Economic Development

Regional Chamber Explores Business Opportunities in India

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber says it expects business opportunities in India to develop for local companies following this week’s meeting with trade representatives from the nation of India. Chamber CEO Tom Humphries and its vice president of economic development, Sarah Boyarko, joined northeast Ohio business leaders for discussions with India Consul […]

Halleck Calls Drake’s Exit ‘a Normal Retirement’

LISBON, Ohio – Despite Tracy Drake’s announcement Tuesday that the Columbiana County Port Authority doesn’t intend to renew his contract as CEO and therefore he is leaving Sept. 30, Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck insists Drake is retiring. “He’s 63 years old and moving to Florida,” Halleck said Wednesday during a recess of the commissioners’ […]

Drake to Leave Columbiana County Port Authority

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Tracy Drake, who has led the Columbiana County Port Authority more than two decades and is dean of the port authority directors in the United States, announced Tuesday that “my last official day on the job will be Sept. 30.” His most recent contract, which runs three years, expires at the […]

Greenville Industrial Park Expands, Rebuilds from Fire

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Just off state Route 18 here sits a small reinforced-concrete blockhouse   that during World War II was used to store the currency paid American soldiers stationed at what was then called Camp Reynolds. That small bunker has since been painted and turned into a marker that 70 years later guides visitors and […]

CityScape Seeks Donations for ‘Sparkle Youngstown’

YOUNGSTOWN –  CityScape is hoping to raise $10,000 to fund “Sparkle Youngstown,” the annual downtown lighting program that begins in December and runs through February. The nonprofit organization is soliciting donations through GoFundMe and its website. Some 50,000 lights will be installed throughout the Central Square area as part of CityScape’s annual holiday parade and […]


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