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GM Loans Lordstown Motors $40M to Buy, Retool Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors LLC has agreed to provide $40 million in financing to Lordstown Motors Corp. – enough to cover the company’s purchase of GM’s shuttered Lordstown Complex and some initial startup costs at the plant — according to legal documents filed late last week. An open-end mortgage instrument filed in the Trumbull […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors LLC has agreed to provide $40 million in financing to Lordstown Motors Corp. – enough to cover the company’s purchase of GM’s shuttered Lordstown Complex and some initial startup costs at the plant -- according to legal documents filed late last week. An open-end mortgage...

Builders Association Elects 2020 Officers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At its 50th annual business meeting Wednesday members of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania elected the organization’s 2020 officers and executive committee members. This group of local construction industry veterans will all serve a one-year term The new president is Robert A. Donatelli, president of Donatelli Electric in Sharpsville […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At its 50th annual business meeting Wednesday members of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania elected the organization’s 2020 officers and executive committee members. This group of local construction industry veterans will all serve a one-year term The new president is Robert A. Donatelli, president...

Youngstown Thermal Operator Invests $1.7M in New Boiler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $1.7 million package boiler slated to arrive by Dec. 11 should soon result in savings for customers of Youngstown Thermal LLC. Installation of the new boiler, which will burn natural gas, is one of the upcoming improvements to the Youngstown Thermal system, which is being acquired by SOBE Thermal Energy Systems, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $1.7 million package boiler slated to arrive by Dec. 11 should soon result in savings for customers of Youngstown Thermal LLC. Installation of the new boiler, which will burn natural gas, is one of the upcoming improvements to the Youngstown Thermal system, which is being acquired...

Headquarters, Trade Expo Top 2019 at The Builders

POLAND, Ohio – The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania marked 50 years at its annual meeting this week by highlighting construction of its new headquarters and its inaugural expo designed to fill the pressing need for young people to pursue the building trades. “To say the Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo was […]

POLAND, Ohio – The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania marked 50 years at its annual meeting this week by highlighting construction of its new headquarters and its inaugural expo designed to fill the pressing need for young people to pursue the building trades. “To say the Mahoning...

GM, LG Chem to Build $2.3B Battery Plant in Lordstown

DETROIT – General Motors and LG Chem today announced plans to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles. Together, the companies will invest up to $2.3 billion through a new, equally owned joint venture company. The JV will establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the Lordstown area that will create […]

DETROIT – General Motors and LG Chem today announced plans to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles. Together, the companies will invest up to $2.3 billion through a new, equally owned joint venture company. The JV will establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the...

GM, LG Chem to Announce Joint Venture In Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Reuters is reporting this morning that General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem will announce a $2 billion joint venture to build an electric-vehicle battery production facility in the Lordstown area. Mary Barra, CEO of GM, has scheduled a conference call this morning with area reporters. The Reuters story quoted an LG […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --- Reuters is reporting this morning that General Motors and South Korea's LG Chem will announce a $2 billion joint venture to build an electric-vehicle battery production facility in the Lordstown area. Mary Barra, CEO of GM, has scheduled a conference call this morning with area reporters. The...

Tim Hortons Franchisee Closes Girard Store

GIRARD, Ohio — Two weeks after franchisee TH Cleveland closed its Tim Hortons in Liberty Township, and urged patrons to patronize its store at 500 S. State St. here, a notice posted on Facebook yesterday announced it, too, was ending operations. “We want to thank our loyal guests who have supported our Girard location. Please […]

GIRARD, Ohio -- Two weeks after franchisee TH Cleveland closed its Tim Hortons in Liberty Township, and urged patrons to patronize its store at 500 S. State St. here, a notice posted on Facebook yesterday announced it, too, was ending operations. "We want to thank our loyal guests who have...

Philadelphia Candies Thrives Online with eBay Storefront

By Josh MedoreHERMITAGE, Pa. – There was a time when the Macris family knew exactly where their customers hailed from and how they knew Philadelphia Candies. For almost all the chocolatier’s 100-year history, customers were the families that called the Shenango and Mahoning valleys home. Now, thanks to the rise...

Amazon, Others Under Gun for 1-day Delivery

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of customers clicking on “Buy.” The coming weeks will be the first test of whether they can […]

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of customers clicking on "Buy." The coming weeks will be the first...

Gianna’s Caters Thanksgiving Dinner for Youngstown Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For Brian Yemma, owner of Gianna’s Catering, it’s easy to give and to create smiles, he said. In advance of the holiday, the Lowellville catering business decided to bring Thanksgiving dinner for a multiple-disabilities classroom at Volney Rogers Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Students were smiling, laughing and conversing amongst themselves while they […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For Brian Yemma, owner of Gianna’s Catering, it’s easy to give and to create smiles, he said. In advance of the holiday, the Lowellville catering business decided to bring Thanksgiving dinner for a multiple-disabilities classroom at Volney Rogers Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Students were smiling, laughing and...