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Development Projects on City Council’s Agenda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Several development-related items highlight City Council’s agenda this evening, including the purchase of an old church near the site of the Joseph Co. International project site and the sale of land across the street from St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to the hospital’s parent company. Among the items on Council’s agenda is allocating […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Several development-related items highlight City Council’s agenda this evening, including the purchase of an old church near the site of the Joseph Co. International project site and the sale of land across the street from St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to the hospital’s parent company. Among the items...

Officials Get a Close Look at Mahoning River’s Impact

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Development and public officials were afforded the opportunity Friday to explore firsthand an asset of the Mahoning Valley that is often overlooked: the Mahoning River. Although many of these officials have lobbied heavily on behalf of restoring and preserving the river, few have spent time on the waterway itself. That was the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Development and public officials were afforded the opportunity Friday to explore firsthand an asset of the Mahoning Valley that is often overlooked: the Mahoning River. Although many of these officials have lobbied heavily on behalf of restoring and preserving the river, few have spent time on the...

Decision on $3.6B Ravenna Missile Site Coming ‘Soon’

300 Letters Sent in Support of Ravenna Missile Site

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The decision about placing a missile defense site at Camp Ravenna should be coming “pretty soon,” U.S. Sen. Rob Portman told members of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission at the group’s annual meeting Friday. “I think we are the best site, I really do. There’s a lot of reasons,” he […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The decision about placing a missile defense site at Camp Ravenna should be coming “pretty soon,” U.S. Sen. Rob Portman told members of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission at the group’s annual meeting Friday. “I think we are the best site, I really do. There’s...

Lawmakers Urge GM to Invest in Lordstown as Tariffs Hit

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – On the heels of a report Friday from the Associated Press that quotes analysts as saying the Lordstown Assembly could be among the factories General Motors Co. closes, lawmakers say they’re working to convince the company to reinvest in the plant. Following a tour of the new firing range at Youngstown […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – On the heels of a report Friday from the Associated Press that quotes analysts as saying the Lordstown Assembly could be among the factories General Motors Co. closes, lawmakers say they’re working to convince the company to reinvest in the plant. Following a tour of the...

$900M 2nd Power Plant Flickers with Legal Battle

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Should the majority owner of the Lordstown Energy Center reconsider and agree to invest in another project similar in scope eyed for the village of Lordstown, all legal matters affecting construction of a second electrical-generation plant there would be resolved. So says Bill Siderewicz, president and CEO of Clean Energy Future LLC, […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Should the majority owner of the Lordstown Energy Center reconsider and agree to invest in another project similar in scope eyed for the village of Lordstown, all legal matters affecting construction of a second electrical-generation plant there would be resolved. So says Bill Siderewicz, president and CEO...

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $185K to YBI

YBI Awarded $451K Advanced Manufacturing Program grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $185,000 in federal funding to the Youngstown Business Incubator. The funds will go toward 3D printing software and equipment in YBI’s Tech Block Building No. 5, according to separate news releases issued yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. The fifth building on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $185,000 in federal funding to the Youngstown Business Incubator. The funds will go toward 3D printing software and equipment in YBI’s Tech Block Building No. 5, according to separate news releases issued yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim...

Area Month-Over-Month Unemployment Rates Rise

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates spiked in June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The uptick is likely the result of the termination June 18 of the second shift at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, resulting in the loss of more than 1,600 jobs at the plant and its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates spiked in June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The uptick is likely the result of the termination June 18 of the second shift at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, resulting in the loss of more than 1,600 jobs...

Boardman Trustees OK Rezoning for Meijer

Meijer Developer Seeks Extension on Zoning Decision

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees approved the rezoning of 4.3 acres of land where Meijer Stores Ltd. plans to build a new store, media outlets report. Representatives of the retail chain, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended Monday night’s meeting, during which township trustees approved the zone change. In June, the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees approved the rezoning of 4.3 acres of land where Meijer Stores Ltd. plans to build a new store, media outlets report. Representatives of the retail chain, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended Monday night’s meeting, during which township trustees approved the...

Study: Poor Mental Health Could Cost Economy $53B

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A study led by a Penn State University researcher has found that poor mental health could cost the country upward of $53 billion in income annually. Studying economic and demographic data from 2008 to 2014, Penn State agricultural and regional economics professor Stephan Goetz found that a single poor mental health […]

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A study led by a Penn State University researcher has found that poor mental health could cost the country upward of $53 billion in income annually. Studying economic and demographic data from 2008 to 2014, Penn State agricultural and regional economics professor Stephan Goetz found that...

CCPA Partners with YSU to Market County Businesses

LEETONIA, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority has undertaken a new partnership with Youngstown State University’s geography department to create an interactive virtual map to market businesses along the Ohio River. “This is another step in helping us market the Ohio River and bring business attraction to the area,” said Penny Traina, executive director […]

LEETONIA, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority has undertaken a new partnership with Youngstown State University’s geography department to create an interactive virtual map to market businesses along the Ohio River. “This is another step in helping us market the Ohio River and bring business attraction to the area,”...