Economic Development

Columbiana County Port Authority Re-elects Officers

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority retained their leadership Monday and adopted a $1.3 million budget for 2017. Charlie Presley of Salem was re-elected chairman of the port authority, Keith Chamberlin of Columbiana vice chairman, attorney Nick Amato of Wellsville secretary, and Tad Herold, director of the Columbiana County […]

Local Unemployment Rates Show Slight Increase

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in December rose slightly or were unchanged from the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, Trumbull had the highest unemployment rate, 6.1%, up from 5.8% the month before and down from 7.8% in December 2016. Mahoning and […]

YSU, Humtown, America Makes Unveil 3-D Printer

LEETONIA, Ohio – Youngstown State University and Humtown Products cut the ribbon today on a state-of-the-art 3D sand printer valued at nearly $1 million that will further advance additive manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley. The printer, the only one of its kind in the state of Ohio, is housed at Humtown’s new 3D mold manufacturing facility […]

Partners to Unveil New 3-D Printer at Humtown

LEETONIA, Ohio – Representatives of Humtown Products, America Makes and Youngstown State University will cut the ribbon today on a new, first-in-Ohio 3-D printer that will further advance additive manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley. The event will take place at 10 a.m. at Humtown Products. The printer is part of an additive manufacturing center that […]

Ohio Export Intern Program Seeks Company Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Export Internship Program is putting out the call for businesses to participate in this summer’s program. The program, created by the Ohio Development Services Agency and offered at Youngstown State University and Ohio State University, matches companies with college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The state agency offers participating […]

Unemployment Remains at 4.9% in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.9% in December, unchanged from the November rate and up a tenth of a point from the December 2015 rate of 4.8%. Ohio’s rate last month, as reported this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, compares with the U.S. December unemployment rate of 4.7%, […]

City Continues Land Purchases in Chill-Can Area

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control purchased another piece of land in the Near East Side Urban Renewal Area, where the Joseph Co. International plans to develop a $20 million manufacturing plant and research center for its chill-can line. At its meeting Thursday morning, the board approved paying Bradie G. Higgs $800 for […]

Council OKs Amphitheater Contract, Fireline Incentives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council last night approved hiring a Columbus firm to provide final design and construction management services for the $9 million amphitheater and riverfront park project. During the meeting, council also approved several items to assist Fireline Inc. with its $5.7 million expansion project, including a tax abatement and water/wastewater grant. Council […]

Western Reserve Port Authority Names New Officers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s new chairman said Wednesday he looks forward to continuing the progress the organization has made in recent years. The port authority’s board of directors elected new officers at its meeting held at the headquarters of Covelli Enterprises in Warren. Martin Loney, organizer for Local 396 of the […]

Amphitheater Advances with $800K Design Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Finance Director David Bozanich said he expects to finalize a contract with MKSK, the Columbus firm the city selected for the amphitheater and riverfront park by the Covelli Centre, within 30 days. Tonight City Council will consider legislation authorizing the Board of Control to enter into a professional services contract with MKSK […]


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