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Walgreens’ building in Austintown sold to couple

Walgreens’ building in Austintown sold to couple AUSTINTOWN — The Walgreens near the corner of Meridian Road and Mahoning Avenue was sold for $5.4 million to two people in Dallas, but, according to a company spokesperson, the deal won’t impact operations at the pharmacy and ...

Campbell’s Family Dollar on Robinson renovated

CAMPBELL — The Family Dollar store, 349 Robinson Road, has undergone a renovation and will now carry $1 Dollar Tree merchandise. The discount retailer recently installed additional freezers and coolers and expanded its selection of food, beauty, household and other products, according to ...

Menards delays project in Portage by two years

WARREN — Menards has decided to delay its $52 million manufacturing and distribution center in Portage County west of Newton Falls due to “all the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.” A spokesman for the Wisconsin-based home improvement retail chain confirmed the delay ...

Gas prices increase in region

WARREN — The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 16 cents higher this week at $2.30 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average is $2.21 per gallon and in Niles, $2.36. This week last year, the region’s ...

Not just a haircut

Barbershops and salons in the African-American community are more than places to get a haircut, but occupy a special, almost sacred, space for black men and women of all ages, income levels and experiences. They offer a chance for generational economic freedom — the natural evolution of the ...

Ohio jobless claims fell below 19,000 last week

The number of Ohioans who sought jobless benefits slipped below 19,000 last week — the fifth week in the last six the number has fallen. Across the nation Thursday, the U.S. Labor Department reported just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment assistance, a drop of 98,000 from ...

Eastgate hires 2 to help in COVID-19 recovery

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments has added a former Youngstown State University administrator and the ex-president / CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber to its staff to help local communities and governments recover from the viral ...

US energy official to speak at local event

YOUNGSTOWN — Steve Winberg, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for fossil energy, will speak Sept. 3 at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s annual Salute to Business breakfast. He joins previously announced speaker Majida Mourad, vice president of government relations at Tellurian, ...

Akron Children’s to reopen quick care services Tuesday

BOARDMAN — Akron Children’s Hospital’s Quick Care will reopen Tuesday at the hospital’s Beeghly campus, 6505 Market St., Building A. The service, temporarily closed due to the viral outbreak, is a option for non-urgent medical care, including allergies, colds, minor cuts, ear ...

Indoor golf center and Planet Fitness new tenants at mall

BOARDMAN — Indoor golf center The Bunker and Planet Fitness are planned lifestyle additions at the Southern Park Mall, which also has a commitment from one of its anchor stores to reinvest and extend its lease. Mall owner / operator, Columbus-based Washington Prime Group, has announced it ...