HEALTH CARE

Summa Health to open

express clinic in Green

Summa Health is opening a new clinic in Green next week to treat minor illnesses and injuries.

The Summa Health Green Express Care at 3593 South Arlington Road is set to open Monday in newly renovated space.

The 3,100-square-foot facility is not an urgent care facility nor an emergency department. Summa's Green ER is nearby at 1825 Franks Parkway.

The Express Care will be staffed by a board-certified physician and advanced practice registered nurses. It will include a laboratory to provide rapid testing, such as urinalysis and strep, mono and urine pregnancy testing.

The clinic's hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday. Appointments aren't required. Call 234-867-6600 for more information.

MANUFACTURING

Stark commissioners OK

Hendrickson tax incentive

Stark County commissioners have added one of the finishing touches to what is considered a key component of the Navarre area’s economic future.

The board on Wednesday approved a 10-year, 60 percent property tax abatement for Hendrickson USA for its planned manufacturing facility at the former county farm in Navarre. The project is expected to add at least 100 jobs and as many as 300.

Hendrickson USA, is based in Woodbridge, Ill. Its subsidiary, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, is based at its Canton research and development facility, and makes components related to commercial trailer and truck suspensions.

The new manufacturing site will be at 4500 Sterilite St. NE. The Navarre Village Council approved the tax abatement agreement with the company on Monday.

ECONOMY

Producer price index

rises slightly in March

U.S. wholesale prices increased in March by the most since last fall, driven largely by more expensive gas and electricity.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach consumers, rose 0.6 percent in March after falling in three of the previous four months. Wholesale prices rose 2.2 percent from last year. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core wholesale prices rose 0.3 percent in March and 2.4 percent compared with a year ago.

The figures suggest that inflation is largely in check, a trend that has enabled the Federal Reserve to pull back from last year's steady rate hikes. Fed policymakers suggested at their most recent meeting in March that they did not expect to hike short-term rates for the rest of this year.