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DoubleTree Downtown Welcomes Its First Guests

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Liz Petrie peeked into the window Tuesday morning of the new Bistro 1907. It wasn’t the first time, said Petrie, a budget analyst with Mahoning County. She and a coworker have been stopping by to check on the restaurant’s progress since work on it began. “We’re waiting. We cannot wait to have […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Liz Petrie peeked into the window Tuesday morning of the new Bistro 1907. It wasn’t the first time, said Petrie, a budget analyst with Mahoning County. She and a coworker have been stopping by to check on the restaurant’s progress since work on it began. “We’re waiting....

Salem Chamber Establishes Educational Foundation

SALEM, Ohio — The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to organize and develop the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The foundation’s purpose is to provide services and educational programs that support the civic and economic development of the Salem area, while emphasizing the importance of such […]

SALEM, Ohio -- The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to organize and develop the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The foundation’s purpose is to provide services and educational programs that support the civic and economic development of the Salem area, while...

Mahoning Land Bank Marks 600th Demolition

SEBRING, Ohio — ​Leaders of the Mahoning County Land Bank joined Sebring officials at an abandoned, blighted house at 846 N. 15th St. Friday to complete the land bank’s 600th demolition project. The land bank has been demolishing houses since 2015 as part of a program to bring relief to neighbors and village leaders, who […]

SEBRING, Ohio -- ​Leaders of the Mahoning County Land Bank joined Sebring officials at an abandoned, blighted house at 846 N. 15th St. Friday to complete the land bank’s 600th demolition project. The land bank has been demolishing houses since 2015 as part of a program to bring relief to...

Commodities Flow from Ohio River Businesses at Wellsville

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – Businesses on the Ohio River here are seeing an increase in the thousands of tons of commodities being offloaded from barges from around the world and transported to businesses across the country. “I am amazed at the amount of commodity that comes off the river and then, through an intermodal source, is […]

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – Businesses on the Ohio River here are seeing an increase in the thousands of tons of commodities being offloaded from barges from around the world and transported to businesses across the country. “I am amazed at the amount of commodity that comes off the river and then,...

Tech Industry Slow to Diversify, Urban League CEO Says

FARRELL, Pa. – The vast majority of African Americans own a smart phone and an equally large percentage of black households contain a computer. Yet while African Americans are leading the way in terms of consumer trends in the tech industry, they’ve been shut out of the job market when it comes to careers with […]

FARRELL, Pa. – The vast majority of African Americans own a smart phone and an equally large percentage of black households contain a computer. Yet while African Americans are leading the way in terms of consumer trends in the tech industry, they’ve been shut out of the job market when...

Tourists Spent $35 Billion in Ohio in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tourists spent an estimated $35 billion in Ohio last year, generating an estimated $44 billion in sales, TourismOhio reported Wednesday. Direct visitor spending was up an estimated $1 billion from 2016 and generated $1 billion more in sales from 2016, according to data released yesterday by the state tourism promotion agency. The […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tourists spent an estimated $35 billion in Ohio last year, generating an estimated $44 billion in sales, TourismOhio reported Wednesday. Direct visitor spending was up an estimated $1 billion from 2016 and generated $1 billion more in sales from 2016, according to data released yesterday by the...

Lordstown Commission OKs Rezoning for TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies Inc. cleared a key hurdle Tuesday evening in its plan to develop a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The Lordstown Planning Commission last night voted unanimously in favor of rezoning seven parcels of land from R-1 Residential to I-1 Industrial. It followed a 2½-hour hearing attended by more than […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies Inc. cleared a key hurdle Tuesday evening in its plan to develop a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The Lordstown Planning Commission last night voted unanimously in favor of rezoning seven parcels of land from R-1 Residential to I-1 Industrial. It followed a 2½-hour...

Lordstown Mayor Wants TJX Rezoning Vote Tonight

tjx rezoning vote

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – A vote on proposed zoning changes that would allow TJX Companies Inc. to move forward on plans for a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center could take place as soon as this evening. TJX representatives are expected to outline their amended plans for the proposed $160 million project during a meeting of the village […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – A vote on proposed zoning changes that would allow TJX Companies Inc. to move forward on plans for a 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center could take place as soon as this evening. TJX representatives are expected to outline their amended plans for the proposed $160 million project during...

Efficiency, Big Jobs Spark Electrical Contractors

Efficiency, Big Jobs Spark Electrical Contractors

With cracker plant on the horizon, worker shortages loom. Shell Chemical is working on a petrochemical plant in Monaca, Pa., that’s expected to employ 6,000 workers during construction, the same figure estimated for another cracker plant that could be built by PTT Global Chemical in Belmont County. In Lordstown, a second power plant could employ […]

With cracker plant on the horizon, worker shortages loom. Shell Chemical is working on a petrochemical plant in Monaca, Pa., that’s expected to employ 6,000 workers during construction, the same figure estimated for another cracker plant that could be built by PTT Global Chemical in Belmont County. In Lordstown, a...

High Demand Occupations, Training Not Aligned

CLEVELAND — There is a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, many offering family-sustaining wages, reports the Aligning Opportunities report by Team Northeast Ohio. The report, funded by the Cleveland Foundation and The Sherwin-Williams Co., was released today. The study is an update to Team NEO’s 2017 Aligning Opportunities report. It […]

CLEVELAND -- There is a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, many offering family-sustaining wages, reports the Aligning Opportunities report by Team Northeast Ohio. The report, funded by the Cleveland Foundation and The Sherwin-Williams Co., was released today. The study is an update to Team NEO’s...