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Ivanka Trump to Visit Valley for Opportunity Zone Events Monday

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ivanka Trump, adviser to President Donald Trump and daughter of the president, will visit Youngstown Monday, a White House official said Friday. Trump will be accompanied by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Scott Turner, executive director of the White House Opportunity Zone Revitalization Council, for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ivanka Trump, adviser to President Donald Trump and daughter of the president, will visit Youngstown Monday, a White House official said Friday. Trump will be accompanied by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Scott Turner, executive director of the White House...

Potential Buyer Still in Talks for Lordstown Plant, GM Spokesman Says

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Discussions are underway between General Motors and a company interested in purchasing the plant to manufacture electric vehicles, a GM spokesman clarified this morning.  GM’s Jim Cain responded Friday to an online story The Vindicator posted at 10:33 a.m. reporting that Workhorse Group Inc. “is not buying the Lordstown plant.”  That was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Discussions are underway between General Motors and a company interested in purchasing the plant to manufacture electric vehicles, a GM spokesman clarified this morning.  GM’s Jim Cain responded Friday to an online story The Vindicator posted at 10:33 a.m. reporting that Workhorse Group Inc. “is not buying...

Hermitage Gets $2.5M Grant for Mall Area Infrastructure

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Designs will be finalized over the next six months for infrastructure improvements around Shenango Valley Mall funded by a $2.5 million state grant. State Sen. Michele Brooks, R-50 Greenville, and state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-7 Hermitage, announced the grant from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Thursday afternoon. The program provides funds for […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Designs will be finalized over the next six months for infrastructure improvements around Shenango Valley Mall funded by a $2.5 million state grant. State Sen. Michele Brooks, R-50 Greenville, and state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-7 Hermitage, announced the grant from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Thursday afternoon....

City Club Panel Seeks Collaboration to Close Wage Gap

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A quarter of employed adults are in jobs that, even with full-time year-round work, don’t pay enough to lift a small family out of poverty. Addressing that wage gap locally requires a collaborative approach that involves the business community, public sector and nonprofit community organizations, members of a City Club panel said […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A quarter of employed adults are in jobs that, even with full-time year-round work, don’t pay enough to lift a small family out of poverty. Addressing that wage gap locally requires a collaborative approach that involves the business community, public sector and nonprofit community organizations, members of...

Former Workhorse CEO Unable to Confirm Pence Comments

GM Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill said Thursday that the former CEO of Workhorse, Steve Burns, was unable to confirm or deny remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence earlier in the week that suggested an investment group Burns spearheads had raised enough funding to purchase General Motors’ Lordstown Complex. Hill said he reached out […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill said Thursday that the former CEO of Workhorse, Steve Burns, was unable to confirm or deny remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence earlier in the week that suggested an investment group Burns spearheads had raised enough funding to purchase General Motors’ Lordstown Complex....

Columbiana County Land Bank Rehabs 15 Houses

LISBON — Although it has spent close to $2 million tearing down dilapidated homes, the Columbiana County Land Utilization Corp. is also interested in beautification, according to its executive director Bobby Ritchey. During Wednesday’s meeting of the land bank committee, Ritchey offered a list of properties that have received attention through the program, reporting that […]

LISBON -- Although it has spent close to $2 million tearing down dilapidated homes, the Columbiana County Land Utilization Corp. is also interested in beautification, according to its executive director Bobby Ritchey. During Wednesday's meeting of the land bank committee, Ritchey offered a list of properties that have received attention...

Pence: Workhorse Secures Funds to Buy GM Lordstown

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday that a group affiliated with Workhorse Group Inc. has raised enough capital to move forward with its plans to purchase the idle General Motors Lordstown plant. According to a video posted by WEWS News 5 in Cleveland, Pence, while attending a groundbreaking ceremony for an […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday that a group affiliated with Workhorse Group Inc. has raised enough capital to move forward with its plans to purchase the idle General Motors Lordstown plant. According to a video posted by WEWS News 5 in Cleveland, Pence, while attending...

Partnership Addresses ‘Transportation Paradox’

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A partnership with an industry leader in urban innovation management will help the Fund for Our Economic Future end the “no car, no job; no job, no car” paradox, according to a press release. UrbanLeap of Palo Alto, Calif., will provide the operational platform for The Paradox Prize, a $1 million initiative […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A partnership with an industry leader in urban innovation management will help the Fund for Our Economic Future end the "no car, no job; no job, no car" paradox, according to a press release. UrbanLeap of Palo Alto, Calif., will provide the operational platform for The Paradox...

Developers Reconstruct and Update Historic Kinsman

KINSMAN, Ohio — The first pages of an autobiography written in the 1930s best sums up the idyllic charm of northern Trumbull County, especially the small community of Kinsman:  “Kinsman is a quiet, peaceful and picturesque spot. The landscape is gently rolling, the soil is fertile, beautiful shade trees line the streets, and a lazy […]

KINSMAN, Ohio -- The first pages of an autobiography written in the 1930s best sums up the idyllic charm of northern Trumbull County, especially the small community of Kinsman:  “Kinsman is a quiet, peaceful and picturesque spot. The landscape is gently rolling, the soil is fertile, beautiful shade trees line...

Kelly Sees Velocity Magnetics as ‘Game Changer’ for Military

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly got the full Velocity Magnetics experience during a tour Monday afternoon, complete with a quick ride on the company’s testing track. Kelly, R-16 Pa., and his chief of staff, Matt Stroia, toured the manufacturer of magnetic frictionless motion-control braking and launching systems at the invitation of its […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly got the full Velocity Magnetics experience during a tour Monday afternoon, complete with a quick ride on the company’s testing track. Kelly, R-16 Pa., and his chief of staff, Matt Stroia, toured the manufacturer of magnetic frictionless motion-control braking and launching systems...