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Fourth Gas Fueled Power Plant Coming to Utica

CADIZ, Ohio – A $900 million natural gas fueled power plant that would create 500 construction jobs is moving forward in Harrison County, the fourth large-scale energy generation project announced for Ohio’s Utica shale region in the last four years. Houston-based EmberClear Corp. is working with the village of Cadiz and the county to develop […]

Phantoms’ Front Office Drives for Profit Goals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the start of the season fast approaching, the flurry of activity in the Youngstown Phantoms front office is beginning to calm down. All the players have been signed, sponsorship deals are complete and the promotions planned. At this point in the year, the focus begins to shift from the macro level […]

Humtown Products Will Build 3-D Labs in Leetonia

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Mark Lamoncha has seen the future at the University of Northern Iowa and will bring it to Leetonia – with the help of the Columbiana County Port Authority and Youngstown State University. And support from the Youngstown Business Incubator and AmericaMakes. Humtown Products, owned by Lamoncha, will occupy the former network […]

Watchtower Heroes Shop Opens in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Eric Walker admits it’s good time to open a store specializing in comic books and related pop culture items. Films featuring the characters published in Marvel’s and DC’s comics regularly top the box office nowadays, such as this year’s Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad. And in recent years the small […]

Watchtower Heroes Store Opens in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Eric Walker admits it’s good time to open a store specializing in comic books and related pop culture items. Films featuring the characters published in Marvel’s and DC’s comics regularly top the box office nowadays, such as this year’s Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad. And in recent years the small […]

Nordson to Consolidate 3 Xaloy Plants in Austintown

WESTLAKE, Ohio – Nordson Corp. announced Friday that it plans to combine its existing screw and barrel operations in Youngstown, New Castle, Pa., and Pulaski, Va., into “a single expanded manufacturing center of excellence in Austintown.” The plant site, which Nordson is leasing, is the former Tamarkin warehouse on Victoria Road that supplied Giant Eagle […]

Aftermarket Industry Makes Cars and Trucks Bolder

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With thousands of cars featuring intricate jobs, hand-built engines and hundreds of hours of work put into them, the annual SEMA Auto Show is the pinnacle of the aftermarket parts industry. Held in Las Vegas, the closed-to-the-public event – it’s open only to members of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the global […]

Mel’s Kitchen Opens in Former Arby’s Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On the count of three, Mel Chase, the cook at Mel’s Kitchen, used a pair of oversized scissors to cut a blue ribbon Wednesday to celebrate its opening. Mel’s, 3707 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township, opened last month in a building that formerly housed an Arby’s restaurant and stood vacant for two years. […]

Strangpresse, Oak Ridge Enter Research Agreement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Strangpresse LLC, based in Boardman, has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will validate the company’s additive manufacturing extruders. Strangpresse CEO Chuck George said the first of these new extruders should be shipped to Oak Ridge next week. “We’ve […]

Steady Stream of Trucks at North Lima Injection Well

YOUNGSTOWN,Ohio — An injection well in North Lima once owned by defunct D&L Energy Inc. of Youngstown has come to life in a big way, according to data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The well in Beaver Township, known as Northstar Lucky #4, was drilled and completed in 2012 but never placed in […]

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