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Eastgate Gets Grant to Develop Planning Tools

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sara Daugherty was frustrated with planning tools that didn’t account for communities with declining populations like the Mahoning Valley. Now the economic development program manager for the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is designing one. Eastgate, the metropolitan planning organization for Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties, recently received an $8,135 grant from […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sara Daugherty was frustrated with planning tools that didn’t account for communities with declining populations like the Mahoning Valley. Now the economic development program manager for the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is designing one. Eastgate, the metropolitan planning organization for Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties, recently...

Plenty of Projects Underway in the Shenango Valley

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. is in discussions with an e-commerce company interested in establishing a million-square-foot distribution center, an official with the economic development agency said Tuesday morning. Gary Dovey, vice president of business development for Penn-Northwest, shared little more in terms of details about the project at the Shenango Valley Chamber of […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. is in discussions with an e-commerce company interested in establishing a million-square-foot distribution center, an official with the economic development agency said Tuesday morning. Gary Dovey, vice president of business development for Penn-Northwest, shared little more in terms of details about the project at...

Dignan Named Chairman of Ohio Metro Chambers

James Dignan Takes Command at Chamber

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, has been named chairman of the Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition. With a combined membership of more than 25,000 businesses, the coalition is comprised of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the chambers of commerce of the state’s eight largest metropolitan areas: Akron, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, has been named chairman of the Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition. With a combined membership of more than 25,000 businesses, the coalition is comprised of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the chambers of commerce of the state’s...

Youngstown Tool & Die Gets Tax Credit for $12M Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Tool & Die LLC will decide in the next couple of months whether to move forward with a proposed $12 million project here, a company official said Monday. On the table for Youngstown Tool & Die is the construction of a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at the Salt Springs Industrial Park. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Tool & Die LLC will decide in the next couple of months whether to move forward with a proposed $12 million project here, a company official said Monday. On the table for Youngstown Tool & Die is the construction of a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at the...

CCPA Signs MOU with Development Department

LISBON, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority is one step closer to becoming a “one-stop shop” in assisting the economic development needs for both private businesses and governmental entities in the county, said its executive director, Penny Traina. The port authority entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Columbiana County Development Department, which […]

LISBON, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority is one step closer to becoming a “one-stop shop” in assisting the economic development needs for both private businesses and governmental entities in the county, said its executive director, Penny Traina. The port authority entered into a memorandum of understanding with the...

Missile Defense Advocate to Visit Camp Garfield in March

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The founder of an advocacy group that supports the development of missile defense systems for the United States and its allies is expected to tour Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center in March, officials say. Riki Ellis, founder and chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, based in Alexandria, Va., […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The founder of an advocacy group that supports the development of missile defense systems for the United States and its allies is expected to tour Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center in March, officials say. Riki Ellis, founder and chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy...

Teachers Show Support for Drive It Home Campaign

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – It wasn’t that long ago that Randi Weingarten and the American Federation of Teachers were part of a campaign to save a plant from closure after executives announced the company was “taking decisive action to curtail uncompetitive” manufacturing done there. The year was 2015. The company was Alcoa Corp. The city was […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – It wasn’t that long ago that Randi Weingarten and the American Federation of Teachers were part of a campaign to save a plant from closure after executives announced the company was “taking decisive action to curtail uncompetitive” manufacturing done there. The year was 2015. The company was...

Youngstown and Warren Lead Ohio Unemployment

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates in December were up across the board with the two largest cities in the Mahoning Valley reporting the highest unemployment rates in the state. Data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released this week show Youngstown had the highest unemployment rate in the state in December […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates in December were up across the board with the two largest cities in the Mahoning Valley reporting the highest unemployment rates in the state. Data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released this week show Youngstown had the highest unemployment rate...

Brown Hears from GM Workers Before Heading to Iowa

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Workers at the General Motors Co. Lordstown Complex urged U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to keep up his efforts to secure a GM new product for the complex, even as other officials seem focused on bringing a new manufacturer to the plant. Brown, who is considering a run for president and plans […]

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Workers at the General Motors Co. Lordstown Complex urged U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to keep up his efforts to secure a GM new product for the complex, even as other officials seem focused on bringing a new manufacturer to the plant. Brown, who is considering a...

Austintown Students Sing in Support of GM Lordstown

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio ­– Students at Austintown Middle School have performed a song in support of General Motors Lordstown Complex. The song, “We Love GM!,” was sung by the Austintown Middle School eighth grade choir under the direction of Megan Keown. Assistant principal Marc Pupino wrote the lyrics to the tune of “Under the Sea,” from […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio ­– Students at Austintown Middle School have performed a song in support of General Motors Lordstown Complex. The song, “We Love GM!,” was sung by the Austintown Middle School eighth grade choir under the direction of Megan Keown. Assistant principal Marc Pupino wrote the lyrics to the tune...