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Report: Equity, Wage Gains Elusive Despite Ohio Job Growth

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wage increases and equity elude Ohio’s working families nine years into economic recovery, even as low unemployment and strong job growth should be pushing wages up, according to the State of Working Ohio report by Policy Matters Ohio. The report finds a four-cent increase in Ohio’s median hourly wage for 2017, a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wage increases and equity elude Ohio’s working families nine years into economic recovery, even as low unemployment and strong job growth should be pushing wages up, according to the State of Working Ohio report by Policy Matters Ohio. The report finds a four-cent increase in Ohio’s median...

Brown Reminds Trump of His Promises to Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mayor Jamael Tito Brown says when President Trump spoke at the Covelli Centre last year, his “words excited and inspired me because the president of the United States was promising to help make my vision for the city a reality.” Brown released a letter he wrote yesterday to the president that recalled […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mayor Jamael Tito Brown says when President Trump spoke at the Covelli Centre last year, his "words excited and inspired me because the president of the United States was promising to help make my vision for the city a reality." Brown released a letter he wrote yesterday...

Deal or No Deal? Cafaro, Meijer Conflict on Sale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A spokesman for the Cafaro Co. says there is no deal yet on a sale of the former Super Kmart building in Howland to Meijer Stores Ltd. Meijer Stores Ltd. confirmed this morning that the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer had purchased the 193,749-square-foot building, which is located on the Howland Commons portion of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A spokesman for the Cafaro Co. says there is no deal yet on a sale of the former Super Kmart building in Howland to Meijer Stores Ltd. Meijer Stores Ltd. confirmed this morning that the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer had purchased the 193,749-square-foot building, which is located on the...

Venture Capital Firms Boost Area Startups

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Venture capital helps startups avoid getting caught in what Brian Slawin refers to as “the valley of death.” Early-stage startups risk falling into this valley when they are beginning to get more customers, which means they have to invest in hiring more employees and take other steps to grow the business, says […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Venture capital helps startups avoid getting caught in what Brian Slawin refers to as “the valley of death.” Early-stage startups risk falling into this valley when they are beginning to get more customers, which means they have to invest in hiring more employees and take other steps...

Meijer Eyes Third Store Site in Valley

Meijer Developer Seeks Extension on Zoning Decision

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Though there are no confirmed plans as yet, speculation swirls around a potential Meijer store near the Eastwood Mall Complex. In a story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer published Tuesday, Frank Guglielmi, senior director for communications for Meijer Stores Ltd., said the retailer listed several sites it owned in Ohio, including property […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Though there are no confirmed plans as yet, speculation swirls around a potential Meijer store near the Eastwood Mall Complex. In a story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer published Tuesday, Frank Guglielmi, senior director for communications for Meijer Stores Ltd., said the retailer listed several sites it...

Ryan Suggests Repurposing Northside for Veterans

Ryan Suggests Repurposing Northside for Veterans

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said he wants to keep Northside Regional Medical Center on the radar of potential partners in redevelopment of the site when the hospital closes this fall. To that end, Ryan – joined by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown – sent a letter yesterday […]

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said he wants to keep Northside Regional Medical Center on the radar of potential partners in redevelopment of the site when the hospital closes this fall. To that end, Ryan – joined by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown...

Cafaro Envisions Medical Campus at Enterprise Park

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An expansion of Mercy Health’s St. Joseph Warren Hospital could be part of the proposed Enterprise Park at Eastwood development. North Eastwood LLC, 4477 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles, applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discharge fill into 15.44 acres of forested wetland and nearly an acre of non-forested wetland […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An expansion of Mercy Health’s St. Joseph Warren Hospital could be part of the proposed Enterprise Park at Eastwood development. North Eastwood LLC, 4477 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles, applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discharge fill into 15.44 acres of forested wetland and nearly...

Ohio Oil and Gas Industry Rebounds, Needs Workers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The oil and gas industry across the state of Ohio is on the rebound and is searching for workers to staff positions representatives say will be in demand for the future. Pipeline construction workers, rig operators, welders and thousands of assorted jobs connected with oil and gas processing and end use are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The oil and gas industry across the state of Ohio is on the rebound and is searching for workers to staff positions representatives say will be in demand for the future. Pipeline construction workers, rig operators, welders and thousands of assorted jobs connected with oil and gas...

Kontos Denies TRO in Lordstown Rezoning

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill said he was satisfied with today’s ruling to deny a temporary restraining order sought by opponents of the rezoning change approved by Village Council in June and upheld by voters in a special election last week. In a judgment entry filed Tuesday afternoon, Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill said he was satisfied with today’s ruling to deny a temporary restraining order sought by opponents of the rezoning change approved by Village Council in June and upheld by voters in a special election last week. In a judgment entry filed Tuesday afternoon,...

Judge Holds Off on TRO to Negate Lordstown Vote

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos is expected to rule sometime next week whether to grant a temporary restraining order sought by opponents of zoning changes on nearly 300 acres of land in Lordstown that were upheld by village voters this week. Kontos called on plaintiffs and defendants in the complaint, […]

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos is expected to rule sometime next week whether to grant a temporary restraining order sought by opponents of zoning changes on nearly 300 acres of land in Lordstown that were upheld by village voters this week. Kontos called on plaintiffs...