Sears stores are teetering on the brink of extinction in the 330.

A new round of 40 Sears Holding Corp. closings in 24 states includes the Sears store at Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

That leaves just two Sears mall stores within the area code covering the Akron-Canton and Mahoning Valley regions — Belden Village Mall in Jackson Township and Eastwood Mall in Niles.

With Sears Hometown Stores continuing to operate in Streetsboro, Wooster and East Liverpool, the region will have just seven of the 56 Sears-branded operations (including automotive centers at Belden Village and Eastwood) remaining in the state once the Boardman store closes in July.

The latest closings were confirmed with individual stores by the Business Insider website but not publicly announced by the corporate parent of Sears and Kmart retail operations.

Sears followed on the heels of Macy’s in exiting Chapel Hill Mall in Akron last year, leaving the struggling shopping center with just one anchor. It was also an anchor at the city’s former Rolling Acres Mall.

The fortunes of the once-prevalent chain have fallen with the rise of Amazon and online retail; Business Insider reported that Sears has cut its stores in half within the last five years.

Discounter Kmart also continues to shrink, but the 330 is its biggest stronghold in the state with five of Ohio’s 12 stores — Barberton, Brunswick, East Liverpool, North Canton and Tallmadge.

Sears Holding Corp. indicated earlier this month that it is considering selling off its Kenmore line of appliances.

Last year, Sears sold its popular Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker in a deal worth about $900 million.