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Medical Marijuana Industry Rolls Out Carefully

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — It’s a Tuesday afternoon and the door swings open into the waiting room at FRX Health on Dresden Avenue. A man who appears to be in his early 50s enters and walks to a small counter, presents an identification card to the security attendant and is admitted through another door. Over […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- It’s a Tuesday afternoon and the door swings open into the waiting room at FRX Health on Dresden Avenue. A man who appears to be in his early 50s enters and walks to a small counter, presents an identification card to the security attendant and is...

Cattle Farmers Wait Out Tough Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As with much of the beef raised on pastures in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, profit margins are lean this season for farmers who say the downturn in grain and soybean prices is having a trickle-down effect on the price of cattle. “We’re a good 10 to 12 cents off in terms […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As with much of the beef raised on pastures in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, profit margins are lean this season for farmers who say the downturn in grain and soybean prices is having a trickle-down effect on the price of cattle. “We’re a good 10 to...

Bee Business Buzzes Across Valley

Travis Watson, The Bee Man

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On the shore of Mosquito Lake, a partnership between the Trumbull County Beekeepers Association and the Army Corps of Engineers is working to bolster the population of insects that are crucial to the state’s ecosystem. Earlier this year, four beehives were installed as part of the federal Pollinator Partnership Action Plan. In […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On the shore of Mosquito Lake, a partnership between the Trumbull County Beekeepers Association and the Army Corps of Engineers is working to bolster the population of insects that are crucial to the state’s ecosystem. Earlier this year, four beehives were installed as part of the federal...

Workhorse Group Secures $25M in Financing

GM Lordstown

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Workhorse Group Inc., the company eyeing a role in purchasing General Motors’ Lordstown complex, announced Monday it has secured $25 million in new financing from investors that would help the company ramp up production of its next generation electric vehicles. The company said in a release that Workhorse closed on $15 million […]

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Workhorse Group Inc., the company eyeing a role in purchasing General Motors’ Lordstown complex, announced Monday it has secured $25 million in new financing from investors that would help the company ramp up production of its next generation electric vehicles. The company said in a release that...

Tech Drives 85% Increase in Food and Beverage GRP

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In its quarterly report, Team NEO finds growth in the food and beverage manufacturing gross regional product, or GRP, in northeastern Ohio exceeded that of national numbers. From 2007 to 2018, food and beverage manufacturing GRP increased 85%, compared to national growth of 46%, according to the nonprofit organization’s quarterly Economic Review. […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In its quarterly report, Team NEO finds growth in the food and beverage manufacturing gross regional product, or GRP, in northeastern Ohio exceeded that of national numbers. From 2007 to 2018, food and beverage manufacturing GRP increased 85%, compared to national growth of 46%, according to the...

Tariffs and Soggy Fields Dampen Farm Forecasts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s taken just more than a couple of years to dismantle what took farmers across Ohio decades to build – a thriving international market that ensured stable profits even in the worst of times. The worst of times has arrived again. But this season, farmers in the region no longer have the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s taken just more than a couple of years to dismantle what took farmers across Ohio decades to build – a thriving international market that ensured stable profits even in the worst of times. The worst of times has arrived again. But this season, farmers in the...

Agricultural Suppliers Adapt to ‘Low Cycle’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Crop surpluses, commodity prices and a lack of oil and gas money are forcing farmers to tighten their belts, and the companies supporting them are feeling the pinch. Deerfield Ag Services in Deerfield sees the impact on commodity prices firsthand. In addition to equipment sales, agronomy support, crop insurance and marketing for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Crop surpluses, commodity prices and a lack of oil and gas money are forcing farmers to tighten their belts, and the companies supporting them are feeling the pinch. Deerfield Ag Services in Deerfield sees the impact on commodity prices firsthand. In addition to equipment sales, agronomy support,...

Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Dip Slightly in May

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the tri-county area slipped in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 4,973 new and used cars were sold, 10 fewer than May 2018. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 2,840 in May, up a dozen from last year. Meanwhile, used-car […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Auto sales in the tri-county area slipped in May, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as 4,973 new and used cars were sold, 10 fewer than May 2018. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 2,840 in May, up a dozen...

Dairy Farmers Profit from DFA Cooperative

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — All products start somewhere. For some of the Dairy Farmers of America’s award-winning provolone and mozzarella cheeses, that somewhere is its plant at the corner of state Routes 18 and 208 on the outskirts of town. It all starts with the milk that local producers provide. Dairy Famers of America is […]

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- All products start somewhere. For some of the Dairy Farmers of America’s award-winning provolone and mozzarella cheeses, that somewhere is its plant at the corner of state Routes 18 and 208 on the outskirts of town. It all starts with the milk that local producers provide....

Power Plants, Infrastructure Keep Union Halls Empty

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on energy-generation plants in the region and on infrastructure is among the projects keeping the building trades active this construction season. By and large, representatives of the building trades report numerous projects underway this spring and summer are employing their members.  “We still have some people who are not working but […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on energy-generation plants in the region and on infrastructure is among the projects keeping the building trades active this construction season. By and large, representatives of the building trades report numerous projects underway this spring and summer are employing their members.  “We still have some people...