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Lordstown Motors Envisions 2020 Production Start

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representatives of Lordstown Motors outlined ambitious plans Friday for proposed plans for the idled General Motors Lordstown Complex, including establishing the plant as its headquarters and bringing its first electric trucks off the line by the end of 2020, state Sen. Sean O’Brien said. Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns participated in meetings […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representatives of Lordstown Motors outlined ambitious plans Friday for proposed plans for the idled General Motors Lordstown Complex, including establishing the plant as its headquarters and bringing its first electric trucks off the line by the end of 2020, state Sen. Sean O’Brien said. Lordstown Motors CEO...

Portman Tours Ashtabula Port, Petmin Project Site

ASHTABULA, Ohio — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) visited the Ashtabula Port Friday, accompanied by leaders of the Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County as he toured the Petmin Project site,. “Following the tour, I had a great discussion with the Army Corps, staff from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio EPA, and others discussing […]

ASHTABULA, Ohio -- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) visited the Ashtabula Port Friday, accompanied by leaders of the Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County as he toured the Petmin Project site,. “Following the tour, I had a great discussion with the Army Corps, staff from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the...

Construction to Begin on Third Chill-Can Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a third building at the site of Joseph Co. International’s Chill-Can complex should begin in about a week, the company’s founder and CEO said Friday. “Building three will start next week,” Mitchell Joseph told The Business Journal. “Work on the footers should begin and the new building should be going […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a third building at the site of Joseph Co. International’s Chill-Can complex should begin in about a week, the company’s founder and CEO said Friday. “Building three will start next week,” Mitchell Joseph told The Business Journal. “Work on the footers should begin and the...

Junior Golf Tournament Brings $358K to Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation’s American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star Tournament at Mill Creek Golf Course, held the week of June 16, brought $358,458 to the area economy, Mill Creek MetroParks reported. The three-year total impact of the tournament has been $1,486,472. The economic impact includes lodging for families and AJGA representatives, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation’s American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star Tournament at Mill Creek Golf Course, held the week of June 16, brought $358,458 to the area economy, Mill Creek MetroParks reported. The three-year total impact of the tournament has been $1,486,472. The economic impact includes lodging...

New VA Clinic Takes First Steps with Rezoning Recommendation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The development of a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic on Belmont Avenue took its first step Tuesday as the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission approved a recommendation to rezone two adjacent lots to mixed use-community. The parcels between Francisca and Catalina avenues, currently zoned as single-family […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The development of a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic on Belmont Avenue took its first step Tuesday as the Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission approved a recommendation to rezone two adjacent lots to mixed use-community. The parcels between Francisca and Catalina...

Chamber Outlines Opportunity Zones Minus White House Reps

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Many details remain to be ironed out for the new Opportunity Zone program, but the federal initiative is already drawing interest in local properties, both inside and outside the designated areas.  The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber unveiled its Opportunity Zone prospectus Monday at Youngstown State University’s Williamson Hall.  Originally intended to coincide with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Many details remain to be ironed out for the new Opportunity Zone program, but the federal initiative is already drawing interest in local properties, both inside and outside the designated areas.  The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber unveiled its Opportunity Zone prospectus Monday at Youngstown State University’s Williamson Hall. ...

$1.3M Project in East Liverpool Will on Street Lights

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — After nearly 20 years, the street lights along the state Route 30/39 corridor from this city’s East End to the cloverleaf onto West Eighth Street are going to be replaced with working lights. Mayor Ryan Stovall this week signed a purchase order for just slightly more than $1.3 million for a […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- After nearly 20 years, the street lights along the state Route 30/39 corridor from this city's East End to the cloverleaf onto West Eighth Street are going to be replaced with working lights. Mayor Ryan Stovall this week signed a purchase order for just slightly more...

Ivanka Trump to Visit Valley for Opportunity Zone Events Monday

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ivanka Trump, adviser to President Donald Trump and daughter of the president, will visit Youngstown Monday, a White House official said Friday. Trump will be accompanied by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Scott Turner, executive director of the White House Opportunity Zone Revitalization Council, for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ivanka Trump, adviser to President Donald Trump and daughter of the president, will visit Youngstown Monday, a White House official said Friday. Trump will be accompanied by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Scott Turner, executive director of the White House...

Potential Buyer Still in Talks for Lordstown Plant, GM Spokesman Says

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Discussions are underway between General Motors and a company interested in purchasing the plant to manufacture electric vehicles, a GM spokesman clarified this morning.  GM’s Jim Cain responded Friday to an online story The Vindicator posted at 10:33 a.m. reporting that Workhorse Group Inc. “is not buying the Lordstown plant.”  That was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Discussions are underway between General Motors and a company interested in purchasing the plant to manufacture electric vehicles, a GM spokesman clarified this morning.  GM’s Jim Cain responded Friday to an online story The Vindicator posted at 10:33 a.m. reporting that Workhorse Group Inc. “is not buying...

Hermitage Gets $2.5M Grant for Mall Area Infrastructure

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Designs will be finalized over the next six months for infrastructure improvements around Shenango Valley Mall funded by a $2.5 million state grant. State Sen. Michele Brooks, R-50 Greenville, and state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-7 Hermitage, announced the grant from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Thursday afternoon. The program provides funds for […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Designs will be finalized over the next six months for infrastructure improvements around Shenango Valley Mall funded by a $2.5 million state grant. State Sen. Michele Brooks, R-50 Greenville, and state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-7 Hermitage, announced the grant from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Thursday afternoon....