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Hermitage to Invest $11M in Infrastructure

By Gary Gula, assistant city manager HERMITAGE, Pa. – The city of Hermitage, Pa., will see major investments in 2019. With the support of the board of commissioners, dynamic relationships with state agencies and an innovative staff, in excess of $11 million will be invested in capital infrastructure projects. Major projects in the neighborhoods, the […]

By Gary Gula, assistant city manager HERMITAGE, Pa. – The city of Hermitage, Pa., will see major investments in 2019. With the support of the board of commissioners, dynamic relationships with state agencies and an innovative staff, in excess of $11 million will be invested in capital infrastructure projects. Major...

Valley Industrial Trucks Lifts Revenues in 2018

Valley Industrial Trucks Inc., Boardman, says business has grown exponentially over the last several years and the company is poised to capture even more market share in 2019. “In 2018, Valley Industrial Trucks added seven employees, expanded into Columbus and saw significant revenue gains and record profits,” says Jim Hammond, president. The company, in business […]

Valley Industrial Trucks Inc., Boardman, says business has grown exponentially over the last several years and the company is poised to capture even more market share in 2019. “In 2018, Valley Industrial Trucks added seven employees, expanded into Columbus and saw significant revenue gains and record profits,” says Jim Hammond,...

Greater Enrollment, Student Success at YSU

By Ron Cole, Director, YSU Communications YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Youngstown State University’s efforts in enrollment, fundraising, research funding, campus development and student success continued on upward trends in 2018 and set the stage for what promises to be a busy and productive 2019. Last year, the Higher Learning Commission affirmed YSU’s accreditation through 2027, noting that […]

By Ron Cole, Director, YSU Communications YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --Youngstown State University’s efforts in enrollment, fundraising, research funding, campus development and student success continued on upward trends in 2018 and set the stage for what promises to be a busy and productive 2019. Last year, the Higher Learning Commission affirmed YSU’s...

New Chapter for Cafaro as Eastwood Turns 50

By Joe Bell, Director of Communications NILES, Ohio — The Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles is emblematic of the type of work in which the Cafaro organization has always been engaged: Developing and managing retail shopping centers. Yet in 2018, the company began writing a new chapter in its long history of real estate development […]

By Joe Bell, Director of Communications NILES, Ohio -- The Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles is emblematic of the type of work in which the Cafaro organization has always been engaged: Developing and managing retail shopping centers. Yet in 2018, the company began writing a new chapter in its long...

898 Marketing Reports Its Most Profitable Year

CANFIELD, Ohio – Providing strategic marketing plans and delivering accountable solutions gave 898 Marketing in Canfield its most profitable year in 2018. And a 25% increase in its client portfolio led to the agency’s fourth consecutive year of growth, says its owner, Jeff Ryznar. “2018 was a year that saw records broken in our business, […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Providing strategic marketing plans and delivering accountable solutions gave 898 Marketing in Canfield its most profitable year in 2018. And a 25% increase in its client portfolio led to the agency’s fourth consecutive year of growth, says its owner, Jeff Ryznar. “2018 was a year that saw...

YMCA Partnerships Serve the Community

By Tom Gacse, CEO YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YMCA of Youngstown is strengthening the foundation of our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Central YMCA is a strong community partner with like-minded organizations. Youngstown Swims, a Y initiative to reach youth, thrives with a partnership with the United Way of Youngstown […]

By Tom Gacse, CEO YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YMCA of Youngstown is strengthening the foundation of our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Central YMCA is a strong community partner with like-minded organizations. Youngstown Swims, a Y initiative to reach youth, thrives with a partnership with...

CCPA Joins with County Development Department

By Penny Traina, CEO COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority had a busy 2018 as it increased jobs and investment in the county, moved its headquarters twice in six months and joined forces with the Columbiana County Economic Development Department. The port authority and economic development department partnered to become the county’s economic […]

By Penny Traina, CEO COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority had a busy 2018 as it increased jobs and investment in the county, moved its headquarters twice in six months and joined forces with the Columbiana County Economic Development Department. The port authority and economic development department partnered...

Community Foundation Adds $7.5M Fund

By Shari Harrell, president YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has steadily matured over its 20-year life, the past 12 months marked some of the biggest changes in the organization’s history. From an office expansion and staff addition to community leadership efforts and a history-making gift, 2018 was truly transformative. […]

By Shari Harrell, president YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has steadily matured over its 20-year life, the past 12 months marked some of the biggest changes in the organization’s history. From an office expansion and staff addition to community leadership efforts and a history-making...

Aim Transportation Solutions Drives Strong 2018 Growth

GIRARD, Ohio – Girard-based Aim Transportation Solutions anticipates growth in all business segments in 2019 following last year’s strong finish, reports Tom Fleming, president and CEO. The company’s business divisions include Aim Leasing Co., Aim Integrated Logistics, Aim 3 PL Services and Aim Services Co., Fleming says. Aim provides full-service truck leasing, commercial vehicle rentals, […]

GIRARD, Ohio – Girard-based Aim Transportation Solutions anticipates growth in all business segments in 2019 following last year’s strong finish, reports Tom Fleming, president and CEO. The company’s business divisions include Aim Leasing Co., Aim Integrated Logistics, Aim 3 PL Services and Aim Services Co., Fleming says. Aim provides full-service...

Projects in Lawrence County Top $1 Billion

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – With projects valued at more than $1 billion completed or started in 2018, the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. is turning its attention to developing the next generation of leadership in the county. As part of the Leadership Lawrence County program, 17 people from across the business spectrum will spend nine […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – With projects valued at more than $1 billion completed or started in 2018, the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. is turning its attention to developing the next generation of leadership in the county. As part of the Leadership Lawrence County program, 17 people from across the...