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Shovels Turn Friday for Two Big New Castle Projects

Shovels Turn Friday for Two Big New Castle Projects

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Friday is shaping up to be a busy day for New Castle as two companies, Ellwood Quality Steel and Steelite International, are set to break ground on large expansions that will bring increased capacity and more jobs with them. Ellwood Quality Steel’s project will add 110,00 square feet, says President Mike […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Friday is shaping up to be a busy day for New Castle as two companies, Ellwood Quality Steel and Steelite International, are set to break ground on large expansions that will bring increased capacity and more jobs with them. Ellwood Quality Steel’s project will add 110,00...

Rally, Social Media Campaign to Support TJX Project

HomeGoods Buys Home Near Site, Teens Steal Signs

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill and Trumbull County business leaders are ramping up efforts to keep the $160 million HomeGoods distribution center project — and about 1,000 jobs — in the village. Last week, Massachusetts-based TJX Companies Inc., which operates the HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls retail chains, sent shockwaves throughout the Mahoning Valley […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill and Trumbull County business leaders are ramping up efforts to keep the $160 million HomeGoods distribution center project -- and about 1,000 jobs -- in the village. Last week, Massachusetts-based TJX Companies Inc., which operates the HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls retail chains, sent...

Valley Cities Post State’s Highest Jobless Rates

Valley Cities Post State's Highest Unemployment Rates

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities shared a familiar, if unwelcome, distinction in March. Warren and Youngstown reported the having the two highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, despite a month-over-month decline in both cities’ rates. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Warren’s unemployment rate at 6.7% last month, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities shared a familiar, if unwelcome, distinction in March. Warren and Youngstown reported the having the two highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, despite a month-over-month decline in both cities’ rates. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Warren’s unemployment...

Agencies Seek Sites for ‘Phenomenal’ TJX Project

Agencies Hunt for ‘Phenomenal’ TJX Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center that TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop is “a phenomenal project,” but one that isn’t easy to accommodate, acknowledged T. Sharon Woodberry, director of community planning and economic development of the city of Youngstown. That doesn’t mean she and other members of the economic development and political […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center that TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop is “a phenomenal project,” but one that isn’t easy to accommodate, acknowledged T. Sharon Woodberry, director of community planning and economic development of the city of Youngstown. That doesn’t mean she and other members of...

CCPA Sells Headquarters to Heritage Transport for $2M

columbiana county port authority sells headquarters

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority last night agreed to sell its headquarters at 1250 St. George St. here to Heritage Transport for $2 million. “I would like to thank the leadership of the port board and county commissioner Mike Halleck, who was instrumental in putting this deal together,” […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority last night agreed to sell its headquarters at 1250 St. George St. here to Heritage Transport for $2 million. “I would like to thank the leadership of the port board and county commissioner Mike Halleck, who was instrumental...

Ryan: ‘Every Place in the Valley Is an Option’

HomeGoods Buys Home Near Site, Teens Steal Signs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Lordstown site where TJX Companies Inc. has proposed siting a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center is no longer among the options the company is considering, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this afternoon. During a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Ryan, D-13 Ohio, confirmed that several sites in the Mahoning Valley are being […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Lordstown site where TJX Companies Inc. has proposed siting a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center is no longer among the options the company is considering, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this afternoon. During a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Ryan, D-13 Ohio, confirmed that several sites in...

Fifteen Tracts in Mahoning Valley Approved as ‘Opportunity Zones’

Fifteen Tracts in Mahoning Valley Approved as 'Opportunity Zones'

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fifteen census tracts in the Mahoning Valley have been approved as Federal Opportunity Zones by the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service, reports the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “These Opportunity Zones will help strengthen and rebuild both rural and urban areas. Whether along the Mahoning River, throughout Warren’s neighborhoods, or in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fifteen census tracts in the Mahoning Valley have been approved as Federal Opportunity Zones by the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service, reports the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “These Opportunity Zones will help strengthen and rebuild both rural and urban areas. Whether along the Mahoning River,...

Ryan: ‘All Hands On Deck’ In Search for New TJX Site

Ryan: ‘All Hands On Deck’ In Search for New TJX Site

CANFIELD, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, told reporters Saturday that TJX Companies Inc. is spending this weekend scouting other sites in the Mahoning Valley that might be suitable for a construction of a $160 million HomeGoods Distribution center. “I want to let the community know that we are all hands on deck,” Ryan […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, told reporters Saturday that TJX Companies Inc. is spending this weekend scouting other sites in the Mahoning Valley that might be suitable for a construction of a $160 million HomeGoods Distribution center. “I want to let the community know that we are...

Lordstown Residents ‘Disheartened’ at Opposition to TJX

Lordstown Residents 'Disheartened' at Opposition to HomeGoods

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – George Vasko, a resident of the village of Lordstown for 22 years, says he’ll probably lose his job along with 1,500 others when General Motors Co.’s Lordstown Complex sheds its second shift in June. With this sort of pressure facing the community, he said he’s even more frustrated as to why a […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – George Vasko, a resident of the village of Lordstown for 22 years, says he’ll probably lose his job along with 1,500 others when General Motors Co.’s Lordstown Complex sheds its second shift in June. With this sort of pressure facing the community, he said he’s even more...

TJX Fallout: Cafaro Blasts Lordstown Officials for ‘Lack of Backbone’

Agencies Hunt for ‘Phenomenal’ TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill defended the village’s efforts in support of the TJX Companies Inc. and its proposed $160 million distribution center, following searing criticism from Anthony Cafaro Jr., co-president of the Cafaro Co. in Niles, that essentially called village officials cowards. Cafaro accused them of bending to pressure from opponents of the […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill defended the village’s efforts in support of the TJX Companies Inc. and its proposed $160 million distribution center, following searing criticism from Anthony Cafaro Jr., co-president of the Cafaro Co. in Niles, that essentially called village officials cowards. Cafaro accused them of bending to...