Economic Development

City Awards Contract for Amphitheater Oversight

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city has entered into two additional professional services agreements with local architect Paul Ricciuti. One agreement calls for Ricciuti to oversee architectural and engineering work at the site of the city’s proposed amphitheater for a period retroactive to April 1 and ending July 31, 2018. Ricciuti will be paid $165 per […]

11 Local Interests File for Medical Marijuana Licenses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At least 11 companies that have submitted applications to the state seeking either Level I or Level II licenses to grow medical marijuana in Ohio are considering the Mahoning Valley as a grow center. Six have identified locations in Youngstown as potential sites to grow marijuana, according to a list of applications […]

Brown Convenes Discussion about Economic Challenges

WARREN, Ohio – Representatives from a cross-section of the local economy painted a picture Wednesday of the promises and challenges that lie ahead for the Mahoning Valley during a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. It was the first in a series of roundtables the senator has scheduled this week across the state […]

YNDC Reports Busy Quarter, Awarded $1.3M in Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. had a busy second quarter as the organization hosted 11 community workdays, sold six rehabilitated houses and launched the Iron Roots Community Supported Agriculture program to provide fresh produce to members. According to its second quarter report released Wednesday, YNDC hosted workdays in Wick park, Fairgreen Community […]

YNDC Reports Busy Quarter, $1.3M in New Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. had a busy second quarter as the organization hosted 11 community workdays, sold six rehabilitated houses and launched the Iron Roots Community Supported Agriculture program to provide fresh produce to members. According to its second quarter report released Wednesday, YNDC hosted workdays in Wick park, Fairgreen Community […]

Farms Feed the Local Food Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Phil McMaster climbs aboard a large, bright yellow sweet-corn harvester and slowly inches the machine out of a barn toward the rear of a long driveway at McMaster Farms in Columbiana. It’s a short test run. Because in three weeks, the big yellow harvester will be running over a field of 22,000 […]

Columbiana Chambers Host Development Update

LISBON Ohio – Columbiana County needs to be the fourth “C” in Ohio, joining Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, the so-called three C’s, posits Penny Traina, CEO of the Columbiana County Port Authority. Traina was among the local and state officials and representatives of local nonprofit groups and consultants who made presentations Tuesday during the Good […]

Wellsville Intermodal Facility Eyes Markets on Ohio River

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – The Wellsville Intermodal Facility was designed to take in thousands of tons of commodities – minerals and foodstuffs — from barges, then load them onto trucks or freight trains or store them in nearby warehouses, silos and tanks. But on Tuesday an overhead crane loaded 1,800 tons of limestone onto a barge […]

Kmart Demolition Clears Way for Development

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Demolition crews have spent the last several weeks razing the former Kmart department store building along Youngstown-Poland Road, clearing the way for potential development of that site. “It’s an extremely good piece of real estate,” said Bill Kutlick, president of Kutlick Realty LLC in Boardman. “We have people looking, but it’s still […]

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