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PREMIER DONATES TO YNDC: Premier Bank recently donated $25,000 to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. The funds will be used for the Community Financial Empowerment Initiative, a program that includes YNDC’s housing counseling and serves as the foundation for YNDC’s ...

Chill-Can plan draws cool response from Youngstown leaders

YOUNGSTOWN — The developer of the stalled Chill-Can project says he needs more time to complete the work, but city officials remain unmoved by the request. “Time is needed to complete the construction phase of the Youngstown complex and hire Valley residents so that we may begin to ...

Leaders to ‘speak with 1 voice’ during ‘Drive-In’

WARREN — More than 70 business, community and other local leaders will travel to Columbus today to “speak with one voice” on behalf of the Mahoning Valley and advocate for public policy priorities that will benefit the three-county region. This is the fourth Columbus Drive-In put on by ...

Southern Park owner given more time to pay bills

BOARDMAN — Washington Prime Group, the company that owns and operates Southern Park Mall, has been given two more weeks by its noteholders and some creditors to avoid default while talks continue to restructure its finances. The Columbus-based retail real estate investment firm was given a ...

4th investor sues Lordstown Motors

LORDSTOWN — A fourth investor in Lordstown Motors Corp. has sued the company, claiming, like the others that have taken the electric truck startup to court, that it misled investors regarding preorders of its truck, the Endurance. The latest lawsuit, filed by Jesse Brury in federal ...

Premier ranked among best community banks

YOUNGSTOWN — Premier Financial Corp., holding company for Youngstown-based Premier Bank, has been recognized by S&P Global Market Intelligence on its annual list of the best-performing large U.S. community banks of 2020. Premier Financial Corp. was ranked No. 18 among community ...

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, ...

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 month of growth at the state Route 46 racino. Also, overall wagering at Ohio’ seven racinos increased in March — eclipsing $1.3 billion ...

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 ...

Two large properties bought in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN — An Alabama-based commercial land development firm has acquired about 1.5 acres of vacant property on Mahoning Avenue for $298,000 to develop into a dollar store. Also, a commercial real estate developer in Pittsburgh has bought the land occupied by Home Depot for $3.8 ...