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Board of Control OKs Amphitheater, Wick Tower Items

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will acquire the former St. Vincent de Paul Society kitchen for potential development related to the riverfront park/amphitheater project. The Board of Control this morning approved paying up to $79,000 to purchase thbuilding at   208 W. Front St. The society moved to 252 E. Wood St. because of structural issues […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will acquire the former St. Vincent de Paul Society kitchen for potential development related to the riverfront park/amphitheater project. The Board of Control this morning approved paying up to $79,000 to purchase thbuilding at   208 W. Front St. The society moved to 252 E. Wood...

Conference Looks at Developing Industry Along Ohio River Corridor

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The wrapper around a Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar, the green-turtle-shaped sandbox that Little Tikes sells, and the Goodyear tires on a car are all made from plastics manufactured at petrochemical plants. And it’s those types of plants – and the petrochemical industry in general – that economic development leaders in the […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The wrapper around a Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar, the green-turtle-shaped sandbox that Little Tikes sells, and the Goodyear tires on a car are all made from plastics manufactured at petrochemical plants. And it’s those types of plants – and the petrochemical industry in general – that...

Chamber Fundraising Event to Honor Humphries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will host a farewell celebration and fundraiser honoring its outgoing president and CEO, Tom Humphries, who will retire at year’s end after 20 years. The Nov. 18 event, to be held at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman and emceed by Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will host a farewell celebration and fundraiser honoring its outgoing president and CEO, Tom Humphries, who will retire at year’s end after 20 years. The Nov. 18 event, to be held at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman and emceed by Youngstown...

Chamber Convenes Meeting on Redeveloping Niles

NILES, Ohio – Community branding initiatives, reuse of vacant properties and better capitalizing on Niles’ existing assets were among the topics addressed Friday morning at the Niles Wellness Center. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber hosted the public input meeting as part of its economic development contract with Niles. The city, which is in fiscal emergency, […]

NILES, Ohio – Community branding initiatives, reuse of vacant properties and better capitalizing on Niles’ existing assets were among the topics addressed Friday morning at the Niles Wellness Center. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber hosted the public input meeting as part of its economic development contract with Niles. The city,...

YBI to Administer Minority Business Assistance Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator has been selected by the state to help develop and grow minority-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses through the Minority Business Assistance Centers Program. The program supports minority-owned businesses by offering no cost counseling, state certification support and training focused on creating jobs and increasing sales. YBI […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business Incubator has been selected by the state to help develop and grow minority-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses through the Minority Business Assistance Centers Program. The program supports minority-owned businesses by offering no cost counseling, state certification support and training focused on creating...

Eastgate Applies for $10.2M Tiger Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for a $10.2 million Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery, or Tiger, grant. The grant would support the Youngstown SMAR2T Network, a development project that “connects strategic, medical, manufacturing, academic, residential, recreational, technology and employment centers.” The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for a $10.2 million Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery, or Tiger, grant. The grant would support the Youngstown SMAR2T Network, a development project that “connects strategic, medical, manufacturing, academic, residential, recreational,...

Few Seats Left for Ohio River Corridor Conference

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Seats are filling up fast for the Ohio River Corridor Development Conference Nov. 8, says Columbiana County Port Authority’s CEO Penny Traina. “We’ll probably be closing the event this week, and won’t be able to take anymore invitations after the next couple days.” With the construction of the Shell petrochemical plant underway […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Seats are filling up fast for the Ohio River Corridor Development Conference Nov. 8, says Columbiana County Port Authority’s CEO Penny Traina. “We’ll probably be closing the event this week, and won’t be able to take anymore invitations after the next couple days.” With the construction of...

EPA Awards TNP $30K Grant for Education Efforts

WARREN, Ohio – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership a $30,000 grant to educate residents and demolition crews of the hazards of lead and other contaminants in soils after a house has been razed. The EPA announced the grant Monday. The executive director of TNP, Matt Martin, said the funds will […]

WARREN, Ohio – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership a $30,000 grant to educate residents and demolition crews of the hazards of lead and other contaminants in soils after a house has been razed. The EPA announced the grant Monday. The executive director of TNP, Matt...

Wick Avenue Traffic Gets a Green Light

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It took more than a decade to get the renovation of Wick Avenue from conception to implementation. Then, once work began, it took more than a year to get it to completion. But once the work was wrapped up and the ribbon cut this morning, it took less than an hour to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It took more than a decade to get the renovation of Wick Avenue from conception to implementation. Then, once work began, it took more than a year to get it to completion. But once the work was wrapped up and the ribbon cut this morning, it took...

Downtown Partnership Welcomes Reopening of Wick

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Guests at Thursday night’s meeting of the Downtown Youngstown Partnership applauded today’s scheduled reopening of Wick Avenue as they prepared to launch a project to address downtown’s litter problem. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. to mark the reopening of the downtown corridor, which has been closed in part or […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Guests at Thursday night's meeting of the Downtown Youngstown Partnership applauded today’s scheduled reopening of Wick Avenue as they prepared to launch a project to address downtown’s litter problem. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. to mark the reopening of the downtown corridor, which has...