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Foundation of regional chamber gets new leader

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation has a new director, Michael McGiffin, a Poland native whose ties to the Mahoning Valley run deep. In the position, McGiffin will oversee all facets of the nonprofit organization that supports the chamber. The foundation ...

PNC gives to pre-K programs

PNC has donated more than $57,000 to support eight pre-kindergarten education programs in the Mahoning Valley through the bank’s PNC Grow Up Great initiative. Grow Up Great is a $500 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative to support early childhood education. Awarded grants are: ...

Business briefs

PDMI RECOGNIZED: Pharmacy Data Management, Inc. (PDMI) in Poland and its sister company, IDMI, have been named winners of Crain Business Insider Magazine’s Best Employers in Ohio award. This is the first time PDMI was nominated. It ranked No. 19 in the Small Employer category. The annual ...

Hollywood Austintown wagering continues to fall

AUSTINTOWN —- Wagering on video lottery terminals in May at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course fell 3.7 percent from the previous month, marking the second down month in a row at the racino. Still, bettors in May wagered $146.5 million, according to the latest numbers from the ...

Casino gambling in Ohio slips slightly

WARREN — Revenue at Ohio's four casinos slipped a bit in May after two record-setting months in March and April, but it remained high as people became more comfortable going out to spend pent-up entertainment dollars. In May, revenue eclipsed $86.8 million, about 6.1 percent less than ...

Mahoning, Trumbull jobless rates decline

WARREN — Trumbull and Mahoning counties knocked down their jobless rates last month from April, and May’s numbers are about three times better than last year during the thick of the viral outbreak. The latest unemployment numbers from the state have Trumbull County’s jobless rate at ...