Economic Development

YMCA to Outline Central Branch Renovation Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Business and community leaders are invited to attend a press briefing Wednesday at which leaders of the YMCA of Youngstown will unveil detailed plans for the $5 million renovation of the Central Branch downtown. The event, which will take place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Central Y’s second floor community gym, […]

FNB Economist’s Outlook: Continued Sluggish Growth

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The stock markets got off to a rocky start last month but the chief investment officer of F.N.B. Corp., Jeff Wagner, sees the performance of the economy this year as essentially repeating 2015, that is, continued sluggish growth. Wagner offered his analysis of the national and regional economies Thursday morning at the […]

MS Gets Contract to Prepare Wick 6 Demo Documents

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Board of Control this morning approved a contract with MS Consultants Inc. to prepare bid documents for asbestos abatement and demolition of the Wick Six auto dealer showrooms on Wick Avenue. The bid documents should be ready in 30 to 60 days, said Abigail Beniston, code enforcement and blight remediation superintendent. […]

Jobs That Pay Well, No College Diploma Required

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Openings for jobs that pay a “decent wage” to those without a four-year college degree are more abundant in Youngstown than the other seven largest metropolitan areas in Ohio, a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland finds. Kyle Fee and Lisa Nelson wrote the study, “Opportunity Occupations in Ohio: […]

Central YMCA, Skip’s Cafe Plans Go Before Board

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Design Review Committee Tuesday approved the façade for the Central Branch of the Youngstown YMCA and the basic aesthetics of Second Harvest Food Bank’s new serving site, Skip’s Cafe, near the central business district. The work on the exterior of the downtown Y is part of its $5 million renovation. […]

TNP Razes 108 Houses in 2015, Rehabs 44 Others

WARREN, Ohio – More than 150 vacant buildings were torn down or renovated in Warren last year by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, the group announced Monday in its annual report. In total, 108 houses were demolished, said executive director Matt Martin, and 44 families moved into rehabilitated houses. Private sources of funding paid for seven […]

TNP Razed 108 Houses in 2015, Rehabbed 44 Others

WARREN, Ohio – More than 150 vacant buildings were torn down or renovated in Warren last year by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, the group announced Monday in its annual report. In total, 108 houses were demolished, said executive director Matt Martin, and 44 families moved into rehabilitated houses. Private sources of funding paid for seven […]

OH-Penn Expands Footprint, Focus on Apprenticeships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A five-county partnership that formed to focus on workforce needs of manufacturers in the northeastern Ohio-western Pennsylvania region is expanding both its mission and its geographic footprint. Apprenticeships will be a primary focus of the newly formed Greater OH-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network, an offshoot of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. The initiative, […]

Regional Chamber Plans Site Tours For RNC Guests

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Some 50,000 people are projected attend the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Many will be officeholders and party officials, but even more will be reporters, business leaders and lobbyists who represent their companies. It’s largely those from the business community that the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber hopes will visit, […]

Feds OK Daily Service at Regional Airport

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The aviation director at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is targeting April for starting daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport following a final order issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The federal agency approved the certificate of public convenience and necessity for Aerodynamics Inc., which has proposed offering daily flights […]

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