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Port authority gets update on Warren energy business incubator

WARREN The Western Reserve Port Authority’s economic development division got an update Wednesday on the progress of the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center on West Market Street downtown, including TBEIC’s new shared-resource lab. Thanks to about $500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission and state of Ohio, TBEIC will start receiving …

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Port authority to pay $350K for former Harshman site

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority is finalizing its purchase of the former Harshman law firm building downtown. The port authority agreed to pay NYO Property Group $350,000 for the building. Anthony Trevena, the port authority’s economic development director, said Wednesday the board is looking into applying for various …

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Stambaugh Hotel About 60% Complete, WRPA Says

WARREN, Ohio – The director of economic development for the Western Reserve Port Authority says that a tour Monday of the Stambaugh DoubleTree hotel project in downtown Youngstown shows that work is progressing at a steady clip as the project nudges closer to its opening, sometime in the first quarter …

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Port authority authorizes Warren development purchase

VIENNA Developer Mark Marvin has acted on his vision of a downtown Warren full of vibrant living and recreational opportunities. Now he’s pursuing an opportunity to transform a section of downtown on the opposite side of the Mahoning River from Courthouse Square that could make the river an attraction. Marvin, …

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Eastern Gateway CC commits to port authority

WARREN — The Western Reserve Port Authority is preparing to move forward with its plans to buy the Harshman building in downtown Youngstown now that Eastern Gateway Community College has made a 10-year commitment to work on an agreement to rent space in that structure. The building at 101 E. …

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Ground broken on The Enclave

YOUNGSTOWN The decision to build a student-housing complex at Youngstown State University wasn’t just about business. It was personal. “There’s a lot of personal feelings that come to mind having been a student here,” said Frank Licata, president of Akron-based LRC Realty, the development company behind The Enclave project at …

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Ground Broken for Enclave Housing Complex at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At Friday’s ceremony marking the start of construction on Youngstown State University’s newest student housing complex, Jim Tressel confessed dissatisfaction. “Full disclosure, I’m a little bit disappointed it’s not done,” he said as contractors, just yards away, continued to prepare the site at the intersection of Wick …

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Port OKs potential real estate deals

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority is attempting to buy a building in downtown Youngstown to house its economic development office and to sell a building near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport that was once hoped to be a military readiness center. Port authority board members agreed Wednesday to start …

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WRPA to Spend Up to $675K to Purchase, Renovate Harshman Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is in the process of buying a downtown building, selling another near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and moving toward arbitration with the passenger carrier that pulled out of airport a year ago. This morning, the port authority authorized its executive director to …

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Port Authority expands economic reach in city

WARREN — The Western Reserve Port Authority’s expanding economic development role in Trumbull County was solidified when Warren City Council recently approved a one-year agreement that allows it to market and sell some city-owned property. The plan — the first of its kind in either Trumbull or Mahoning counties — …

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Youngstown’s future Doubletree Hotel: Classic, elegant, modern

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Downtown Youngstown’s historic Stambaugh Building is starting to look like a hotel. Ten months ago, developers were demolishing and there were still signs from businesses that once occupied the building. Today, an outdoor elevator can take you to the top floors of the Stambaugh Building — what’s …

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WRPA Approves Deal to Develop Warren Properties

WARREN, Ohio – Surplus city-owned property could be developed more quickly under an agreement between Warren and the Western Reserve Port Authority. The agreement, approved Wednesday by the port authority’s board of directors at its monthly meeting, will allow the city to transfer property it owns but no longer needs …

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