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First ‘State of the Valley’ Tackles Big Issues

First State of The Valley Draws Big Crowd

WARREN, Ohio — Preparing a workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, addressing the concerns of low-wage earners, continuing a cooperative regional approach to new development, and adapting local government to address the needs of young people. These were just some of the issues the mayors of Youngstown and Warren and two economic development specialists tackled […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Preparing a workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, addressing the concerns of low-wage earners, continuing a cooperative regional approach to new development, and adapting local government to address the needs of young people. These were just some of the issues the mayors of Youngstown and Warren and...

Port Authority Sees More Customers at New HQ

CCPA Sees Increased Customers at New HQ

LEETONIA, Ohio — Since the Columbiana County Port Authority moved its headquarters over a month ago, Penny Traina has had more economic development-related customers stop into her new office than she had in the two years when her office was at 1250 St. George St. in East Liverpool. “The combination of the [Columbiana County] Economic […]

LEETONIA, Ohio -- Since the Columbiana County Port Authority moved its headquarters over a month ago, Penny Traina has had more economic development-related customers stop into her new office than she had in the two years when her office was at 1250 St. George St. in East Liverpool. “The combination...

Remnants from the WPA and the New Deal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There is a section along South Schenley Avenue – not quite 50 yards long – in Youngstown just north of Volney Rogers Middle School that appears strangely out of place with the rest of the street. Each side of the thoroughfare is bracketed with retaining walls about four feet high and constructed […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- There is a section along South Schenley Avenue – not quite 50 yards long – in Youngstown just north of Volney Rogers Middle School that appears strangely out of place with the rest of the street. Each side of the thoroughfare is bracketed with retaining walls about...

TJX Opponents Pledge Referendum on Rezoning

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill is confident that voters in the village will support Village Council’s decision Thursday evening to back the Lordstown Planning Commission’s rezoning of about 300 acres of property to accommodate the proposed $160 million TJX HomeGoods regional distribution center. At the same time, an opponent of the rezoning said he […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill is confident that voters in the village will support Village Council’s decision Thursday evening to back the Lordstown Planning Commission’s rezoning of about 300 acres of property to accommodate the proposed $160 million TJX HomeGoods regional distribution center. At the same time, an opponent...

Fly-In Group Advocates for Valley at White House

Camp Ravenna Announcement Expected in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After a set of morning meetings at the White House, members of a business delegation to Washington, D.C. say they have made valuable connections and came away with next steps in support of local initiatives. The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber organized the trip, in which about 50 business and community leaders and chamber […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After a set of morning meetings at the White House, members of a business delegation to Washington, D.C. say they have made valuable connections and came away with next steps in support of local initiatives. The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber organized the trip, in which about 50 business...

Camp Ravenna Missile Site? Decision Soon, Leaders Told

Camp Ravenna Announcement Expected in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In three weeks, an announcement regarding the proposed missile defense site being considered for Camp Ravenna is expected. The news was confirmed Wednesday by members of a lobbying delegation led by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber after a meeting with U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio. “They indicated there will […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In three weeks, an announcement regarding the proposed missile defense site being considered for Camp Ravenna is expected. The news was confirmed Wednesday by members of a lobbying delegation led by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber after a meeting with U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6...

Council to Consider Brownfield Grant, SMAR2T Items

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will conduct environmental assessments on former gas station sites throughout the city for potential remediation, with an eye on preparing them for future redevelopment. City Council will vote on an ordinance tonight to formally accept a $200,000 brownfield assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and authorize the city’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will conduct environmental assessments on former gas station sites throughout the city for potential remediation, with an eye on preparing them for future redevelopment. City Council will vote on an ordinance tonight to formally accept a $200,000 brownfield assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Youngstown, Warren Fall from Top Spots in Unemployment

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the first time in months, neither of the Mahoning Valley’s largest cities posted the highest monthly unemployment rate in Ohio last month. Warren, which reported a 6.3% unemployment rate in May, was tied with Lorain for the third highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities tracked by the Ohio Department of Job […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the first time in months, neither of the Mahoning Valley’s largest cities posted the highest monthly unemployment rate in Ohio last month. Warren, which reported a 6.3% unemployment rate in May, was tied with Lorain for the third highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities tracked by...

Chamber Compiles Jobs List for Idled GM Workers

Regional Chamber Backs Redistricting Reform Issue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through partnerships with other regional economic development groups, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has compiled a list of employment opportunities for workers laid off at General Motors Lordstown Assembly, Magna Seating and Comprehensive Logistics. The list, distributed to management at the three companies for them to provide to workers, includes manufacturing, warehouse distribution, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through partnerships with other regional economic development groups, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has compiled a list of employment opportunities for workers laid off at General Motors Lordstown Assembly, Magna Seating and Comprehensive Logistics. The list, distributed to management at the three companies for them to provide to...

eBay’s Retail Revival Teaches Warren Businesses

WARREN, Ohio – Evaline’s Bridal has been a Trumbull County institution for more than 70 years, first in downtown Warren and now at 5000 E. Market St., where the bridal shop relocated. It is now in the early stages of entering a new retail space, the world of online sales via the platform of e-commerce […]

WARREN, Ohio – Evaline’s Bridal has been a Trumbull County institution for more than 70 years, first in downtown Warren and now at 5000 E. Market St., where the bridal shop relocated. It is now in the early stages of entering a new retail space, the world of online sales...