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Land Bank, Rotary Get 3,600 Books for Mini Libraries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Land Bank and the Rotary Club of Youngstown report their recent book drive brought in 3,638 books that will enable them to replenish mini libraries in Youngstown and Campbell and support six new libraries in 2019. The new and used books were donated last month at Rulli Brothers stores […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Land Bank and the Rotary Club of Youngstown report their recent book drive brought in 3,638 books that will enable them to replenish mini libraries in Youngstown and Campbell and support six new libraries in 2019. The new and used books were donated last...

Packard Apartments Set for $4.1M Makeover

WARREN, Ohio – A $675,000 Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit will support renovation of the Packard Apartments building in downtown. The tax credit is part of the financing package for the $4.1 million renovation project that will create 17 market-rate apartments at 318 N. Park Ave., the Ohio Development Services Agency announced Wednesday. The agency […]

WARREN, Ohio – A $675,000 Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit will support renovation of the Packard Apartments building in downtown. The tax credit is part of the financing package for the $4.1 million renovation project that will create 17 market-rate apartments at 318 N. Park Ave., the Ohio Development Services...

Dickey Electric Begins Transition to New Ownership

Efficiency, Big Jobs Spark Electrical Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Carlson was 15 when he worked as a materials handler for “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima. In about 10 years, he’ll assume majority ownership of the company. In a statement Wednesday, the 61-year-old electrical contracting company announced it had begun transition of majority ownership to Carlson, who was named president […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Carlson was 15 when he worked as a materials handler for “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima. In about 10 years, he’ll assume majority ownership of the company. In a statement Wednesday, the 61-year-old electrical contracting company announced it had begun transition of majority ownership to...

DOE Report Backs Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub

Plans to develop an underground ethane storage complex for Appalachia have overcome the first obstacle

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A U.S. Department of Energy report issued in November says that an ethane storage and distribution hub in the Utica and Marcellus shale regions of Appalachia could be an asset to the country’s petrochemicals industry. The report was prepared at the request of Congress to examine the feasibility of establishing such a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A U.S. Department of Energy report issued in November says that an ethane storage and distribution hub in the Utica and Marcellus shale regions of Appalachia could be an asset to the country’s petrochemicals industry. The report was prepared at the request of Congress to examine the...

Group Unveils Roadmap for Manufacturing in Digital Age

WARREN, Ohio – A group composed of private industry manufacturing specialists, development officials, and managers have put together a “roadmap” designed to help direct the future of manufacturing across northeastern Ohio. TeamNEO, an economic development organization based in Cleveland, presented some results of the analysis Wednesday morning at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center. The […]

WARREN, Ohio – A group composed of private industry manufacturing specialists, development officials, and managers have put together a “roadmap” designed to help direct the future of manufacturing across northeastern Ohio. TeamNEO, an economic development organization based in Cleveland, presented some results of the analysis Wednesday morning at the Tech...

Ryan Agrees to Compromise to Make Pelosi Speaker

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, is one of seven so-called “Democratic rebels” who have agreed to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when the new Congress elects its speaker Jan. 3. As first reported by Politico, the compromise limits the length of time that Pelosi,  Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-5 Md.) […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, is one of seven so-called "Democratic rebels" who have agreed to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when the new Congress elects its speaker Jan. 3. As first reported by Politico, the compromise limits the length of time that Pelosi,  Minority...

13 Well Permits Approved in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week approved 13 new permits for horizontal wells targeting the Utica shale, according to the most recent data. Eclipse Resources secured seven new permits for wells in Belmont and Monroe counties, while Ascent Resources obtained permits for six wells in Guernsey County for the week […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week approved 13 new permits for horizontal wells targeting the Utica shale, according to the most recent data. Eclipse Resources secured seven new permits for wells in Belmont and Monroe counties, while Ascent Resources obtained permits for six wells in...

Riviera to Harvest Marijuana Crop Early in 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What might be the most technologically sophisticated medical marijuana operation in the world is growing in our own backyard. So says Brian Kessler, chairman of Riviera Creek LLC, which has converted a 75,000-square-foot industrial building along Crescent Street in Youngstown into an ultra-modern cultivation and research building dedicated to the production of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What might be the most technologically sophisticated medical marijuana operation in the world is growing in our own backyard. So says Brian Kessler, chairman of Riviera Creek LLC, which has converted a 75,000-square-foot industrial building along Crescent Street in Youngstown into an ultra-modern cultivation and research building...

Plenty of Cheer for Santa as Salary Reaches $152K

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Santa Claus has plenty to be jolly about as for the third straight year; he’s seen his salary increase, according to Insure.com’s annual Santa Index. Drawing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Insure placed Saint Nick’s pay at $152,367 in 2018, an all-time high. His salary is up 1.96% from 2017, not […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Santa Claus has plenty to be jolly about as for the third straight year; he’s seen his salary increase, according to Insure.com’s annual Santa Index. Drawing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Insure placed Saint Nick’s pay at $152,367 in 2018, an all-time high. His salary is...

Nearly 2,000 Ohioans Register for Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS – Nearly 2,000 patients are registered in Ohio’s medical marijuana program, the state announced Monday. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy reports that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program received 1,948 recommendations in its patient and caregiver registry. Of those recommendations, 1,062 have activated their registry card. To date, Ohio has certified 11 Level 1 […]

COLUMBUS – Nearly 2,000 patients are registered in Ohio’s medical marijuana program, the state announced Monday. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy reports that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program received 1,948 recommendations in its patient and caregiver registry. Of those recommendations, 1,062 have activated their registry card. To date, Ohio...