Economic Development

Lake to River Co-Op Partners with Catullo Meats

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Lake to River Food Cooperative and Catullo Prime Meats are joining together to increase access to local food for Mahoning Valley residents. A kick-off event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at the Catullo store on Tiffany Boulevard in Poland. Locally sourced food products will be […]

Study Ranks Region High in Middle-Income Share

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sixty percent of adults in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (and Mercer County, Pa.) statistical metropolitan area can be classified as middle-income, making the region the 10th highest in the nation in terms of middle-income share. That’s one of the findings contained in the Pew Research Center’s new study, “America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close […]

City OKs $30,000 to Fund Downtown Events

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the summer festival season set to begin, the city Board of Control today approved $30,000 to cover the cost of infrastructure and production rentals for three downtown events: the Youngstown Wine and Jazz Festival, the Youngstown Gospel Festival and Federal Frenzy. Federal Frenzy was held April 23. Dates for the other […]

WE Launch Graduates First Class of Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Carmella Williams, owner of Carmella Marie, was awarded the $5,000 grant at the conclusion of the inaugural WE Launch class last night. The nine-week WE Launch was conducted by Women in Entrepreneurship, an initiative of the Youngstown Business Incubator. Female entrepreneurs attended classes and were paired with mentors during the course of […]

Shenango Chamber Hires New Executive Director

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director says she likes the potential she sees in her new community. The chamber announced Tuesday it has hired Sherris Moreira to the position. Moreira will come to the chamber after serving as director of group tourism for Pittsburgh Transportation Group. “Sherris has extensive […]

Shennago Chamber Hires New Executive Director

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director says she likes the potential she sees in her new community. The chamber announced Tuesday it has hired Sherris Moreira to the position. Moreira will come to the chamber after serving as director of group tourism for Pittsburgh Transportation Group. “Sherris has extensive […]

Consumers Seek Efficiency in Use of Electricity

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Consumers today are more likely than ever to pay more attention to how and when they use energy. And they have more options to help slow, if not reverse, the rising costs of their utility bills, specialists say. Advances in technology have made it more affordable for the commercial and residential markets […]

Old Ad Sign, New Banners Going Up Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society wants to bring back a decorative feature from days of yore – painted advertising signage on the sides of downtown buildings. The city’s design review committee approved the society’s request for signage for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center downtown, including a reproduction of a historic Good […]

Council to Vote on Energy District for Hotel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider at its meeting Wednesday night legislation to establish an energy special improvement district downtown to assist with the redevelopment of the Stambaugh Building into a hotel. A special assessment to fund $3 million energy efficiency improvements to the building would be permitted under the legislation. Last month, the […]

‘Good Morning, Warren’ Highlights City’s Revival

WARREN, Ohio – As Mayor Doug Franklin delivered his annual State of the City address Friday morning at Packard Music Hall, he remarked that it was “easy to draw a parallel” between the historic building and the city he governs. “Both are experiencing quite a resurgence,” Franklin said at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s “Good […]

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