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WRPA approves sale of Glenwood Avenue property to YNDC

WARREN An initiative to redevelop a property on Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown and put it back into use moved forward Wednesday, when the Western Reserve Port Authority board approved the property’s sale to the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. The authority had agreed earlier this year to buy the former Rescue …

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Port Authority Eyes Mahoning River Development

WARREN, Ohio — Requests for proposals are expected to go out in early September for two Mahoning River studies funded by $90,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Genna Petrolla, economic development planner with the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, told members of the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of …

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Local agencies collaborate to bring new food-service program to Mahoning County

YOUNGSTOWN Numerous local agencies are coming together for an initiative that would provide fresh, nutritious food to people in the community who need it and create employment opportunities for adults with special needs. The Mahoning County commissioners heard at their meeting Thursday from Alta Care Group CEO Joe Shorokey about …

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Port Authority, Gateway deal proceeds

YOUNGSTOWN — The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority, the economic development arm of the Western Reserve Port Authority, hopes to close on the purchase of the former Harshman building in downtown Youngstown by July 20. Representatives of the agency made that announcement at a Port Authority meeting Wednesday. The …

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Port Authority Anticipates Closing on Harshman Building Next Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority expects to take possession next week on the Harshman Building downtown. The port authority’s board of directors approved three action items related to the building Wednesday. The board held its monthly meeting as well as meetings for its aviation and economic development …

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Port Authority moves forward on properties

VIENNA — The Western Reserve Port Authority is moving forward in turning the Harshman Building in Youngstown into space for Eastern Gateway Community College. The college would occupy the basement and first floor of the building at 101 E. Boardman St. Anthony Trevena, director of economic development for NEO Development …

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YNDC renovates first commercial building, aims to attract businesses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Several members of the community were out early Saturday morning to help turn a vacant building into a useable spot for small businesses. The Western Reserve Port Authority and YNDC invited the community out to help clean up a vacant building along Glenwood Avenue. The old commercial …

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Volunteers work to revamp commercial property on Glenwood Ave.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Dozens of volunteers were out working Saturday on the south side of Youngstown, cleaning up a commercial property on Glenwood Avenue. The building is owned by the Western Reserve Port Authority, who teamed with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) to get the property ready for a …

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Port talks development of land, new projects

WARREN — Members of the Western Reserve Port Authority met Wednesday morning to discuss both economic development and aviation matters. During the economic development meeting, John Moliterno, executive director of the Port Authority, spoke about the potential of turning the vacant Youngstown Developmental Center into a facility serving certain populations …

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Mental Health Board, WRPA Partner on YDC Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Western Reserve Port Authority will partner to redevelop the former Youngstown Developmental Center in Austintown, the agencies announced Thursday. The mental health board and the port authority’s economic development staff will develop a plan over the next …

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WRPA partners with mental health board to develop YDC site

YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board has a new partner in its effort to turn the former Youngstown Developmental Center property into a hub for nonprofits serving vulnerable Valley residents. Duane Piccirilli, executive director of the mental health board, announced a partnership with the Western Reserve Port …

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Port Authority, Eastgate talk Mahoning River restoration

WARREN — With spring approaching, local leaders are seeking to restore the Mahoning River for recreational and business opportunities. Removing dams and sediment along the river were on the agenda at Wednesday’s Western Reserve Port Authority Economic Development Committee Meeting. Joann Esenwein, director of planning for the Eastgate Regional Council …

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