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Ryan: ‘All Hands On Deck’ In Search for New TJX Site

Ryan: ‘All Hands On Deck’ In Search for New TJX Site

CANFIELD, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, told reporters Saturday that TJX Companies Inc. is spending this weekend scouting other sites in the Mahoning Valley that might be suitable for a construction of a $160 million HomeGoods Distribution center. “I want to let the community know that we are all hands on deck,” Ryan […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, told reporters Saturday that TJX Companies Inc. is spending this weekend scouting other sites in the Mahoning Valley that might be suitable for a construction of a $160 million HomeGoods Distribution center. “I want to let the community know that we are...

Lordstown Residents ‘Disheartened’ at Opposition to TJX

Lordstown Residents 'Disheartened' at Opposition to HomeGoods

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – George Vasko, a resident of the village of Lordstown for 22 years, says he’ll probably lose his job along with 1,500 others when General Motors Co.’s Lordstown Complex sheds its second shift in June. With this sort of pressure facing the community, he said he’s even more frustrated as to why a […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – George Vasko, a resident of the village of Lordstown for 22 years, says he’ll probably lose his job along with 1,500 others when General Motors Co.’s Lordstown Complex sheds its second shift in June. With this sort of pressure facing the community, he said he’s even more...

TJX Fallout: Cafaro Blasts Lordstown Officials for ‘Lack of Backbone’

Agencies Hunt for ‘Phenomenal’ TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill defended the village’s efforts in support of the TJX Companies Inc. and its proposed $160 million distribution center, following searing criticism from Anthony Cafaro Jr., co-president of the Cafaro Co. in Niles, that essentially called village officials cowards. Cafaro accused them of bending to pressure from opponents of the […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill defended the village’s efforts in support of the TJX Companies Inc. and its proposed $160 million distribution center, following searing criticism from Anthony Cafaro Jr., co-president of the Cafaro Co. in Niles, that essentially called village officials cowards. Cafaro accused them of bending to...

TJX Withdraws Zoning Application, ‘Reconsidering’ Options

TJX Withdraws Zoning Application

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies Inc. has withdrawn its rezoning request for land in Lordstown where it proposed building a $160 million distribution center for its HomeGoods division. TJX is reconsidering its options for the project, the company announced this morning. In early March, TJX disclosed plans to develop a 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies Inc. has withdrawn its rezoning request for land in Lordstown where it proposed building a $160 million distribution center for its HomeGoods division. TJX is reconsidering its options for the project, the company announced this morning. In early March, TJX disclosed plans to develop...

Ohio Unemployment Falls to 4.4%

Valley Cities Post State's Highest Unemployment Rates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio unemployment rate last month was 4.4%, down from February’s 4.5% and March 2017’s 5.1%, according to figures from the state’s Department of Job and Family Services released this morning. The national unemployment rate is 4.1%. The number of unemployed workers in the state fell to 253,000 in March, 9,000 fewer […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio unemployment rate last month was 4.4%, down from February’s 4.5% and March 2017’s 5.1%, according to figures from the state’s Department of Job and Family Services released this morning. The national unemployment rate is 4.1%. The number of unemployed workers in the state fell to...

Ohio New Business Filings Way Up in March

Ohio New Business Filings Way Up in March

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The month of March proved to be another big one for new entities filing to do business in Ohio, the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted reported Monday. In fact, last month was the second-best month in history with 11,690 new entities filing documents. The best month on record for new […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The month of March proved to be another big one for new entities filing to do business in Ohio, the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted reported Monday. In fact, last month was the second-best month in history with 11,690 new entities filing documents. The best...

Workshop Outlines Help So Small Businesses Grow

WARREN, Ohio – Just a few hours before one of the Mahoning Valley’s largest employers announced plans Friday to lay off up to 1,500 workers, participants in a U.S. Small Business Administration workshop heard about the importance of small businesses and what tools were available to help them thrive. The SBA and the city of […]

WARREN, Ohio – Just a few hours before one of the Mahoning Valley’s largest employers announced plans Friday to lay off up to 1,500 workers, participants in a U.S. Small Business Administration workshop heard about the importance of small businesses and what tools were available to help them thrive. The...

Report: Youngstown Ranked 108 on ‘Best Places to Live’ List

Best Places to Live

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In its annual Best Places to Live report, U.S. News and World Report ranked Youngstown at 108 out of 125 metro areas in the United States. The Washington, D.C.-based publishing company bases the rankings on quality of life, job market, value and desirability. Youngstown earned a 6.0 overall score, with desirability at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In its annual Best Places to Live report, U.S. News and World Report ranked Youngstown at 108 out of 125 metro areas in the United States. The Washington, D.C.-based publishing company bases the rankings on quality of life, job market, value and desirability. Youngstown earned a 6.0...

Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Companies invested more than $216 million in the Mahoning Valley last year, according to the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual economic development report card. The investments involved 367 projects that created 926 jobs and retained another 2,434. According to the report card, the total local investment last year was $216,256,009. The report card […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Companies invested more than $216 million in the Mahoning Valley last year, according to the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual economic development report card. The investments involved 367 projects that created 926 jobs and retained another 2,434. According to the report card, the total local investment last year...

Amphitheater Construction to Begin June 1

Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater Construction to Begin June 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What started out as a project to provide a venue for small and inexpensive events has evolved into a new “front door” to the city, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management and JAC Live, this morning. Construction of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park will begin June 1, Ryan […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What started out as a project to provide a venue for small and inexpensive events has evolved into a new “front door” to the city, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management and JAC Live, this morning. Construction of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park...