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Record 125K New Ohio Businesses File in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the ninth straight year, the number of new-business filings in Ohio has increased, the Secretary of State office reports, as 125,204 entities filed paperwork to do business in the state. The figure also set a record, beating out the 117,429 businesses that filed to do business in 2017. In December, 8,794 […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the ninth straight year, the number of new-business filings in Ohio has increased, the Secretary of State office reports, as 125,204 entities filed paperwork to do business in the state. The figure also set a record, beating out the 117,429 businesses that filed to do business...

Op-Ed: Stay the Course for YARS and Camp Garfield

By Vito Abruzzino, executive director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission WARREN, Ohio — During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield – formerly Camp Ravenna – and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, or YARS, have had arguably their best year in more than […]

By Vito Abruzzino, executive director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission WARREN, Ohio -- During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield – formerly Camp Ravenna – and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, or YARS, have had arguably their...

OEPA Completes Review of Belmont Cracker Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued what are likely the final permits that would clear the way for development of a nearly $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. However, investors in the project – Thailand-based PTT Global Chemicals and South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. – have yet to make […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued what are likely the final permits that would clear the way for development of a nearly $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. However, investors in the project – Thailand-based PTT Global Chemicals and South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co....

Lordstown Council OKs Tax Breaks for TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Village Council gave final approval Wednesday night to a tax abatement for TJX Companies Inc.’s 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The ordinance, which passed on a 4-1-1 vote, with Councilman Ronald Radtka abstaining, authorizes the village to provide a 75% tax abatement on the increased value of the Lordstown site should […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Village Council gave final approval Wednesday night to a tax abatement for TJX Companies Inc.’s 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The ordinance, which passed on a 4-1-1 vote, with Councilman Ronald Radtka abstaining, authorizes the village to provide a 75% tax abatement on the increased value...

With Cafaro Gift, ‘Drive It Home’ Nears Fundraising Goal

NILES, Ohio – A $25,000 donation from the Cafaro Foundation has boosted the Drive It Home campaign, bringing the fundraising total for the effort to support the General Motors Lordstown Complex to nearly $50,000. The purpose of Drive It Home “is to demonstrate the intrinsic value of this facility and its workers to the leadership […]

NILES, Ohio – A $25,000 donation from the Cafaro Foundation has boosted the Drive It Home campaign, bringing the fundraising total for the effort to support the General Motors Lordstown Complex to nearly $50,000. The purpose of Drive It Home “is to demonstrate the intrinsic value of this facility and...

Mycap Employment Skills Program Begins Jan. 28

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership will host its first Employment Skills and Training program of the year beginning Jan. 28. The program will cover motivational training, interviewing techniques, computer literacy, financial literacy, mock job interviews, resume writing and placement assistance. All participants will receive a free portfolio, interview clothing To take […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership will host its first Employment Skills and Training program of the year beginning Jan. 28. The program will cover motivational training, interviewing techniques, computer literacy, financial literacy, mock job interviews, resume writing and placement assistance. All participants will receive a free...

‘Transformation’ Is Theme of Growth Report 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The past year has brought significant transformations in the region, from new industries to the way business is done in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. As construction proceeds for the riverfront park and amphitheater downtown, the Lordstown Energy Center has started operations and the Ellwood Group Inc. plans to invest at least […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The past year has brought significant transformations in the region, from new industries to the way business is done in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. As construction proceeds for the riverfront park and amphitheater downtown, the Lordstown Energy Center has started operations and the Ellwood Group Inc....

With $15K Donation, ‘Drive It Home’ Campaign Expands

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The Drive It Home campaign has largely been a local effort, with blue-and-green signs going up in area homes and businesses and shows of support online. But thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Lordstown Energy Center, the effort will expand. “The next focus is on expanding our electronic media presence — […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The Drive It Home campaign has largely been a local effort, with blue-and-green signs going up in area homes and businesses and shows of support online. But thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Lordstown Energy Center, the effort will expand. “The next focus is on expanding...

Ending Busy 2018, YBI Says ‘Best Is Yet to Come’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator is capping off 2018 by promising “the best is yet to come” as it reports its accomplishments and releases a video that recaps its history. Barb Ewing, CEO, says the incubator, founded in 2001, today supports “75 technology-based startup clients in the 18 counties of northeast Ohio, with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator is capping off 2018 by promising “the best is yet to come” as it reports its accomplishments and releases a video that recaps its history. Barb Ewing, CEO, says the incubator, founded in 2001, today supports “75 technology-based startup clients in the 18...

JobsNow Chips Away at Job Openings

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of October, there were 12,250 job postings in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. That’s according to the latest report from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. In its quarterly jobs report, the chamber found that job openings have dropped year-over-year from the fourth quarter of 2017 when there were 13,193 jobs postings in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of October, there were 12,250 job postings in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. That’s according to the latest report from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. In its quarterly jobs report, the chamber found that job openings have dropped year-over-year from the fourth quarter of 2017 when there...