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Diverse Crowd Gets ‘First Look’ at Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Renee Vivacqua, a resident of Boardman, walked from her job at Youngstown State University to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, made a new friend along the way – a 70-year-old woman – then made another friend, a man about her age who sat next to her as they waited for the first band […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Renee Vivacqua, a resident of Boardman, walked from her job at Youngstown State University to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, made a new friend along the way – a 70-year-old woman – then made another friend, a man about her age who sat next to her as they...

YARS Advocates Foresee Bright Future at Base

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Regardless of if a multibillion-dollar missile defense site is placed at Camp James A. Garfield, the future for Youngstown Air Reserve Station looks bright, according to the base’s advocates. The latest House of Representatives defense appropriations bill includes funding for four C-130J aircraft – variations of the eight planes currently housed […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Regardless of if a multibillion-dollar missile defense site is placed at Camp James A. Garfield, the future for Youngstown Air Reserve Station looks bright, according to the base’s advocates. The latest House of Representatives defense appropriations bill includes funding for four C-130J aircraft – variations of...

Southern Park Owner Shows ‘Preliminary’ Renovation Plans

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Preliminary plans for redevelopment of Southern Park Mall call for replacing the space formerly occupied by Sears and its adjacent auto center with greenspace to host community events and activities year-round, representatives of Washington Prime Group said Wednesday. Sears, which has closed all of its department stores in the Mahoning and Shenango […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Preliminary plans for redevelopment of Southern Park Mall call for replacing the space formerly occupied by Sears and its adjacent auto center with greenspace to host community events and activities year-round, representatives of Washington Prime Group said Wednesday. Sears, which has closed all of its department stores...

Chamber Adds Economic Impact Analysis Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has added economic impact analyses to its portfolio of services for businesses, local governments and other organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley.  An economic impact analysis examines the effect of an event on the economy in a specified area – usually an expansion or addition – and typically measures […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has added economic impact analyses to its portfolio of services for businesses, local governments and other organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley.  An economic impact analysis examines the effect of an event on the economy in a specified area – usually an expansion or...

Huntington Sponsors Community Alley at Riverfront Park

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Huntington Bank will sponsor Community Alley at the new riverfront park downtown, the bank and JAC Management announced Friday. The bank paid $500,000 for the 10-year deal to naming rights for the Huntington Bank Community Alley. The venue underneath the Market Street bridge will include LED lighting and will allow access to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Huntington Bank will sponsor Community Alley at the new riverfront park downtown, the bank and JAC Management announced Friday. The bank paid $500,000 for the 10-year deal to naming rights for the Huntington Bank Community Alley. The venue underneath the Market Street bridge will include LED lighting...

City Awards $491K Design Contract for SMART2 Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Preliminary design work for $26 million in downtown road projects should begin immediately with approval Thursday morning of a $490,829 contract. At its Tuesday meeting, the city’s Board of Control approved the contract with Akron-based PDM Group, which has an office in Youngstown, to perform preliminary design engineering services related to developing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Preliminary design work for $26 million in downtown road projects should begin immediately with approval Thursday morning of a $490,829 contract. At its Tuesday meeting, the city’s Board of Control approved the contract with Akron-based PDM Group, which has an office in Youngstown, to perform preliminary design...

Advocates Tout $108M Economic Impact of Air Base

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — David Christner remembers how a past commander of the of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township once told him that residents of nearby Brookfield whom he encountered didn’t realize there was an air base in the area. “They thought the planes just came in and circled around for practice and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- David Christner remembers how a past commander of the of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township once told him that residents of nearby Brookfield whom he encountered didn’t realize there was an air base in the area. “They thought the planes just came in and...

Senators to Meet with GM’s Barra Today in D.C.

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation will meet today with General Motors CEO Mary Barra to discuss the fate of the GM Lordstown Complex. The offices of both of Ohio’s U.S. senators – Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Republican – confirmed that the senators would be meeting with Barra in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation will meet today with General Motors CEO Mary Barra to discuss the fate of the GM Lordstown Complex. The offices of both of Ohio’s U.S. senators – Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Republican – confirmed that the senators would...

Ohio Turnpike to Modernize By 2022

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Over the next two years, the Ohio Turnpike plans to spend more than $200 million to convert its toll locations to electronic gates and eliminate nine stations at less-traveled interchanges – four of which serve the Mahoning Valley. “When you move into electronic tolling, the low-volume gates are just eliminated,” said Ferzan […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Over the next two years, the Ohio Turnpike plans to spend more than $200 million to convert its toll locations to electronic gates and eliminate nine stations at less-traveled interchanges – four of which serve the Mahoning Valley. “When you move into electronic tolling, the low-volume gates...

Opportunity in Warren Rolls Out at Chamber Breakfast

WARREN, Ohio — Rules for the federal government’s new Opportunity Zones program are expected to be rolled out this summer, which could greatly aid economic development here and across the Mahoning Valley. That was the consensus expressed Friday at the Good Morning, Warren! breakfast sponsored by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber at DiVieste’s Banquet Centre. Speakers […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Rules for the federal government's new Opportunity Zones program are expected to be rolled out this summer, which could greatly aid economic development here and across the Mahoning Valley. That was the consensus expressed Friday at the Good Morning, Warren! breakfast sponsored by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber...