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Compco Quaker Plant Gets $200K to Expand Training

LEETONIA, Ohio – Compco Quaker Manufacturing in Salem plans to use a $200,000 Regional Job Training Grant to continue to develop its training program for existing and future employees, said Penny Traina, executive director of the Columbiana County Port Authority at its board meeting Monday. “We have always been very focused on educating people and […]

LEETONIA, Ohio – Compco Quaker Manufacturing in Salem plans to use a $200,000 Regional Job Training Grant to continue to develop its training program for existing and future employees, said Penny Traina, executive director of the Columbiana County Port Authority at its board meeting Monday. “We have always been very...

WRPA Expects Airline Deal by Year’s End

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – John Moliterno is confident about prospects for securing a deal to provide scheduled daily flights for business travelers through the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in 2019. That projection by the Western Reserve Port Authority’s executive director came after “a very honest, straightforward assessment of where we’re at and where we want to be” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – John Moliterno is confident about prospects for securing a deal to provide scheduled daily flights for business travelers through the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in 2019. That projection by the Western Reserve Port Authority’s executive director came after “a very honest, straightforward assessment of where we’re at and...

Ellwood Group to Build $60M Aluminum Plant in Hubbard

Ellwood Hubbard Ohio

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — Ellwood Group Inc. announced today that it will construct a $60 million aluminum casting facility at its Ellwood Engineered Castings site in Hubbard, Ohio. The 70,000-square-foot Ellwood Aluminum manufacturing plant will expand the materials production capabilities of the 108-year-old company, executives said, and widen its focus beyond steel to better serve […]

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- Ellwood Group Inc. announced today that it will construct a $60 million aluminum casting facility at its Ellwood Engineered Castings site in Hubbard, Ohio. The 70,000-square-foot Ellwood Aluminum manufacturing plant will expand the materials production capabilities of the 108-year-old company, executives said, and widen its focus...

Judge Denies Injunction; Paves Way for TJX Project

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos today ruled against an injunction that would block the development of a 1.2 million square-foot TJX HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown. In his order, Kontos ruled for dismissal “pursuant to the doctrines of laches” – unreasonable delay in asserting a right “and mootness.” The sections […]

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos today ruled against an injunction that would block the development of a 1.2 million square-foot TJX HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown. In his order, Kontos ruled for dismissal “pursuant to the doctrines of laches” – unreasonable delay in asserting a...

Ohio New Business Filings Way Up in August

COLUMBUS – Ohio is currently on track for 2018 to be another record-breaking year for new business filings, according to the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Today Husted announced 10,994 new entities filed to do business in Ohio last month, an increase of 992 when compared to August 2017. Since January, Ohio has […]

COLUMBUS – Ohio is currently on track for 2018 to be another record-breaking year for new business filings, according to the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Today Husted announced 10,994 new entities filed to do business in Ohio last month, an increase of 992 when compared to August...

Ohio Auditor Questions Medical Marijuana Program

State Auditor Questions Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Commerce “exceeded its authority” when it awarded additional licenses to cultivators as part of the state’s medical marijuana program. That’s just one of the mistakes found in a scathing report issued By Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office Thursday, criticizing the Commerce Department’s handling of the state’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Commerce “exceeded its authority” when it awarded additional licenses to cultivators as part of the state’s medical marijuana program. That’s just one of the mistakes found in a scathing report issued By Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office Thursday, criticizing the Commerce...

Judge to Rule By Friday on Lordstown Rezoning

Judge to Rule By Friday on Lordstown Rezoning

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Kontos said he expects to rule by Friday on a lawsuit brought by opponents of the rezoning of nearly 300 acres for TJX Companies Inc.’s proposed regional distribution center. The lawsuit questions the constitutionality of a state law that permitted a referendum to be accelerated […]

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Kontos said he expects to rule by Friday on a lawsuit brought by opponents of the rezoning of nearly 300 acres for TJX Companies Inc.’s proposed regional distribution center. The lawsuit questions the constitutionality of a state law that permitted...

Build ‘Human Capital’ for Neighborhood Revitalization

Build 'Human Capital' for Neighborhood Revitalization

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By many metrics, the revitalization efforts in Youngstown have been successful. Downtown is regaining its vibrancy, large development projects have gotten underway in recent years and crime is dropping. But the success isn’t being felt by all. It was that segment of the city that was the focus of the City Club […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By many metrics, the revitalization efforts in Youngstown have been successful. Downtown is regaining its vibrancy, large development projects have gotten underway in recent years and crime is dropping. But the success isn’t being felt by all. It was that segment of the city that was the...

TJX Rezoning Hearing Set for This Morning

TJX Rezoning Hearing Set for This Morning

WARREN, Ohio – Defendants in the complaint filed by opponents of a Lordstown zone change urged a Trumbull County common pleas judge to dismiss the complaint. In separate filings ahead of this morning’s hearing, the village of Lordstown and the state of Ohio called on Judge Peter Kontos to dismiss the Aug. 22 complaint filed […]

WARREN, Ohio – Defendants in the complaint filed by opponents of a Lordstown zone change urged a Trumbull County common pleas judge to dismiss the complaint. In separate filings ahead of this morning’s hearing, the village of Lordstown and the state of Ohio called on Judge Peter Kontos to dismiss...

Rebuilding Sharon, Block by Block

SHARON, Pa. – Jim Landino has a confession: the polka dots were his idea. The polka dots are painted on a 1,200-pound coffee cup atop Lulu Beans Café & Coffee House, housed in one of the buildings Landino owns in downtown Sharon. His reasoning is simple. He wants children to urge their parents to bring […]

SHARON, Pa. – Jim Landino has a confession: the polka dots were his idea. The polka dots are painted on a 1,200-pound coffee cup atop Lulu Beans Café & Coffee House, housed in one of the buildings Landino owns in downtown Sharon. His reasoning is simple. He wants children to...