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Lordstown Motors Ready to ‘Hit the Ground Running’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. has “an impressive game plan in the works” and its projected late 2020 production start is “absolutely” possible, a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber official said The electric vehicle startup that announced Thursday it would take over the General Motors Lordstown Complex and launch production of electric vehicles there. Announced plans […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. has “an impressive game plan in the works” and its projected late 2020 production start is “absolutely” possible, a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber official said The electric vehicle startup that announced Thursday it would take over the General Motors Lordstown Complex and launch production of...

City Companies with Abatements Mostly Hit Hiring Goals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s human relations director said Thursday he was satisfied with the results of a program to monitor the job-creation performance of companies that received tax abatements and to assist them with meeting their goals.  Jonathan Bentley shared those results with members of the city’s Tax Incentive Review Committee, which voted to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s human relations director said Thursday he was satisfied with the results of a program to monitor the job-creation performance of companies that received tax abatements and to assist them with meeting their goals.  Jonathan Bentley shared those results with members of the city’s Tax Incentive...

Lordstown Motors Acquires GM Complex

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By Jeremy Lydic and Josh MedoreLORDSTOWN, Ohio – With the acquisition of the General Motors Lordstown Complex, Lordstown Motors Corp. will locate its headquarters to the plant and to begin production of the Endurance all-electric pickup truck line. “We are committed to the people of Lordstown, we will locate our headquarters in the Lordstown plant, […]

By Jeremy Lydic and Josh MedoreLORDSTOWN, Ohio – With the acquisition of the General Motors Lordstown Complex, Lordstown Motors Corp. will locate its headquarters to the plant and to begin production of the Endurance all-electric pickup truck line. “We are committed to the people of Lordstown, we will locate our...

Columbus McKinnon Closing Lisbon Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As part of its restructuring plans, Columbus McKinnon Corp. announced it will close its operation in Lisbon, affecting 76 workers there. Operations from the Lisbon plant will be relocated to the New York-based company’s plants in Virginia and North Carolina. The decision to close the plant was “a difficult one,” says the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As part of its restructuring plans, Columbus McKinnon Corp. announced it will close its operation in Lisbon, affecting 76 workers there. Operations from the Lisbon plant will be relocated to the New York-based company’s plants in Virginia and North Carolina. The decision to close the plant was...

Shenango Chamber to Launch Blight, Workforce Initiatives

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will launch several new initiatives over the coming months, including a community-wide effort to combat blight and a workforce development concept that could potentially cross state lines, the chamber’s executive director said at the organization’s annual dinner Wednesday. The chamber will work with the Greenville […]

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will launch several new initiatives over the coming months, including a community-wide effort to combat blight and a workforce development concept that could potentially cross state lines, the chamber’s executive director said at the organization’s annual dinner Wednesday. The chamber...

Space Foundation Highlights Opportunities in Next Frontier

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Space Foundation welcomed opportunities in the space-based technology markets during a one-day workshop at Youngstown State University Tuesday.  In partnership with the Youngstown Business Incubator and YSU, The Space Foundation hosted the workshop to also address the most common challenges companies face in growing their space-based technology businesses. There were more […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Space Foundation welcomed opportunities in the space-based technology markets during a one-day workshop at Youngstown State University Tuesday.  In partnership with the Youngstown Business Incubator and YSU, The Space Foundation hosted the workshop to also address the most common challenges companies face in growing their space-based...

$2M from State Keeps River Restoration Flowing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the course of its existence, the state of the Mahoning River has ebbed and flowed. The river fueled northeastern Ohio — and the growth of the nation — because it was rich in natural resources and it had nine major steel mills on its banks that allowed the United States to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the course of its existence, the state of the Mahoning River has ebbed and flowed. The river fueled northeastern Ohio -- and the growth of the nation -- because it was rich in natural resources and it had nine major steel mills on its banks that...

Rural Businesses in Ohio Face Limited Broadband Access

By SARAH DONKIN Farm and DairyPLEASANT CITY, Ohio (AP) — If you walk into a retail store in southern Ohio, you might see a “cash only” sign sitting in the window. Cash, unlike credit card machines, does not rely on internet access to work. In an area with limited options for high speed internet access, […]

By SARAH DONKIN Farm and DairyPLEASANT CITY, Ohio (AP) — If you walk into a retail store in southern Ohio, you might see a "cash only" sign sitting in the window. Cash, unlike credit card machines, does not rely on internet access to work. In an area with limited options...

Menards Eyes North Jackson for $50M Distribution Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – North Jackson is among the sites under consideration for a proposed manufacturing and distribution center that would service the Menards home improvement store chain. A spokesman for Menard Inc. said the company had “nothing to report at this time,” but the Wisconsin-based company, which has more than 300 stores in 14 states […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – North Jackson is among the sites under consideration for a proposed manufacturing and distribution center that would service the Menards home improvement store chain. A spokesman for Menard Inc. said the company had “nothing to report at this time,” but the Wisconsin-based company, which has more than...

Development Department to Move Back to City Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s department of community planning and economic development will move back into City Hall the weekend following Veterans Day. The city Board of Control this morning approved a $6,555 contract with Carney McNicholas Inc. to move the department from its current space on the sixth floor of 20 Federal Place to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s department of community planning and economic development will move back into City Hall the weekend following Veterans Day. The city Board of Control this morning approved a $6,555 contract with Carney McNicholas Inc. to move the department from its current space on the sixth floor...