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Officials: TJX Willing to Go Extra Mile With Residents

Kasich Signs TJX Bill, Public Hearing Tomorrow

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc. is willing to turn over a minimum of 100 acres of its development site to a conservancy in order to provide a buffer zone for residents who are concerned about further industrial growth near their neighborhood, officials said Monday. “We’re all pro-business, we all want to make sure we […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc. is willing to turn over a minimum of 100 acres of its development site to a conservancy in order to provide a buffer zone for residents who are concerned about further industrial growth near their neighborhood, officials said Monday. “We’re all pro-business, we all...

Port Authority Anticipates Closing on Harshman Building Next Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority expects to take possession next week on the Harshman Building downtown. The port authority’s board of directors approved three action items related to the building Wednesday. The board held its monthly meeting as well as meetings for its aviation and economic development committees at Covelli Enterprises. During […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority expects to take possession next week on the Harshman Building downtown. The port authority’s board of directors approved three action items related to the building Wednesday. The board held its monthly meeting as well as meetings for its aviation and economic development...

Smart2 Planners Preview Fifth Avenue Upgrades

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Imagine Fifth Avenue rebuilt as a boulevard, with a median in the middle, multiuse lanes for biking and other activities in each direction and tree lawns on both sides of the street. Then contemplate adjacent streets upgraded to accommodate current traffic, as well as driverless shuttles conveying riders to destinations around the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Imagine Fifth Avenue rebuilt as a boulevard, with a median in the middle, multiuse lanes for biking and other activities in each direction and tree lawns on both sides of the street. Then contemplate adjacent streets upgraded to accommodate current traffic, as well as driverless shuttles conveying...

Casey Stresses Need for Rural Broadband

HERMITAGE, Pa. — More needs to be done to expand broadband access to rural counties like Mercer County, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday. Casey, D-Pa., visited the eCenter@LindenPointe to address the broadband issue, including what is being done at the federal level and what should be done to expand that access. Of Pennsylvania’s 67 […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- More needs to be done to expand broadband access to rural counties like Mercer County, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday. Casey, D-Pa., visited the eCenter@LindenPointe to address the broadband issue, including what is being done at the federal level and what should be done to expand...

EnVision Seeks to Change Mission of Public Housing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch Friday of the EnVision Center at Rockford Village on the East Side, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking to change what public housing means to residents. “For generations, the idea of government-run housing assistance meant one thing: helping to pay the rent,” said HUD Midwest Regional […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch Friday of the EnVision Center at Rockford Village on the East Side, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking to change what public housing means to residents. “For generations, the idea of government-run housing assistance meant one thing: helping to pay the...

First ‘State of the Valley’ Tackles Big Issues

First State of The Valley Draws Big Crowd

WARREN, Ohio — Preparing a workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, addressing the concerns of low-wage earners, continuing a cooperative regional approach to new development, and adapting local government to address the needs of young people. These were just some of the issues the mayors of Youngstown and Warren and two economic development specialists tackled […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Preparing a workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, addressing the concerns of low-wage earners, continuing a cooperative regional approach to new development, and adapting local government to address the needs of young people. These were just some of the issues the mayors of Youngstown and Warren and...

Port Authority Sees More Customers at New HQ

CCPA Sees Increased Customers at New HQ

LEETONIA, Ohio — Since the Columbiana County Port Authority moved its headquarters over a month ago, Penny Traina has had more economic development-related customers stop into her new office than she had in the two years when her office was at 1250 St. George St. in East Liverpool. “The combination of the [Columbiana County] Economic […]

LEETONIA, Ohio -- Since the Columbiana County Port Authority moved its headquarters over a month ago, Penny Traina has had more economic development-related customers stop into her new office than she had in the two years when her office was at 1250 St. George St. in East Liverpool. “The combination...

Remnants from the WPA and the New Deal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There is a section along South Schenley Avenue – not quite 50 yards long – in Youngstown just north of Volney Rogers Middle School that appears strangely out of place with the rest of the street. Each side of the thoroughfare is bracketed with retaining walls about four feet high and constructed […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- There is a section along South Schenley Avenue – not quite 50 yards long – in Youngstown just north of Volney Rogers Middle School that appears strangely out of place with the rest of the street. Each side of the thoroughfare is bracketed with retaining walls about...

TJX Opponents Pledge Referendum on Rezoning

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill is confident that voters in the village will support Village Council’s decision Thursday evening to back the Lordstown Planning Commission’s rezoning of about 300 acres of property to accommodate the proposed $160 million TJX HomeGoods regional distribution center. At the same time, an opponent of the rezoning said he […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill is confident that voters in the village will support Village Council’s decision Thursday evening to back the Lordstown Planning Commission’s rezoning of about 300 acres of property to accommodate the proposed $160 million TJX HomeGoods regional distribution center. At the same time, an opponent...

Fly-In Group Advocates for Valley at White House

Camp Ravenna Announcement Expected in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After a set of morning meetings at the White House, members of a business delegation to Washington, D.C. say they have made valuable connections and came away with next steps in support of local initiatives. The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber organized the trip, in which about 50 business and community leaders and chamber […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After a set of morning meetings at the White House, members of a business delegation to Washington, D.C. say they have made valuable connections and came away with next steps in support of local initiatives. The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber organized the trip, in which about 50 business...