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Business News

Car wash chain coming to area

WARREN — Express car wash chain, ModWash, operating now in seven states, is expanding into Ohio and into the Mahoning Valley with sites planned in Warren, Liberty, Youngstown, Boardman and Salem. Already, ModWash, affiliated with Hutton — a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based commercial real estate ...

Auto sales up 34% in March

WARREN — Automobile dealers in the Mahoning Valley posted their second consecutive month of growth in March from the previous year, when the viral outbreak stunted what was setting up to be a promising year for sales. Dealerships reported selling 6,002 cars last month, a 34 percent increase ...

Ex-California Palms property transferred despite legal dispute

AUSTINTOWN — Months after a Los Angeles-based lender purchased the California Palms Addiction Recovery Campus, the sale finally has closed — but it’s far from the end of a legal saga involving the former hotel. Sebastian Rucci is appealing the $4 million sale to Pender Capital to the ...

YSU prof awarded $300K grant

YOUNGSTOWN — The National Science Foundation has awarded $300,000 to Youngstown State University engineering professor Cory Brozina for a research project focused on increasing the number of nontraditional college students in engineering. The award follows $1 million the NSF awarded Brozina ...

Business briefs and People on the move

Business Briefs CHAMBER SEEKS WAGE / BENEFIT DATA: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is asking businesses in the Mahoning Valley to participate in a starting wages and benefits survey. This survey is a tool for all businesses in the area that are interested in finding and keeping ...

Vallourec wins ITC ruling

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled seamless steel pipe imported from Czech Republic is hurting U.S. industry, a win for Vallourec Star. The commission’s ruling Thursday means the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping order on imports of the product from the ...

Training program available to local small-business owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration district office in Cleveland has opened registration for its 2020 SBA Emerging Leaders executive-level training program in Youngstown. The goal of the program, according to the SBA, is to help established small-business owners with high growth potential ...

Rep. Ryan calls for halt to postal-truck pact

WARREN — Congressman Tim Ryan is again calling to halt awarding a U.S. Postal Service contract for its next-gen delivery truck, this time until three vacancies on the postal service’s oversight board can be filled. Ryan, D-Howland, is among several other House lawmakers making the ...

Scooter rental service takes off in downtown Warren

WARREN — Not inclined to walk around the downtown? Or drive, sometimes circling Courthouse Square and beyond, searching for that elusive parking spot? Well, navigating the greater downtown Warren area has gotten a bit easier now with battery-powered scooters available to rent. ...

Mall owner given more time to avoid bankruptcy

BOARDMAN — Senior noteholders and some creditors of Washington Prime Group Inc., owner / operator of the Southern Park Mall, have given the financially strapped company more time to try to avoid bankruptcy. According to a filing Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the ...