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Business

Valley car sales dip

WARREN — Vehicle sales in the Mahoning Valley slid 15.1 percent last month from March 2021, the result of a market that remains depressed due to a prolonged and severe inventory shortage. The latest data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association, which tracks sales across ...

Profitability streak extended at Farmers

YOUNGSTOWN — The first quarter of 2022 was the 157th in a row that Farmers National Banc Corp. in Canfield turned a profit, the company announced along with other strong quarterly financial results. Farmers, the holding company for Farmers National Bank, reported first-quarter net income of ...

Premier reports strong quarter

YOUNGSTOWN — Premier Financial Corp., the holding company for Youngstown-based Premier Bank, grew its loan portfolio by $132.4 million in the first quarter, up 10 percent annualized, the company announced. The growth included $97.4 million in commercial loans, up 11 percent annualized, ...

Rally planned to promote shipyard project in Ohio

Rally for Navy projects A rally is planned to show support for a shipyard project for Lorain and Lordstown: When: 10 a.m. Monday. Where: Black River Landing Amphitheater, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain. Who: Representatives from the company proposing the project, Bartlett Maritime ...

Akron Children’s Hospital invests in expanding services in the Valley

BOARDMAN — Akron Children’s Hospital is among the top pediatric medical centers in the world — a distinction that’s significant to the Mahoning Valley and a tremendous asset in the region. “It’s a huge asset for the community because that care is local. It’s right here in our ...

Recycler reaches deals with LG companies

LORDSTOWN — Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the Toronto-based lithium-ion battery recycler that will recycle scrap material from electric-vehicle battery-cell production at Ultium Cells, has a commercial agreement in place with South Korea’s LG Energy Solution for the recyclable material. Also ...