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Dominion rates up 72 cents in September over August

WARREN — The rate for Dominion Energy Ohio’s standard choice and standard service offers will be $2.72 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf), up 25 cents, or 10.4 percent, from the September 2019 rates of $2.47 per Mcf. The September rates are up 72 cents, or 36.2 percent, from the August 2020 ...

Former Tim Horton’s site sold

LIBERTY — The location of short-lived coffee and doughnut shop has been bought for $750,000 by an Edison, N.J.-based firm with ties, it appears, to a chicken restaurant. The former Tim Hortons at 3523 Belmont Ave. was purchased by Youngstown Dev II LLC, which, according to the Ohio ...

Aim acquires Va. freight carrier

LIBERTY — Aim Transportation Solutions has acquired some of the assets of Richmond, Va.-based Estes Leasing, the largest, privately-owned freight carrier in North America. The move is part of the Liberty-based company’s ongoing expansion in the greater Virginia area, which began in 2016 ...

Former UAW 1112 chief seeks regional board post

The ex-president of United Auto Workers Local 1112 is running to become director of the UAW’s region encompassing Ohio and Indiana, an executive board-level seat departed by Youngstown native Rich Rankin amid harassment claims. Dave Green put delegates in Region 2-B on notice of his ...

ITT students to get $20M in debt relief

AUSTINTOWN — The Ohio Attorney General’s office has secured $20.6 million in debt relief for former ITT Technical Institute students in the state as part of a nationwide settlement with 47 other attorneys general and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The company that operated ...

Former Ridge woman helped launch of new Acura

When the new Acura TLX begins arriving in dealer showrooms across the U.S. later this month, playing a large role to get to that milestone was a woman from the Mahoning Valley. Kelly Ziccardi, 36, is an engineering coordinator for Honda of America Mfg., Inc., and works as a new model project ...

GM’s electric vehicles debuting wireless system

WARREN — General Motors on Wednesday released more details about its Ultium propulsion system for its all-electric models, the battery cells for which will be mass produced in Lordstown. The automaker will be the first to use an almost completely wireless battery management system for ...

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YSU PROF RECEIVES GRANT: Abdu Arslanyilmaz, associate professor of computer science, information and engineering technology at Youngstown State University, has received a $286,526 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant funds the design, development and ...

Auto sales falter in August

Automobile sales that showed promise for continued recovery after posting consecutive months of gains slowed last month from August a year ago, evidence of the ongoing impact the viral outbreak has on the industry. Dealers in Trumbull and Mahoning counties were down 3.65 percent last month ...

Boscov’s delays Eastwood opening to October 2021

Boscov’s delays Eastwood opening to October 2021 NILES — Boscov’s has delayed the opening of its department store at the Eastwood Mall until October 2021 — about one year off schedule — citing challenges brought on the viral outbreak, the Reading, Pa.-based retailer announced ...