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City Club Panel Seeks Collaboration to Close Wage Gap

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A quarter of employed adults are in jobs that, even with full-time year-round work, don’t pay enough to lift a small family out of poverty. Addressing that wage gap locally requires a collaborative approach that involves the business community, public sector and nonprofit community organizations, members of a City Club panel said […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A quarter of employed adults are in jobs that, even with full-time year-round work, don’t pay enough to lift a small family out of poverty. Addressing that wage gap locally requires a collaborative approach that involves the business community, public sector and nonprofit community organizations, members of...

Former Workhorse CEO Unable to Confirm Pence Comments

GM Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill said Thursday that the former CEO of Workhorse, Steve Burns, was unable to confirm or deny remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence earlier in the week that suggested an investment group Burns spearheads had raised enough funding to purchase General Motors’ Lordstown Complex. Hill said he reached out […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill said Thursday that the former CEO of Workhorse, Steve Burns, was unable to confirm or deny remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence earlier in the week that suggested an investment group Burns spearheads had raised enough funding to purchase General Motors’ Lordstown Complex....

Columbiana County Land Bank Rehabs 15 Houses

LISBON — Although it has spent close to $2 million tearing down dilapidated homes, the Columbiana County Land Utilization Corp. is also interested in beautification, according to its executive director Bobby Ritchey. During Wednesday’s meeting of the land bank committee, Ritchey offered a list of properties that have received attention through the program, reporting that […]

LISBON -- Although it has spent close to $2 million tearing down dilapidated homes, the Columbiana County Land Utilization Corp. is also interested in beautification, according to its executive director Bobby Ritchey. During Wednesday's meeting of the land bank committee, Ritchey offered a list of properties that have received attention...

Pence: Workhorse Secures Funds to Buy GM Lordstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday that a group affiliated with Workhorse Group Inc. has raised enough capital to move forward with its plans to purchase the idle General Motors Lordstown plant. According to a video posted by WEWS News 5 in Cleveland, Pence, while attending a groundbreaking ceremony for an […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday that a group affiliated with Workhorse Group Inc. has raised enough capital to move forward with its plans to purchase the idle General Motors Lordstown plant. According to a video posted by WEWS News 5 in Cleveland, Pence, while attending...

Partnership Addresses ‘Transportation Paradox’

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A partnership with an industry leader in urban innovation management will help the Fund for Our Economic Future end the “no car, no job; no job, no car” paradox, according to a press release. UrbanLeap of Palo Alto, Calif., will provide the operational platform for The Paradox Prize, a $1 million initiative […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A partnership with an industry leader in urban innovation management will help the Fund for Our Economic Future end the "no car, no job; no job, no car" paradox, according to a press release. UrbanLeap of Palo Alto, Calif., will provide the operational platform for The Paradox...

Developers Reconstruct and Update Historic Kinsman

KINSMAN, Ohio — The first pages of an autobiography written in the 1930s best sums up the idyllic charm of northern Trumbull County, especially the small community of Kinsman:  “Kinsman is a quiet, peaceful and picturesque spot. The landscape is gently rolling, the soil is fertile, beautiful shade trees line the streets, and a lazy […]

KINSMAN, Ohio -- The first pages of an autobiography written in the 1930s best sums up the idyllic charm of northern Trumbull County, especially the small community of Kinsman:  “Kinsman is a quiet, peaceful and picturesque spot. The landscape is gently rolling, the soil is fertile, beautiful shade trees line...

Kelly Sees Velocity Magnetics as ‘Game Changer’ for Military

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly got the full Velocity Magnetics experience during a tour Monday afternoon, complete with a quick ride on the company’s testing track. Kelly, R-16 Pa., and his chief of staff, Matt Stroia, toured the manufacturer of magnetic frictionless motion-control braking and launching systems at the invitation of its […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly got the full Velocity Magnetics experience during a tour Monday afternoon, complete with a quick ride on the company’s testing track. Kelly, R-16 Pa., and his chief of staff, Matt Stroia, toured the manufacturer of magnetic frictionless motion-control braking and launching systems...

Amazon Distribution Center Ramps Up in North Jackson

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — Seven weeks ago, Tom Lynch launched his independent transportation business, Smile Logistics LLC, with just one other employee. Today he has 52, thanks to a robust delivery schedule that has ramped up alongside Amazon’s last-mile distribution center here. “I’m very thankful Amazon chose me as a partner,” said Lynch, one of […]

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- Seven weeks ago, Tom Lynch launched his independent transportation business, Smile Logistics LLC, with just one other employee. Today he has 52, thanks to a robust delivery schedule that has ramped up alongside Amazon’s last-mile distribution center here. “I’m very thankful Amazon chose me as a...

YBI, Gener8tor Kick Off gBETA with Six Startups

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With six startup companies in its first cohort, the new gBETA program is underway, connecting early-stage companies with mentors and investors. The seven-week program runs through Sept. 5 and is the result of a partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator and Gener8tor, a nationally ranked accelerator based out of Madison and Milwaukee, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With six startup companies in its first cohort, the new gBETA program is underway, connecting early-stage companies with mentors and investors. The seven-week program runs through Sept. 5 and is the result of a partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator and Gener8tor, a nationally ranked accelerator based...

Youngstown, Warren Tie for 2nd Highest Unemployment Rate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown and Warren, which for months have posted the highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, tied for second in June. Both Mahoning Valley cities reported unemployment rates of 7.2% last month, just below the 7.5% rate Athens posted, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning.  Locally, unemployment rates […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown and Warren, which for months have posted the highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, tied for second in June. Both Mahoning Valley cities reported unemployment rates of 7.2% last month, just below the 7.5% rate Athens posted, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported...