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Tax Incentive Council Looks at TIF Impact on Schools

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials from Mahoning County, Jackson Township and the Jackson-Milton Local School District are expected to address how tax increment financing is implemented, particularly how school districts might realize more revenue when they are used. Discussion of tax increment financing deals – referred to as TIFs and used to assist several local projects […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials from Mahoning County, Jackson Township and the Jackson-Milton Local School District are expected to address how tax increment financing is implemented, particularly how school districts might realize more revenue when they are used. Discussion of tax increment financing deals – referred to as TIFs and used...

Youngstown, Warren Again Top Ohio Unemployment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – February unemployment rates in Youngstown and Warren remained the highest in Ohio, despite rates in both cities falling by more than a full percentage point from the month before. Local unemployment rates were roughly comparable to those posted a year earlier, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – February unemployment rates in Youngstown and Warren remained the highest in Ohio, despite rates in both cities falling by more than a full percentage point from the month before. Local unemployment rates were roughly comparable to those posted a year earlier, according to data released this morning...

Development Lands at ‘The Landing’ in Sharon

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SHARON, Pa. – Mike Sakony has a personal connection with The Landing beyond the 4,200 square feet of space Blissed Out Design occupies there. The company, which he founded with Linda Smiley, moved about three years ago into the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant in Sharon, Pa., but his family history with the industrial property […]

SHARON, Pa. – Mike Sakony has a personal connection with The Landing beyond the 4,200 square feet of space Blissed Out Design occupies there. The company, which he founded with Linda Smiley, moved about three years ago into the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant in Sharon, Pa., but his family...

Ohio Unemployment Down Slightly to 4.6%

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The unemployment rate in Ohio was 4.6% in February, according to the latest report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The rate is down slightly from the 4.7% mark in January, but up from February 2018’s 4.5%. The state’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment dipped to 5,594,200 in February, […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The unemployment rate in Ohio was 4.6% in February, according to the latest report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The rate is down slightly from the 4.7% mark in January, but up from February 2018’s 4.5%. The state’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment...

‘Interested Parties’ Inquire About GM Lordstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Co. confirmed it has received “inquiries” about its idled Lordstown Complex, but the fate of the plant remains tied to negotiations scheduled to take place later this year with the United Auto Workers, a spokesman for the auto manufacturer said Thursday. A day after President Donald Trump spoke about the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Co. confirmed it has received “inquiries” about its idled Lordstown Complex, but the fate of the plant remains tied to negotiations scheduled to take place later this year with the United Auto Workers, a spokesman for the auto manufacturer said Thursday. A day after President...

Port Authority OKs Capital Lease for TJX Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors Wednesday approved a capital lease agreement with TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods regional distribution center in Lordstown. The board also authorized the port authority’s executive director and legal counsel to finalize negotiations with Ross Development for a lease on the air […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors Wednesday approved a capital lease agreement with TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods regional distribution center in Lordstown. The board also authorized the port authority’s executive director and legal counsel to finalize negotiations with Ross Development for...

Ohio EPA Approves Permit for TJX Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods distribution center project in Lordstown. The project, which local leaders expect to begin construction next month, will include a 1.2-million-square-foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways. The project is located at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies Inc. for its $170 million HomeGoods distribution center project in Lordstown. The project, which local leaders expect to begin construction next month, will include a 1.2-million-square-foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways....

Robins Theatre Prepares to Reopen Next Year

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WARREN, Ohio – Downtown Development Group is nearly finished tearing the Robins Theatre apart. Now, the Warren company is getting ready to put it back together. Workers on a cold day in mid-February were deconstructing the main stage of the historic theater, underneath which new dressing rooms are being built. Gone are the approximately 1,500 […]

WARREN, Ohio – Downtown Development Group is nearly finished tearing the Robins Theatre apart. Now, the Warren company is getting ready to put it back together. Workers on a cold day in mid-February were deconstructing the main stage of the historic theater, underneath which new dressing rooms are being built....

10K Friends Launches Second Year in New Castle

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The second year of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania’s revitalization program in New Castle kicks off Monday at 11 a.m. at the Gussie Walker Community Center, 1207 Moravia Street. 10,000 Friends has committed $1.35 million over six years to the city’s south side. Partnering with the organization are the city of New […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The second year of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania’s revitalization program in New Castle kicks off Monday at 11 a.m. at the Gussie Walker Community Center, 1207 Moravia Street. 10,000 Friends has committed $1.35 million over six years to the city’s south side. Partnering with the organization...

Energy Theorist Touts Benefits of Fossil Fuels

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BOARDMAN, Ohio – An energy theorist and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for-profit think tank based in California, says efforts to constrict the use of fossil fuels stand to make overall life on the planet worse, not better. “There are unique positives that outweigh the unique negatives,” Alex Epstein, author of the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – An energy theorist and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for-profit think tank based in California, says efforts to constrict the use of fossil fuels stand to make overall life on the planet worse, not better. “There are unique positives that outweigh the unique negatives,”...