Economic Development

Marchionda Drops Subpoena Fight with Ohio Auditor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Attorneys for developer Dominic Marchionda have dropped their fight against subpoenas issued by the state auditor’s office seeking financial records related to grants it received from the city. Last year attorneys for Ohio Auditor David Yost subpoenaed Marchionda and three corporate entities – Erie Terminal Place LLC, US Campus suites and Wick […]

Skilled Tradesmen Look Forward to Busy Season

New highway projects, plus the prospect of big-ticket ventures such as a $900 million electrical power plant in Lordstown, bode well for skilled tradesmen this season, officials say. That’s welcome news for those in the construction and building trades, which for the last several years have witnessed a surge in demand because of the oil […]

Skilled Tradesmen Face a Busy Season

New highway projects, plus the prospect of big-ticket ventures such as a $900 million electrical power plant in Lordstown, bode well for skilled tradesmen this season, officials say. That’s welcome news for those in the construction and building trades, which for the last several years have witnessed a surge in demand because of the oil […]

Leetonia Industrial Park Considered for AMP Project

EAST LIVERPOOL – The AMP Corp.’s $100 million manufacturing project may still have life even though the company, whose principals remain unidentified, last month decided against building a 200,000-square-foot specialty metals manufacturing plant in Fairfield Township. Last night the Columbiana County Port Authority approved a tentative agreement whereby AMP would purchase 68 acres at the […]

Manufacturers Coalition to Host Readiness Program

WARREN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition will host a seven-week program designed to help individuals interested in the manufacturing trades earn credentials and secure employment in the industrial sector. Fifteen spots are open for the Manufacturing Readiness Program, which begins March 8 at Trumbull Career and Technical Center. The program is funded through […]

Initiatives Funded by America Makes Lead to Commercialization

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brett Conner peers into the window of one of the smaller 3-D printers in Youngstown State University’s additive manufacturing lab. About 90 miles northwest at a small company in Avon Lake, a row of four industrial-sized 3-D printers create parts for the aerospace and other industries. Meanwhile, researchers at Case Western Reserve […]

YBI Gauges Interest in Tool and Die 3-D Printing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the help of a state grant, the Youngstown Business Incubator hopes to bring additive manufacturing to the Mahoning Valley’s tool and die manufacturers. Through the Advanced Tooling Acceleration Program, the incubator, along with Youngstown State University and America Makes, will bring experts into area businesses to examine their production processes, provide […]

Youngstown YMCA Reaffirms Commitment to Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Youngstown YMCA Central Branch will realize many benefits from its $5 million renovation, which began this week. Workout areas will be more centralized. Additional space for youth programs will be added, and the view from the fitness center promises to be beautiful. The real benefits however, are less tangible, […]

Students from The New School Working with TNP

WARREN, Ohio – For the third consecutive year, students from The New School in New York City will meet with residents and neighborhood organizations in Warren to develop projects to address blighted areas in the city. The cohort will also work with the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to come up with ideas for renovating vacant houses […]

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, […]

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