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Tax Abatements in Place, Nordson Sets 2017 Startup

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nordson Xaloy Inc. plans to begin operations at its new Austintown plant sometime during the first half of 2017, a company spokesman said Thursday. The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners yesterday approved a 60%, 10-year Enterprise Zone property tax abatement for improvements that Westlake-based Nordson will make to the former Tamarkin warehouse, […]

Prison Gets Contract to House ICE Detainees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – CoreCivic Inc., formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, announced Thursday it received a contract award from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at its 2,016-bed Northeast Ohio Correctional Center to assist ICE with its detention needs. The new contract contains an initial term expiring March 31, 2017, with four six-month renewal periods […]

GM to Invest $218 Million in Parma Metal Center

PARMA, Ohio – General Motors Co. will invest $218 million in its Parma Metal Center, the company announced Wednesday. Among the upgrades are new presses, dies and sub assemblies. The plant processes more than 1,000 tons of steel daily and supports about 40 customers, including the majority of GM’s North American car assembly plants. Parma […]

B&J Electric Keeps Eye on Industrial Projects for 2017

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Over the course of 2016, B&J Electric of Poland, Inc. completed more than a dozen “major commercial, industrial and agricultural projects,” establishing momentum for next year, the company said in its quarterly announcement. Among the projects completed this year are parking lot lighting for schools including Kent State University and Northeast […]

Library Offers DC Rebirth Special on Hoopla

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Patrons of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Hoopla digital service can now sample DC Comics’ latest revamp of its publishing line. Cardholders can access the 96-page DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition, which kicked off the publisher’s relaunch earlier this year. DC is known as the publishing home of characters […]

Point Party Shop in Poland Becomes U-Haul Dealer

POLAND, Ohio — The Point Party Shop, 9805 South Ave., has become a dealer for the U-Haul Co. of Massachusetts and Ohio Inc., shop owner Joe Thomas announced Monday. Point Party offers U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes, he said. U-Haul is striving to benefit the environment through […]

Ohio EPA Loans MVSD $6.36M for Upgrades

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – A $6.36 million low-interest loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will assist the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District with needed upgrades to its distribution valves and transmission mains. The Ohio EPA loan is from its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account, which provides below-market interest rate loans for compliance-related improvements for community […]

Ohio Proud Launches Upgraded Website

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Ohio Proud, a campaign aimed at helping consumers find food and agricultural products grown and produced in-state, has launched a revamped website The redesigned website, OhioProud.org, features an interactive map of more than 500 partners in the Ohio Proud program, as well as recipes, a harvest calendar and information on affiliate programs, […]

Regal Jewelers Opens in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Regal Jewelers owner Tom Dorn celebrated the completion of the renovation of their building in Columbiana with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. The store sells jewelery ranging from engagement rings to pocket watches, as well as vintage items such as toys, porcelain advertising signs and costumer jewelry. Regal also offers jewelry repair […]

Car Sales in Mahoning Valley Up Nearly 9% in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley were on the rise in November, as 4,216 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, marking an 8.7% increase from the same month a year ago. In Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, 2,467 new cars were sold, a 15.2% increase […]

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