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Using AI to track diseases

BOSTON — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse. Early warnings of disease outbreaks can help people ...

Mocha House opens in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — On a recent Tuesday morning at the Mocha House in downtown Youngstown there was a certain something inside the cafe and eatery — call it zeal, call it vigor, call it vibrant; there was a definite feel to it. It was still 90 minutes or so outside of the lunchtime rush, but ...

Business briefs and People on the move

AKRON CHILDREN’S ADDS NEW IMAGING SYSTEM: Akron Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in Northeast Ohio to provide X-rays for patients using the EOS imaging system, the first technology capable of providing full-body, 2-D and 3-D images of patients in a standing position with a low ...

China’s outbreak hits businesses

BEIJING (AP) — Global business is catching a chill from China’s virus outbreak. Mink breeders in Denmark called off a fur auction because Chinese buyers can’t attend due to travel curbs imposed to contain the disease. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights to and within China ...

Farmers to open high-tech branch

CANFIELD — Farmers National Bank will open a new high-tech branch in Canfield in the spring. The Lab Branch, 4538 Boardman Canfield Road, near the state Route 11 interchange, will be the place for Farmers’ emerging and innovative technology and customer service initiatives, including ...

Penn National reports 4th quarter financial results

Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns and operates Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, reported $1.3 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $185.9 million for the same quarter in 2018. The company also reported a net loss of $92.9 million ...

Arconic separation OK’d by its board of directors

Arconic Inc.’s board of directors have approved the company’s separation into two independent, publicly traded companies. The separation announced Thursday will become effective April 1. The engineered products and forgings business, which includes engine products, fastening systems, ...

Business briefs

CBD STORE HOSTING PET ADOPTION EVENT: Tri-Healthy CBD at the Southern Park Mall is partnering with Every Dog Matters in Youngstown for an adopt a dog event noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the store. Four dogs will be available for adoption. Text or call 844-994-3676 for more information. DOMINION ...

$10 million being invested at St. E’s Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — Mercy Health is investing $10 million at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to modernize its emergency power system to ensure when the electric cuts out, the lights — and all of the life-saving equipment — stay on. The system is more than adequate and tested routinely for ...

Regional Chamber selects Humphries as CEO, promotes Abruzzino

YOUNGSTOWN — The board of directors for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has named Tom Humphries president and CEO, and Vito Abruzzino vice president of defense programs. For Humphries, the move removes the transitional president / CEO tag and permanently returns him to the ...