Economic Development

TNP to Launch 2016 ‘Lots to Love’ Program

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will kick off the 2016 “Lots to Love” program with its first workshop 5 p.m. Monday at 170 N. Park Ave. The Lots to Love program provides up to $6,000 worth of labor and materials to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot. Eligible lots will be […]

YMCA Renovation Reveals Surprises for Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – The $5 million renovation of the YMCA of Youngstown’s Central Branch is revealing a few surprises. In one section of the 100-year-old building, the former northern exterior brick wall of the building was hidden behind drywall, said the YMCA’s executive director, Timothy Hilk. Demolition of a wall in another area exposed sections […]

Warren Flea & Farmers Market to Launch Incubator

WARREN, Ohio – The Warren Flea & Farmers Market, nearly four decades old, will expand its offerings with a monthly garage sale beginning in May and launch a private business incubator in September. Brad Levy announced both initiatives in the former Union Auto Parts building, 540 Main Ave. S.W., site of the incubator. Levy, who […]

Lowellville Sees Recreational Benefits Once Dam Removed

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After years of work, the village of Lowellville is ready to remove the First Street dam, an improvement that Mayor James Iudiciani expects will bring more people here for recreation, but that’s not the only purpose of the project. The project would remove years of buildup of heavy metals deposited from the […]

Wick Tower Project Gets Federal Tax Credit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Wick Building renovation project was awarded a federal tax credit for qualified rehabilitation expenses, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced Wednesday. NYO Property Group, Youngstown, redeveloped the downtown building, which was constructed in 1906 by Youngstown Sheet and Tube founder George Dennick Wick. It reopened last fall as the Wick […]

Former Grocery Store Could Become Health Clinic

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown officials are in discussions with One Health Ohio to open an community health center in the former Bottom Dollar Food building, a city official confirmed Wednesday afternoon. One Health Ohio operates clinics targeting low-income individuals and families, including on the North Side and in Warren, Newton Falls and Alliance. Sharon Woodberry, […]

Port Authority OKs Bond Financing for Hotel Project

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority voted to move forward Wednesday with assisting NYO Property Group’s redevelopment of the Stambaugh Building in downtown Youngstown as a hotel. The port authority’s board of directors voted to enter into a capital lease structure with the developer and to issue property-assessed clean energy – or […]

‘Health-Care’ Firm Eyes Former Grocery Store

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials are in discussions with a health-care company for the former Bottom Dollar Food building on Glenwood Avenue, the city’s economic development director said. The city received the title last year to the 18,000-square-foot former grocery store, which opened in February 2012 and closed in late 2014. The city solicited proposals […]

New Chief Wants Fresh Look at CCPA Operations

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Since she became executive director of the Columbiana County Port Authority last month, Penny J. Traina has been a blend of energy, organization and documentation. She has sent out 198 letters to elected officials, civic, business and professional organizations, law firms, banks, schools and hospitals, calling on at least 60 of […]

TNP Announces Spring Workshops

WARREN, Ohio – Spring classes as part of Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Garden Resources of Warren program will begin April 25 with the GROWing Healthy Workshop, a four-week series covering “eating healthy for a healthy immune system, healthy cooking and fermented foods.” The workshop will continue May 2, 9 and 16. All classes run from 1 […]


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