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Staffing Agencies Seek Candidates in Tight Market

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There are plenty of job openings for workers who possess certain skills, staffing agencies confirm, but in many instances basic qualifications such as passing a drug test are lacking. Still, employers keep looking. Cyndy Bresnahan, business services representative at the Mahoning County OhioMeansJobs office in Boardman, says she’s seeing an upswing in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- There are plenty of job openings for workers who possess certain skills, staffing agencies confirm, but in many instances basic qualifications such as passing a drug test are lacking. Still, employers keep looking. Cyndy Bresnahan, business services representative at the Mahoning County OhioMeansJobs office in Boardman, says...

Canadian Company to Start Operations in Cortland

CORTLAND, Ohio — Although the old Packard Electric name is still visible on the southern exterior of the building, new signage at the base of 500 W. Main St. displays the name Maxill, a consumer and professional dental products company that is preparing to begin operations here. The company, based in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, […]

CORTLAND, Ohio -- Although the old Packard Electric name is still visible on the southern exterior of the building, new signage at the base of 500 W. Main St. displays the name Maxill, a consumer and professional dental products company that is preparing to begin operations here. The company, based...

City Seeks Proposals for Amphitheater, Greenspace

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city of Youngstown officially put out a request-for-quote document Wednesday afternoon for an amphitheater and green improvements to city-owned property adjacent to the Covelli Centre downtown (READ STORY). Responses are due by 4 p.m. March 24 for letters of interest and statements of qualifications, according to the RFQ. The city is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city of Youngstown officially put out a request-for-quote document Wednesday afternoon for an amphitheater and green improvements to city-owned property adjacent to the Covelli Centre downtown (READ STORY). Responses are due by 4 p.m. March 24 for letters of interest and statements of qualifications, according to...

City to Explore Amphitheater Between Bridges, Keep 20 Federal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city, which in recent years has explored selling both 20 Federal Place and the Covelli Centre, will retain ownership of the downtown office building and explore adding an amphitheater to the arena to enhance its profitability, Mayor John McNally said Tuesday. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, McNally said he had informed […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city, which in recent years has explored selling both 20 Federal Place and the Covelli Centre, will retain ownership of the downtown office building and explore adding an amphitheater to the arena to enhance its profitability, Mayor John McNally said Tuesday. In an interview Tuesday afternoon,...

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership Offers Lots to Love

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is unveiling a new program, Lots to Love. The program, the first of what TNP calls its new slate of “Warren Enriched” programming, will provide up to $6,000 worth of labor and materials to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot. Individuals or groups are invited to […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is unveiling a new program, Lots to Love. The program, the first of what TNP calls its new slate of “Warren Enriched” programming, will provide up to $6,000 worth of labor and materials to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot. Individuals...

No Longer ‘Isolationist,’ Township Trustee Says

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Declaring this morning that times have changed, Austintown Township Trustee Ken Carano said the township “will no longer be any kind of an isolationist” and collaborate more with neighboring communities, including Youngstown. “We are opening our doors to everyone,” Carano, vice-chairman of the township’s board of trustees, told guests at the Good […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Declaring this morning that times have changed, Austintown Township Trustee Ken Carano said the township “will no longer be any kind of an isolationist” and collaborate more with neighboring communities, including Youngstown. “We are opening our doors to everyone,” Carano, vice-chairman of the township’s board of trustees,...

Meeting on Robins Theater Takes Place Saturday

WARREN, Ohio — City residents and others interested in the project to restore the former Robins theater space downtown are invited to attend an interactive discussion and design charrette with The New School in New York City and Kent State University students Saturday. The event will take place 1-4 p.m. at the Warren YWCA, 375 […]

WARREN, Ohio -- City residents and others interested in the project to restore the former Robins theater space downtown are invited to attend an interactive discussion and design charrette with The New School in New York City and Kent State University students Saturday. The event will take place 1-4 p.m....

Regional Chamber Touts 2014 Development Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber this morning shared information about its economic development activity In an email to members, the chamber provided links to the 2014 Regional Chamber Economic Development Results handout and video it presented at its annual economic forecast breakfast Feb. 5. The chamber reports it was responsible for 13 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber this morning shared information about its economic development activity In an email to members, the chamber provided links to the 2014 Regional Chamber Economic Development Results handout and video it presented at its annual economic forecast breakfast Feb. 5. The chamber reports...

Western Reserve Port Authority Plans Its Future

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A draft strategic plan prepared for the Western Reserve Port Authority provides a good starting point as the body plots its future, the chairman of the committee reviewing the document and the interim executive director of the port authority say. The port authority board of directors and staff met more than an […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A draft strategic plan prepared for the Western Reserve Port Authority provides a good starting point as the body plots its future, the chairman of the committee reviewing the document and the interim executive director of the port authority say. The port authority board of directors and...

YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 17 and continuing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m....