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WRITER: Ron Selak Jr.

Frito-Lay eyes site in Hubbard for warehouse, distribution center

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — A distribution center and warehouse for a well-known snack brand proposed in the township needs approval from state and federal regulatory agencies before it can be built because of wetland issues. A request has been made to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act for permission to construct the building for Frito-Lay on Bell Wick Road because it will impact 0.86 ...

DeWine, Husted visit Ultium Cells as production begins

LORDSTOWN — Ultium Cells already has started to make electric-vehicle battery-cells for General Motors from the part maker’s next-gen factory here with the plan to begin shipping cells that will be part of several GM EV models by the end of the year. “It’s been a journey … we broke ground in April 2020, and we really are entering early phase start of production,” Tom Gallagher, vice president ...

Sen. Brown visits plant in Warren

WARREN — The $280 billion legislative package that boosts domestic semiconductor manufacturing and scientific research, the CHIPS Act, will also support organizations such as Warren’s BRITE Energy Innovators, and the companies the energy-related startup incubator helps. It and another hulking spending bill, the $740 billion climate and health care bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, “finally put into a ...

New $20M turnpike plaza nears completion

NEWTON FALLS — Motorists on the Ohio Turnpike are beginning to see its new toll collection system — from lane conversions to gate removal at interchanges to new construction — that paves the way for open- road tolling. The work includes the Mahoning Valley, where in Newton Township the construction of a $20 million mainline toll plaza remains on target. The project also includes construction of ...

Well-known Warren tattoo shop to christen new parlor

WARREN — There is no getting wrong the service offered at the newest storefront around downtown’s Courthouse Square. Large steel letters on the signboard bluntly state: Tattoo. Not tattoos, plural, but singular tattoo — a nod to the throwback tattoo parlors, said Aaron Chine, owner of The Box Gallery, a well-known shop that’s open in a new location — a move that coincides with Chine’s renewed ...

Helping hearts beat

WARREN — The physical move of St. Joseph Warren Hospital’s congestive heart failure clinic may have been just down the hall, but it’s progress that will enable staff there to give life-saving care to triple the number of patients. At the end of 2021, the center was averaging about 60 visits per month. That has grown to more than 200, warranting the move that was done in one day to limit the clinic’s ...

Battery-powered tractor rolls out in Lordstown

LORDSTOWN — Designed in California. Built in Ohio. It’s the vision that’s fueling the execution of the partnership between Monarch Tractor and Foxconn to mass produce the Livermore, Calif.-based company’s MK-V Series tractor, a battery-powered autonomous piece of farm equipment that has the potential to revolutionize the farming industry, Monarch’s top executive said . And it was part of his message ...

Trumbull Energy Center’s extension granted

LORDSTOWN — A state regulatory agency, as expected, has granted a time extension to start construction on Trumbull Energy Center, a proposed $1.2 billion natural-gas fired power plant that would become the second in the village. The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday OK’d Clean Energy Future-Trumbull LLC’s appeal to extend the Oct. 5 deadline one year for what’s called a certificate of ...

Ohio company acquires Shenango Valley Mall

HERMITAGE, Pa. — A Cleveland-area property development company has acquired the Shenango Valley Mall, the shopping center in the heart of Hermitage, Pa.’s central business district that figures to play a key role in the city’s town center project. The deal between Butterfli Holdings 011 LLC, an affiliate of Pepper Pike-based Flicore LLC, and GMF 23 LLC finalized Aug. 5, but terms were not ...

Power plant appeal on agenda for Siting Board next week

LORDSTOWN — The Ohio Power Siting Board, when it meets next week, is expected to answer an appeal from the Massachusetts-based developer of a $1.2 billion power plant for more time to start construction of the facility. Before the regulatory board Thursday is Clean Energy Future-Trumbull, LLC’s request to extend the Oct. 5 deadline one year for what’s called a certificate of environmental compatibility ...