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Community Partners Look to Boost Digital Literacy

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Increasing awareness of digital resources and how they can be applied in everyday lives is the mission of a working group formed to boost digital literacy in the Mahoning Valley. About a dozen members representing community organizations that offer technology services, technology firms and elected officials attended a discussion Wednesday in the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Increasing awareness of digital resources and how they can be applied in everyday lives is the mission of a working group formed to boost digital literacy in the Mahoning Valley. About a dozen members representing community organizations that offer technology services, technology firms and elected officials attended...

YBI Opens Minority Business Assistance Center

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A reinvigorated local chapter of the state of Ohio’s Minority Business Assistance Center is officially, as of Thursday, in business itself. Local and state officials joined representatives of the Youngstown Business Incubator and the Warren-based Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center at YBI offices downtown to introduce the program and a new partnership […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A reinvigorated local chapter of the state of Ohio’s Minority Business Assistance Center is officially, as of Thursday, in business itself. Local and state officials joined representatives of the Youngstown Business Incubator and the Warren-based Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center at YBI offices downtown to introduce the...

Warren Developer Takes Stage to Restore Robins

WARREN, Ohio – On the west wall of the exterior entryway to the long-idled Robins Theater downtown, in tall white letters, are the words, “I WISH THIS WAS.” Surrounding those words are various statements expressing wishes for the building. Among them is this one: “I wish this was Robbins [sic] Theater again. … I saw […]

WARREN, Ohio – On the west wall of the exterior entryway to the long-idled Robins Theater downtown, in tall white letters, are the words, “I WISH THIS WAS.” Surrounding those words are various statements expressing wishes for the building. Among them is this one: “I wish this was Robbins [sic]...

Youngstown, Warren Tie for Highest Unemployment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Warren tied for the highest unemployment rate statewide in November, with the two cities posting identical rates for the second consecutive month. The two cities each reported 6.9% unemployment rates last month, down half a percentage point from the 7.4% rate each posted in October. In November 2016, Youngstown’s unemployment […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Warren tied for the highest unemployment rate statewide in November, with the two cities posting identical rates for the second consecutive month. The two cities each reported 6.9% unemployment rates last month, down half a percentage point from the 7.4% rate each posted in October....

Eastgate Invites Public to Advisory Board Meeting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will hold a meeting Jan. 4 of its Citizens Advisory Board. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Eastgate’s offices on the 10th floor of City Centre One, 100 E. Federal St. downtown. During the meeting, which the public is invited to attend, James […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will hold a meeting Jan. 4 of its Citizens Advisory Board. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Eastgate’s offices on the 10th floor of City Centre One, 100 E. Federal St. downtown. During the meeting, which the public...

City OKs 75% Tax Abatement for Chill-Can Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Board of Control voted Thursday to approve an enterprise zone agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp. to assist with development of the company’s $20 million East Side campus. The agreement provides a 75% abatement on real estate improvements at the site, where the company is constructing a nine-building campus. There […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Board of Control voted Thursday to approve an enterprise zone agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp. to assist with development of the company’s $20 million East Side campus. The agreement provides a 75% abatement on real estate improvements at the site, where the company is...

City OKs Waiver for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the City Planning Commission recommended a waiver for one medical marijuana dispensary project but deferred action on the request for another company. Hanging Gardens OH LLC received approval from the city for the waiver for its site, 3114 South Ave., the former McDonough’s bar. The company sought the waiver because […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the City Planning Commission recommended a waiver for one medical marijuana dispensary project but deferred action on the request for another company. Hanging Gardens OH LLC received approval from the city for the waiver for its site, 3114 South Ave., the former McDonough’s bar. The...

Chamber to Renew Lease at Downtown Offices

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber announced late Monday that it will keep its headquarters on the 15th and 16th floors of the First National Bank Tower downtown and sign a 10-year lease. The chamber said its decision follows “six months of exploring various leasing and building options in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber announced late Monday that it will keep its headquarters on the 15th and 16th floors of the First National Bank Tower downtown and sign a 10-year lease. The chamber said its decision follows "six months of exploring various leasing and building options...

YNDC, Action to Bill Land Contract Firm for ‘Damages’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Action are organizing a free bus trip to Columbia, S.C., to deliver a bill to Vision Property Management for properties the company owns in the city. The bill, the community groups said, is to pay for “damages incurred by the city such as demolitions and legal costs […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Action are organizing a free bus trip to Columbia, S.C., to deliver a bill to Vision Property Management for properties the company owns in the city. The bill, the community groups said, is to pay for “damages incurred by the city such...

Fund for Our Economic Future Names Samolczyk Chairman

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Members of Fund for Our Economic Future, a philanthropic collaborative of foundations, corporations, universities and local governments in northeastern Ohio have elected Mark Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation, as chairman. Samolczyk, who is the fund’s fifth chairman, succeeds Brian Frederick, who recently retired as president and CEO of the […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Members of Fund for Our Economic Future, a philanthropic collaborative of foundations, corporations, universities and local governments in northeastern Ohio have elected Mark Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation, as chairman. Samolczyk, who is the fund's fifth chairman, succeeds Brian Frederick, who recently retired as...