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Manufacturers Coalition receives $250,000 grant

WARREN — The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition has received $250,000 from the state to expand its youth outreach and hone in on best practices to introduce younger people to careers in manufacturing. The money from the Industry Sector Partnership program also will be used to support ...

Akron Children’s in Liberty moving to new site, expanding

LIBERTY — The Liberty office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics is relocating but remaining on Belmont Avenue, a move that gives the health care provider more room to treat patients. The new office at 3530 Belmont Ave., Suite 8, is expected to open Tuesday, according to the hospital. ...

Dominion gas rates decline over past month

WARREN — January natural-gas rates for Dominion Energy Ohio’s standard choice and standard service offers are $2.61 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf), the company announced. The rates are down 42 cents per Mcf from December, but are 23 cents higher than those in January 2020. Under the new ...

Loves files for bankruptcy

WARREN — Loves Furniture, which in May acquired the former Levin Furniture stores in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the three area stores are going out of business. The stores in Niles, Boardman and Hermitage, Pa., are among 13 locations selling ...

LMC surpasses 100K Endurance preorders

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown Motors Corp. has surpassed a milestone 100,000 preorders from commercial fleets for its battery-powered Endurance pickup truck, with an average size of nearly 600 vehicles per order. Monday’s announcement comes on the heels of news last week that Mike Albert Fleet ...

Average gas prices increase by 3 cents in northeast Ohio

WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 3 cents higher this week at $2.19 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average per gallon price is $2.14 and in Niles, $2.15. The average price this week last ...

HD Davis CPAs acquires Austintown accounting firm

WARREN — Liberty-based HD Davis CPAs has acquired the accounting practice of Pro-Count Solutions, Terry L. Beck & Company, in Austintown, it was announced Monday. The business that focused on tax, bookkeeping, payroll and business consulting services will remain in the same Mahoning ...

Business briefs and People on the Move

ATTY. RECEIVES WORKERS’ COMP DESIGNATION: Martin J. Boetcher, a partner at Youngstown-based Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd., recently achieved board certification by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in workers’ compensation law. The specialist designation requires an ...

Ultium wants to employ 400 by end of 2021

LORDSTOWN — Ultium Cells LLC — an electric vehicle battery-cell manufacturing plant jointly backed by General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem — plans to have 400 employees on board by the end of the year. The company has started with three so far with human resources, training and ...

Missing man found in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — City police have located a man who had been missing since Christmas. Joshua A. Elifritz was last seen by co-workers Christmas morning before he left his job at the Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Hearing on East Midlothian Boulevard, according to detectives. Family ...