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Youngstown Posts Highest Unemployment Rate in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown’s unemployment rate was 6.2% in May, the highest rate among Ohio cities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports.  The city’s unemployment rate was a tenth of a percentage point higher than Toledo’s 6.1% last month. Warren, which for months has traded positions with Youngstown as the city with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown’s unemployment rate was 6.2% in May, the highest rate among Ohio cities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports.  The city’s unemployment rate was a tenth of a percentage point higher than Toledo’s 6.1% last month. Warren, which for months has traded positions with...

Wean Awards Grant to Address Mass Incarceration

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has awarded a multiyear grant to the Ohio Transformation Fund to address the impact of mass criminalization and incarceration in Ohio. The grant amount was not disclosed. The Ohio Transformation Fund’s efforts include community organizing, policy advocacy and civic engagement programs designed to change the state’s justice […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has awarded a multiyear grant to the Ohio Transformation Fund to address the impact of mass criminalization and incarceration in Ohio. The grant amount was not disclosed. The Ohio Transformation Fund’s efforts include community organizing, policy advocacy and civic engagement programs designed...

Ohio Unemployment Dips to 4.1% in May

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Unemployment in Ohio continued to edge down in May, dropping slightly to 4.1%, down from 4.2% in April. It’s also down from 4.6% in May 2018. According to the latest report by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the number of unemployed workers in Ohio stood at 239,000 in May, […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Unemployment in Ohio continued to edge down in May, dropping slightly to 4.1%, down from 4.2% in April. It's also down from 4.6% in May 2018. According to the latest report by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the number of unemployed workers in Ohio...

City Club Panel Links Health, Arts to Economic Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fate of the General Motors Lordstown Complex and its workers, preparing and connecting workers with job opportunities, and how health-care impacts education and workforce were among the topics discussed by in the City Club of the Mahoning Valley’s second annual State of the Valley discussion. When regional growth and development are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fate of the General Motors Lordstown Complex and its workers, preparing and connecting workers with job opportunities, and how health-care impacts education and workforce were among the topics discussed by in the City Club of the Mahoning Valley’s second annual State of the Valley discussion. When...

New-Business Filings Total 11K in May

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is off to its fastest five-month start to the year for new-business filings, reports Secretary of State Frank LaRose, as nearly 60,000 businesses have submitted paperwork to do business in the state.  Compared to the same period a year ago, filings are up 3,089 from a year ago, totaling 59,444 as […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is off to its fastest five-month start to the year for new-business filings, reports Secretary of State Frank LaRose, as nearly 60,000 businesses have submitted paperwork to do business in the state.  Compared to the same period a year ago, filings are up 3,089 from a...

TJX Prefers Local Workers and Contractors – Mayor

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Officials at TJX Companies Inc. told Mayor Arno Hill Friday that the company would prefer to use local workers and contractors as part of its $160 million distribution center now under development in the village. “I had a brief conversation with them today,” Hill said Friday. “They’re aware of what’s going on […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Officials at TJX Companies Inc. told Mayor Arno Hill Friday that the company would prefer to use local workers and contractors as part of its $160 million distribution center now under development in the village. “I had a brief conversation with them today,” Hill said Friday. “They’re...

Commentary: D.C. Fly-In Unites Development Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 50 Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber members, staff and elected officials descended upon the nation’s capitol to share the Mahoning Valley’s transformation agenda with representatives there. The group came together as one voice, one force, on a mission to grow our region’s economy. I was fortunate enough to […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 50 Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber members, staff and elected officials descended upon the nation’s capitol to share the Mahoning Valley’s transformation agenda with representatives there. The group came together as one voice, one force, on a mission to grow our region’s economy....

Eastgate Awarded $210K to Implement Development Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments has received a $210,000 grant to create and implement a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy in conjunction with the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s Chicago office. With the grant, Eastgate will develop partnerships and work on local projects in several sectors, including workforce training, entrepreneurship, infrastructure […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments has received a $210,000 grant to create and implement a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy in conjunction with the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s Chicago office. With the grant, Eastgate will develop partnerships and work on local projects in several sectors,...

Howland Development Strikes Gold in Triangle

HOWLAND, Ohio – Schaefer Equipment Inc. has invested north of $2 million over the past year at its plant at 1590 Phoenix Road NE in Howland Township. The steel-forging company, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Wabtec Corp., primarily serves the rail freight car market. It recently expanded into the industrial segment and made “several reasonably-sized” investments […]

HOWLAND, Ohio – Schaefer Equipment Inc. has invested north of $2 million over the past year at its plant at 1590 Phoenix Road NE in Howland Township. The steel-forging company, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Wabtec Corp., primarily serves the rail freight car market. It recently expanded into the industrial segment...

Site Work Underway for $170M TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Heavy rains late last week and over the weekend has put a damper on work at the site of TJX Companies Inc.’s $170 million distribution center in Lordstown. But work is still underway, reports Mayor Arno Hill. The village of Lordstown issued zoning permits in April to site developer Independence Excavating Inc. […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Heavy rains late last week and over the weekend has put a damper on work at the site of TJX Companies Inc.'s $170 million distribution center in Lordstown. But work is still underway, reports Mayor Arno Hill. The village of Lordstown issued zoning permits in April to...