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Bill with TJX Amendment Clears State Assembly

TJX Referendum Backers, Foes Make Moves Ahead of Vote

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The state legislature Thursday approved a bill that would expedite any referendum on rezoning and in Lordstown where TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop a distribution center. The bill awaits the signature of Gov. John Kasich. Included in House Bill 292 is language that allows for opponents of the rezoning of seven […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The state legislature Thursday approved a bill that would expedite any referendum on rezoning and in Lordstown where TJX Companies Inc. wants to develop a distribution center. The bill awaits the signature of Gov. John Kasich. Included in House Bill 292 is language that allows for opponents...

Developer to Appear at Boardman Meeting for Meijer Site

Meijer Developer Seeks Extension on Zoning Decision

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees will consider Monday whether to accept or reject a recommendation from the zoning commission not to rezone 4.3 acres off Lockwood Boulevard for a proposed Meijer store. Representatives of Carnegie Management and Development Corp. of Cleveland, the development firm working with Meijer Stores Ltd., will appear […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees will consider Monday whether to accept or reject a recommendation from the zoning commission not to rezone 4.3 acres off Lockwood Boulevard for a proposed Meijer store. Representatives of Carnegie Management and Development Corp. of Cleveland, the development firm working with...

Green Youngstown Gets OK for Downtown Smoking Shelter

Green Youngstown Gets OK for Downtown Smoking Shelter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dominique Jones stood outside 20 Federal Place at the edge of the main entrance’s canopy Tuesday morning. She smoked a cigarette, as she usually does when she goes on break from VXI Global Solutions, her employer for the past four years, which is housed in the building. In about a month, Jones […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dominique Jones stood outside 20 Federal Place at the edge of the main entrance’s canopy Tuesday morning. She smoked a cigarette, as she usually does when she goes on break from VXI Global Solutions, her employer for the past four years, which is housed in the building....

Companies Get Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Ohio Awards Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses to Valley Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies operating in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are among 56 in the state that were awarded provisional licenses to distribute medical marijuana, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy announced Monday. Quest Wellness Ohio II LLC, a venture led by local businessman Herb Washington, was issued a provisional license for a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies operating in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are among 56 in the state that were awarded provisional licenses to distribute medical marijuana, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy announced Monday. Quest Wellness Ohio II LLC, a venture led by local businessman Herb Washington, was issued...

Builders ‘Feast’ on Bustling Construction Season

Building Contractors ‘Feast’ on Bustling Construction Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Retail, industrial, commercial and pockets of residential construction are evident across the five-county region. And contractors see a big lift as they move into a building season that shows no signs of slowing down. Large industrial projects such as the $60 million expansion of Ellwood Quality Steel in New Castle, Pennsylvania, improvements […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Retail, industrial, commercial and pockets of residential construction are evident across the five-county region. And contractors see a big lift as they move into a building season that shows no signs of slowing down. Large industrial projects such as the $60 million expansion of Ellwood Quality Steel...

Manufacturers Await Tariffs that Ryan Calls ‘Disaster’

Ryan Calls Tariffs a Disaster as Manufacturers Wait and See

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Local manufacturers say it’s still too early to ascertain the impact of President Donald Trump’s decision to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from some of the United States’ closest allies and trading partners. “People can’t panic yet because we don’t know if it affects semi-finished steel or raw product,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Local manufacturers say it's still too early to ascertain the impact of President Donald Trump’s decision to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from some of the United States’ closest allies and trading partners. “People can’t panic yet because we don’t know if it affects...

Execs Take More Tempered View of Economy

NEW YORK  — Business executives are taking a more cautious view of the U.S. economy and their own company’s growth prospects after two straight quarters of exuberant optimism. That’s according to the second-quarter economic outlook survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The survey polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers […]

NEW YORK  -- Business executives are taking a more cautious view of the U.S. economy and their own company’s growth prospects after two straight quarters of exuberant optimism. That's according to the second-quarter economic outlook survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The survey polls chief executive...

No Bricks and Mortar ‘Apocalypse’ for Retail

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NILES, Ohio — As Anthony Cafaro Jr. makes final preparations for his trip to RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, he muses over potential water cooler talk with industry colleagues. Cafaro, who is third-generation co-president of the Cafaro Co. with his brother, William, has been attending the convention since he was 13 years old. […]

NILES, Ohio -- As Anthony Cafaro Jr. makes final preparations for his trip to RECon, The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, he muses over potential water cooler talk with industry colleagues. Cafaro, who is third-generation co-president of the Cafaro Co. with his brother, William, has been attending the convention since...

Rotary Club Praises Impact of Downtown DoubleTree

Rotary Club Praises Impact of Downtown DoubleTree

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Reid Schmutz gazed around the Palladian Ballroom on the top floor of the new DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Youngstown. The space is far different from what it looked like when he was vice president of operations for Standard Slag Co., which occupied the upper levels of the Stambaugh Building until the building […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Reid Schmutz gazed around the Palladian Ballroom on the top floor of the new DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Youngstown. The space is far different from what it looked like when he was vice president of operations for Standard Slag Co., which occupied the upper levels of the...

Business Journal Editorial: What about Marchionda?

Business Journal Editorial: What about Dominic Marchionda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It was uncomfortable and somewhat sad – knowing all that Dominic Marchionda has done for Youngstown and the trials he faces in the months ahead – to watch him speak May 16 at the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton. Marchionda thanked his wife (pictured with him above) his family, his partners […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It was uncomfortable and somewhat sad – knowing all that Dominic Marchionda has done for Youngstown and the trials he faces in the months ahead – to watch him speak May 16 at the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton. Marchionda thanked his wife (pictured with him...