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MERCY HEALTH, SWEENEY CHEVY PARTNER THIS MONTH: The Mercy Health-Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC have partnered to eliminate barriers to mammography screening and diagnostic imaging. For every new car ...

Energy secretary cancels Youngstown visit

YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette canceled his visit Friday to Youngstown last minute after two members of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19. Brouillette tested negative and did not have symptoms, but decided to cancel due to an abundance of caution, ...

Ohio unemployment claims surpass 20,000

An additional 20,090 Ohioans sought first-time unemployment help last week, marking the first time in almost two months that claims rose above 20,000 and providing further evidence the viral outbreak isn’t loosening its hold on employers already struggling to recover. Thursday’s report ...

Workhorse stock lowered

The investment banking firm that predicted a Cincinnati area-based affiliate of Lordstown Motors Corp. would win the multibillion U.S. Postal Service contract to make its next-gen delivery trucks has downgraded the company’s stock. Roth Capital Partners moved Workhorse Group Inc. from buy ...

Energy secretary coming to Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette is scheduled to participate Friday in a roundtable at Youngstown State University on the future of energy jobs in the region. It will be Brouillette’s second visit to the Mahoning Valley in the recent months. In June, he attended and ...

America Makes announces its 2020 ambassador class

YOUNGSTOWN — America Makes, the U.S. Department of Defense’s additive manufacturing innovation institute, has announced the 2020 Class of America Makes Ambassadors. The program, launched in 2017, recognizes individuals who have continually demonstrated outstanding dedication to advancing ...

BRITE wins $50,000 prize

WARREN — BRITE Energy Innovators has won $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy that the clean tech and energy startup incubator plans to use to continue to support and expand energy storage projects. The Energy Program for Innovation Clusters award recognizes incubators, accelerators, ...

EGCC given 3,000 masks

YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College was given 3,000 free KN95 masks from the American Dental Education Association for students, faculty and area dentists who volunteer in the college’s onsite dental clinic. The personal protective equipment is worth about $30,000. The ...

Loves gets Levin stores

WARREN — The former Levin Furniture stores in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys that closed in bankruptcy will reopen under the Michigan-based Loves Furniture and Mattresses brand. The stores in Niles, Boardman and Hermitage, Pa., are expected to open sometime in the next week with new ...

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AKRON CHILDREN’S RECOGNIZED: Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and the Locust Pediatric Care Group have received another year of Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA has six core elements that recognized sites must meet ...

Program helps job seekers with ABCs of manufacturing

NORTH JACKSON — Till now, Extrudex Aluminum recruited its workforce really just by hanging a help wanted sign on the exterior of its Mahoning Avenue manufacturing plant. There was occasion, too, when the maker of aluminum extrusions used temporary labor, getting lucky here and there that one ...

Chamber employee earns development certification

YOUNGSTOWN — Shea MacMillan, manager of business development for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, has earned an Ohio Certified Economic Developer credential through the Ohio Economic Development Institute. According to the association, the credential demonstrates the “depth and ...

Bon Secours Mercy Health wellness program gets award

YOUNGSTOWN — Bon Secours Mercy Health, the parent company for Mercy Health — Youngstown, was recognized for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the U.S. The award from Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of more than 440 large ...

America Makes affiliate to help spur manufacturing development

YOUNGSTOWN — The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), which already oversees America Makes here, announced Thursday a new affiliate company for Youngstown to further advance manufacturing tech and bolster the industry in northeast Ohio. The Advanced Manufacturing ...

Meeting set on Lordstown Motors Corp. merger with DiamondPeak

WARREN — DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. has called a special stockholders meeting for Oct. 22 to approve the proposed merger with electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Corp., the New York-based firm announced Thursday. Closing the merger is subject to DiamondPeak stockholders and the ...

EPA chief tours Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — The nation’s top environmental official Wednesday was in Youngstown to tour two brownfield sites, including the former “dealership row” on the North Side, and be briefed on the city’s redevelopment strategy. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew ...

BRITE to co-host energy summit

WARREN — BRITE Energy Innovators, a clean tech and energy startup accelerator here, will join with Columbus-based 614Startups to co-host an energy summit to help connect businesses in the sectors. The event Wednesday will feature Lordstown Motors Corp., which plans to start production of ...

Dealers post strong auto sales during Sept.

WARREN — Automobile dealers in Trumbull and Mahoning counties last month regained some of the momentum they lost with a sluggish August by ever so slightly eclipsing sales numbers they posted one year ago. Sales rose 0.19 percent for the month with 5,132 deliveries of new and used vehicles, ...

Professional women’s group celebrates 100th anniversary later this month

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Business and Professional Women’s organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary Oct. 20 at The Lake Club, Poland. Proceeds from the event will go to support the group and for scholarships for local women who are students. Tickets are $55 per person. ...

Pump prices fall in Ohio; gasoline cheaper in Niles

WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 8 cents lower this week at $2.08 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. It’s the same average price in the Warren-Youngstown area and more than in Niles, where the average is $2.05 per gallon. This ...