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Housing Starts Up in Valley, Builders Say

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — New housing starts in the area are ahead of the pace last year, but there are clouds on the horizon that could dampen the spirits of builders enjoying some of their busiest seasons since the Great Recession. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an uptick,” says Steve DeLucia, owner of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- New housing starts in the area are ahead of the pace last year, but there are clouds on the horizon that could dampen the spirits of builders enjoying some of their busiest seasons since the Great Recession. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an uptick,”...

Kent State Considers Airport for Drone Program

WRPA OKs Severance for Former Airport Director Dan Dickten

WARREN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is talking with Kent State University about using space at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport for a training program. Maureen McFarland, director of Kent State’s aviation program, is expected to visit the Vienna Township airport in July to “have a conversation about utilization of our airport,” John Moliterno, WRPA […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is talking with Kent State University about using space at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport for a training program. Maureen McFarland, director of Kent State’s aviation program, is expected to visit the Vienna Township airport in July to “have a conversation about utilization of...

Fund for Economic Future Focuses on Worker Mobility

CLEVELAND — Members of the Fund for Our Economic Future have approved a $300,000 grant to launch a worker mobility project that would improve access to jobs in northeast Ohio. Voting members of the fund, those who contribute $100,000 or more over three years, approved the grant June 7 during a board meeting at Kent […]

CLEVELAND -- Members of the Fund for Our Economic Future have approved a $300,000 grant to launch a worker mobility project that would improve access to jobs in northeast Ohio. Voting members of the fund, those who contribute $100,000 or more over three years, approved the grant June 7 during...

Working Together Bears Fruit for Ohio Wine Industry

GENEVA, Ohio — Two French oak casks stand out from the rest of the barrels in the cellar of Ferrante Winery and Ristorante here. Compared to the typical wine barrel, they’re larger and quite beautiful: The smooth lines and natural wood grain reflect high-quality craftsmanship and the spotless steel hardware provides a pleasant contrast to […]

GENEVA, Ohio -- Two French oak casks stand out from the rest of the barrels in the cellar of Ferrante Winery and Ristorante here. Compared to the typical wine barrel, they’re larger and quite beautiful: The smooth lines and natural wood grain reflect high-quality craftsmanship and the spotless steel hardware...

Ohio Scores ‘B’ in Logistics, Manufacturing

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ohio ranks a solid overall B grade when it comes to manufacturing and logistics compared to other states, according to a new report issued by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. The report card measures the health of the manufacturing sector in each state according to three […]

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ohio ranks a solid overall B grade when it comes to manufacturing and logistics compared to other states, according to a new report issued by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. The report card measures the health of the manufacturing sector in...

Ohio Wineries Harvest $1.3B in Tourism Annually

Ohio Wineries Harvest $1.3B in Tourism Annually

GENEVA, Ohio — Donniella Winchell sits in her office at the corner of South Broadway and Main streets here. She looks out her window onto the street at a fire hydrant painted purple and green and smiles knowing what the colors represent – the wine-producing grapes and their vines, which grow on more than 1,500 […]

GENEVA, Ohio -- Donniella Winchell sits in her office at the corner of South Broadway and Main streets here. She looks out her window onto the street at a fire hydrant painted purple and green and smiles knowing what the colors represent – the wine-producing grapes and their vines, which...

Bill with TJX Amendment Clears State Assembly

Kasich Signs TJX Bill, Public Hearing Tomorrow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The state legislature Thursday approved a bill that would expedite any referendum on rezoning and in Lordstown where TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop a distribution center. The bill awaits the signature of Gov. John Kasich. Included in House Bill 292 is language that allows for opponents of the rezoning of seven […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The state legislature Thursday approved a bill that would expedite any referendum on rezoning and in Lordstown where TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop a distribution center. The bill awaits the signature of Gov. John Kasich. Included in House Bill 292 is language that allows for opponents...

Developer to Appear at Boardman Meeting for Meijer Site

Meijer Developer Seeks Extension on Zoning Decision

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees will consider Monday whether to accept or reject a recommendation from the zoning commission not to rezone 4.3 acres off Lockwood Boulevard for a proposed Meijer store. Representatives of Carnegie Management and Development Corp. of Cleveland, the development firm working with Meijer Stores Ltd., will appear […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees will consider Monday whether to accept or reject a recommendation from the zoning commission not to rezone 4.3 acres off Lockwood Boulevard for a proposed Meijer store. Representatives of Carnegie Management and Development Corp. of Cleveland, the development firm working with...

Green Youngstown Gets OK for Downtown Smoking Shelter

Green Youngstown Gets OK for Downtown Smoking Shelter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dominique Jones stood outside 20 Federal Place at the edge of the main entrance’s canopy Tuesday morning. She smoked a cigarette, as she usually does when she goes on break from VXI Global Solutions, her employer for the past four years, which is housed in the building. In about a month, Jones […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dominique Jones stood outside 20 Federal Place at the edge of the main entrance’s canopy Tuesday morning. She smoked a cigarette, as she usually does when she goes on break from VXI Global Solutions, her employer for the past four years, which is housed in the building....

Companies Get Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Ohio Awards Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses to Valley Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies operating in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are among 56 in the state that were awarded provisional licenses to distribute medical marijuana, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy announced Monday. Quest Wellness Ohio II LLC, a venture led by local businessman Herb Washington, was issued a provisional license for a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies operating in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are among 56 in the state that were awarded provisional licenses to distribute medical marijuana, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy announced Monday. Quest Wellness Ohio II LLC, a venture led by local businessman Herb Washington, was issued...