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Brown Names New Economic Development Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced a reorganization Monday of the city’s department of community planning and economic development office.   Effective Monday, Brown named Nikki Posterli as director of community planning and economic development. She will replace the department’s current director, T. Sharon Woodberry, who has been named economic development director.  Posterli also […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced a reorganization Monday of the city’s department of community planning and economic development office.   Effective Monday, Brown named Nikki Posterli as director of community planning and economic development. She will replace the department’s current director, T. Sharon Woodberry, who has been named...

As UAW Strike Continues, Lordstown’s Future Still in the Air

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — If you asked James Dignan this time last year, he likely wouldn’t have expected the United Auto Workers to strike against General Motors. But as negotiations seemed to make little to no progress over the summer, the president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber said the likelihood of a strike increased. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- If you asked James Dignan this time last year, he likely wouldn’t have expected the United Auto Workers to strike against General Motors. But as negotiations seemed to make little to no progress over the summer, the president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber said the...

Striking UAW 1112 Workers Want GM Car for Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The shop chairman for United Auto Workers Local 1112 said Monday he was confident his international leadership would do their best to secure some kind of work for the General Motors Lordstown Complex, but said his preference remains for the automaker to assign the plant a new vehicle to build.  Negotiations resumed […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The shop chairman for United Auto Workers Local 1112 said Monday he was confident his international leadership would do their best to secure some kind of work for the General Motors Lordstown Complex, but said his preference remains for the automaker to assign the plant a new...

Niles Pursues Revitalization Strategy

NILES, Ohio – Mayor Steven Mientkiewicz has a vision for downtown Niles.  He sees small professional offices, coffee shops, craft bourbon and wine bars, craft breweries, restaurants and professionals filling vacant storefronts on South Main Street, joining the downtown business base that includes the operations center and a branch of Farmers National Bank, as well […]

NILES, Ohio – Mayor Steven Mientkiewicz has a vision for downtown Niles.  He sees small professional offices, coffee shops, craft bourbon and wine bars, craft breweries, restaurants and professionals filling vacant storefronts on South Main Street, joining the downtown business base that includes the operations center and a branch of...

Sears Demolition Continues Through October

BOARDMAN, Ohio — An update from the owner of the Southern Park Mall reports demolition of the former Sears department store will begin in late October. Washington Prime Group, Columbus, stated Wednesday that demolition of the department store will take about four to six weeks to complete. Demolition of the former Sears Auto Center is […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- An update from the owner of the Southern Park Mall reports demolition of the former Sears department store will begin in late October. Washington Prime Group, Columbus, stated Wednesday that demolition of the department store will take about four to six weeks to complete. Demolition of the...

Skechers Store Coming to Shops at Boardman Park

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Shops at Boardman Park is busy preparing space for its newest tenant: Skechers USA Inc. Renovation work on the 5,000-square-foot outlet store should be wrapped up by October, said a representative of The Shops at Boardman Park. In a statement, owner David Handel said the company is “proud to welcome the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Shops at Boardman Park is busy preparing space for its newest tenant: Skechers USA Inc. Renovation work on the 5,000-square-foot outlet store should be wrapped up by October, said a representative of The Shops at Boardman Park. In a statement, owner David Handel said the company...

SBA Closing Disaster Center on Sept. 18

BOARDMAN, Ohio — County residents and business owners have until close of business Sept. 18 to get one-on-one assistance from U.S. Small Business Administration representatives to receive disaster loans. The SBA has staffed its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Boardman Township Administration Building at 8299 Market St. since July 12, assisting homeowners and business […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- County residents and business owners have until close of business Sept. 18 to get one-on-one assistance from U.S. Small Business Administration representatives to receive disaster loans. The SBA has staffed its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Boardman Township Administration Building at 8299 Market St. since July...

Penn-Northwest Markets Opportunities in Shenango Valley

SHARON, Pa. — Penn-Northwest Development Corp.’s effort to lure TJX Companies Inc.’s HomeGoods distribution center to Mercer County didn’t succeed, but the effort ended up bearing other fruit.  A venture spinning out of that effort is among the projects Penn-Northwest is engaged with, officials with the development agency report.  Penn-Northwest had pitched the site at […]

SHARON, Pa. -- Penn-Northwest Development Corp.’s effort to lure TJX Companies Inc.’s HomeGoods distribution center to Mercer County didn’t succeed, but the effort ended up bearing other fruit.  A venture spinning out of that effort is among the projects Penn-Northwest is engaged with, officials with the development agency report.  Penn-Northwest...

DeliDine Opens to Serve ‘Fine Food Fast’ in Kinsman

KINSMAN, Ohio – With no other place to get a made-to-order sub in this tiny town, Don Sutton, owner of DeliDine, saw a need for a full-service deli. Being in the deli business is nothing new to Sutton. For most of his life, Sutton and his family owned and operated Bob’s Market, a local grocery […]

KINSMAN, Ohio – With no other place to get a made-to-order sub in this tiny town, Don Sutton, owner of DeliDine, saw a need for a full-service deli. Being in the deli business is nothing new to Sutton. For most of his life, Sutton and his family owned and operated...