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Expansions Begin New Chapters for Ellwood Group, Steelite

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The site Ellwood Quality Steels has chosen for its $60 million new mill has a long history. First developed in 1850, it started as an iron forge owned Alexander Crawford, the grandfather of industrialist Alex Crawford Hoyt, whose home is now part of the Hoyt Art Center. Then it became a […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The site Ellwood Quality Steels has chosen for its $60 million new mill has a long history. First developed in 1850, it started as an iron forge owned Alexander Crawford, the grandfather of industrialist Alex Crawford Hoyt, whose home is now part of the Hoyt Art...

Mansmann Project Guides Businesses Along Growth Path

SHARON, Pa. – Bill Dodd, founder of Mud-Hut Studios says he was skeptical when members of the Mansmann Foundation’s Shenango Valley business networking group suggested he could accomplish more if he tried to work outside of his home, where his media production company was based. At home, he felt he controlled his environment, but that […]

SHARON, Pa. – Bill Dodd, founder of Mud-Hut Studios says he was skeptical when members of the Mansmann Foundation’s Shenango Valley business networking group suggested he could accomplish more if he tried to work outside of his home, where his media production company was based. At home, he felt he...

Don’t Want TJX? How about a Chicken Farm?

Don't want TJX? How about a chicken farm?

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Harvey Lutz put up stakes Monday to outline the dimensions of the two 650-foot chicken barns he plans to build on the 121 acres he optioned to TJX Companies, spread chicken manure on the land closest to the houses on the opposite side of Hallock Young Road and left a big pile […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Harvey Lutz put up stakes Monday to outline the dimensions of the two 650-foot chicken barns he plans to build on the 121 acres he optioned to TJX Companies, spread chicken manure on the land closest to the houses on the opposite side of Hallock Young Road...

Shovels Turn Friday for Two Big New Castle Projects

Shovels Turn Friday for Two Big New Castle Projects

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Friday is shaping up to be a busy day for New Castle as two companies, Ellwood Quality Steel and Steelite International, are set to break ground on large expansions that will bring increased capacity and more jobs with them. Ellwood Quality Steel’s project will add 110,00 square feet, says President Mike […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Friday is shaping up to be a busy day for New Castle as two companies, Ellwood Quality Steel and Steelite International, are set to break ground on large expansions that will bring increased capacity and more jobs with them. Ellwood Quality Steel’s project will add 110,00...

Rally, Social Media Campaign to Support TJX Project

HomeGoods Buys Home Near Site, Teens Steal Signs

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill and Trumbull County business leaders are ramping up efforts to keep the $160 million HomeGoods distribution center project — and about 1,000 jobs — in the village. Last week, Massachusetts-based TJX Companies Inc., which operates the HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls retail chains, sent shockwaves throughout the Mahoning Valley […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill and Trumbull County business leaders are ramping up efforts to keep the $160 million HomeGoods distribution center project -- and about 1,000 jobs -- in the village. Last week, Massachusetts-based TJX Companies Inc., which operates the HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls retail chains, sent...

Valley Cities Post State’s Highest Jobless Rates

Valley Cities Post State's Highest Unemployment Rates

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities shared a familiar, if unwelcome, distinction in March. Warren and Youngstown reported the having the two highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, despite a month-over-month decline in both cities’ rates. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Warren’s unemployment rate at 6.7% last month, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities shared a familiar, if unwelcome, distinction in March. Warren and Youngstown reported the having the two highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities, despite a month-over-month decline in both cities’ rates. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Warren’s unemployment...

Agencies Seek Sites for ‘Phenomenal’ TJX Project

Agencies Hunt for ‘Phenomenal’ TJX Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center that TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop is “a phenomenal project,” but one that isn’t easy to accommodate, acknowledged T. Sharon Woodberry, director of community planning and economic development of the city of Youngstown. That doesn’t mean she and other members of the economic development and political […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center that TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop is “a phenomenal project,” but one that isn’t easy to accommodate, acknowledged T. Sharon Woodberry, director of community planning and economic development of the city of Youngstown. That doesn’t mean she and other members of...

CCPA Sells Headquarters to Heritage Transport for $2M

columbiana county port authority sells headquarters

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority last night agreed to sell its headquarters at 1250 St. George St. here to Heritage Transport for $2 million. “I would like to thank the leadership of the port board and county commissioner Mike Halleck, who was instrumental in putting this deal together,” […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority last night agreed to sell its headquarters at 1250 St. George St. here to Heritage Transport for $2 million. “I would like to thank the leadership of the port board and county commissioner Mike Halleck, who was instrumental...

Ryan: ‘Every Place in the Valley Is an Option’

HomeGoods Buys Home Near Site, Teens Steal Signs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Lordstown site where TJX Companies Inc. has proposed siting a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center is no longer among the options the company is considering, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this afternoon. During a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Ryan, D-13 Ohio, confirmed that several sites in the Mahoning Valley are being […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Lordstown site where TJX Companies Inc. has proposed siting a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center is no longer among the options the company is considering, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said this afternoon. During a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Ryan, D-13 Ohio, confirmed that several sites in...

Fifteen Tracts in Mahoning Valley Approved as ‘Opportunity Zones’

Fifteen Tracts in Mahoning Valley Approved as 'Opportunity Zones'

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fifteen census tracts in the Mahoning Valley have been approved as Federal Opportunity Zones by the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service, reports the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “These Opportunity Zones will help strengthen and rebuild both rural and urban areas. Whether along the Mahoning River, throughout Warren’s neighborhoods, or in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fifteen census tracts in the Mahoning Valley have been approved as Federal Opportunity Zones by the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service, reports the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “These Opportunity Zones will help strengthen and rebuild both rural and urban areas. Whether along the Mahoning River,...