Economic Development

Old Ad Sign, New Banners Going Up Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society wants to bring back a decorative feature from days of yore – painted advertising signage on the sides of downtown buildings. The city’s design review committee approved the society’s request for signage for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center downtown, including a reproduction of a historic Good […]

Council to Vote on Energy District for Hotel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider at its meeting Wednesday night legislation to establish an energy special improvement district downtown to assist with the redevelopment of the Stambaugh Building into a hotel. A special assessment to fund $3 million energy efficiency improvements to the building would be permitted under the legislation. Last month, the […]

‘Good Morning, Warren’ Highlights City’s Revival

WARREN, Ohio – As Mayor Doug Franklin delivered his annual State of the City address Friday morning at Packard Music Hall, he remarked that it was “easy to draw a parallel” between the historic building and the city he governs. “Both are experiencing quite a resurgence,” Franklin said at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s “Good […]

TNP to Launch 2016 ‘Lots to Love’ Program

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will kick off the 2016 “Lots to Love” program with its first workshop 5 p.m. Monday at 170 N. Park Ave. The Lots to Love program provides up to $6,000 worth of labor and materials to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot. Eligible lots will be […]

YMCA Renovation Reveals Surprises for Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – The $5 million renovation of the YMCA of Youngstown’s Central Branch is revealing a few surprises. In one section of the 100-year-old building, the former northern exterior brick wall of the building was hidden behind drywall, said the YMCA’s executive director, Timothy Hilk. Demolition of a wall in another area exposed sections […]

Warren Flea & Farmers Market to Launch Incubator

WARREN, Ohio – The Warren Flea & Farmers Market, nearly four decades old, will expand its offerings with a monthly garage sale beginning in May and launch a private business incubator in September. Brad Levy announced both initiatives in the former Union Auto Parts building, 540 Main Ave. S.W., site of the incubator. Levy, who […]


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