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Last Valley Kmart escapes latest round of closings

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The only remaining Kmart store in the Valley has escaped the latest round of store closings announced on Wednesday.

The parent company of Sears and Kmart said it plans to close 26 large format stores in late October.

The New Castle Kmart store in the Lawrence Village Plaza is not on the list which includes a location at the Richland Mall in Mansfield, Ohio.

Sears Holdings announced the closing of the Eastwood Mall Sears and East Liverpool Kmart when it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last October.

The Southern Park Mall in Boardman was closed last summer, leaving the Valley with no Sears stores.

Sears Holdings also closed Kmart stores in Niles, Austintown, and Hermitage last year.

The parent company said it plans to accelerate the expansion of smaller store formats which includes opening additional Home & Life stores and adding several hundred Sears Hometown stores.

Below is a list of the latest closings:

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