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Wagering down at local racino

AUSTINTOWN — April wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course fell from March, but was greater than last year. The state Route 46 facility saw $110.5 million in credits played, down from $118.9 million in March, according to the Ohio Lottery ...

NEO gas prices tumble

WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 12 cents cheaper this week at $2.60 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average price is $2.60 per gallon and in the Niles area, $2.53 per gallon. The price in ...

Business briefs

APOSTOLAKIS HONDA WINS AWARD: Apostolakis Honda in Bazetta has earned the prestigious 2018 Council of Excellence Award for distinguishing itself and its financing team as outstanding providers of financial services to its customers. Only 15 percent of Honda dealerships were recognized by ...

WGH program puts kids on path to job readiness

WARREN — The sound can be deafening inside Warren G. Harding High School’s career and technical classrooms. Students bang away with hammers on pieces of metal to test the strength of the welds they made. Each strike produces a loud clang, then another, then another until the weld ...

Dominion Energy program announces May rates

WARREN — Dominion Energy Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer and Standard Service Offer rates in May are $2.78 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf). The new rates, effective Wednesday, are 14 cents per Mcf, or 5 percent, less than in April, which was $2.93 per Mcf. The average residential customer’s ...

Area leadership class applications available

WARREN — Applications for the Leadership Mahoning Valley Class of 2019-2020 will be accepted through July 1. Applications may be requested by e-mail at karen@regionalchamber.com or by phone at 330-744-2131, Ext. 1241. A $2,000 fee covers all program costs. Up to 40 participants will be ...

Second suit filed against Falcon Transport Co.

WARREN — Defunct trucking company Falcon Transport Co. faces another class action lawsuit over a claim it violated a federal mass layoff notice requirement when it suddenly closed April 27. Ex-employees David Hlebovy of Youngstown and Tawni Grove-Caban of Canfield claim the Liberty-based ...

Avalon Holdings reports first-quarter results

HOWLAND — Locally based Avalon Holdings on Thursday reported first quarter revenues up $3.5 million over those reported last year at this time. The company, which operates a broad range of businesses from waste management services to hotels and golf courses in the local area, reported ...

Casino revenue down $10.5M from March figures

Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos in April was $70.5 million, down $10.5 million, or 13 percent, from March, according to the Ohio Casino Commission. Revenue also slid in a year-to-year comparison for April. It was down $1.7 million, or 2.3 percent, from the $72.2 million the casinos posted in ...

Local gas prices stay below northeast Ohio average

WARREN — The average gas prices in the Warren-Youngstown and Niles areas continued to stay below the northeast Ohio average, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Warren-Youngstown came in at an average per gallon of $2.68 and Niles, $2.67, compared to the regional average of ...

Local bank stocks stand pat Tuesday

After losing $1 in trading Monday, First Niles Financial stood pat at $7.75 on Tuesday. Cortland Bancorp also held steady Tuesday, closing at $22.95 per share.

Area bank stocks start week mixed

First Niles Financial lost $1 Monday, starting the week at $7.75 per share. Cortland Bancorp held steady at $22.95 per share.

Business briefs

NEXT PRESIDENT AT NCDMM ANNOUNCED: The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has named Dean L. Bartles as president and CEO. He replaces Ralph Resnick, who will assume a newly created position of vice president of strategy. The center manages America Makes, the ...

Windsor House holds nurse, aide interviews

LIBERTY — Windsor House, Inc. is hosting open interviews for nurses and state-tested nurse aides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Windsor Training Center, 1321 Churchill Hubbard Road. Windsor House offers tuition assistance and scholarships for nursing programs and ...

Sauer Chevrolet celebrates its 25th year

WARREN — Selling automobiles, Diane Sauer readily admits, wasn’t what she had planned to do after college at The Ohio State University. The office manager job she accepted at the former Fred Martin Chevrolet dealership on West Market Street in 1976 was supposed to be a bridge until ...

Falcon lawsuit amended

WARREN — The federal class action complaint against Falcon Transport Inc. filed Monday was amended Thursday to add the private equity firm that owned the company as another defendant. The suit, filed by ex-Falcon employee Mary Chavez of Girard, now lists Los Angeles-based private equity ...