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Pence promotes Trump, truck at unveiling event

LORDSTOWN — Vice President Mike Pence quipped that Thursday was the first time he was driven onto a stage for an event. “And what a beautiful vehicle to do it in,” Pence said of Lordstown Motors Corp.’s first running prototype of its all-electric Endurance pickup truck. It was ...

White House recognizes BRITE, Chamber effort

WARREN — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and BRITE Energy Innovators have been recognized in a report by the White House’s Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The report, “Best Practices and Case Studies: Qualified Opportunity Funds,” was done by the 23-member group created ...

DeWine gets set for sneak peek of electric pickup today

LORDSTOWN — Gov. Mike DeWine said he’s purposely avoiding attending Thursday’s public introduction of the Endurance, the all-electric pickup truck by Lordstown Motors Corp., because of the viral outbreak. Instead, the Republican and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will get their first look today ...

Vice President Pence to attend Endurance reveal

LORDSTOWN — Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend Thursday’s highly anticipated public debut of Lordstown Motors Corp.’s all-electric pickup truck, the Endurance. Pence will tour the plant and preview the Endurance before the reveal, according to Lordstown Motors. He’s also ...

Business Briefs and People on the Move

BOARDMAN CIVIC NEWS: The Boardman Civic Association’s annual community service awards dinner has been rescheduled for Oct. 19 at the Lariccia Center in Boardman Park. The annual scholarship awards dinner was canceled; however, the award winners have been selected and will receive their $750 ...

BRITE first US partner in international energy competition

WARREN — BRITE Energy Innovators is the first domestic energy and cleantech startup incubator to partner with an energy competition in Japan that helps early-stage companies in the sector get a foothold in one of the world’s largest electricity markets. BRITE is recognized as a fast-track ...

Racino back in the game

AUSTINTOWN — Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reopened Friday under state-mandated health and safety protocols. The state Route 46 facility will be open 8 to 3 a.m. and closed 3 to 8 a.m. for deep cleaning daily, and a limit of no more than 50 of the facility’s maximum ...

Valley economic leaders chat with Fed chairman

By RON SELAK JR. Staff writer The customer base for minority-owned small businesses, specifically black-owned small businesses, wasn’t wide enough to sustain constant cash flow when the viral outbreak struck, undoubtedly causing them to feel the economic pinch brought on by the ...

Number of jobless claims in Ohio, Valley continue to fall

By RON SELAK JR. Staff writer In a sign that Ohioans laid off during the viral outbreak are heading back to work, last week marked the seventh in a row in the state that continuing claims for unemployment benefits fell. The government reported Thursday those who remain jobless filed ...

Port authority approves lease for nursing facility

The Western Reserve Port Authority OK’d Wednesday a capital lease agreement with a property development and management firm to build a skilled nursing facility in Boardman. EDM Management Inc., Boardman, which also manages several nursing and assisted living facilities in Mahoning County, ...