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Restoration company pledges to buy 1,200 Endurance trucks

Lordstown Motors Corp. has another signed purchase pledge for its Endurance, this one from SERVPRO, a fire and water damage restoration company in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania that wants to buy 1,200 of the all-electric truck. “The total cost of ownership provided by the ...

Loan program created for local small businesses

Staff report STRUTHERS — The CASTLO Community Improvement Corp. has created a small business loan program for companies recovering from the viral outbreak. The program — available to businesses in the CASTLO communities of Campbell, Lowellville, Struthers, Coitsville and Poland Township ...

Federal grant to help place area students in welding jobs

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — Four area career and technical centers are looking to place students in welding and machining programs into pre-apprenticeships with local manufacturers. Each student has completed his or her junior academic year and has a year’s worth of relevant school and ...

GM, state spar over Lordstown tax breaks

General Motors broke tax-incentive agreements it had with Ohio for its former Lordstown assembly plant when it shuttered the facility, and should fully repay the more than $60 million in credits issued to the automaker. That’s according to the state’s Development Services Agency, which ...

COVID test on fast track for OK

HUBBARD — Patent approval for a sub-one hour test to detect COVID-19 that was developed by a local biotech firm is on the fast track in a new program with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application by NanoLogix for its enzyme-based test to quickly detect the virus was accepted ...

Area businesses called to ‘emerge’ safely from virus

WARREN — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and tourism bureaus in Trumbull and Mahoning counties are encouraging local businesses to sign a pledge to emerge safely from the virus outbreak. The “Pledge to EMERGE Safely” assures customers and guests that each of the chamber’s ...

Northeast Ohio gasoline prices increase 15 cents

The average price for gasoline across northeast Ohio is 15 cents higher this week at $2.21 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the average price is $2.18 per gallon and in Niles, $2.26 per gallon. The average price for the ...

Sheet and Tube workers may have asbestos claims

YOUNGSTOWN — Plant workers employed before 1981 diagnosed with various cancers caused by asbestos exposure are entitled to special benefits. Asbestos-laced products were used for decades at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, and neither employees nor management were aware of the asbestos risk. ...

Endurance unveiling set this month

Staff report LORDSTOWN — Lordstown Motors will introduce the Endurance electric truck at a Lordstown Motors Co. meeting the week of June 22, CEO Steve Burns said. Burns shared an update on the company’s website. In April, in the wake of the cancellation of the North American ...

BRITE gets grant to help tech startups

WARREN — BRITE Energy Innovators is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) to help energy and clean-tech startups make it through the viral pandemic. The funding is part of $900,000 that IN2 awarded to 18 groups across the U.S. to stay on the path ...