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Renco Settles Lawsuit with Pension Guaranty Agency

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Billionaire industrialist Ira Rennert and his company, Renco Group, have settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which accused Renco of ducking more than $70 million in pension obligations to steelworkers. Among them are more than 1,000 former employees of the now-defunct RG Steel plant in Warren. A […]

Greenwood Chevy Shows Off $3M Remodeling Project

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Retired Greenwood Chevrolet salesman Joe Niccoli remembers how small the dealership used to be, especially the showroom. “It was maybe –.“ He paused to glance around and study the new 10,000-square-foot showroom. “Maybe a third of this,” he resumed. “You could only get two or three cars at the max and even […]

Let There Be Light-Emitting Diodes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s a common occurrence. You flip the switch at the top of the stairs to illuminate the basement and those fluorescent bulbs you installed not that long ago begin to flicker. As time passes, the light these inexpensive lamps produce begins to dim while simultaneously emitting heat – not to mention an […]

Architects Design, Retrofit Buildings to Save Energy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the years, Gregg Strollo has been involved in numerous discussions about making buildings more efficient in their consumption of energy. The talks usually cover the standards of LED lighting, variable-speed HVAC systems and the quality of windows to be installed. But sometimes the best way to use less energy, the president […]

Trumbull United Way Seeks ‘2nd Semester’ Supplies

WARREN, Ohio – O’Reilly Auto Parts stores and Great Clips salons in Trumbull County are collecting new school supplies for students in the county. The Second Semester School Supply Drive began Monday and will continue through Feb. 15. By this point in the school year, students often run low on the supplies, the agency said.  […]

Concepts, Production Cars Grab Attention at Auto Show

DETROIT – Wrapping up media days at the North American International Auto Show, four car brands showed off what customers can expect later this year and many years from now. The two American manufacturers, GMC and Lincoln, presented previously announced models Tuesday that go on sale later this year. And Japanese automakers Acura and Honda […]

Kmart to Close Boardman Store in April

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Boardman Kmart department store will close in mid-April, a spokesman reported Tuesday. The store,  1209 Boardman-Poland Road, will remain open to customers until then and a liquidation sale is scheduled to  begin Jan. 24. Built in 1967 and remodeled in 1986, the store has 81 employees, most of whom are part […]

Salem Welding Expands Operations in New Building

SALEM, Ohio – Ten years ago, Salem Welding & Supply Co. considered buying an 8,000-square-foot building directly across the street from its plant at 475 Prospect St. At the time, the company chose not to move forward and ended up regretting the decision as it grew over the last decade. “We kind of kicked ourselves […]

Salem Welding Continues on Path of Growth

SALEM, Ohio – Ten years ago, Salem Welding & Supply Co. considered buying an 8,000-square-foot building directly across the street from its plant at 475 Prospect St. At the time, the company chose not to move forward and ended up regretting the decision as it grew over the last decade. “We kind of kicked ourselves […]

‘Unforeseen Conditions’ Closes Warren Steel Holdings

WARREN, Ohio – Warren Steel Holdings LLC, the company that partially resurrected the former CSC Ltd./Copperweld Steel plant on Mahoning Avenue in Champion Township, is effectively shut down for good, the company and a union representative confirmed Monday. The company cited weak demand in the steel industry, but also acknowledged a lack of financing to […]

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