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St. Vincent de Paul Eyes Expansion with Warren Property

WARREN, Ohio — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will determine in the next month or so its plans for property it is acquiring from the city through the Western Reserve Port Authority. A deed signing and property transfer ceremony for the property, 2311 Niles Road, took place Tuesday afternoon at the St. Vincent […]

WARREN, Ohio -- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will determine in the next month or so its plans for property it is acquiring from the city through the Western Reserve Port Authority. A deed signing and property transfer ceremony for the property, 2311 Niles Road, took place Tuesday...

Local Leaders ‘Meet and Greet’ with GM, Workhorse

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill says he has more questions than answers following a meeting with representatives of Workhorse Group Inc., the Cincinnati-based electric vehicle manufacturer that wants to buy General Motors’s idled Lordstown Complex and build trucks there. Hill was among the business leaders and state and local government officials who met […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill says he has more questions than answers following a meeting with representatives of Workhorse Group Inc., the Cincinnati-based electric vehicle manufacturer that wants to buy General Motors’s idled Lordstown Complex and build trucks there. Hill was among the business leaders and state and...

Valley Cities Again Top State Unemployment Rankings

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates were again among the highest in the state last month, even as unemployment rates in the area declined.  Warren and Youngstown held the highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, and their respective counties, Trumbull and Mahoning, were in the top 10, according to the Ohio Department of Job and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates were again among the highest in the state last month, even as unemployment rates in the area declined.  Warren and Youngstown held the highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, and their respective counties, Trumbull and Mahoning, were in the top 10, according to the...

Comeback Cities Tour Returns to Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Repeated trips by venture capitalists to communities like the Mahoning Valley are important to building the relationships that later lead to investments in local companies and startups, participants in the Comeback Cities Tour said Friday.  The third Comeback Cities Tour concluded Friday with a conference, “Connecting the Coasts to the Heartland,” at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Repeated trips by venture capitalists to communities like the Mahoning Valley are important to building the relationships that later lead to investments in local companies and startups, participants in the Comeback Cities Tour said Friday.  The third Comeback Cities Tour concluded Friday with a conference, “Connecting the...

April New-Business Filings Total 12,385

COLUMBUS, Ohio – April saw the fourth-highest number of new-business filings in Ohio history as 12,385 entities filed to do business in the state, according to the secretary of state’s office. The number is less than the record 13,747 filings in March, 12,874 in April 2018 and 12,827 in March 2017. “2019 alone can now […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – April saw the fourth-highest number of new-business filings in Ohio history as 12,385 entities filed to do business in the state, according to the secretary of state’s office. The number is less than the record 13,747 filings in March, 12,874 in April 2018 and 12,827 in March...

City Approves Amphitheater Contracts as Opening Nears

Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control approved several contracts related to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and a change order to the contract with the project’s general contractor as work enters the final weeks before the venue’s first event.  The board – composed of Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, deputy finance director Kyle Miasek and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control approved several contracts related to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and a change order to the contract with the project’s general contractor as work enters the final weeks before the venue’s first event.  The board – composed of Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, deputy...

CharBenay’s Wine Aims for Mid-June Opening

Mark Marvin,

WARREN, Ohio – Against the backdrop of the Mahoning River on a sunny, rainless morning – something that has been rare lately in the Mahoning Valley – developer Mark Marvin outlined the work still to be done on the former Scope Senior Center before it can be turned over to the entrepreneur who plans to […]

WARREN, Ohio – Against the backdrop of the Mahoning River on a sunny, rainless morning – something that has been rare lately in the Mahoning Valley – developer Mark Marvin outlined the work still to be done on the former Scope Senior Center before it can be turned over to...

Community, Trades to Benefit from $1.3B South Field Plant

South Field Energy

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – More than 30 operating engineers and other tradesmen are busy hauling, grading and preparing a 150-acre tract of land to accommodate one of the largest single construction projects this region of Ohio has ever seen. It’s among the largest single investments, too. At $1.3 billion, South Field Energy is now well on […]

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – More than 30 operating engineers and other tradesmen are busy hauling, grading and preparing a 150-acre tract of land to accommodate one of the largest single construction projects this region of Ohio has ever seen. It’s among the largest single investments, too. At $1.3 billion, South Field...

Ohio Soybean Farmers Call for End to Trade War

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The ongoing escalation of the trade war between the United States and China is threatening the livelihood of Ohio soybean farmers. Since tariffs were put in place last year, soybean prices have dropped 20% to 25%, according to the Ohio Soybean Association. Soybean prices are at a 10-year low. China is the […]

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The ongoing escalation of the trade war between the United States and China is threatening the livelihood of Ohio soybean farmers. Since tariffs were put in place last year, soybean prices have dropped 20% to 25%, according to the Ohio Soybean Association. Soybean prices are at a...

Producer Envisions Film Studio for Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local film and theater producer has a vision to convert the former Republic warehouse at 460 E. Federal St. into a production studio that could attract top film and television projects to the city. Michael Anthony Forney – he goes by the name Michael Anthony — said redeveloping the 32,000-square-foot building […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local film and theater producer has a vision to convert the former Republic warehouse at 460 E. Federal St. into a production studio that could attract top film and television projects to the city. Michael Anthony Forney – he goes by the name Michael Anthony --...