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Using AI to track diseases

By MATT O’BRIEN and CHRISTINA LARSON The Associated Press BOSTON — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in ...

Mocha House opens in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — On a recent Tuesday morning at the Mocha House in downtown Youngstown there was a certain something inside the cafe and eatery — call it zeal, call it vigor, call it vibrant; there was a definite feel to it. It was still 90 minutes or so outside of the lunchtime rush, but a ...

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EVENT CENTER ACCEPTING BOOKINGS: The Eastwood Event Centre at the Eastwood Mall is taking bookings for functions starting Oct. 1. To book or get more information, call 330-989-7225, or email info@eastwoodeventcentre.com. The facility, operated by Columbus Hospitality Management, is 30,000 ...

Farmers to open high-tech branch

CANFIELD — Farmers National Bank will open a new high-tech branch in Canfield in the spring. The Lab Branch, 4538 Boardman Canfield Road, near the state Route 11 interchange, will be the place for Farmers’ emerging and innovative technology and customer service initiatives, including ...

Arconic separation OK’d by its board of directors

Arconic Inc.’s board of directors have approved the company’s separation into two independent, publicly traded companies. The separation announced Thursday will become effective April 1. The engineered products and forgings business, which includes engine products, fastening systems, ...

Penn National reports 4th quarter financial results

Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns and operates Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, reported $1.3 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $185.9 million for the same quarter in 2018. The company also reported a net loss of $92.9 million ...

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DOMINION FOUNDATION OFFERING FREE SEEDLINGS: The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, through its Project Plant It!, is offering free seedlings to local students. The program aims to help students understand the important role trees play in the ecosystem. The seedlings will be shipped to ...

$10 million being invested at St. E’s Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — Mercy Health is investing $10 million at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to modernize its emergency power system to ensure when the electric cuts out, the lights — and all of the life-saving equipment — stay on. The system is more than adequate and tested routinely for ...

Regional chamber brings back Tom Humphries as CEO

YOUNGSTOWN — The board of directors for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has named Tom Humphries president and CEO and Vito Abruzzino vice president of defense programs. For Humphries, the move removes the transitional president / CEO tag and permanently returns him to the position he ...

YSU business school accredited

YOUNGSTOWN — The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University has received accreditation through a premier agency for business schools worldwide. The recognition by AACSB International applies to the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs and places ...

United Community Financial Corp. reports earnings increase

YOUNGSTOWN — United Community Financial Corp., the parent company of Home Savings Bank, had net income of $39.5 million in 2019, up 6.2 percent from the $37.2 million reported in 2018. For the same period, earnings per share rose to 81 cents, up 9.3 percent from the 74 cents per share in ...

Arconic reports fourth-quarter 2019 results

WEATHERSFIELD — Arconic, which has a plant in Weathersfield, reported revenue of $14.2 billion for 2019, up 1 percent compared to 2018, according to its latest earnings report. Net income for the year was $470 million, or $1.03 per share, compared to $642 million, or $1.30 per share, for ...

Cortland Bancorp releases earnings

CORTLAND — Cortland Bancorp, the holding company of Cortland Bank, reported 2019 was the second year in a row where net income surpassed $7 million, producing returns on equity more than 10 percent per year. For the year the company recorded profits of $7.28 million, or $1.68 per share, ...

Tiffany Plaza in Boardman sold to Solon company for $7.95M

BOARDMAN — The Tiffany Plaza Shopping Center in Boardman has been sold. Kutlik Realty LLC recently announced the transaction. According to the Mahoning County Auditor’s office, Carnegie Companies LLC and Carnegie Land Co. LLC out of Solon purchased the propety for $7.95 million. Located ...

Women in 3D event at mall

NILES — The Youngstown Chapter of Women in 3D Printing, a professional organization in the field, will meet Thursday at MiMe at the Eastwood Mall. MiMe uses additive manufacturing to create precise, custom figurines of its customers. In 2019, MiMe was the winner of an Eastwood Mall business ...

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LOCAL MAN DRIVER OF YEAR: Tom “T.J.” McGlynn of Hubbard, a driver for Anderson Coach & Travel, was recently named 2020 American Bus Association Motorcoach Driver of the Year. He was selected from more than 70 nominees. McGlynn is the second person to receive the award, which was ...

ArcelorMittal Warren achieves international safety designation

WARREN — ArcelorMittal Warren is the standard-bearer in safety management among the steelmaking company’s plants in the U.S. It was the first of ArcelorMittal USA’s facilities to achieve what’s called ISO 45001 certification for its safety management systems. ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS ...

Dominion foundation awards $10,000 to local organizations

WARREN — The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Mahoning Valley community organizations that help feed, house and care for people in need. The recipients are Second Harvest Food Bank, Youngstown, $5,000; Beatitude House, Youngstown, $2,500; and Carter House, ...

Local gas prices below northeast Ohio average

WARREN — The average price of gasoline in Warren-Youngstown and in Niles is $2.51 per gallon, 3 cents less than the northeast Ohio average, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The $2.54 per gallon in the region is 5 cents higher than last week. The week of Jan. 21, 2019, ...

Home Savings merger OK’d

YOUNGSTOWN — Regulatory approval has been won for the merger of Home Savings Bank with First Federal Bank of the Midwest, the banks’ holding companies have announced. The parent companies, United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp., also will join under the ...