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Manufacturers Await Tariffs that Ryan Calls ‘Disaster’

Ryan Calls Tariffs a Disaster as Manufacturers Wait and See

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Local manufacturers say it’s still too early to ascertain the impact of President Donald Trump’s decision to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from some of the United States’ closest allies and trading partners. “People can’t panic yet because we don’t know if it affects semi-finished steel or raw product,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Local manufacturers say it's still too early to ascertain the impact of President Donald Trump’s decision to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from some of the United States’ closest allies and trading partners. “People can’t panic yet because we don’t know if it affects...

Execs Take More Tempered View of Economy

NEW YORK  — Business executives are taking a more cautious view of the U.S. economy and their own company’s growth prospects after two straight quarters of exuberant optimism. That’s according to the second-quarter economic outlook survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The survey polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers […]

NEW YORK  -- Business executives are taking a more cautious view of the U.S. economy and their own company’s growth prospects after two straight quarters of exuberant optimism. That's according to the second-quarter economic outlook survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The survey polls chief executive...

No Bricks and Mortar ‘Apocalypse’ for Retail

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NILES, Ohio — As Anthony Cafaro Jr. makes final preparations for his trip to RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, he muses over potential water cooler talk with industry colleagues. Cafaro, who is third-generation co-president of the Cafaro Co. with his brother, William, has been attending the convention since he was 13 years old. […]

NILES, Ohio -- As Anthony Cafaro Jr. makes final preparations for his trip to RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, he muses over potential water cooler talk with industry colleagues. Cafaro, who is third-generation co-president of the Cafaro Co. with his brother, William, has been attending the convention since...

Rotary Club Praises Impact of Downtown DoubleTree

Rotary Club Praises Impact of Downtown DoubleTree

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Reid Schmutz gazed around the Palladian Ballroom on the top floor of the new DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Youngstown. The space is far different from what it looked like when he was vice president of operations for Standard Slag Co., which occupied the upper levels of the Stambaugh Building until the building […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Reid Schmutz gazed around the Palladian Ballroom on the top floor of the new DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Youngstown. The space is far different from what it looked like when he was vice president of operations for Standard Slag Co., which occupied the upper levels of the...

Business Journal Editorial: What about Marchionda?

Business Journal Editorial: What about Dominic Marchionda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It was uncomfortable and somewhat sad – knowing all that Dominic Marchionda has done for Youngstown and the trials he faces in the months ahead – to watch him speak May 16 at the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton. Marchionda thanked his wife (pictured with him above) his family, his partners […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It was uncomfortable and somewhat sad – knowing all that Dominic Marchionda has done for Youngstown and the trials he faces in the months ahead – to watch him speak May 16 at the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton. Marchionda thanked his wife (pictured with him...

Rezoning Requested for Possible Meijer Store

Rezoning Requested for Possible Meijer Store

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township zoning commission will meet June 5 to consider a request to rezone 4.3 acres off Lockwood Boulevard for what township leaders speculate could be a retail store for the Meijer chain. The property sits at the rear of 38.9 acres at Lockwood and U.S. Route 224 that Mercy Health […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township zoning commission will meet June 5 to consider a request to rezone 4.3 acres off Lockwood Boulevard for what township leaders speculate could be a retail store for the Meijer chain. The property sits at the rear of 38.9 acres at Lockwood and U.S....

Warren CIC Awaits RG Steel Building’s Tax Status

Warren CIC Awaits RG Steel Building's Tax Status

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County is still waiting for a decision from the state of Ohio on its application for tax-exempt status for the former RG Steel building. The review covers the 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax years, as well as this year. If the application for tax-exempt […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County is still waiting for a decision from the state of Ohio on its application for tax-exempt status for the former RG Steel building. The review covers the 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax years, as well as this year....

O’Brien Amendment Clears Hurdle for TJX Project

Kasich Signs TJX Bill, Public Hearing Tomorrow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would advance the timetable for a potential referendum on a zoning change sought by TJX Companies Inc., but disarray in the state House of Representatives offers the bill an uncertain future. The Lordstown Planning Commission earlier this month approved rezoning for seven parcels, changing them […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would advance the timetable for a potential referendum on a zoning change sought by TJX Companies Inc., but disarray in the state House of Representatives offers the bill an uncertain future. The Lordstown Planning Commission earlier this month approved rezoning...

Court OKs AutoParkit Buying Former Delphi Site

Court OKs AutoParkit Buying Former Delphi Site

WARREN, Ohio – Once the paperwork with U.S. Bankruptcy Court is completed, Christopher Alan said he can move forward with work at the former Delphi Packard Electric property at 402 Dana St. and “start the investment that we wanted to make from the beginning,” he said. Bankruptcy Judge Kay Woods Tuesday approved the purchase of […]

WARREN, Ohio – Once the paperwork with U.S. Bankruptcy Court is completed, Christopher Alan said he can move forward with work at the former Delphi Packard Electric property at 402 Dana St. and “start the investment that we wanted to make from the beginning,” he said. Bankruptcy Judge Kay Woods...

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates declined in April, but the drop didn’t keep the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities from having the highest rates in Ohio. Data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed Warren’s unemployment at 6.5%, the highest city unemployment rate among the cities tracked, while […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates declined in April, but the drop didn’t keep the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities from having the highest rates in Ohio. Data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed Warren’s unemployment at 6.5%, the highest city unemployment rate...