Local News

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five new horizontal well permits were issued to three exploration companies in Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended June 4, while the rig count stood at 11 for the period, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Two permits were issued to Chesapeake Energy Exploration LLC for wells in Jefferson […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report from the Greater Ohio Policy Center highlights the critical conditions of Ohio’s small and mid-sized older industrial cities and their regions in the wake of the Great Recession and decades of population and manufacturing job loss. The report — From Akron to Zanesville: How Are Ohio’s Small and Mid-Sized Legacy […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Since General Motors opened its Lordstown Assembly complex 50 years ago, the village has been known primarily for the automobile industry. But with new and diverse industry arriving, small businesses are gaining a foothold and beginning to transform the economic landscape. Most small businesses are clustered around the intersection of Salt Springs […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a new student housing project near Youngstown State University should get under way in a few weeks, an official with the developer said Tuesday. The Enclave, a 166-bed apartment building and retail complex, is the latest project to serve YSU’s growing residential population. “We would expect to start construction sometime […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals in May at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course were up $11.4 million from a year earlier, the latest monthly report shows. The monthly VLT revenue report, released by the Ohio Lottery Commission, shows credits played totaled $87.0 million last month, up from the $75.6 […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The downtown Chase branch will reduce its space on the ground floor by a third and vacate the remainder of its address, 6 W. Federal St., contractors said Tuesday morning. It will abandon the two-story grand banking hall with marble counters and with mosaics high on the walls that depict great Americans […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A three-session “Laws of Leadership” series that focus on John C. Maxwell’s best-selling book 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership will be held June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24. The series is sponsored by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber in partnership with Greg Smith from Compco Industries. Local leaders will focus on […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Royal Dutch Shell’s final investment decision to construct a $4 billion ethane cracker plant near Monaca, Pa., is likely to send economic reverberations throughout the entire region – and officials say they’re prepared for what they believe is coming. “All of us are on Cloud Nine,” exclaimed Linda Nitch, executive director of […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By the fall of 2017, the east side of Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium will be dominated by a new multimedia center that stands to elevate students academic potential as well as enhancing coverage of YSU Penguin football. Longtime YSU benefactor Don Constantini, owner of Falcon Transportation and Comprehensive Logistics, presented YSU […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio’s economic future could very well lie in medical research and the public is willing to help with funding, a study by industry advocacy group Research! America has found. In a survey conducted last month, Research America found that 87% of Ohioans consider it important for the state to be a leader […]

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