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Gas prices remain stable in region

WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is the same this week at $1.96 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average price is $1.93 and in Niles, $1.95, per gallon. The average price for the ...

Rep. Ryan pushes tax-credit extension

WARREN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers urging a five-year extension of the Health Coverage Tax Credit, which helps retirees access affordable health care. Ryan, D-Howland, joined the group Monday in calling on the chairman and ranking member of ...

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SOUTHWOODS OPENS SECOND EXPRESS LOCATION: Boardman-based Southwoods Health has opened its latest Express Care at the new Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center, 436 Struthers Coitsville Road, Campbell. Southwoods Express Care provides fast, easy access to medical care that is ...

Medical marijuana company grows

YOUNGSTOWN — The single medical marijuana grow facility in Trumbull and Mahoning counties will add 5,000 more square feet, a build out that doubles capacity at the Youngstown warehouse turned horticultural space. Riviera Creek LLC also has introduced a new product line under affiliate ...

Wagering falls again at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN — Betting on video lottery terminals last month at Mahoning Valley Race Course eclipsed $114.3 million, but October marked the second straight month the racino reported wagering was down. In contrast, wagering at Ohio’s seven racinos rallied some to overcome a down September, ...

Casino revenue rebounds from two down months

WARREN — Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos surpassed $74.7 million in October, a bit of a rebound for the month after two consecutive months of declines, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The latest report from the commission shows revenue last month rose 4 percent from ...

Port authority issues $20M in bonds for thermal plant

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority has given a preliminary OK to issue $20 million in bonds to help SOBE Thermal Energy Systems LLC, a Dublin-based company that operates the former Youngstown Thermal facility. A port authority resolution is for its intent to issue the bonds, ...

Railroad in Valley gets grant for improvements

YOUNGSTOWN — A short-line railroad that operates between Youngstown and the Greater Pittsburgh region has received a $350,025 investment from the Ohio Rail Development Commission for track and other upgrades. The commission’s contribution is the last funding piece of the $1.4 million ...

Dominion rates up, but bills remain unchanged

WARREN — The rate for Dominion Energy Ohio’s standard choice and standard service offers in November is $3.14 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf), but the average residential bill will remain virtually unchanged from a year ago, the company announced. Effective Nov. 10, customers of the plans ...

Gas prices down in region

WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 9 cents lower this week at $1.96 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, motorists can expect to pay an average of $1.89 per gallon and in Niles, $1.91 per gallon. The ...