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Lease Brings ‘Economic Consortium’ Step Closer

LISBON, Ohio — A lease agreement approved by the Columbiana County Port Authority board of directors will help form an economic consortium between the authority and the county Department of Development, officials said. At its board meeting Monday evening, the port authority voted in favor of a resolution authorizing a one-year lease agreement between the […]

LISBON, Ohio -- A lease agreement approved by the Columbiana County Port Authority board of directors will help form an economic consortium between the authority and the county Department of Development, officials said. At its board meeting Monday evening, the port authority voted in favor of a resolution authorizing a...

Wean Secures Riverfront Park Naming Rights

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Later this summer, The Raymond John Wean Foundation Park will serve as a community complex, including The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, 20 acres of recreational green space and 1.25 miles of walking paths. JAC Management Group and the City of Youngstown announced Monday that The Raymond John Wean Foundation secured the named rights […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Later this summer, The Raymond John Wean Foundation Park will serve as a community complex, including The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, 20 acres of recreational green space and 1.25 miles of walking paths. JAC Management Group and the City of Youngstown announced Monday that The Raymond John Wean...

Amazon to Build $100M Fulfillment Center in Akron

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Amazon will open two new fulfillment centers in Ohio, including one in Akron, that will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs in the state. The two centers – the second is in Rossford, south of Toledo – will each be more than 700,000 square feet and will be the origin point for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Amazon will open two new fulfillment centers in Ohio, including one in Akron, that will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs in the state. The two centers – the second is in Rossford, south of Toledo – will each be more than 700,000 square feet and will...

Trumbull Development Projects Total $175M to Date

WARREN, Ohio – Even after the closing of the General Motors Lordstown Complex in March, economic development is still advancing in Trumbull County as several multimillion-dollar projects are on the board. In the shadow of the now-idle GM Lordstown plant, the 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse of TJX Companies Inc. is slowly taking shape and, nearby in the […]

WARREN, Ohio – Even after the closing of the General Motors Lordstown Complex in March, economic development is still advancing in Trumbull County as several multimillion-dollar projects are on the board. In the shadow of the now-idle GM Lordstown plant, the 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse of TJX Companies Inc. is slowly taking...

Ohio Business Filings on Pace to Break Record

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Halfway through 2019, Ohio is on pace to set a record for the number of new businesses filing to do business in the state, the Secretary of State reports. In June, 9,935 entities filed paperwork with the state, bringing the year’s total to 69,379. The pace – 2,901 more businesses have filed […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Halfway through 2019, Ohio is on pace to set a record for the number of new businesses filing to do business in the state, the Secretary of State reports. In June, 9,935 entities filed paperwork with the state, bringing the year’s total to 69,379. The pace –...

Wean Offers $1.9M for Riverfront Park Naming Rights

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Part of the former Wean United property where the city developed its new amphitheater and riverfront park could once again bear the Wean name, pending approval by City Council of a naming rights agreement. During a special summer session, council will consider entering into an agreement to award naming rights to the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Part of the former Wean United property where the city developed its new amphitheater and riverfront park could once again bear the Wean name, pending approval by City Council of a naming rights agreement. During a special summer session, council will consider entering into an agreement to...

Ohio Unemployment Declines to 4%

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4% in June, down from 4.1% in May, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services reported. The June rate also was down from the 4.6% rate posted for June 2018, according to the monthly report issued Friday morning. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 1,500 over […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4% in June, down from 4.1% in May, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services reported. The June rate also was down from the 4.6% rate posted for June 2018, according to the monthly report issued Friday morning. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and...

L’uva Bella Winery Plans $1M Expansion

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio — The retail success of L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro, as well as its RedHead Wine product line, is driving the company to expand its production and warehousing space. The company is still determining the scope of the expansion project, but expects the cost to be at least $1 million, depending on opportunities […]

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio -- The retail success of L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro, as well as its RedHead Wine product line, is driving the company to expand its production and warehousing space. The company is still determining the scope of the expansion project, but expects the cost to be at least...

Did Your Company Benefit from Amazon Prime Day?

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Amazon says its Prime Day 2019 resulted in 175 million items sold to a “record” number of Prime members worldwide – and the total sales volume was “once again the largest shopping event” in its history. “Prime Day 2019 was another record-breaking success for independent third-party sellers – mostly small and medium-sized […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Amazon says its Prime Day 2019 resulted in 175 million items sold to a "record" number of Prime members worldwide – and the total sales volume was "once again the largest shopping event" in its history. "Prime Day 2019 was another record-breaking success for independent third-party sellers...

Fitz Frames Delivers First Glasses to Area Kids

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Emalie Esmail, Kasey Kelly and Maximo Fred are the first kids on the block – indeed, the entire Mahoning Valley – to own a pair of Fitz Frames eyeglasses.  The company, which manufactures children’s eyeglass frames through 3D printing, delivered its first three frames to local customers less than two weeks after […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Emalie Esmail, Kasey Kelly and Maximo Fred are the first kids on the block – indeed, the entire Mahoning Valley – to own a pair of Fitz Frames eyeglasses.  The company, which manufactures children’s eyeglass frames through 3D printing, delivered its first three frames to local customers...