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Ohio Unemployment Rises to 4.5% in June

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.5% in June, up from 4.3% in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday, and down from 5.1% a year earlier. The U.S. unemployment rate in June was 4%, up from 3.8% in May and down from 4.3% in June 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.5% in June, up from 4.3% in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday, and down from 5.1% a year earlier. The U.S. unemployment rate in June was 4%, up from 3.8% in May and down from 4.3% in...

Level II Cultivator License Awarded to East Palestine Operation

Level II Cultivator License Awarded to East Palestine Operation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A company seeking to develop a Level II medical marijuana cultivation operation in Columbiana County was awarded a provisional license Thursday after winning its appeal before the Ohio Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce announced that Pure OH LLC, which wants to build on a site in East Palestine, should have […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A company seeking to develop a Level II medical marijuana cultivation operation in Columbiana County was awarded a provisional license Thursday after winning its appeal before the Ohio Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce announced that Pure OH LLC, which wants to build on a site...

TJX Rezoning Opponents File Petitions for Referendum

TJX Referendum Backers, Foes Make Moves Ahead of Vote

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Opponents of rezoning land in Lordstown where TJX Companies Inc. wants to build a $160 million distribution center turned in petitions Thursday for a referendum to overturn the rezoning. The Lordstown Planning Commission voted in May to rezone seven parcels to accommodate the 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center, which would service TJX’s HomeGoods stores. […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Opponents of rezoning land in Lordstown where TJX Companies Inc. wants to build a $160 million distribution center turned in petitions Thursday for a referendum to overturn the rezoning. The Lordstown Planning Commission voted in May to rezone seven parcels to accommodate the 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center, which...

Ohio BWC Returns $39.8M to Valley Employers

Ohio BWC Returns $39.8M to Valley Employers

WARREN, Ohio — Employers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties who pay premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation can expect a sizable refund in the mail by early next month. The Ohio BWC has started sending rebate checks to companies across the three-county region totaling $39.8 million, said Mark Clendenin, northeast region business […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Employers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties who pay premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation can expect a sizable refund in the mail by early next month. The Ohio BWC has started sending rebate checks to companies across the three-county region totaling $39.8 million, said...

America Makes Is Model for Innovation Investments: Report

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new report calling on Ohio to establish four statewide innovations hubs cites America Makes in Youngstown and an initiative at  Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown as examples that would benefit the entire state if scaled up. The Ohio Bold report, prepared for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation, was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new report calling on Ohio to establish four statewide innovations hubs cites America Makes in Youngstown and an initiative at  Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown as examples that would benefit the entire state if scaled up. The Ohio Bold report, prepared for the Ohio Chamber...

Officials: TJX Willing to Go Extra Mile With Residents

TJX Referendum Backers, Foes Make Moves Ahead of Vote

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc. is willing to turn over a minimum of 100 acres of its development site to a conservancy in order to provide a buffer zone for residents who are concerned about further industrial growth near their neighborhood, officials said Monday. “We’re all pro-business, we all want to make sure we […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc. is willing to turn over a minimum of 100 acres of its development site to a conservancy in order to provide a buffer zone for residents who are concerned about further industrial growth near their neighborhood, officials said Monday. “We’re all pro-business, we all...

Port Authority Anticipates Closing on Harshman Building Next Week

Port Authority Anticipates Closing on Harshman Building Next Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority expects to take possession next week on the Harshman Building downtown. The port authority’s board of directors approved three action items related to the building Wednesday. The board held its monthly meeting as well as meetings for its aviation and economic development committees at Covelli Enterprises. During […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority expects to take possession next week on the Harshman Building downtown. The port authority’s board of directors approved three action items related to the building Wednesday. The board held its monthly meeting as well as meetings for its aviation and economic development...

Smart2 Planners Preview Fifth Avenue Upgrades

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Imagine Fifth Avenue rebuilt as a boulevard, with a median in the middle, multiuse lanes for biking and other activities in each direction and tree lawns on both sides of the street. Then contemplate adjacent streets upgraded to accommodate current traffic, as well as driverless shuttles conveying riders to destinations around the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Imagine Fifth Avenue rebuilt as a boulevard, with a median in the middle, multiuse lanes for biking and other activities in each direction and tree lawns on both sides of the street. Then contemplate adjacent streets upgraded to accommodate current traffic, as well as driverless shuttles conveying...

Casey Stresses Need for Rural Broadband

HERMITAGE, Pa. — More needs to be done to expand broadband access to rural counties like Mercer County, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday. Casey, D-Pa., visited the eCenter@LindenPointe to address the broadband issue, including what is being done at the federal level and what should be done to expand that access. Of Pennsylvania’s 67 […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- More needs to be done to expand broadband access to rural counties like Mercer County, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday. Casey, D-Pa., visited the eCenter@LindenPointe to address the broadband issue, including what is being done at the federal level and what should be done to expand...

EnVision Seeks to Change Mission of Public Housing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch Friday of the EnVision Center at Rockford Village on the East Side, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking to change what public housing means to residents. “For generations, the idea of government-run housing assistance meant one thing: helping to pay the rent,” said HUD Midwest Regional […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch Friday of the EnVision Center at Rockford Village on the East Side, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking to change what public housing means to residents. “For generations, the idea of government-run housing assistance meant one thing: helping to pay the...