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Monday, February 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Niles and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have entered contract for the economic development agency to provide services to the city, the two have announced. Under the terms of the one-year contract, the chamber will provide services including identifying which properties to market, develop a familiarization tour of the […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

CLEVELAND ­– Since the start of the 21st century, the biomedical industry in northeastern Ohio has grown 59%, according to a report by economic development organization Team Northeast Ohio. Since 2003, the region has had 448 biomedical startups with $2.3 billion invested. The companies have raised $198 million in funding. Most of that money has […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster will host its first innovation cluster meeting March 10 at the Corporate College Conference Center at Cuyahoga Community College in Warrensville Heights. The meeting, held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will discuss opportunities to improve the impact of additive manufacturing in the region. The keynote speakers […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Now in its fourth year in business, The Houck Agency grew from 11 clients to 18, and increased its revenue 15% over last year. The Houck Agency is a boutique marketing and copywriting services firm. It performs […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

NILES, Ohio — First Niles Financial Inc. announced a cash dividend of three cents per share on common stock and four cents per share on preferred class A stock for the most recent quarter. The dividend will be payable March 24 to shareholders of record March 10, the bank holding company announced Friday. FNFI is […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – It doesn’t take Gary Harrison long to assemble a snow shovel. He starts with driving a rivet into the D-shaped handle to secure it to the shaft. When a few shafts are done, he carries them to a workbench a few feet away so he can grease the other end of the […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – When Canada-based Johnvince Foods was in search of a site to start up a distribution operation in the United States, its operations manager turned to an old friend who happens to be from the village. “A good friend of mine lives down here and had only great things to say about the […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University has distributed all available tickets for the March 28 Centofanti Symposium lecture by feminist icon Gloria Steinem, the university announced Sunday. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium. Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, feminist organizer and a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. In […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. WARREN, Ohio — Ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings inaugurated new projects in 2016 that exceeded $1 billion in new investment in the region, making it a landmark year at Routh Hurlbert Real Estate Co., a commercial real estate brokerage firm based […]

Monday, February 20, 2017

In late July 1998, six inmates cut through the wire and escaped from the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center on the city’s East Side. At the time, the prison was the state’s sole privately operated lockup, owned by Corrections Corporation of America. All of the inmates — including three convicted for murder – were apprehended, but the […]

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