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Patrons Bet $1.25B at Racino in FY 2019

Austintown Racino Tops $100M for Second Month

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Patrons at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course wagered $1.25 billion on video lottery terminals during the fiscal year that ended June 30, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Monday afternoon.  That total compares to the $1.14 billion wagered on VLTs at the Austintown racino during the 2018 fiscal year that ended […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Patrons at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course wagered $1.25 billion on video lottery terminals during the fiscal year that ended June 30, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported Monday afternoon.  That total compares to the $1.14 billion wagered on VLTs at the Austintown racino during the...

June Auto Sales Down Slightly in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Sales of new and used automobiles in the tri-county area dipped slightly to 4,881, down from 4,973 in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. However, that’s up 251 from June 2018. Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC led the month with 526 new and used vehicles sold between its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of new and used automobiles in the tri-county area dipped slightly to 4,881, down from 4,973 in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. However, that's up 251 from June 2018. Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC led the month with 526 new and...

Window Treatments Enhance Room Decor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – No product is entirely resistant to the push of technology, not even things as seemingly simple as windows and their associated décor. At Packard Paint Decorating Centers in Hermitage, Pa., designer Andrew Wilson has seen the rise of window treatments integrated with other technologies, allowing homeowners to communicate with and operate their […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – No product is entirely resistant to the push of technology, not even things as seemingly simple as windows and their associated décor. At Packard Paint Decorating Centers in Hermitage, Pa., designer Andrew Wilson has seen the rise of window treatments integrated with other technologies, allowing homeowners to...

Home Builders Nail Down Plenty of Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For local homebuilders who survived the Great Recession, the years since have seen steady growth in the industry, with several builders reporting they have all the work they can handle. “In 2008, we lost 22 competitors with the recession. Anybody that’s still around from then is buried in work,” says Sam Pitzulo, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For local homebuilders who survived the Great Recession, the years since have seen steady growth in the industry, with several builders reporting they have all the work they can handle. “In 2008, we lost 22 competitors with the recession. Anybody that’s still around from then is buried...

Medical Marijuana Industry Rolls Out Carefully

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — It’s a Tuesday afternoon and the door swings open into the waiting room at FRX Health on Dresden Avenue. A man who appears to be in his early 50s enters and walks to a small counter, presents an identification card to the security attendant and is admitted through another door. Over […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- It’s a Tuesday afternoon and the door swings open into the waiting room at FRX Health on Dresden Avenue. A man who appears to be in his early 50s enters and walks to a small counter, presents an identification card to the security attendant and is...

Cattle Farmers Wait Out Tough Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As with much of the beef raised on pastures in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, profit margins are lean this season for farmers who say the downturn in grain and soybean prices is having a trickle-down effect on the price of cattle. “We’re a good 10 to 12 cents off in terms […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As with much of the beef raised on pastures in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, profit margins are lean this season for farmers who say the downturn in grain and soybean prices is having a trickle-down effect on the price of cattle. “We’re a good 10 to...

Bee Business Buzzes Across Valley

Travis Watson, The Bee Man

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On the shore of Mosquito Lake, a partnership between the Trumbull County Beekeepers Association and the Army Corps of Engineers is working to bolster the population of insects that are crucial to the state’s ecosystem. Earlier this year, four beehives were installed as part of the federal Pollinator Partnership Action Plan. In […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On the shore of Mosquito Lake, a partnership between the Trumbull County Beekeepers Association and the Army Corps of Engineers is working to bolster the population of insects that are crucial to the state’s ecosystem. Earlier this year, four beehives were installed as part of the federal...

Workhorse Group Secures $25M in Financing

GM Lordstown

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Workhorse Group Inc., the company eyeing a role in purchasing General Motors’ Lordstown complex, announced Monday it has secured $25 million in new financing from investors that would help the company ramp up production of its next generation electric vehicles. The company said in a release that Workhorse closed on $15 million […]

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Workhorse Group Inc., the company eyeing a role in purchasing General Motors’ Lordstown complex, announced Monday it has secured $25 million in new financing from investors that would help the company ramp up production of its next generation electric vehicles. The company said in a release that...

Tech Drives 85% Increase in Food and Beverage GRP

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In its quarterly report, Team NEO finds growth in the food and beverage manufacturing gross regional product, or GRP, in northeastern Ohio exceeded that of national numbers. From 2007 to 2018, food and beverage manufacturing GRP increased 85%, compared to national growth of 46%, according to the nonprofit organization’s quarterly Economic Review. […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In its quarterly report, Team NEO finds growth in the food and beverage manufacturing gross regional product, or GRP, in northeastern Ohio exceeded that of national numbers. From 2007 to 2018, food and beverage manufacturing GRP increased 85%, compared to national growth of 46%, according to the...

Tariffs and Soggy Fields Dampen Farm Forecasts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s taken just more than a couple of years to dismantle what took farmers across Ohio decades to build – a thriving international market that ensured stable profits even in the worst of times. The worst of times has arrived again. But this season, farmers in the region no longer have the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s taken just more than a couple of years to dismantle what took farmers across Ohio decades to build – a thriving international market that ensured stable profits even in the worst of times. The worst of times has arrived again. But this season, farmers in the...