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Youngstown Receives $30K to Relaunch City of You Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Mayors Alliance has awarded Youngstown with a $30,000 grant award to restart the City of You marketing campaign. The campaign will highlight Youngstown students heading to college and the wrap-around social services available to them, as well as school-to-work partnerships in the Mahoning Valley.  The alliance is awarding more than […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Mayors Alliance has awarded Youngstown with a $30,000 grant award to restart the City of You marketing campaign. The campaign will highlight Youngstown students heading to college and the wrap-around social services available to them, as well as school-to-work partnerships in the Mahoning Valley.  The...

Marijuana, Unclaimed Funds: Ohio Commerce Director Briefs Mayors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Only half of the roughly 57,000 Ohioans who are eligible to access medical marijuana as of this year have done so due to delays in getting dispensaries up and running, said the director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Sheryl Creed Maxfield. Maxfield, a native of Struthers, was the featured speaker at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Only half of the roughly 57,000 Ohioans who are eligible to access medical marijuana as of this year have done so due to delays in getting dispensaries up and running, said the director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Sheryl Creed Maxfield. Maxfield, a native of Struthers,...

Board of Control Approves Consultant for Strategic Plan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A one-year contract approved Thursday by the city’s Board of Control will bring on Northeast Ohio urban planner Hunter Morrison to coordinate multiple plans and projects in the city. Morrison is a senior fellow in urban studies at the Levin College of Cleveland State University. He previously served as director of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A one-year contract approved Thursday by the city's Board of Control will bring on Northeast Ohio urban planner Hunter Morrison to coordinate multiple plans and projects in the city. Morrison is a senior fellow in urban studies at the Levin College of Cleveland State University. He previously...

WRPA Authorizes $10M in Bonds for Student Housing

WARREN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority voted Wednesday to issue up to $10 million in revenue bonds to support the construction of a new student-housing project near Youngstown State University and approved an extension to its development agreement with the city of Warren.  The actions were among several items on a packed agenda […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority voted Wednesday to issue up to $10 million in revenue bonds to support the construction of a new student-housing project near Youngstown State University and approved an extension to its development agreement with the city of Warren.  The actions were among several...

Youngstown, Warren Again Tie for No. 2 Unemployment Rate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For the second month in a row, the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities tied for Ohio’s second highest unemployment rate.  In July, Youngstown and Warren both posted unemployment rates of 7.7%, only surpassed by Athens’ 8.6% rate for the month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports. The two cities’ […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- For the second month in a row, the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities tied for Ohio’s second highest unemployment rate.  In July, Youngstown and Warren both posted unemployment rates of 7.7%, only surpassed by Athens’ 8.6% rate for the month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family...

As Deadline Nears for YDC Project, More Time Needed

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board and its partners are eager to move into the former Youngstown Developmental Center, but the board is seeking an extension to get startup funding. The board needs $1.5 million to prepare the 35-acre campus at 4891 E. County Line Road, Austintown, for the agencies […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board and its partners are eager to move into the former Youngstown Developmental Center, but the board is seeking an extension to get startup funding. The board needs $1.5 million to prepare the 35-acre campus at 4891 E. County Line...

Ohio Business Filings Up 15.7% in July

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New-business filings in Ohio were up 15.7% in July as 11,172 entities submitted paperwork to do business in the state, according to the Secretary of State’s office. So far this year, 80,551 organizations have filed paperwork with the state, up 5.9% from last year’s pace.  “Ohio is consistently being recognized for our […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New-business filings in Ohio were up 15.7% in July as 11,172 entities submitted paperwork to do business in the state, according to the Secretary of State’s office. So far this year, 80,551 organizations have filed paperwork with the state, up 5.9% from last year’s pace.  “Ohio is...

Statewide, U.S. Unemployment Remain Stable Over Month

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Both the statewide and U.S. unemployment rates in July were unchanged from the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.   The statewide unemployment rate was 4.0% in July, the same as in June and down from 4.6% in July 2018. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Both the statewide and U.S. unemployment rates in July were unchanged from the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.   The statewide unemployment rate was 4.0% in July, the same as in June and down from 4.6% in July 2018. The...

Trumbull OKs Development Contract with Chamber

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its multifaceted economic development efforts in the county. Last year and year-to-date in 2019, the chamber managed 12 Trumbull County projects totaling $279.87 million in private company investment, Sarah Boyarko, the chamber’s chief […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its multifaceted economic development efforts in the county. Last year and year-to-date in 2019, the chamber managed 12 Trumbull County projects totaling $279.87 million in private company investment,...

Magistrate OKs $250K Sale of Youngstown Thermal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A proposed sale of Youngstown Thermal Cooling LLC’s assets now awaits approval by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. In a decision filed Aug. 6, Timothy G. Welsh, magistrate to Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge R. Scott Krichbaum, approved the motion by Reg Martin, receiver for Youngstown Thermal, authorizing the sale of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A proposed sale of Youngstown Thermal Cooling LLC’s assets now awaits approval by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. In a decision filed Aug. 6, Timothy G. Welsh, magistrate to Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge R. Scott Krichbaum, approved the motion by Reg Martin, receiver for Youngstown...