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Oak Ridge Lab, Strangpresse Sign License Agreement

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Strangpresse, LLC, a manufacturer of additive manufacturing equipment. Under the agreement, Strangpresse may make, use, or sell the lab’s patented materials, processes and controls, Oak Ridge announced. The arrangement would allow using the additive manufacturing process […]

Off-Road Racing Video Producers Like the Valley

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – In the years following the retrenchment of heavy industry in the Mahoning Valley, some saw the derelict, rusting shells of factories and warehouses as unwelcome reminders of a painful period. But last year, when Mad Media and started looking for sites to film a video, those very sites drew them here. […]

New-Car Sales Rise in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Across the Mahoning Valley, new-car sales rose 2.7% as 2,930 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio. The used car market faltered as sales were down 7.4% with 3,570 cars, trucks and SUVs sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. The top eight best-selling models […]

Marketing Firm Launches Queen of Hearts Facebook Page

CANFIELD, Ohio – iM Image Marketing has launched a new Facebook page to track area Queen of Hearts games, the marketing firm announced Thursday. Awareness of the game ballooned in recent months with the climbing jackpot at Barry Dyngles Pub in Austintown. Molly Blair of Warren won the jackpot, which had risen to more than […]

New SUVs, Pickups For Every Purpose

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With gasoline prices holding around $2 a gallon, consumers once again are returning to pickup trucks and SUVs when they visit dealer showrooms. In the Mahoning Valley, the Chevrolet Equinox has led sales of new cars since the start of the year and will have a small design upgrade for the new […]

Racino Posts 3rd-Highest Month in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, which marked its anniversary last month, reported that bets placed on video lottery terminals totaled $77.9 million in September. September wagers were $76.3 million higher than in August, according to the monthly figures released Wednesday by the Ohio Lottery Commission, which regulates VLTs in the […]

‘Infotainment’ Systems Standard in New Car Models

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The most popular new car to hit the Mahoning Valley for the 2016 model year is likely to   be the redesigned Chevrolet Cruze. The changeover at General Motors’ Lordstown Complex is underway and the cars should be on showroom floors early next year. But there’s another Chevy that consumers ought to keep […]

Auctioneers Head into Fall After a Strong Summer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The region’s auctioneers are encouraged by a strong volume of business during the spring and summer months, anticipating a busy autumn filled with competitive bidding and higher sales. Single-family houses, personal property, vehicles, collectibles, machinery, farmland, and commercial sites continue to attract interest among buyers and sellers in northeastern Ohio who prefer […]

Youngstown Thermal Named Test Site for $75M Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Thermal’s steam plant at 205 North Ave. has been selected as the full-scale test site for the “Advanced Ultra-SuperCritical Component” project being developed by Energy Industries of Ohio and the U.S. Department of Energy. The selection of the test site was announced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-9 Ohio. It’s […]

Cruze Sales Drop, Domestic Automakers Report Gains

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All three American auto manufacturers today reported an increase in September sales over a year ago. General Motors Co. reversed its 24% drop in August and posted 12.5% increase last month, while Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continued their streak of year-over-year gains. Fiat Chrysler attained its 66th consecutive month […]


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