Local News

Thursday, April 14, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Third Frontier Commission today awarded $3 million to Valley Growth Ventures LLC, a venture capital fund that is a partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in Warren, the Mahoning Valley Economic Develop Corp. and Youngstown State University. The funding comes from a total of […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises has acquired 21 Panera Bread franchises in the Cincinnati area, bringing its total holdings to more than 300 Panera cafes in five states and Canada, the company said today. Covelli Enterprises now owns more than 130 Panera franchises in Ohio, the most owned by a single company in one state. […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control awarded three contracts for the City Hall Annex renovation this morning. The board, at its meeting this morning, approved a $3,340,000 bid submitted by Murphy Contracting Co., Youngstown, to serve as general contractor on the project. Murphy’s proposal was the lowest of three bids submitted for the […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Burgan Realty and the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University will host the Youngstown State University Real Estate Expo April 25 in Williamson Hall on campus. During the event, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m., students will have the opportunity to network with real estate professionals and […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Butler Community College will hold a symposium on the creative process April 22 at its LindenPointe campus here. The event, the Innovative Leadership Symposium, begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and concludes at 2 p.m. Bright Lights Innovation LLC, a consulting firm based here that specializes in innovation strategies and organizational development, […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – This city’s downtown has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance over the last two or three years. The established stores that offer collectibles and antiques have seen a surge of new businesses open up quickly alongside them. Things once not even dreamed of in the small city – its population surpassed 5,000 […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – As the steel skeletons of the first phase of Town Center at Firestone Farms go up, developer Tom Mackall has a vision for his hometown of Columbiana. It’s one that both honors the most famous resident of Columbiana – Harvey S. Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. – and expands […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – An updated comprehensive land use plan for Warren will improve the city’s economic development efforts and boost its chances of securing grants for projects, Mayor Doug Franklin said. During a news conference in the Trumbull County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room, Franklin and county officials announced that the Trumbull County Planning Commission […]

Thursday, April 14, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich named former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini of Youngstown to the Ohio Athletic Commission, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. Mancini’s term on the commission, which began yesterday, runs through Sept. 2, 2018. Mancini, who grew up on the South Side, held the World Boxing Association lightweight championship […]

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NEW CASTLE, Pa – Two workhorse locomotives shuttle back and forth along tracks that bisect the heart of this city’s industrial sector as another car, recently purchased, sits housed in a large maintenance shop waiting to be commissioned for service. Each day, these locomotives navigate 16 miles of rail tracks as they haul freight to […]

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