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Dominion foundation awards $10,000 to local organizations

WARREN — The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Mahoning Valley community organizations that help feed, house and care for people in need. The recipients are Second Harvest Food Bank, Youngstown, $5,000; Beatitude House, Youngstown, $2,500; and Carter House, ...

Local gas prices below northeast Ohio average

WARREN — The average price of gasoline in Warren-Youngstown and in Niles is $2.51 per gallon, 3 cents less than the northeast Ohio average, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The $2.54 per gallon in the region is 5 cents higher than last week. The week of Jan. 21, 2019, the ...

Home Savings merger OK’d

YOUNGSTOWN — Regulatory approval has been won for the merger of Home Savings Bank with First Federal Bank of the Midwest, the banks’ holding companies have announced. The parent companies, United Community Financial Corp. and First Defiance Financial Corp., also will join under the ...

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Japanese embassy official to speak YOUNGSTOWN — Noriyuki Shikata, minister with the Embassy of Japan in the U.S., is scheduled today to discuss the state of trade relations between the United States and Japan. The free event is 6 p.m. at the DeBartolo Stadium Club at Youngstown State ...

Hackathon’s focus is on solutions

WARREN — St. Joseph Warren Hospital wants to reduce its reliance on the power grid and optimize efficiency. Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority wants to know when residents either abandon their homes or have their water shut off to avoid costly repairs if a pipe bursts. Those are two ...

Ex-Chamber CEO to lead national recycling agency

YOUNGSTOWN — James Dignan, ex-president and CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, has been named president of a nonprofit waste recycling organization. The Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials, headquartered in Washington, D.C., also has offices in Youngstown, where ...

Vehicle sales in Valley rev up

YOUNGSTOWN — Automobile dealers in the Mahoning Valley overcame slow November sales to end 2019 with robust numbers in December, and they also capped the year 5.3 percent ahead of 2018. Local dealerships last month sold 4,622 vehicles to buyers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, ...

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FOUNDATION PRESIDENT NAMED COMMODORE: Guy Coviello, president of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation is among 44 people in the state recently inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores. The association is a group of individuals recognized by the governor of Ohio with the ...

Researchers: Some pet products touted as CBD have none

Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You’d be astounded by the analysis ...

IRS begins accepting tax returns on Jan. 27

Staff report WARREN — The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting and processing individual 2019 tax year returns Jan. 27. More than 150 million individual tax returns for the 2019 tax year are expected to be filed, with the vast majority of those coming before the traditional April ...