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Business

SCORE to host online seminar

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), a group that provides mentorship for budding entrepreneurs, will host an online seminar 6 p.m. Wednesday on starting a 3D printing business. The program will be presented by Zachary DiVencenzo and Dan Fernback, co-founders ...

Wagering soars at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN — Wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course grew 33 percent in March, the third consecutive growth month at the state Route 46 racino. Also, overall wagering at Ohio’ seven racinos increased in March — eclipsing $1.3 billion — to ...

Ohio’s 4 casinos post record revenue

WARREN — Free of curfew restrictions and permitted to open poker rooms in mid-March, Ohio’s four casinos posted record revenue last month, according to the latest data from the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Revenue in March eclipsed $91.6 million, about 35 percent more than revenue ...

BRITE receives $500K in federal relief money

WARREN — A federal investment of $571,355 in BRITE Energy Innovators will enable the technology and energy storage startup incubator to expand its network outside of Ohio and acquire lab equipment to serve the growing e-mobility sector. The funding award announced Thursday will allow the ...

Valley natives make Forbes’ billionaires list

YOUNGSTOWN — Two Mahoning Valley natives, sister and brother, Denise York and Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., have again made Forbes’ annual billionaires list. York, co-chairwoman of the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers, and family rank No. 859 with a net worth of $3.5 billion. ...

Car wash chain coming to area

WARREN — Express car wash chain, ModWash, operating now in seven states, is expanding into Ohio and into the Mahoning Valley with sites planned in Warren, Liberty, Youngstown, Boardman and Salem. Already, ModWash, affiliated with Hutton — a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based commercial real estate ...

Auto sales up 34% in March

WARREN — Automobile dealers in the Mahoning Valley posted their second consecutive month of growth in March from the previous year, when the viral outbreak stunted what was setting up to be a promising year for sales. Dealerships reported selling 6,002 cars last month, a 34 percent increase ...

Glunt Industries names new CEO

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Glunt Industries Inc., which refurbishes equipment used in steel and aluminum mills, has named Asaf Salama chief executive officer, the company announced Tuesday. Salama, who received a Master of Business Administration degree in operations management from the University ...

YSU prof awarded $300K grant

YOUNGSTOWN — The National Science Foundation has awarded $300,000 to Youngstown State University engineering professor Cory Brozina for a research project focused on increasing the number of nontraditional college students in engineering. The award follows $1 million the NSF awarded Brozina ...

Business briefs

CHAMBER SEEKS WAGE / BENEFIT DATA: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is asking businesses in the Mahoning Valley to participate in a starting wages and benefits survey. This survey is a tool for all businesses in the area that are interested in finding and keeping qualified workers. ...

Vallourec wins ITC ruling

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled seamless steel pipe imported from Czech Republic is hurting U.S. industry, a win for Vallourec Star. The commission’s ruling Thursday means the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping order on imports of the product from the ...

Training program available to local small-business owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration district office in Cleveland has opened registration for its 2020 SBA Emerging Leaders executive-level training program in Youngstown. The goal of the program, according to the SBA, is to help established small-business owners with high growth potential ...

Mall owner given more time to avoid bankruptcy

BOARDMAN — Senior noteholders and some creditors of Washington Prime Group Inc., owner / operator of the Southern Park Mall, have given the financially strapped company more time to try to avoid bankruptcy. According to a filing Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the ...

Ryan sponsors bill to create manufacturing officer

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is a lead sponsor of a bill to create an office of manufacturing and industrial innovation policy, overseen by a chief manufacturing officer in the executive branch. The office would focus on America’s manufacturing industry and workforce, and work to improve global ...

Business briefs

ONLINE CLINIC DEALS WITH DEBT: Community Legal Aid will host a free, online legal clinic to give information on bankruptcy and other options to handle debt. The Financial Wellness Workshop will be 2 p.m. Tuesday. Preregistration is required. Apply by phone at 800-998-9454 or online, ...

Incubator CEO part of Leadership Ohio course

WARREN — Rick Stockburger, president / CEO of BRITE Energy Innovators, Ohio’s only energy storage and clean energy startup incubator, in downtown Warren is among this year’s class of Leadership Ohio. He joins 42 other people across the state in the class that includes professionals in ...

Eastern Gateway honored for digital textbook move

YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College has received the 2021 Institutional Stewardship Award from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching project for the schools commitment to transition to low-cost or free digital textbook. Starting in 2017, EGCC began ...

Women’s club highlights Equal Pay Day tonight

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club is focusing its March monthly business meeting on equal pay topics in lieu of its traditional Equal Pay Day Awareness social mixer event, due to the viral outbreak. The club will feature talking points on the state of ...

Business briefs

MVMC ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS: The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition appointed new board members from among its member companies. Each will serve two-year terms on the local workforce development sector partnership organization. They are Joe Colletti of Marsh Bellofram / Specialty ...

Automakers hoping US embraces EVs

DETROIT — The world’s major automakers have made something abundantly clear: They believe electric vehicles will dominate their industry in the years ahead. Yet for that to happen, they’ll need to sell the idea to people like Steve Bock. When Bock recently replaced his family’s 2013 ...