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How Will Driverless Cars Reshape the Economy?

PITTSBURGH — While self-parking cars have been around for a few years, autonomous cars that essentially drive themselves without human input were relegated to science fiction until fairly recently. One look at the news makes it clear that science fiction is not far from becoming fact. The timetable for working autonomous vehicles keeps shrinking as […]

PITTSBURGH -- While self-parking cars have been around for a few years, autonomous cars that essentially drive themselves without human input were relegated to science fiction until fairly recently. One look at the news makes it clear that science fiction is not far from becoming fact. The timetable for working...

Input Sought for New Warren Comprehensive Plan

WARREN, Ohio – As the city of Warren and Trumbull County Planning Commission work on updating the city’s comprehensive plan, the two organizations are welcoming input from residents, business owners and community stakeholders at meetings Nov. 1 and 21. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. at the Warren City Council chambers, 141 South St. SE. […]

WARREN, Ohio – As the city of Warren and Trumbull County Planning Commission work on updating the city's comprehensive plan, the two organizations are welcoming input from residents, business owners and community stakeholders at meetings Nov. 1 and 21. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. at the Warren City Council...

New Gas Power Plants Fuel $21B in Investment

By Jackie Stewart, Energy In Depth CANFIELD, Ohio — Independent power producers representing new natural gas plants in the works or recently constructed in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia submitted a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently that states the projects will total $21 billion in private sector investment and create 21,000 jobs, […]

By Jackie Stewart, Energy In Depth CANFIELD, Ohio -- Independent power producers representing new natural gas plants in the works or recently constructed in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia submitted a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently that states the projects will total $21 billion in private sector...

HUD OKs $4M Loan for Amphitheater Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a $4 million loan guarantee toward the city’s Amphitheater and Riverfront Park project, now under development along the Mahoning River. The project is estimated to cost $9 million, and the city is in the process of securing opportunities for naming rights for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a $4 million loan guarantee toward the city’s Amphitheater and Riverfront Park project, now under development along the Mahoning River. The project is estimated to cost $9 million, and the city is in the process of securing...

If the Numbers Are So Good, Why So Much Help?

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Stambaugh DoubleTree Hotel development under construction in downtown Youngstown – a project directed, co-owned and managed by indicted businessman Dominic Marchionda, CEO of NYO Property Group – could realize net operating income of more than $1.6 million during its first year in operation and as much as $2.35 million in its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Stambaugh DoubleTree Hotel development under construction in downtown Youngstown – a project directed, co-owned and managed by indicted businessman Dominic Marchionda, CEO of NYO Property Group – could realize net operating income of more than $1.6 million during its first year in operation and as much...

Stambaugh Hotel About 60% Complete, WRPA Says

WARREN, Ohio – The director of economic development for the Western Reserve Port Authority says that a tour Monday of the Stambaugh DoubleTree hotel project in downtown Youngstown shows that work is progressing at a steady clip as the project nudges closer to its opening, sometime in the first quarter of 2018. “We walked through […]

WARREN, Ohio – The director of economic development for the Western Reserve Port Authority says that a tour Monday of the Stambaugh DoubleTree hotel project in downtown Youngstown shows that work is progressing at a steady clip as the project nudges closer to its opening, sometime in the first quarter...

Number of Organic Farms Grows in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio ranks seventh in the United States in the number of organic farms – 575 – the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association announced Tuesday. The Buckeye State “is seeing double-digit growth in the number of organic farms, organic land in production and organic sales, illustrating the role of organic production in […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio ranks seventh in the United States in the number of organic farms – 575 – the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association announced Tuesday. The Buckeye State “is seeing double-digit growth in the number of organic farms, organic land in production and organic sales, illustrating the...

City, Businessmen Launch Fund for Warren’s Future

WARREN, Ohio – When Warren Mayor Doug Franklin showed up to a meeting earlier this year with Dennis Blank, his opponent in the 2015 mayoral race, AVI Foodsystems Inc. President and CEO Anthony Payiavlas wasn’t sure what to make of it. “I said, ‘Do I need to call security?’ ” Payiavlas recalled with a laugh. […]

WARREN, Ohio – When Warren Mayor Doug Franklin showed up to a meeting earlier this year with Dennis Blank, his opponent in the 2015 mayoral race, AVI Foodsystems Inc. President and CEO Anthony Payiavlas wasn’t sure what to make of it. “I said, ‘Do I need to call security?’ ”...

Commission Backs Waiver for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city planning commission on Tuesday voted to recommend that City Council approve a waiver that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary to operate at the Mahoning Plaza. Planning Commission members voted 5-0 in favor of the measure, which enables Holistic Health Partners LLC to locate in a space that is within […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city planning commission on Tuesday voted to recommend that City Council approve a waiver that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary to operate at the Mahoning Plaza. Planning Commission members voted 5-0 in favor of the measure, which enables Holistic Health Partners LLC to locate in...

Tax Foundation Ranks Ohio 45th on Competitiveness

WASHINGTON — Ohio has the 45th most competitive tax code in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s newly-released 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index. This annual report measures how well each state’s tax code is structured, analyzing over 100 tax variables in five different tax categories: corporate, individual income, sales, property, and unemployment insurance. […]

WASHINGTON -- Ohio has the 45th most competitive tax code in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s newly-released 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index. This annual report measures how well each state’s tax code is structured, analyzing over 100 tax variables in five different tax categories: corporate, individual income,...