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America Makes inks $322 million agreement

YOUNGSTOWN — America Makes, the national additive manufacturing accelerator in Youngstown, has signed a new seven-year, $322 million agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory to continue America Makes’ mission. The agreement calls for America Makes, part of the National Center for ...

Fears prompt new safety tactics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company’s own force of armed guards. A basement command center that looks like something out of a spy movie ...

Fri. 12:35 p.m.: Former UAW president Jones has resigned UAW Membership

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers announced moments ago that Gary Jones has sent his resignation from membership in the union. Jones had faced internal UAW Article 30 charges that would have removed him from office and from his membership. He had previously resigned his office as President.

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SOUTHWOODS WINS AWARDS: Southwoods Health has announced The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods has earned the 2019 Pinnacle of Excellence Award and the 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey. Southwoods received these awards for providing a consistently excellent patient ...

GM, LG Chem talk about Valley

LORDSTOWN — General Motors is in talks with a global energy company to locate a battery-cell production facility in the Mahoning Valley. The partnership would be a joint venture between GM, which closed its assembly plant in Lordstown in March, and South Korea-based electric battery pack ...

Gander Outdoors in Howland to close

HOWLAND — Outdoor, hunting and camping retailer Camping World Holdings Inc. is closing its Gander Outdoors store at the Eastwood Mall as the company repositions its strategy toward recreational vehicle sales, service, parts and accessories. The Illinois-based company announced the shift in ...

Unemployment rate dips in Mahoning County, Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County’s unemployment rate slid down for the second consecutive month in October to 5.5 percent, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The rate fell 0.2 percent following September’s 0.4 percent decrease. Trumbull ...

Local gas price below northeast Ohio average

WARREN — The average price for gasoline in the Warren-Youngstown and Niles areas is below the average for northeast Ohio, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report The average this week for the region is $2.54. In the Warren-Youngstown area, the price is one penny cheaper at $2.53, ...

The Muransky Companies founder to speak at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Ed W. Muransky, chair and founder of The Muransky Companies, and founder and CEO of Southwoods Health, will speak 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 132 at DeBartolo Hall at Youngstown State University. He is expected cover Gen X, Z, Millennial vs. Baby Boomers, the economics of ...

Consumers declares third-quarter dividend of 13 cents

YOUNGSTOWN — Consumers Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Consumers National Bank, which has branches in Salem, Lisbon and Alliance, has declared a third-quarter dividend of 13.5 cents per share on the corporation’s common stock.