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GM Announces $1B Investment in U.S. Plants

DETROIT – General Motors Co. announced that it will invest $1 billion in its American manufacturing plants, leading to the creation and retention of 1,500 jobs across the country. No specifics were announced, with the exception of moving axle production for full-size trucks to a Michigan plant from Mexico. That move will create about 450 […]

Armstrong Expands Music Streaming Options

BUTLER, Pa. – Armstrong customers have a new option for music streaming with the launch of 100 new channels through the New Music Choice platform, the company announced Monday. New Music Choice offers 75 commercial-free audio channels and 25 video channels to Armstrong EXP customers with TiVo boxes. The channels can be accessed by going […]

Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Business

WASHINGTON — It’s important for all businesses to protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious code. First and foremost, make sure each of your business’s computers is equipped with antivirus software and antispyware, and update regularly. Such software is readily available online from a variety of vendors. All software vendors regularly provide patches and updates […]

When Brides-to-Be Call, They Gladly Say ‘We Do!’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s not your grandmother’s wedding. Weddings have changed dramatically since the bygone days of a simple rented hall, your basic punch bowl and a short reception. And they’re still in flux. “Get Married,” “Bridezillas,” “Four Weddings” and other reality shows have taken the hidden world of individual weddings and made them very […]

Regional Chamber Names Officers, Board Members

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s board of directors announces its new officers for 2017. In addition, the organization named new members of its board of directors and reappointed members to the board. The new terms took effect Jan. 1. The 2017 board officers are: Matthew Love, CFO, North Markets, Mercy Health, chairman […]

Car Sales in Mahoning Valley Drop 4.6% in 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Across the Mahoning Valley, the number of cars sold declined in 2016 from the year before, according to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association’s year-end report. In total, 52,979 new and used vehicles were sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties last year, down 4.5% from 2015. New-car sales, meanwhile, were down […]

Second Lordstown Energy Plant to Be Announced Today

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Officials will formally announce plans for the construction of a second electrical generation plant along Henn Parkway during a ceremony this afternoon. “It’s a bigger investment than the first one,” Guy Coviello, vice president of government affairs at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, said Tuesday. “It’s rare for a community to have […]

Regional Malls Cope with Retail Store Closings

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Store closings announced by retail chains provide a challenge for operators of shopping centers, but in many cases, they’ve already prepared for the potential vacancies. The Limited women’s clothing chain announced Friday it would immediately close all 250 of its retail stores. Previously Sears Holdings Corp. said it would close 150 unprofitable […]

HHM Elects Employment Lawyer Ries as New Member

WARREN, Ohio — Matthew M. Ries, an employment and civil litigation lawyer, has been elected to membership (ownership) in the regional law firm of Harrington, Hoppe &  Mitchell Ltd. With his addition, HHM now has 13 members, the firm reported Monday. Ries, a lawyer since 2008, was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” by the […]

Racino VLT Play Rebounds in December

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Play on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rebounded in December after falling the month before. The racino is operated by Penn National Gaming inc. in Wyomissing, Pa. It opened in September 2014. The monthly VLT results, posted Monday at the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website, showed bettors […]


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