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$1M Real Estate Deal Will Bring Campus Lofts Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new, state-of-the-art student housing complex will replace two buildings at the corner of Wick and Rayen avenues, a local real estate developer said Wednesday. In December, Campus Lofts LLC purchased properties at 236 N. Champion St. and 235 Wick Ave., the Penguin Place property and former St. Vincent de Paul Building, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new, state-of-the-art student housing complex will replace two buildings at the corner of Wick and Rayen avenues, a local real estate developer said Wednesday. In December, Campus Lofts LLC purchased properties at 236 N. Champion St. and 235 Wick Ave., the Penguin Place property and former...

Government Shutdown Not Yet Affecting Valley Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most services, projects and businesses across the Mahoning Valley haven’t yet felt the pinch of the partial shutdown of the federal government – now entering its third week with no resolution in sight. That could change should the impasse continue through the month, possibly affecting tax filings, federal loan funding programs, subsidies […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Most services, projects and businesses across the Mahoning Valley haven’t yet felt the pinch of the partial shutdown of the federal government – now entering its third week with no resolution in sight. That could change should the impasse continue through the month, possibly affecting tax filings,...

Salem Chamber Markets Area with Membership Directory

SALEM, Ohio — A membership directory will give the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce a new tool to use in marketing the area to outside business and investment, says its executive director, Lori Jewell. In coordination with The Salem News, the 2019 Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory will be published Feb. 28. The […]

SALEM, Ohio -- A membership directory will give the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce a new tool to use in marketing the area to outside business and investment, says its executive director, Lori Jewell. In coordination with The Salem News, the 2019 Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory will...

Record 125K New Ohio Businesses File in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the ninth straight year, the number of new-business filings in Ohio has increased, the Secretary of State office reports, as 125,204 entities filed paperwork to do business in the state. The figure also set a record, beating out the 117,429 businesses that filed to do business in 2017. In December, 8,794 […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the ninth straight year, the number of new-business filings in Ohio has increased, the Secretary of State office reports, as 125,204 entities filed paperwork to do business in the state. The figure also set a record, beating out the 117,429 businesses that filed to do business...

Op-Ed: Stay the Course for YARS and Camp Garfield

By Vito Abruzzino, executive director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission WARREN, Ohio — During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield – formerly Camp Ravenna – and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, or YARS, have had arguably their best year in more than […]

By Vito Abruzzino, executive director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission WARREN, Ohio -- During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield – formerly Camp Ravenna – and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, or YARS, have had arguably their...

OEPA Completes Review of Belmont Cracker Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued what are likely the final permits that would clear the way for development of a nearly $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. However, investors in the project – Thailand-based PTT Global Chemicals and South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. – have yet to make […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued what are likely the final permits that would clear the way for development of a nearly $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. However, investors in the project – Thailand-based PTT Global Chemicals and South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co....

Lordstown Council OKs Tax Breaks for TJX Project

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Village Council gave final approval Wednesday night to a tax abatement for TJX Companies Inc.’s 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The ordinance, which passed on a 4-1-1 vote, with Councilman Ronald Radtka abstaining, authorizes the village to provide a 75% tax abatement on the increased value of the Lordstown site should […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Village Council gave final approval Wednesday night to a tax abatement for TJX Companies Inc.’s 1.2-million-square-foot regional distribution center here. The ordinance, which passed on a 4-1-1 vote, with Councilman Ronald Radtka abstaining, authorizes the village to provide a 75% tax abatement on the increased value...

With Cafaro Gift, ‘Drive It Home’ Nears Fundraising Goal

NILES, Ohio – A $25,000 donation from the Cafaro Foundation has boosted the Drive It Home campaign, bringing the fundraising total for the effort to support the General Motors Lordstown Complex to nearly $50,000. The purpose of Drive It Home “is to demonstrate the intrinsic value of this facility and its workers to the leadership […]

NILES, Ohio – A $25,000 donation from the Cafaro Foundation has boosted the Drive It Home campaign, bringing the fundraising total for the effort to support the General Motors Lordstown Complex to nearly $50,000. The purpose of Drive It Home “is to demonstrate the intrinsic value of this facility and...

Mycap Employment Skills Program Begins Jan. 28

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership will host its first Employment Skills and Training program of the year beginning Jan. 28. The program will cover motivational training, interviewing techniques, computer literacy, financial literacy, mock job interviews, resume writing and placement assistance. All participants will receive a free portfolio, interview clothing To take […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership will host its first Employment Skills and Training program of the year beginning Jan. 28. The program will cover motivational training, interviewing techniques, computer literacy, financial literacy, mock job interviews, resume writing and placement assistance. All participants will receive a free...