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‘Interested Parties’ Inquire About GM Lordstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Co. confirmed it has received “inquiries” about its idled Lordstown Complex, but the fate of the plant remains tied to negotiations scheduled to take place later this year with the United Auto Workers, a spokesman for the auto manufacturer said Thursday. A day after President Donald Trump spoke about the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Co. confirmed it has received “inquiries” about its idled Lordstown Complex, but the fate of the plant remains tied to negotiations scheduled to take place later this year with the United Auto Workers, a spokesman for the auto manufacturer said Thursday. A day after President...

Port Authority OKs Capital Lease for TJX Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors Wednesday approved a capital lease agreement with TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods regional distribution center in Lordstown. The board also authorized the port authority’s executive director and legal counsel to finalize negotiations with Ross Development for a lease on the air […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors Wednesday approved a capital lease agreement with TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods regional distribution center in Lordstown. The board also authorized the port authority’s executive director and legal counsel to finalize negotiations with Ross Development for...

Ohio EPA Approves Permit for TJX Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods distribution center project in Lordstown. The project, which local leaders expect to begin construction next month, will include a 1.2-million-square-foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways. The project is located at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods distribution center project in Lordstown. The project, which local leaders expect to begin construction next month, will include a 1.2-million-square-foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways....

Robins Theatre Prepares to Reopen Next Year

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WARREN, Ohio – Downtown Development Group is nearly finished tearing the Robins Theatre apart. Now, the Warren company is getting ready to put it back together. Workers on a cold day in mid-February were deconstructing the main stage of the historic theater, underneath which new dressing rooms are being built. Gone are the approximately 1,500 […]

WARREN, Ohio – Downtown Development Group is nearly finished tearing the Robins Theatre apart. Now, the Warren company is getting ready to put it back together. Workers on a cold day in mid-February were deconstructing the main stage of the historic theater, underneath which new dressing rooms are being built....

10K Friends Launches Second Year in New Castle

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The second year of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania’s revitalization program in New Castle kicks off Monday at 11 a.m. at the Gussie Walker Community Center, 1207 Moravia Street. 10,000 Friends has committed $1.35 million over six years to the city’s south side. Partnering with the organization are the city of New […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The second year of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania’s revitalization program in New Castle kicks off Monday at 11 a.m. at the Gussie Walker Community Center, 1207 Moravia Street. 10,000 Friends has committed $1.35 million over six years to the city’s south side. Partnering with the organization...

Energy Theorist Touts Benefits of Fossil Fuels

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BOARDMAN, Ohio – An energy theorist and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for-profit think tank based in California, says efforts to constrict the use of fossil fuels stand to make overall life on the planet worse, not better. “There are unique positives that outweigh the unique negatives,” Alex Epstein, author of the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – An energy theorist and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for-profit think tank based in California, says efforts to constrict the use of fossil fuels stand to make overall life on the planet worse, not better. “There are unique positives that outweigh the unique negatives,”...

Lawrence Chamber Takes Wide Look at Development

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – There have been plenty of developments over the past year that Lawrence County ought to be proud of, said the director of the local chamber of commerce, but the economic future of the county relies on a long-term vision for development. “Probably for the first time in the history of the […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – There have been plenty of developments over the past year that Lawrence County ought to be proud of, said the director of the local chamber of commerce, but the economic future of the county relies on a long-term vision for development. “Probably for the first time...

DeWine Offers Tax Break for Opportunity Zone Investors

AKRON, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine today announced that his proposed budget for the 2020-2021 biennium will include a state tax incentive to attract more investment to Ohio’s “Opportunity Zones.” DeWine made the announcement during a business roundtable event organized by the University of Akron. The Opportunity Zone program, which was created by federal legislation […]

AKRON, Ohio -- Gov. Mike DeWine today announced that his proposed budget for the 2020-2021 biennium will include a state tax incentive to attract more investment to Ohio’s “Opportunity Zones.” DeWine made the announcement during a business roundtable event organized by the University of Akron. The Opportunity Zone program, which...

Trumbull County Land Bank Leverages $1.1M in Investments

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Land Bank facilitated $1.1 million in private investment to rehabilitate houses throughout the county last year, according to the agency’s annual report, and entered into purchase agreements for 52 properties. The land bank, operated by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, acquired 461 properties in 2018, a 1.5% increase from the […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Land Bank facilitated $1.1 million in private investment to rehabilitate houses throughout the county last year, according to the agency’s annual report, and entered into purchase agreements for 52 properties. The land bank, operated by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, acquired 461 properties in 2018,...

Youngstown, Warren Top State Unemployment

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley posted the state’s highest unemployment numbers in January, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, as Youngstown and Warren ranked first and second at 8.7% and 8.4%. Those figures are up from December, when Youngstown saw an unemployment rate of 7.9% and Warren saw 7.5%, but […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley posted the state’s highest unemployment numbers in January, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, as Youngstown and Warren ranked first and second at 8.7% and 8.4%. Those figures are up from December, when Youngstown saw an unemployment rate of 7.9%...