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Youngstown, Warren Tie for Ohio’s Second-Highest Jobless Rate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Warren were tied for the second-highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities in July, according to data from the state Department of Job and Family Services, as the two cities both posted rates of 8.2%. The figure trails behind only the city of Lorain, which came in at 8.4%. For the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Warren were tied for the second-highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities in July, according to data from the state Department of Job and Family Services, as the two cities both posted rates of 8.2%. The figure trails behind only the city of Lorain, which came...

CCPA OKs $2.3M Sale of Its Headquarters to Haltec

CCPA Approves $2.3M Sale of Its Headquarters

LEETONIA, Ohio — After less than four months in its new headquarters, the board of the Columbiana County Port Authority Monday approved the sale of two lots, including its headquarters at 120 Industry St., in the World Trade Park to Haltec Corp. The $2,310,150 purchase by Haltec Corp., a supplier of tire management and inflation solutions […]

LEETONIA, Ohio — After less than four months in its new headquarters, the board of the Columbiana County Port Authority Monday approved the sale of two lots, including its headquarters at 120 Industry St., in the World Trade Park to Haltec Corp. The $2,310,150 purchase by Haltec Corp., a supplier of...

TJX Supporters Urge Residents to Vote

TJX Supporters Urge Residents to Get Out and Vote

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Nearly 100 proponents of TJX Companies Inc.’s plan to build a $160 million distribution center here turned out to rally behind the project, urging their fellow residents to get out and vote today and support a rezoning issue that would allow construction to move forward. “If people get out the vote, and […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Nearly 100 proponents of TJX Companies Inc.’s plan to build a $160 million distribution center here turned out to rally behind the project, urging their fellow residents to get out and vote today and support a rezoning issue that would allow construction to move forward. “If people...

New Roundabout Eases Travel in Downtown Sharon

New Roundabout Eases Travel in Downtown Sharon

SHARON, Pa. – Surrounded by potted flowers, the sign reads “Welcome to Downtown Sharon” as you enter the newly installed roundabout from Dock Street, connecting to Connelly Boulevard on the southern side of the central business district. This style of intersection is more common in Europe but is gaining popularity in the Midwest. The roundabout […]

SHARON, Pa. – Surrounded by potted flowers, the sign reads “Welcome to Downtown Sharon” as you enter the newly installed roundabout from Dock Street, connecting to Connelly Boulevard on the southern side of the central business district. This style of intersection is more common in Europe but is gaining popularity...

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 4.6%

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6% in July, up slightly from June’s 4.5%, according to the latest figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The July rate was also down from last year’s 5.1%. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was 3.9% last month, down from 4% in June and 4.3% from […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6% in July, up slightly from June’s 4.5%, according to the latest figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The July rate was also down from last year’s 5.1%. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was 3.9% last month, down from 4%...

$185K ARC Grant Supports 3D Printing at YBI

$185K ARC Grant Supports 3D Printing at YBI

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A $185,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help the Youngstown Business Incubator increase its 3D printing capacity. The grant will allow YBI and Youngstown State University to purchase new 3D printing equipment and software. Appalachian Regional Commission, or ARC, grants help their communities remain competitive on the national and global […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A $185,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help the Youngstown Business Incubator increase its 3D printing capacity. The grant will allow YBI and Youngstown State University to purchase new 3D printing equipment and software. Appalachian Regional Commission, or ARC, grants help their communities remain competitive...

TJX Referendum Backers, Foes Make Moves Ahead of Vote

TJX Rezoning Hearing Set for This Morning

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Supporters of TJX Companies Inc.’s proposed $160 million HomeGoods distribution center are ramping up their efforts leading up to next Tuesday’s vote on the TJX referendum – even as opponents accuse them of violating state election law. The Cafaro Co. announced Thursday morning that, in partnership with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, it […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Supporters of TJX Companies Inc.'s proposed $160 million HomeGoods distribution center are ramping up their efforts leading up to next Tuesday's vote on the TJX referendum – even as opponents accuse them of violating state election law. The Cafaro Co. announced Thursday morning that, in partnership with...

Port Authority Eyes Mahoning River Development

Port Authority Eyes Mahoning River Development

WARREN, Ohio — Requests for proposals are expected to go out in early September for two Mahoning River studies funded by $90,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Genna Petrolla, economic development planner with the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, told members of the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors at their regular monthly […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Requests for proposals are expected to go out in early September for two Mahoning River studies funded by $90,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Genna Petrolla, economic development planner with the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, told members of the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of...

Ohio Small Businesses Largely Optimistic about Future

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A quarterly survey from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation finds most small businesses in the state are planning to hire in the third quarter and many executives are optimistic about the future of their company. In a survey of more than 400 executives from across the state – 92% of […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A quarterly survey from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation finds most small businesses in the state are planning to hire in the third quarter and many executives are optimistic about the future of their company. In a survey of more than 400 executives from across...

Canfield Township Approves JEDD, City Votes Sept. 5

canfield township approves millennial moments

Update: The city’s vote will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, for the second reading. The first reading was on Wednesday, Aug. 18. CANFIELD, Ohio – By a unanimous vote, Canfield Township Trustees approved the proposed Millennial Moments joint economic development district, or JEDD, agreement at its regular meeting Tuesday evening. A vote today by […]

Update: The city's vote will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, for the second reading. The first reading was on Wednesday, Aug. 18. CANFIELD, Ohio – By a unanimous vote, Canfield Township Trustees approved the proposed Millennial Moments joint economic development district, or JEDD, agreement at its regular meeting Tuesday...