo Kafantaris isn’t an automaker. And Hyperion isn’t a car company. Yet, the southern California-based outfit led by the Warren native has debuted the XP-1, its hydrogen / electric-powered supercar. A bit peculiar, but appropriate given his vision for the tech company. The car the ...

$25M BUILD grant request for Route 45 project rejected

YOUNGSTOWN ä Applicants of federal transportation grants to remake state Route 45 into a smart corridor plan to meet with U.S. Department of Transportation officials to maybe improve their chances at securing money in the next funding cycle. The meeting, according to John Moliterno, ...

State unemployment claims trending down

The number of Ohioans who sought unemployment assistance fell to 16,294 last week — the fourth straight week claims shrunk, yet still enormous in comparison to this time last year, according to the latest figures from the state. Across the U.S., jobless benefit claims fell to 860,000, a ...

Former Tim Horton’s site sold

LIBERTY — The location of short-lived coffee and doughnut shop has been bought for $750,000 by an Edison, N.J.-based firm with ties, it appears, to a chicken restaurant. The former Tim Hortons at 3523 Belmont Ave. was purchased by Youngstown Dev II LLC, which, according to the Ohio ...

Dominion rates up 72 cents in September over August

WARREN — The rate for Dominion Energy Ohio’s standard choice and standard service offers will be $2.72 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf), up 25 cents, or 10.4 percent, from the September 2019 rates of $2.47 per Mcf. The September rates are up 72 cents, or 36.2 percent, from the August 2020 ...

Former UAW 1112 chief seeks regional board post

The ex-president of United Auto Workers Local 1112 is running to become director of the UAW’s region encompassing Ohio and Indiana, an executive board-level seat departed by Youngstown native Rich Rankin amid harassment claims. Dave Green put delegates in Region 2-B on notice of his ...

Aim acquires Va. freight carrier

LIBERTY — Aim Transportation Solutions has acquired some of the assets of Richmond, Va.-based Estes Leasing, the largest, privately-owned freight carrier in North America. The move is part of the Liberty-based company’s ongoing expansion in the greater Virginia area, which began in 2016 ...

Former Ridge woman helped launch of new Acura

When the new Acura TLX begins arriving in dealer showrooms across the U.S. later this month, playing a large role to get to that milestone was a woman from the Mahoning Valley. Kelly Ziccardi, 36, is an engineering coordinator for Honda of America Mfg., Inc., and works as a new model project ...

Jobless claims in Ohio fall for 3rd straight week

The number of laid-off Ohioans who applied for jobless benefits shrunk again last week, marking three consecutive weeks and eight of the last 10 where there was a decline, according to the latest figures from the state. Across the U.S., however, the number was unchanged last week at 884,000, ...

GM’s electric vehicles debuting wireless system

WARREN — General Motors on Wednesday released more details about its Ultium propulsion system for its all-electric models, the battery cells for which will be mass produced in Lordstown. The automaker will be the first to use an almost completely wireless battery management system for ...

Glunt Industries sells four county properties

WARREN — Glunt Industries Inc. has sold four properties, including what is considered the company’s North River Road NW headquarters, for $10.4 million, according to property transfers filed with the Trumbull County Auditor’s office. The company sold 1819 N. Main St., Weathersfield; 30 ...

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YSU PROF RECEIVES GRANT: Abdu Arslanyilmaz, associate professor of computer science, information and engineering technology at Youngstown State University, has received a $286,526 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant funds the design, development and ...