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Producer Envisions Film Studio for Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local film and theater producer has a vision to convert the former Republic warehouse at 460 E. Federal St. into a production studio that could attract top film and television projects to the city. Michael Anthony Forney – he goes by the name Michael Anthony — said redeveloping the 32,000-square-foot building […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local film and theater producer has a vision to convert the former Republic warehouse at 460 E. Federal St. into a production studio that could attract top film and television projects to the city. Michael Anthony Forney – he goes by the name Michael Anthony --...

Chamber Lists Employment, Training Opportunities for Falcon Transport Workers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Workers displaced by the closing of Falcon Transport Co. can find a list of regional companies and those across the country hiring and offering work opportunities at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber website. The list is just a sampling of regional and national employment opportunities, and will be distributed to those employees who […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Workers displaced by the closing of Falcon Transport Co. can find a list of regional companies and those across the country hiring and offering work opportunities at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber website. The list is just a sampling of regional and national employment opportunities, and will be...

Valley Growth Ventures Fund Prepares for Phase Two

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This time next year, Valley Growth Ventures, a microventure capital fund based here, expects to be fully invested and ready to position itself for Valley Growth Ventures 2. That was the message Ernie Knight, managing director of the fund, offered investors at Valley Growth Venture’s first annual meeting inside the DeBartolo Stadium […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This time next year, Valley Growth Ventures, a microventure capital fund based here, expects to be fully invested and ready to position itself for Valley Growth Ventures 2. That was the message Ernie Knight, managing director of the fund, offered investors at Valley Growth Venture’s first annual...

Westminster College Provides ‘Pracademia’

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Pracademia. It’s a word that has yet to find its way into the American lexicon but is nevertheless used frequently throughout Thompson Clark Hall on the campus of Westminster College. “It’s a word I’ve kind of coined around here,” says Eric Gaber, entrepreneur in residence and visiting professor at Westminster.  Gaber […]

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Pracademia. It’s a word that has yet to find its way into the American lexicon but is nevertheless used frequently throughout Thompson Clark Hall on the campus of Westminster College. “It’s a word I’ve kind of coined around here,” says Eric Gaber, entrepreneur in residence and...

Amphitheater Developing Into a ‘Boutique Music Center’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The new entertainment venue now taking shape near downtown Youngstown is a far cry from what Eric Ryan says he had envisioned when the idea of developing a community amphitheater was conceived seven years ago. That early vision — which included putting up a stage and throwing up some orange fencing to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The new entertainment venue now taking shape near downtown Youngstown is a far cry from what Eric Ryan says he had envisioned when the idea of developing a community amphitheater was conceived seven years ago. That early vision -- which included putting up a stage and throwing...

Panelmatic Opening Building Solutions Division in Brookfield

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Panelmatic Inc. is centralizing construction of its custom-built control houses with a new division in Brookfield. Panelmatic Building Solutions will be headquartered in a 73,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at 6882 Parkway Drive previously occupied by Legacy Measurements. The expansion will allow the 62-year-old company to hire some 30 full-time personnel there to build […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Panelmatic Inc. is centralizing construction of its custom-built control houses with a new division in Brookfield. Panelmatic Building Solutions will be headquartered in a 73,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at 6882 Parkway Drive previously occupied by Legacy Measurements. The expansion will allow the 62-year-old company to hire some 30...

Chamber, Girard Renew Partnership to Improve Route 422

GIRARD, Ohio – The city of Girard and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber have renewed their annual contract for the management of the 422 Corridor Project and will host a Community Workday May 18 to clean up the route. Launched in 2015 and managed by the chamber, the 422 Corridor Project is dedicated to improving U.S. […]

GIRARD, Ohio – The city of Girard and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber have renewed their annual contract for the management of the 422 Corridor Project and will host a Community Workday May 18 to clean up the route. Launched in 2015 and managed by the chamber, the 422 Corridor Project...

TJX Begins Site Work for Lordstown Warehouse

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Work quietly got underway last month on the long-anticipated regional distribution center for TJX Companies Inc. Construction of the distribution hub, which is expected to cost up to $170 million to build, began last month, confirmed Erika Tower, TJX assistant vice president and spokeswoman for HomeGoods Inc., the TJX subsidiary that the […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Work quietly got underway last month on the long-anticipated regional distribution center for TJX Companies Inc. Construction of the distribution hub, which is expected to cost up to $170 million to build, began last month, confirmed Erika Tower, TJX assistant vice president and spokeswoman for HomeGoods Inc.,...

McDowell Hired for Amphitheater Community Engagement Role

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Derrick McDowell, founder of the Youngstown Flea, will serve as community engagement and inclusion coordinator for the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and Riverfront Park. McDowell will be paid $40,000 under terms of the one-year agreement, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management, which manages the city-owned amphitheater and the adjacent Covelli Centre […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Derrick McDowell, founder of the Youngstown Flea, will serve as community engagement and inclusion coordinator for the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and Riverfront Park. McDowell will be paid $40,000 under terms of the one-year agreement, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management, which manages the city-owned amphitheater...

Gorham to Step Down as CEO of America Makes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Rob Gorham, executive director of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute based here, is stepping down effective May 31. John Wilczynski, technology director of America Makes, will become acting executive director June 1. Randy Gilmore, NCDMM vice president and chief technology officer, will take on Wilczynski’s previous role as acting […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Rob Gorham, executive director of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute based here, is stepping down effective May 31. John Wilczynski, technology director of America Makes, will become acting executive director June 1. Randy Gilmore, NCDMM vice president and chief technology officer, will take on...