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Commodities Flow from Ohio River Businesses at Wellsville

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – Businesses on the Ohio River here are seeing an increase in the thousands of tons of commodities being offloaded from barges from around the world and transported to businesses across the country. “I am amazed at the amount of commodity that comes off the river and then, through an intermodal source, is […]

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – Businesses on the Ohio River here are seeing an increase in the thousands of tons of commodities being offloaded from barges from around the world and transported to businesses across the country. “I am amazed at the amount of commodity that comes off the river and then,...

Tech Industry Slow to Diversify, Urban League CEO Says

FARRELL, Pa. – The vast majority of African Americans own a smart phone and an equally large percentage of black households contain a computer. Yet while African Americans are leading the way in terms of consumer trends in the tech industry, they’ve been shut out of the job market when it comes to careers with […]

FARRELL, Pa. – The vast majority of African Americans own a smart phone and an equally large percentage of black households contain a computer. Yet while African Americans are leading the way in terms of consumer trends in the tech industry, they’ve been shut out of the job market when...

Tourists Spent $35 Billion in Ohio in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tourists spent an estimated $35 billion in Ohio last year, generating an estimated $44 billion in sales, TourismOhio reported Wednesday. Direct visitor spending was up an estimated $1 billion from 2016 and generated $1 billion more in sales from 2016, according to data released yesterday by the state tourism promotion agency. The […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tourists spent an estimated $35 billion in Ohio last year, generating an estimated $44 billion in sales, TourismOhio reported Wednesday. Direct visitor spending was up an estimated $1 billion from 2016 and generated $1 billion more in sales from 2016, according to data released yesterday by the...

Lordstown Commission OKs Rezoning for TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies Inc. cleared a key hurdle Tuesday evening in its plan to develop a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The Lordstown Planning Commission last night voted unanimously in favor of rezoning seven parcels of land from R-1 Residential to I-1 Industrial. It followed a 2½-hour hearing attended by more than […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies Inc. cleared a key hurdle Tuesday evening in its plan to develop a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The Lordstown Planning Commission last night voted unanimously in favor of rezoning seven parcels of land from R-1 Residential to I-1 Industrial. It followed a 2½-hour...

Lordstown Mayor Wants TJX Rezoning Vote Tonight

tjx rezoning vote

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – A vote on proposed zoning changes that would allow TJX Companies Inc. to move forward on plans for a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center could take place as soon as this evening. TJX representatives are expected to outline their amended plans for the proposed $160 million project during a meeting of the village […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – A vote on proposed zoning changes that would allow TJX Companies Inc. to move forward on plans for a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center could take place as soon as this evening. TJX representatives are expected to outline their amended plans for the proposed $160 million project during...

Efficiency, Big Jobs Spark Electrical Contractors

Efficiency, Big Jobs Spark Electrical Contractors

With cracker plant on the horizon, worker shortages loom. Shell Chemical is working on a petrochemical plant in Monaca, Pa., that’s expected to employ 6,000 workers during construction, the same figure estimated for another cracker plant that could be built by PTT Global Chemical in Belmont County. In Lordstown, a second power plant could employ […]

With cracker plant on the horizon, worker shortages loom. Shell Chemical is working on a petrochemical plant in Monaca, Pa., that’s expected to employ 6,000 workers during construction, the same figure estimated for another cracker plant that could be built by PTT Global Chemical in Belmont County. In Lordstown, a...

High Demand Occupations, Training Not Aligned

CLEVELAND — There is a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, many offering family-sustaining wages, reports the Aligning Opportunities report by Team Northeast Ohio. The report, funded by the Cleveland Foundation and The Sherwin-Williams Co., was released today. The study is an update to Team NEO’s 2017 Aligning Opportunities report. It […]

CLEVELAND -- There is a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, many offering family-sustaining wages, reports the Aligning Opportunities report by Team Northeast Ohio. The report, funded by the Cleveland Foundation and The Sherwin-Williams Co., was released today. The study is an update to Team NEO’s...

Public Officials Hail TJX Decision to Stay the Course

Tax Credit for TJX Project on State Agenda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rally last weekend in Lordstown and broad support from local officials and the community are among the factors that influenced the decision by TJX Companies Inc. to move forward with efforts to build a $160 million regional distribution center in Lordstown, public officials say. In its announcing its decision via an […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rally last weekend in Lordstown and broad support from local officials and the community are among the factors that influenced the decision by TJX Companies Inc. to move forward with efforts to build a $160 million regional distribution center in Lordstown, public officials say. In its...

TJX Will Pursue Lordstown Site for Distribution Center

Tax Credit for TJX Project on State Agenda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies has announced that it will once again pursue building a $160-million distribution center on Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown, a spokesperson for the company said. “While our intent as of April 20th was to withdraw our zoning application from Lordstown, from the moment we announced our decision, we received […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies has announced that it will once again pursue building a $160-million distribution center on Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown, a spokesperson for the company said. “While our intent as of April 20th was to withdraw our zoning application from Lordstown, from the moment we...

Marvin, Mayor Tout Development Progress Across Warren

WARREN, Ohio – Renovation of the Robins Theater is proceeding on schedule, developer Mark Marvin said Friday, and the recent discovery that the building’s existing plumbing and HVAC systems are usable will mean big savings in time and expense. Marvin, president of Downtown Development Group, provided an update on the project, announced earlier this year, […]

WARREN, Ohio – Renovation of the Robins Theater is proceeding on schedule, developer Mark Marvin said Friday, and the recent discovery that the building’s existing plumbing and HVAC systems are usable will mean big savings in time and expense. Marvin, president of Downtown Development Group, provided an update on the...