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Valley Auto Sales Up 2% in February

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales were up slightly in the Mahoning Valley in February as 4,041 new and used cars left dealership lots, according to the latest data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. The tally was a 2% increase from the same month a year ago. Sales of new cars in Mahoning, Trumbull […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales were up slightly in the Mahoning Valley in February as 4,041 new and used cars left dealership lots, according to the latest data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. The tally was a 2% increase from the same month a year ago. Sales of...

Research Shows Gender Wage Gap Persists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite the wave of recent social activist movements advocating for greater gender equality and pay between the sexes, the end-goal is still miles away. The job aggregating service, Adzuna.com, found that only one out of nine employees who earn more than $100,000 annually are a women. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite the wave of recent social activist movements advocating for greater gender equality and pay between the sexes, the end-goal is still miles away. The job aggregating service, Adzuna.com, found that only one out of nine employees who earn more than $100,000 annually are a women. According...

Cigar Industry Holds Breath Over Pending Regs

By Michael Moliterno YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio This year could prove to pivotal for purveyors and manufacturers of premium cigars, who are hoping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is simply blowing smoke. “If it goes bad, it’s going to put a lot of people out of business, and it’s going to...

Construction Season Set to Kick Off With Energy, Infrastructure

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Jonathon Pitts carefully measures a long piece of metal pipe and then scans the frame above that will hold plumbing infrastructure for a $6 million senior-living complex under construction here. “I’ve been doing this for about 17 years,” says Pitts, a member of Local 396 of the Plumbers and Pipefitters union and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jonathon Pitts carefully measures a long piece of metal pipe and then scans the frame above that will hold plumbing infrastructure for a $6 million senior-living complex under construction here. “I’ve been doing this for about 17 years,” says Pitts, a member of Local 396 of the...

GM Lordstown Service Provider to Cut 73 Employees

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – A service provider for General Motors Co.’s Lordstown plant will place 73 of its employees on permanent layoff when the factory shuts down March 8. According to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, filing dated Feb. 13, Leadec Corp. said it would terminate 63 members of United Auto Workers Local […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – A service provider for General Motors Co.’s Lordstown plant will place 73 of its employees on permanent layoff when the factory shuts down March 8. According to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, filing dated Feb. 13, Leadec Corp. said it would terminate 63 members...

Quest Wellness Gets Medical Marijuana Processor License

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By next year, the city could have a fully integrated network of medical marijuana operations, including a cultivation site, a processing business and a dispensary. Quest Wellness Ohio III LLC, a venture headed by local businessman Herb Washington, last month was awarded a provisional license to develop a processing center at 741 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By next year, the city could have a fully integrated network of medical marijuana operations, including a cultivation site, a processing business and a dispensary. Quest Wellness Ohio III LLC, a venture headed by local businessman Herb Washington, last month was awarded a provisional license to develop...

Auto Dealers Association Slams ‘Bogus’ National Security Report

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Dealers of imported automobiles are still waiting to see how an investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce will affect their business. The investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, which was launched in May 2018, looks at whether imported cars and auto parts represent a national security threat. The […]

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Dealers of imported automobiles are still waiting to see how an investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce will affect their business. The investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, which was launched in May 2018, looks at whether imported cars and auto parts represent...

Manufacturers Anticipate Growth, Despite Skepticism

CLEVELAND – Nearly nine out of 10 northeastern Ohio manufacturers expect their revenues to grow in 2019 despite overall lowered expectations for the economy, a survey released Thursday showed. The Ohio Manufacturing Survey was one of two documents presented at the 2019 State of Manufacturing event by the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network – or […]

CLEVELAND – Nearly nine out of 10 northeastern Ohio manufacturers expect their revenues to grow in 2019 despite overall lowered expectations for the economy, a survey released Thursday showed. The Ohio Manufacturing Survey was one of two documents presented at the 2019 State of Manufacturing event by the Manufacturing Advocacy...

Riviera Creek Cultivates First Marijuana Harvest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The first crop of legally grown medical marijuana in the city was harvested on Thursday, the start of what local cultivators say is a thriving future market for the industry in Ohio. “The industry is being very well supported,” said Brian Kessler, chairman of Riviera Creek LLC, a Level I cultivator here. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The first crop of legally grown medical marijuana in the city was harvested on Thursday, the start of what local cultivators say is a thriving future market for the industry in Ohio. “The industry is being very well supported,” said Brian Kessler, chairman of Riviera Creek LLC,...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – A company based in Farrell, Pa. is the first to open a dispensary in the tri-county area dedicated to selling medical marijuana to patients in the region. FarmaceuticalRX opened its doors to patients Thursday morning here, becoming the sixth dispensary in Ohio to sell medical marijuana, says Paul Crowder, vice president […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – A company based in Farrell, Pa. is the first to open a dispensary in the tri-county area dedicated to selling medical marijuana to patients in the region. FarmaceuticalRX opened its doors to patients Thursday morning here, becoming the sixth dispensary in Ohio to sell medical marijuana,...