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Economic Development: YNDC, Action to Bill Land Contract Firm for ‘Damages’ | December 18, 2017

YNDC, Action to Bill Land Contract Firm for ‘Damages’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Action are organizing a free bus trip to Columbia, S.C., to deliver a bill to Vision Property Management for properties the company owns in the city. The bill, the community groups said, is to pay for “damages incurred by the city such as demolitions and legal costs […]

Economic Development: Fund for Our Economic Future Names Samolczyk Chairman | December 12, 2017

Fund for Our Economic Future Names Samolczyk Chairman

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Members of Fund for Our Economic Future, a philanthropic collaborative of foundations, corporations, universities and local governments in northeastern Ohio have elected Mark Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation, as chairman. Samolczyk, who is the fund’s fifth chairman, succeeds Brian Frederick, who recently retired as president and CEO of the […]

Economic Development: Fund for Warren’s Future to Accept Grant Applications | December 8, 2017

Fund for Warren’s Future to Accept Grant Applications

WARREN, Ohio – The Fund for Warren’s Future, an economic development initiative launched in October by city and community leaders, will begin accepting applications Monday for its first round of grants. Prospective recipients will be able to apply through March 23 for the first round of grants, said Dennis Blank, volunteer administrator for the fund. […]

Economic Development: City Board Acts on Bel Park, Amphitheater | December 7, 2017

City Board Acts on Bel Park, Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning approved an agreement to buy the long-vacant Bel Park Professional Building. The $355,000 purchase of the building, 1005 Belmont Ave., was among several development-related items that appeared on this morning’s agenda that also included an agreement to redevelop the former Bottom Dollar Food on Glenwood […]

Economic Development: Officials Call for Suspension of Medical Marijuana Licenses | December 7, 2017

Officials Call for Suspension of Medical Marijuana Licenses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Calls for the Ohio Department of Commerce to suspend the awards of Level I medical marijuana cultivation licenses hasn’t deterred a local venture from moving forward with its plans to develop a grow site in the city. “We’re moving forward full bore,” said Daniel Kessler of Liberty Township, partner and chief operating […]

Economic Development: Southern Airways Explores Options for Service Here | December 6, 2017

Southern Airways Explores Options for Service Here

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – An executive with Southern Airways Express sees Allegiant Air’s impending departure from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport as an opportunity, but no one is saying how soon that potential could become reality. Mark Cestari, chief commercial officer with the carrier, met Tuesday morning in the airport terminal with some 30 representatives of the […]