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Local auto sales slide result of semiconductor shortage

WARREN — New auto sales in the Mahoning Valley stayed off last month — sliding nearly 36 percent from June 2021 — the consequence of a global semiconductor shortage that continues to limit inventory and put a damper on the market. The latest data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile ...

Farmers National Banc acquires insurance firm

CANFIELD — Farmers National Banc Corp. has acquired Champion Insurance with plans to maintain the agency’s identity and location, but merge it with Farmers National Insurance LLC, the Canfield-based banking company’s wholly-owned insurance agency subsidiary. Also, Farmers continues to ...

Seed to sale: EGCC partner in cannabis offers three new certificates

YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College has partnered with a Ventura, Calif.-based cannabis education program to offer three new certificates for seed-to-sale learning in the fast-growing cannabis industry. Green Flower and EGCC have already begun to offer the courses for the ...

Trumbull Regional Medical Center names new president

WARREN — Trumbull Regional Medical Center has named Cindy Russo as president of the hospital effective today. Russo has served as the chief operating officer of the Ohio and Pennsylvania Region at Steward Health Care since February 2021 and has over 20 years of experience in hospital and ...

Execs tour Foxconn plant

LORDSTOWN — Development of new electric vehicles under a joint venture between Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn and Lordstown Motors Corp. has already begun, according to a top executive with the electric-vehicle startup. As have early design and upgrade work to the line at Foxconn’s factory ...

HomeGoods to expand presence in Trumbull

NILES — Discount home fashion and decor retailer HomeGoods is expanding its presence in Trumbull County with a new store adjacent to the Eastwood Mall, part of a flurry of construction and other openings at the retail complex. Construction already has begun on the 22,112-square-foot ...