Economic Development

WRPA Makes Case for Brownfield Cleanup Funds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Officials of the Western Reserve Port Authority and its economic development division will use a newly completed study to plead for more resources to remediate brownfields in the region. The study, commissioned by the port authority using funds from a $600,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant, illustrates the impact of brownfield sites […]

Fewer New Entities File to Do Business in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some 7,521 new entities filed to do business in Ohio on July, the office of the secretary of state, Jon Husted, announced Monday, more than 1,800 fewer than July 2015 when 9,348 filed. The July numbers also show that more than 2,500 more entities have filed to do business during the first […]

Port Authority Grants Ksiazek 3.5% Raise

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The board of the Columbiana County Port Authority renewed the employment contract of its manager of administration and finance, Diane L. Ksiazek, granting her a 3.5% pay raise and bringing her annual compensation to $77,232. The term runs from Aug. 19 until Aug. 18, 2017, when it automatically renews unless she […]

TNP Hosts Open House Sunday at Home on the Market

WARREN, Ohio – As part of its Adopt a Home program, the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will host an open house at 504 Washington St. NE in Warren Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. The house – a three-bedroom, one-bathroom Cape Cod style – has been fully renovated, the partnership says, including new gutters, downspouts, flooring […]

TNP Hosts Open House Saturday at Home on the Market

WARREN, Ohio – As part of its Adopt a Home program, the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will host an open house at 504 Washington St. NE in Warren Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. The house – a three-bedroom, one-bathroom Cape Cod style – has been fully renovated, the partnership says, including new gutters, downspouts, flooring […]

Huntington Pledges $10,000 to TNP’s Side Lot Program

WARREN, Ohio – Huntington Bank has pledged $10,000 to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to continue funding of its Side Lot Incentive Program, Matt Martin, executive director of the partnership, announced Tuesday. A bank representative will formally make the pledge at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at the home of Meredith Bungard, who lives in the southern quadrant […]

E-Center to Hold ‘Startup Weekend’ Sept. 16-18

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The eCenter@LindenPointe will hold the inaugural Startup Weekend Sept. 16, 17 and 18 for entrepreneurs and creative minds, Executive Director Ketaki Desai announced Tuesday, which she billed as “a 54-hour sprint to build businesses.” Startup Weekends are about people learning to start a business by creating one themselves, she said. “Participants don’t […]

Employers, but Not Energy Industry, Meet Incentive Goals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual meeting of the Tax Incentive Review Council lasted 17 minutes Monday, its members satisfied that employers in the program, except those in the oil and gas industry, are meeting or have surpassed their job-creation goals. The chairman of the council, Mahoning County Auditor Ralph Meacham, accepted T. Sharon Woodberry’s 34-page […]

Chamber Seeks Support for Missile Defense Site

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission is encouraging community stakeholders to submit letters of support for a proposal to bring a large Eastern States Missile Defense site to Ravenna. Camp Ravenna Joint Military Center, which straddles Trumbull and Portage counties, is one of three finalists being considered for the […]

Oak Hill Collaborative Completes Raspberry Pi Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An effort to bridge the “digital divide” for those from low–to-moderate income households is under way at the Oak Hill Collaborative this summer. The Oak Hill Collaborative is nearing completion of a program it sponsored that engaged 12 young people in STEM education and hands-on training in building and programming a Raspberry […]

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