Business Journal Launches Podcast; Greenwood Charges Forward

The Business Journal launched a new feature this week, “The Byline Breakdown” podcast. In the first episode, The Lordstown Motors Saga, Part 1, Dan O’Brien, managing editor, sets the stage for the latest developments by revisiting Lordstown Motors’ beginnings.

In Lordstown Motors news this week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Foxconn and investors objected to the Chapter 11 disclosure and reorganization plan filed by the EV startup. Also, U.S. Trustee Andrew R. Vara, appointed to represent equity security holders, told a court he opposes Lordstown’s plan that would automatically release some of the company’s current directors from being held accountable for damages in pending litigation.

Speaking of EVs, with the popularity of the Chevy Bolt EV on the rise, Greenwood Chevrolet has installed a new fast-charging station. 

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we looked at how local health care clinics are using mobile units to bring breast cancer screenings to patients. Also, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian Healthcare, touched on the role of mental health in battling cancer.

Here’s a look at those stories and other top stories this week from

Charging Forward in the EV Marketplace

Greenwood Chevrolet’s new-car sales manager, Jim Conlin, demonstrates the dealership’s new fast-charging station.

The pep from the small SUV is immediately noticeable as Jim Conlin, new-car sales manager at Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown, presses the accelerator of a 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV.

“One of the great things about EVs is that you have instant torque,” Conlin says as he pulls out of the dealership parking lot. “There’s a lot of acceleration to it.” Conlin says sales of the vehicle have jumped at the Austintown dealership and GM is looking for a lower cost vehicle that would introduce entry-level buyers to the EV market. “We’ve been doing very well selling Bolts,” he says. READ

SEC, Foxconn, Investors Oppose Lordstown Motors Reorganization Plan

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Foxconn are objecting to the Chapter 11 disclosure and reorganization plan filed Sept. 1 by Lordstown Motors Corp.

So, too, are the failed EV startup’s investors – the plaintiffs in lawsuits that accuse the company of securities fraud. READ

Brier Hill: It’s a Pizza Tradition in the Valley

Dan Noday of Youngstown prepares to hand off two Brier Hill pizzas that are ready to go in the oven.

The aroma of fresh-baked dough, tomato sauce and Italian spices wafts from the St. Anthony of Padua Church in Youngstown on Saturday mornings from September to June.

Twenty to 30 volunteers gather inside to make the Brier Hill pizzas they sell to raise money for the church, which is in the North Side neighborhood that gave the pizza its name.

For those who may not know, Brier Hill Pizza consists of a secret sauce dotted with sweet red and green bell peppers, slathered on a pizza shell and sprinkled with Romano cheese – never mozzarella. READ

Mobile Mammography Expands Access to Care

As many as 35 patients are screened daily inside the Steward Health Care System 3D Mammography Center.

To help women who lack transportation, local health care clinics are using mobile units to bring breast cancer screenings to patients.

Tiffany Breast Care Center of Boardman’s mobile unit serves 17 to 20 patients per day, says Sandi Bruff, lead technologist and office manager.

“Last year we served a total of 2,283 people,” she says. The mobile unit makes stops throughout the tri-county area and in western Pennsylvania. READ

New Owner Details Plans for Boardman Center Plaza

Tom Punjwani, owner of Boardman Center Plaza.

Positioned at the heart of Boardman’s sprawling commercial district, Boardman Center Plaza should be a more successful property than it is, according to its new owner, Tom Punjwani. He aims to change that. READ

Other Top Stories

Specialties from Valley Restaurants Go on Grocery Shelves
#1 Cochran Acquires Flynn Automotive Group
Ultium Faces $270K in Penalties Over Health, Safety Violations
US Trustee: Lordstown Plan Unfair to Shareholder Litigants
Inaugural Conference Focuses on Logistics Issues
Mercer Center Supplies Logistics, Supply Chain Learning
Students Get to ‘See Their Future’ in Manufacturing
Committee Hears Details About Trivium Incentive
The Vindys Will Cap Big Year with Hometown Concert
It’s Been a Busy Year at Columbiana County Port Authority
Column: The Role of Mental Health in Battling Cancer
Commentary: Here’s Looking at Second Chances
YSU Receives NASA Grant to Develop 3D-Printed Batteries

From Around Ohio

VanTrust Real Estate, DSV Break Ground on Industrial Building
Husted Announces Upgrades for Obtaining, Renewing a CDL

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