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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...

YBI Unveils Tech Block Building No. 5

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tech Block Building No. 5 of the Youngstown Business Incubator is open for business. Representatives of YBI and its various partners from government, the private sector and philanthropic community joined to celebrate the opening of the YBI campus’ fifth building in the former Vindicator Building downtown. Barb Ewing, the incubator’s CEO, asserted […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tech Block Building No. 5 of the Youngstown Business Incubator is open for business. Representatives of YBI and its various partners from government, the private sector and philanthropic community joined to celebrate the opening of the YBI campus’ fifth building in the former Vindicator Building downtown. Barb...

Newest Tool for YNDC: Revitalize Home Mortgage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The impact of home ownership on a community is hard to overstate. Kids who grow up in a house their parents own are more likely to stay in school until 17, score higher in math and reading and are twice as likely to enroll in college. A 2014 study found that homeowners […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The impact of home ownership on a community is hard to overstate. Kids who grow up in a house their parents own are more likely to stay in school until 17, score higher in math and reading and are twice as likely to enroll in college. A...

Fund for Warren’s Future to Accept Grant Applications

WARREN, Ohio – The Fund for Warren’s Future, an economic development initiative launched in October by city and community leaders, will begin accepting applications Monday for its first round of grants. Prospective recipients will be able to apply through March 23 for the first round of grants, said Dennis Blank, volunteer administrator for the fund. […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Fund for Warren’s Future, an economic development initiative launched in October by city and community leaders, will begin accepting applications Monday for its first round of grants. Prospective recipients will be able to apply through March 23 for the first round of grants, said Dennis Blank,...

City Board Acts on Bel Park, Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning approved an agreement to buy the long-vacant Bel Park Professional Building. The $355,000 purchase of the building, 1005 Belmont Ave., was among several development-related items that appeared on this morning’s agenda that also included an agreement to redevelop the former Bottom Dollar Food on Glenwood […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning approved an agreement to buy the long-vacant Bel Park Professional Building. The $355,000 purchase of the building, 1005 Belmont Ave., was among several development-related items that appeared on this morning’s agenda that also included an agreement to redevelop the former...

Officials Call for Suspension of Medical Marijuana Licenses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Calls for the Ohio Department of Commerce to suspend the awards of Level I medical marijuana cultivation licenses hasn’t deterred a local venture from moving forward with its plans to develop a grow site in the city. “We’re moving forward full bore,” said Daniel Kessler of Liberty Township, partner and chief operating […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Calls for the Ohio Department of Commerce to suspend the awards of Level I medical marijuana cultivation licenses hasn’t deterred a local venture from moving forward with its plans to develop a grow site in the city. “We’re moving forward full bore,” said Daniel Kessler of Liberty...

Southern Airways Explores Options for Service Here

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – An executive with Southern Airways Express sees Allegiant Air’s impending departure from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport as an opportunity, but no one is saying how soon that potential could become reality. Mark Cestari, chief commercial officer with the carrier, met Tuesday morning in the airport terminal with some 30 representatives of the […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – An executive with Southern Airways Express sees Allegiant Air’s impending departure from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport as an opportunity, but no one is saying how soon that potential could become reality. Mark Cestari, chief commercial officer with the carrier, met Tuesday morning in the airport terminal with...

Chamber, Weathersfield Seek Input in Development Survey

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and Weathersfield Township trustees have released an online survey for residents to provide feedback about development in the township. The survey assesses the township’s assets, quality of life, potential visual and infrastructure improvements and more. Specific questions address how the township can better serve its businesses and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and Weathersfield Township trustees have released an online survey for residents to provide feedback about development in the township. The survey assesses the township’s assets, quality of life, potential visual and infrastructure improvements and more. Specific questions address how the township can...

City to Settle Water Grants Lawsuit for $1.45M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown will pay $1.45 million plus related costs to settle a lawsuit filed about its use of water and wastewater grants to support economic development in the city. The settlement agreement is one of several items on a full agenda City Council will consider Wednesday night. Other items are agreements related to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown will pay $1.45 million plus related costs to settle a lawsuit filed about its use of water and wastewater grants to support economic development in the city. The settlement agreement is one of several items on a full agenda City Council will consider Wednesday night. Other...