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Victoria Road warehouses sold

AUSTINTOWN — A company affiliated with Dinesol Plastics Inc. in Niles and a company connected to Boardman-based Butter Maid Bakery have bought warehouse space, presumably for expansion or storage, in the industrial Victoria Road area. DPI Warehouse Inc, 195 Park Ave., Niles — the same ...

Children’s retailer owes Cafaro, lawsuits claim

WARREN — Landlords for seven Cafaro Company-owned shopping malls this week have filed legal action against a Secaucus, N.J., retailer that sells children’s clothing, seeking more than $550,000 in back rent and unpaid maintenance fees. The owner of Children’s Place stores in Cafaro’s ...

Sharon Regional closing cancer center

WARREN — Sharon Regional Medical Center plans to close its Hermitage, Pa., cancer care center March 8 due to low patient demand, the hospital announced. “Despite our best efforts, patient demand has remained low, and Sharon’s cancer care center remains significantly underutilized,” ...

Mahoning Valley auto dealers end year down

WARREN — Automobile sales last month in the Mahoning Valley were off 7.1 percent from a year ago, a fitting, but unwelcome end to 2020 for dealers still trying to come back from down sales brought on the viral outbreak. There were 4,357 deliveries in December, off 336 compared to December ...

Girard company relocates to Tiffin

GIRARD — Centricity Automation LLC has been sold and relocated from its South State Street building to Tiffin, the company has announced. The company, founded in 1992 as Centricity Corp., manufactures general automation products. It has six patented product lines for the aerospace, ...

Business briefs and People on the Move

CREDIT UNION HAS FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Credit Union of Ohio, which recently expanded its service into Trumbull and Mahoning counties, will deliver a free, weekly financial webinar series to its communities in 2021. The series will start with Financial Fitness Boot Camp noon Wednesday. The ...

Valley Leadership Team to receive recognition

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Leadership Team, a coalition of elected, nonprofit, education and economic development officials, will be recognized for its efforts to boost community and economic development initiatives. The “Commitment to Community Excellence” is presented by ...

Manufacturers coalition gets OK for apprenticeship program

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition has gotten approval for its machinist apprenticeship program for inclusion in TechCred, the state’s workforce development and training initiative. Funding approval means participating manufacturers can apply for TechCred help to ...

Consumers Bank to buy two branches of CFBank

YOUNGSTOWN — Consumers National Bank will acquire CFBank branches in Wellsville and Calcutta, the companies have announced. The agreement calls for CFBank to transfer to Consumers the land, buildings and other associated assets of the two branches, approximately $100 million in deposits ...

Players sought for hackathon

WARREN — BRITE Energy Innovators is looking for participants for its BRITEhack 2021, the annual civic energy hackathon focused on addressing energy issues faced by community organizations. Needed to join are teams or individual engineers, designers, developers, project managers and ...