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Economic Development Leaders Address GM Situation

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Economic development specialists from across the Mahoning Valley met Friday to plot strategy to address General Motors Co.’s recent announcement that it would close its Lordstown manufacturing complex. Officials representing the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the Western Reserve Port Authority met […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Economic development specialists from across the Mahoning Valley met Friday to plot strategy to address General Motors Co.’s recent announcement that it would close its Lordstown manufacturing complex. Officials representing the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the...

Valley Mayors Prepare Letter to President Trump

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A coalition of mayors representing communities across the Mahoning Valley said Friday it would hold off sending a letter to President Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich, and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine related to the proposed closing of the General Motors Lordstown complex. Mayor Doug Franklin of Warren said during the quarterly meeting of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A coalition of mayors representing communities across the Mahoning Valley said Friday it would hold off sending a letter to President Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich, and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine related to the proposed closing of the General Motors Lordstown complex. Mayor Doug Franklin of Warren said...

Prayer Vigil Today, Planning Tomorrow to Support Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A prayer vigil this afternoon and a planning meeting tomorrow are the latest efforts in the Mahoning Valley’s response to Monday’s announcement that General Motors would cease production in March at its Lordstown Complex. The Drive It Home campaign will hold a Vigil of Hope this afternoon to offer prayers for the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A prayer vigil this afternoon and a planning meeting tomorrow are the latest efforts in the Mahoning Valley’s response to Monday’s announcement that General Motors would cease production in March at its Lordstown Complex. The Drive It Home campaign will hold a Vigil of Hope this afternoon...

Youngstown Leaders Consider a Future with or without GM

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While the future of the General Motors Lordstown Complex isn’t certain, elected officials and business leaders say the future of the Mahoning Valley cannot rely on the auto manufacturing plant alone. At the YSU + City of Youngstown = Stronger Community panel discussion Tuesday evening in DeBartolo Hall, Youngstown State University President […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While the future of the General Motors Lordstown Complex isn’t certain, elected officials and business leaders say the future of the Mahoning Valley cannot rely on the auto manufacturing plant alone. At the YSU + City of Youngstown = Stronger Community panel discussion Tuesday evening in DeBartolo...

Portman Warns Trump Against Retaliation; Strategy Planning Begins

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman argued against President Donald Trump’s threat Tuesday to revoke tax credits that benefit General Motors in retaliation for its decision to close several North American plants including its Lordstown Complex, and expressed concern that such a move would benefit Chinese competitors. The Republican also told reporters during a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman argued against President Donald Trump’s threat Tuesday to revoke tax credits that benefit General Motors in retaliation for its decision to close several North American plants including its Lordstown Complex, and expressed concern that such a move would benefit Chinese competitors. The Republican...

Deli Renovation Gives Kravitz Hope Despite GM Closing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In times of economic difficulty, it’s the companies that invest in themselves that weather the storm. That’s the sentiment of Jack Kravitz, who just spent about $50,000 renovating Kravitz Delicatessen at 3135 Belmont Ave. in Liberty Township. Literally moments after holding a “reuben-cutting” with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Monday to showcase the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In times of economic difficulty, it’s the companies that invest in themselves that weather the storm. That’s the sentiment of Jack Kravitz, who just spent about $50,000 renovating Kravitz Delicatessen at 3135 Belmont Ave. in Liberty Township. Literally moments after holding a “reuben-cutting” with the Youngstown/Warren Regional...

Amid GM Fallout, Officials Focus on Next Steps

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State and local leaders were optimistic about, or at least hadn’t foreclosed, the prospect of attracting a new product for the General Motors Lordstown Complex in the wake of Monday’s announcement that GM would end production of the Chevrolet Cruze in March. John Minor, president and chief investment officer at JobsOhio, said […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State and local leaders were optimistic about, or at least hadn’t foreclosed, the prospect of attracting a new product for the General Motors Lordstown Complex in the wake of Monday’s announcement that GM would end production of the Chevrolet Cruze in March. John Minor, president and chief...

SOD Center Brings Workforce Training to Salem

SALEM, Ohio — In an effort to meet the workforce training needs of regional businesses, Sustainable Opportunity Development Center Inc. is building its curriculum and calendar of classes for the new SOD Training Center. Julie Needs, executive director of the SOD Center, said the training center will operate like a cooperative, with SOD providing the […]

SALEM, Ohio -- In an effort to meet the workforce training needs of regional businesses, Sustainable Opportunity Development Center Inc. is building its curriculum and calendar of classes for the new SOD Training Center. Julie Needs, executive director of the SOD Center, said the training center will operate like a...

Youngstown Unemployment Highest in the State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates in October rose month-over-month from September, and the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities again reported the highest unemployment rates in the state, according to state data released Tuesday morning. Unemployment rates in Trumbull and Mahoning counties were among the highest in the state, the Ohio Department of Job and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates in October rose month-over-month from September, and the Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities again reported the highest unemployment rates in the state, according to state data released Tuesday morning. Unemployment rates in Trumbull and Mahoning counties were among the highest in the state, the...

Labor, Elected Officials Launch ‘Drive It Home’ Campaign

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Officials sent out a clear message Monday morning: General Motors Co.’s Lordstown plant and its workforce are second to none when it comes to making automobiles and adapting to any challenges that lay ahead. About 200 people representing the public sector, labor organizations, nonprofits, the business community and the general public […]

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Officials sent out a clear message Monday morning: General Motors Co.’s Lordstown plant and its workforce are second to none when it comes to making automobiles and adapting to any challenges that lay ahead. About 200 people representing the public sector, labor organizations, nonprofits, the business...