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Clean Energy Employs 3,700 in Valley, Report Finds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Just over 3,700 workers in the Mahoning Valley work in clean energy, a report from Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs finds. Using figures from the Department of Energy’s United States Energy and Employment Report, the report found clean-energy business in Mahoning County employ 1,788, along with 1,438 in Trumbull County and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Just over 3,700 workers in the Mahoning Valley work in clean energy, a report from Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs finds. Using figures from the Department of Energy’s United States Energy and Employment Report, the report found clean-energy business in Mahoning County employ 1,788, along with...

Mercer County Sites Are On Developers’ Radars

MERCER, Pa. – In Mercer County, Pennsylvaia, a 200-acre site in East Lackawannock Township once considered by The TJX Companies for its $160-million warehouse proposed in Lordstown is drawing significant interest from other parties. Talks are in the “infancy stage” but Randy Seitz, executive director of Penn-Northwest Development Corp., says he hopes to have a […]

MERCER, Pa. – In Mercer County, Pennsylvaia, a 200-acre site in East Lackawannock Township once considered by The TJX Companies for its $160-million warehouse proposed in Lordstown is drawing significant interest from other parties. Talks are in the “infancy stage” but Randy Seitz, executive director of Penn-Northwest Development Corp., says...

Joy Cone’s $22M Expansion Nears the Finish Line

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A $22 million expansion at Joy Baking Group in Hermitage is “basically done” and will be operational in September, President and CEO David George said Tuesday at Penn-Northwest Development Corp.’s quarterly meeting. The new production line dedicated to wafers, specialty cones similar to Drumsticks and inclusions – the items added to ice […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A $22 million expansion at Joy Baking Group in Hermitage is “basically done” and will be operational in September, President and CEO David George said Tuesday at Penn-Northwest Development Corp.’s quarterly meeting. The new production line dedicated to wafers, specialty cones similar to Drumsticks and inclusions –...

Cleveland Metro Economy Slowly Improving, Fed Reports

CLEVELAND — Economic conditions in the Cleveland metro area continue to improve, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The unemployment rate fell 0.9 percentage points in the 12 months leading up to May 2018. This drop, combined with slow but steady growth in employment, is a sign of […]

CLEVELAND -- Economic conditions in the Cleveland metro area continue to improve, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The unemployment rate fell 0.9 percentage points in the 12 months leading up to May 2018. This drop, combined with slow but steady growth in...

Mercer, Lawrence Look for Spinoff from Beaver Casino

Mount Airy Casino Resort will be built at a site off Interstate 376 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Economic development leaders in Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania are optimistic that their communities will benefit from a mini-casino to be built in neighboring Beaver County. Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, announced plans Monday for Mount Airy Pittsburgh, a casino and destination development at a site off Interstate […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Economic development leaders in Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania are optimistic that their communities will benefit from a mini-casino to be built in neighboring Beaver County. Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, announced plans Monday for Mount Airy Pittsburgh, a casino and destination development...

City OKs Demolition Contract for Bel Park Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work should begin in about three weeks to take down the former Bel Park Professional Building, following the award of a contract this morning. The city Board of Control this morning awarded a $77,000 contract to Siegel Excavating LLC, Edinburg, Pa. for asbestos abatement, demolition, site clearance, backfill and grading of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work should begin in about three weeks to take down the former Bel Park Professional Building, following the award of a contract this morning. The city Board of Control this morning awarded a $77,000 contract to Siegel Excavating LLC, Edinburg, Pa. for asbestos abatement, demolition, site clearance,...

$1B Harrison Power Plant to Donate $31M to Schools, County

CADIZ, Ohio — The developer of a $1 billion power plant here has agreed to donate $31 million over 15 years to public schools and local government entities in Harrison County. The agreement with Harrison Power LLC, the entity created by privately-held EmberClear Corp. of Houston to build the 1,050 megawatt natural gals-fired electric power […]

CADIZ, Ohio -- The developer of a $1 billion power plant here has agreed to donate $31 million over 15 years to public schools and local government entities in Harrison County. The agreement with Harrison Power LLC, the entity created by privately-held EmberClear Corp. of Houston to build the 1,050...

City to Consider Retaining, Rescinding Tax Breaks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider ordinances tonight to extend enterprise zone agreements with nearly two dozen companies and call on one company to repay taxes that were abated under its agreement with the city. The recommendations to council by the city’s Tax Incentive Review Council follow deliberations at TIRC’s June 19 meeting. At […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider ordinances tonight to extend enterprise zone agreements with nearly two dozen companies and call on one company to repay taxes that were abated under its agreement with the city. The recommendations to council by the city’s Tax Incentive Review Council follow deliberations at...

Ruling Energizes Hope for $900M Power Plant in Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — A Trumbull County judge has ruled that the majority investors of the Lordstown Energy Center be held in contempt for defying the court’s orders and interfering with the development of a second energy plant proposed for the site. Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos issued a ruling July 27 granting Clean […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- A Trumbull County judge has ruled that the majority investors of the Lordstown Energy Center be held in contempt for defying the court’s orders and interfering with the development of a second energy plant proposed for the site. Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos issued a...

Development Projects on City Council’s Agenda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Several development-related items highlight City Council’s agenda this evening, including the purchase of an old church near the site of the Joseph Co. International project site and the sale of land across the street from St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to the hospital’s parent company. Among the items on Council’s agenda is allocating […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Several development-related items highlight City Council’s agenda this evening, including the purchase of an old church near the site of the Joseph Co. International project site and the sale of land across the street from St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to the hospital’s parent company. Among the items...