Local News

Monday, August 24, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion Energy and Inrexon Corp. have entered into an agreement to explore development of biological conversion gas-to-liquids, or GTL, fuel plants in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays. The project calls for the construction of facilities that use Intrexon’s proprietary method of converting methane into high carbon compounds such as isobutanol through […]

Monday, August 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The acquisition of two plants in Painesville and one in Las Vegas enables Hynes Industries to enter new markets with a larger sales force to sell a more diverse product line, says Greg Gyllstrom, CEO and president. Gyllstrom announced Friday that Hynes has acquired American Roll Form Products of Painesville, a custom […]

Monday, August 24, 2015

GRAFTON,Ohio – In this small town is a job-training site where the residents are learning more than 30 trades or vocations – from maintaining and repairing diesel engines to welding to landscaping to training service dogs that help paraplegics – all paid for by the state. Among other occupations are producing and editing videos, restaurant […]

Monday, August 24, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A database the city human relations commission just implemented aims to increase employment of residents and minorities by companies that get help from the city. The new workforce database, which went live two weeks ago, was among the topics addressed at the annual meeting Friday of the Youngstown Tax Incentive Review Council. […]

Saturday, August 22, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With all the growth, community action and technological advances in Youngstown, it’s time to show off. For a city that’s “punching well above its weight class,” according to Mahoning Valley Young Professionals member Jillian Smith, the time has come to attract new ideas. At the meeting of the Economic Action Group Friday, […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sarah Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, met with Canadian site consultant CBRE Group Inc. while in Montreal for this month’s annual convention of the  international Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. During meetings with CBRE representatives, Boyarko discussed the potential for joint ventures with Mahoning Valley companies, expansion opportunities […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider a measure next week whether to place the Community Bill of Rights charter amendment on the ballot for a fifth time. The amendment calls for banning hydraulic fracturing and other related oil and gas operations within the city limits. If council members approve the ordinance on the agenda […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.0% in July, down from 5.2% in June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. In July 2014, the state’s unemployment rate was 5.5%. The U.S. unemployment rate last month was 5.3%, unchanged form the June rate and down from 6.2% in July 2014. […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

COLUMBUS — The state of Ohio has reached the goals of its Minority Business Enterprise program by purchasing a record 19% of eligible goods and services through minority-owned businesses while spending a record $228.5 million. Ohio’s MBE program, established in 1980, mandates that state agencies set aside 15% of their annual purchases for goods and […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control voted Thursday to move forward with contracts to advance the proposed downtown amphitheater and regional manufacturing training center. The mayor, finance director and law director approved paying $141,000 to MKSK, a landscape architecture firm based in Columbus, for work leading up to and including development of a […]

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