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Lawmakers Urge GM to Invest in Lordstown as Tariffs Hit

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – On the heels of a report Friday from the Associated Press that quotes analysts as saying the Lordstown Assembly could be among the factories General Motors Co. closes, lawmakers say they’re working to convince the company to reinvest in the plant. Following a tour of the new firing range at Youngstown […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – On the heels of a report Friday from the Associated Press that quotes analysts as saying the Lordstown Assembly could be among the factories General Motors Co. closes, lawmakers say they’re working to convince the company to reinvest in the plant. Following a tour of the...

$900M 2nd Power Plant Flickers with Legal Battle

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Should the majority owner of the Lordstown Energy Center reconsider and agree to invest in another project similar in scope eyed for the village of Lordstown, all legal matters affecting construction of a second electrical-generation plant there would be resolved. So says Bill Siderewicz, president and CEO of Clean Energy Future LLC, […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Should the majority owner of the Lordstown Energy Center reconsider and agree to invest in another project similar in scope eyed for the village of Lordstown, all legal matters affecting construction of a second electrical-generation plant there would be resolved. So says Bill Siderewicz, president and CEO...

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $185K to YBI

YBI Awarded $451K Advanced Manufacturing Program grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $185,000 in federal funding to the Youngstown Business Incubator. The funds will go toward 3D printing software and equipment in YBI’s Tech Block Building No. 5, according to separate news releases issued yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. The fifth building on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $185,000 in federal funding to the Youngstown Business Incubator. The funds will go toward 3D printing software and equipment in YBI’s Tech Block Building No. 5, according to separate news releases issued yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim...

Area Month-Over-Month Unemployment Rates Rise

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates spiked in June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The uptick is likely the result of the termination June 18 of the second shift at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, resulting in the loss of more than 1,600 jobs at the plant and its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates spiked in June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The uptick is likely the result of the termination June 18 of the second shift at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, resulting in the loss of more than 1,600 jobs...

Boardman Trustees OK Rezoning for Meijer

Meijer Developer Seeks Extension on Zoning Decision

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees approved the rezoning of 4.3 acres of land where Meijer Stores Ltd. plans to build a new store, media outlets report. Representatives of the retail chain, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended Monday night’s meeting, during which township trustees approved the zone change. In June, the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees approved the rezoning of 4.3 acres of land where Meijer Stores Ltd. plans to build a new store, media outlets report. Representatives of the retail chain, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended Monday night’s meeting, during which township trustees approved the...

Study: Poor Mental Health Could Cost Economy $53B

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A study led by a Penn State University researcher has found that poor mental health could cost the country upward of $53 billion in income annually. Studying economic and demographic data from 2008 to 2014, Penn State agricultural and regional economics professor Stephan Goetz found that a single poor mental health […]

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A study led by a Penn State University researcher has found that poor mental health could cost the country upward of $53 billion in income annually. Studying economic and demographic data from 2008 to 2014, Penn State agricultural and regional economics professor Stephan Goetz found that...

CCPA Partners with YSU to Market County Businesses

LEETONIA, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority has undertaken a new partnership with Youngstown State University’s geography department to create an interactive virtual map to market businesses along the Ohio River. “This is another step in helping us market the Ohio River and bring business attraction to the area,” said Penny Traina, executive director […]

LEETONIA, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority has undertaken a new partnership with Youngstown State University’s geography department to create an interactive virtual map to market businesses along the Ohio River. “This is another step in helping us market the Ohio River and bring business attraction to the area,”...

Shovels Turn for $12M Workforce, Cultural Center

Work has begun on what is an estimated $12 million Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center at the campus of the Campbell Middle School at Community Circle Road

CAMPBELL, Ohio – What began two years ago as a discussion over a new space for the Campbell branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has evolved into a project that’s much larger in scope and purpose. Construction has begun on what is an estimated $12 million Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural […]

CAMPBELL, Ohio – What began two years ago as a discussion over a new space for the Campbell branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has evolved into a project that's much larger in scope and purpose. Construction has begun on what is an estimated $12 million...

Trumbull Green-Lights Aug. 21 TJX Referendum

TJX Referendum Backers, Foes Make Moves Ahead of Vote

WARREN, Ohio — The Trumbull County Board of Elections confirmed Friday that residents will vote on a referendum on the rezoning of seven parcels in the village of Lordstown, where TJX Companies Inc. wants to build a $160 million regional distribution center. Opponents of the village’s rezoning of the seven parcels submitted 1,141 signatures Thursday. […]

WARREN, Ohio -- The Trumbull County Board of Elections confirmed Friday that residents will vote on a referendum on the rezoning of seven parcels in the village of Lordstown, where TJX Companies Inc. wants to build a $160 million regional distribution center. Opponents of the village’s rezoning of the seven...

Ohio Unemployment Rises to 4.5% in June

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.5% in June, up from 4.3% in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday, and down from 5.1% a year earlier. The U.S. unemployment rate in June was 4%, up from 3.8% in May and down from 4.3% in June 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.5% in June, up from 4.3% in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday, and down from 5.1% a year earlier. The U.S. unemployment rate in June was 4%, up from 3.8% in May and down from 4.3% in...