Economic Development

Penn-Northwest to Host ‘Think About Energy’ Forum

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Penn-Northwest Development Corp. will hold a ”Think About Energy” forum from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Sept. 30, at the Avalon Golf & Country Club. The forum is designed to spark discussion about energy development and use, said Tammy Calderwood, Penn-Northwest marketing director. “We’re excited for local businesses to understand the production, transportation and […]

South Ave. Groups Plan Friday Cleanup Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — the South Avenue Area Neighborhood Development Initiative, in conjunction with the South Avenue Business Association, will hold Project Clean Sweep for South Avenue this Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives of businesses along the corridor, volunteers from neighborhood block watches, students from Cardinal Mooney High School and Mahoning County Juvenile […]

City to Kick Off Wick Ave. Upgrade Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will break ground Thursday morning on the long-anticipated upgrade of Wick Avenue. The $5 million-plus Wick Avenue Improvement Project will run along the roadway from Rayen Avenue to the south to the Route 422 service road to the north. As part of the project, utility lines will be moved underground, […]

Renewal Flows with Shenango River

There is a grassy dry channel about 20 feet wide that stretches along the Shenango River near Sharpsville, Pa., its ridges stocked with summer wildflowers and trees. Directly ahead, the shallow gulch bisects two perfectly preserved cut-stone walls that appear oddly out of step with the natural habitat in this segment of the river. Both […]

2 Industries Buck Trends as Their Output Rises

CLEVELAND – Manufacturing in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky and the northern panhandle of West Virginia accounted for only 13.6% of the U.S. economy, down from 26.3% in 1997, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland reported Thursday. But two industries bucked this trend: petroleum and coal products and computers and electronic products. In their article […]


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