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Premier Financial reports net income growth for 3rd quarter

YOUNGSTOWN — Premier Financial Corp., the Defiance-based holding company of Premier Bank, reported net income of $28.4 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $2.7 million over the same quarter last year. For the nine months that ended Sept. 30, net income was $100.7 million ...

Warren native earns statewide business award

A Warren native was honored recently with the Ohio Commodore Award, which recognizes business leaders for their contributions to economic development in their communities and across the state. George Brown, 36, a 2003 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, was nominated for the award by ...

Belmont Confections acquired in $18M deal

LIBERTY — Tattooed Chef Inc., a Paramount, Calif.-based producer of plant-based foods, has acquired Belmont Confections Inc. in a deal worth $18 million in cash and stock. The purchase announced this week and already approved by Tattooed Chef’s board of directors is expected to close ...

717 Credit Union to open new branch in downtown Warren

WARREN — 717 Credit Union’s new downtown Warren Courthouse Square branch will open to the public 9 a.m. Monday. At 157 W. Market St., the office is smaller than the credit union’s traditional branches but offers account and loan openings, a traditional teller line, consultative services ...

Wagering down at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN — For the second month in a row in September, wagering fell on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course. Bettors at the Austintown racino wagered $139.8 million, down from $141.1 million in August, and further down from the $154.2 million bets in ...

Ohio casino revenue falls

WARREN — Ohio’s four casinos saw revenue slip $3.6 million last month, the second in a row they’ve experienced a decline. Revenue in September topped $78.8 million, about 4.4 percent less than the casinos took in for August, when they posted revenue of $82. 4 million, according to the ...