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HK Technologies Outgrows Leetonia Industrial Park

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – HK Technologies is relocating its factory in Leetonia to a site in Salem, the Columbiana County Port Authority announced Monday at its monthly meeting. The move to 12750 Salem-Warren Road is effective Feb. 1. “We started with no customers back in 1996 and with a lot of hard work and a […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – HK Technologies is relocating its factory in Leetonia to a site in Salem, the Columbiana County Port Authority announced Monday at its monthly meeting. The move to 12750 Salem-Warren Road is effective Feb. 1. “We started with no customers back in 1996 and with a lot...

New Business Filings Reach Record 117K in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­­– A record 117,429 businesses formed in Ohio in 2017, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced, marking the eighth consecutive year a record number of entities filed to do businesses. In 2016, 105,009 businesses were formed. In 2011, when Husted first took office, 82,601 businesses filed papers. “People tend to take notice whenever […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­­– A record 117,429 businesses formed in Ohio in 2017, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced, marking the eighth consecutive year a record number of entities filed to do businesses. In 2016, 105,009 businesses were formed. In 2011, when Husted first took office, 82,601 businesses filed papers. “People...

eBay Initiative in Warren, Akron Takes ‘Humanistic’ Approach to Tech

AKRON, Ohio – Rosalyn Hill, owner of 5 Grands Fashions LLC in Warren, says she is looking forward to potentially working with eBay. Hill’s shop, which sells upscale women’s apparel and accessories, doesn’t do anything with the online retail giant, but she said she is looking forward to the opportunity. “The partnership with eBay will […]

AKRON, Ohio – Rosalyn Hill, owner of 5 Grands Fashions LLC in Warren, says she is looking forward to potentially working with eBay. Hill’s shop, which sells upscale women’s apparel and accessories, doesn’t do anything with the online retail giant, but she said she is looking forward to the opportunity....

Unemployment Rate in Ohio Falls to 4.7%

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate in December was 4.7%, down from 4.8% in November and 5% in December 2016, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The national unemployment rate last month was 4.1%, the same as it was in November but down from 4.7% in December […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate in December was 4.7%, down from 4.8% in November and 5% in December 2016, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The national unemployment rate last month was 4.1%, the same as it was in November but...

Warren CIC Awaits Decision on $105K Tax Exemption

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County should know by the end of the month whether it is still on the hook for about $105,000 in property taxes owed to the state of Ohio, board members said Thursday at their meeting. The taxes are due on the former RG Steel […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County should know by the end of the month whether it is still on the hook for about $105,000 in property taxes owed to the state of Ohio, board members said Thursday at their meeting. The taxes are due...

Delegation Lobbies D.C. to Push for $10.3M Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of local leaders visited the nation’s capital Wednesday  to lobby on behalf of Youngstown’s application for a $10.3 million federal grant. “The message we were trying to get across is we really think that our project is a perfect fit for the intent of the Tiger grant,” said YSU President […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of local leaders visited the nation's capital Wednesday  to lobby on behalf of Youngstown’s application for a $10.3 million federal grant. “The message we were trying to get across is we really think that our project is a perfect fit for the intent of the...

WRPA Poised to Close on Harshman Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority will open bids Feb. 14 to renovate the first floor and basement on the Harshman Building downtown. The port authority is purchasing the downtown Youngstown building from NYO Property Group for $350,000 and intends to lease the renovated space to Eastern Gateway Community College. Last year, the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority will open bids Feb. 14 to renovate the first floor and basement on the Harshman Building downtown. The port authority is purchasing the downtown Youngstown building from NYO Property Group for $350,000 and intends to lease the renovated space to Eastern Gateway...

SOD Center Director to Take North Carolina Job

SALEM, Ohio – The executive director of the Salem Area Sustainable Opportunity Development Center will be leaving for a new position in North Carolina, the organization announced this morning. Michael Mancuso, who has served as the SOD Center’s executive director since 2014, has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of […]

SALEM, Ohio – The executive director of the Salem Area Sustainable Opportunity Development Center will be leaving for a new position in North Carolina, the organization announced this morning. Michael Mancuso, who has served as the SOD Center’s executive director since 2014, has accepted a position as president and CEO...

YBI Opens Applications for WE, Minority Business Classes

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator’s inaugural classes for its Women in Entrepreneurship and Minority Business Assistance Center programs are now open to the public, the YBI announced Thursday. The WE Create and the MBAC Create programs are five-week courses designed toward helping women and minority entrepreneurs in the early stages of developing their […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator’s inaugural classes for its Women in Entrepreneurship and Minority Business Assistance Center programs are now open to the public, the YBI announced Thursday. The WE Create and the MBAC Create programs are five-week courses designed toward helping women and minority entrepreneurs in the...