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Details of Workhorse Group suit against USPS released

Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group, which makes last-mile electric delivery vehicles, claims in a lawsuit the U.S. Postal Service acted “without rational basis” when it awarded a $6 billion manufacturing contract to a competitor for the mail carrier’s next-gen delivery truck. The ...

Mahoning Valley auto sales up again in May

WARREN — Automobile sales in the Mahoning Valley performed well in May, posting the fourth consecutive month of growth from the previous year, when the viral outbreak besieged the industry. Sales were up 27.5 percent for the month, which saw dealers deliver 5,246 vehicles, according to the ...

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LOTTERY DIRECTOR TO SPEAK: Pat McDonald, director of the Ohio Lottery, will speak Tuesday at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Lattes & Legislators event at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. Entry to the event costs $10 per person. It is 7:30 to 9 ...

Farmers exploring uncharted territories

CANFIELD — When Farmers National Banc Corp. completes its acquisition of Cortland Bancorp Inc., presumably sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, it expands the Canfield-based financial institution into uncharted territories of suburban Cleveland and Akron. At $124 million, it also ...

HomeGoods workers OK labor union

LORDSTOWN — Employees at the HomeGoods regional distribution center have ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement with 98 percent approval. The contract that will cover about 700 workers in the Mahoning Valley includes a $3 wage increase, premium job pay and shift ...

Chick-Fil-A buys property in Austintown for fifth Valley restaurant

AUSTINTOWN — Fast-food giant Chick-fil-A has purchased property on Mahoning Avenue for $1.87 million to build what would be its fifth location in the Mahoning Valley. The popular Atlanta-based restaurant chain bought 3.21 acres at 5627 Mahoning Ave. and a 0.9-acre parcel at 5647 ...