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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...

Lordstown Council Holds Hearing on TJX Rezoning

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Legislation to rezone 300 acres of land in the village to accommodate construction of the proposed TJX distribution center moves to a second reading Monday evening, following a public hearing today. Village Council held the first reading of the legislation to accept the village planning commission’s recommendation to rezone the seven parcels […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Legislation to rezone 300 acres of land in the village to accommodate construction of the proposed TJX distribution center moves to a second reading Monday evening, following a public hearing today. Village Council held the first reading of the legislation to accept the village planning commission’s recommendation...

Kasich Signs TJX Bill, Public Hearing Tomorrow

TJX Referendum Backers, Foes Make Moves Ahead of Vote

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich has signed the legislation that is expected to fast track the TJX Companies proposal to build a HomeGoods distribution center here. State Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-32 Bazetta, announced this morning that Kasich had signed House Bill 292. The legislation, which cleared the Ohio General Assembly May 22, contained an […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich has signed the legislation that is expected to fast track the TJX Companies proposal to build a HomeGoods distribution center here. State Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-32 Bazetta, announced this morning that Kasich had signed House Bill 292. The legislation, which cleared the Ohio General...

JobsOhio Near ‘Top Five’ in Economic Development

JobsOhio Near 'Top Five' in Economic Development

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A performance assessment of JobsOhio finds that it “consistently performed at or near the top five” of its peer organizations across core performance indicators. JobsOhio, the private corporation formed by the state of Ohio in 2011 to spearhead its economic development efforts, released the report Thursday afternoon. The report, prepared by McKinsey […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A performance assessment of JobsOhio finds that it “consistently performed at or near the top five” of its peer organizations across core performance indicators. JobsOhio, the private corporation formed by the state of Ohio in 2011 to spearhead its economic development efforts, released the report Thursday afternoon....

Ohio Unemployment Steady at 4.3%

Area Unemployment Drops, Still Tops Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.3% in May 2018, unchanged from April and down from 5.1% a year ago, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 3.8%, down from 3.9% in April and 4.3% in May 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.3% in May 2018, unchanged from April and down from 5.1% a year ago, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 3.8%, down from 3.9% in April and 4.3% in May 2017....

Housing Starts Up in Valley, Builders Say

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — New housing starts in the area are ahead of the pace last year, but there are clouds on the horizon that could dampen the spirits of builders enjoying some of their busiest seasons since the Great Recession. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an uptick,” says Steve DeLucia, owner of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- New housing starts in the area are ahead of the pace last year, but there are clouds on the horizon that could dampen the spirits of builders enjoying some of their busiest seasons since the Great Recession. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an uptick,”...

Kent State Considers Airport for Drone Program

WRPA OKs Severance for Former Airport Director Dan Dickten

WARREN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is talking with Kent State University about using space at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport for a training program. Maureen McFarland, director of Kent State’s aviation program, is expected to visit the Vienna Township airport in July to “have a conversation about utilization of our airport,” John Moliterno, WRPA […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is talking with Kent State University about using space at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport for a training program. Maureen McFarland, director of Kent State’s aviation program, is expected to visit the Vienna Township airport in July to “have a conversation about utilization of...

Fund for Economic Future Focuses on Worker Mobility

CLEVELAND — Members of the Fund for Our Economic Future have approved a $300,000 grant to launch a worker mobility project that would improve access to jobs in northeast Ohio. Voting members of the fund, those who contribute $100,000 or more over three years, approved the grant June 7 during a board meeting at Kent […]

CLEVELAND -- Members of the Fund for Our Economic Future have approved a $300,000 grant to launch a worker mobility project that would improve access to jobs in northeast Ohio. Voting members of the fund, those who contribute $100,000 or more over three years, approved the grant June 7 during...

Working Together Bears Fruit for Ohio Wine Industry

GENEVA, Ohio — Two French oak casks stand out from the rest of the barrels in the cellar of Ferrante Winery and Ristorante here. Compared to the typical wine barrel, they’re larger and quite beautiful: The smooth lines and natural wood grain reflect high-quality craftsmanship and the spotless steel hardware provides a pleasant contrast to […]

GENEVA, Ohio -- Two French oak casks stand out from the rest of the barrels in the cellar of Ferrante Winery and Ristorante here. Compared to the typical wine barrel, they’re larger and quite beautiful: The smooth lines and natural wood grain reflect high-quality craftsmanship and the spotless steel hardware...

Ohio Scores ‘B’ in Logistics, Manufacturing

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ohio ranks a solid overall B grade when it comes to manufacturing and logistics compared to other states, according to a new report issued by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. The report card measures the health of the manufacturing sector in each state according to three […]

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ohio ranks a solid overall B grade when it comes to manufacturing and logistics compared to other states, according to a new report issued by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. The report card measures the health of the manufacturing sector in...