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Western Reserve Port Authority Lifts Off

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last year was a transformational for the Western Reserve Port Authority with significant momentum gained in community revitalization, property management, airport development and greater staff capacity. WRPA is a key partner in community and economic development in the Mahoning Valley and 2022 brought new projects and new …

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Port Authority Assembles Land for Warren Project

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is assembling property just west of downtown Warren on behalf of a potential developer. WRPA’s board of directors voted Wednesday morning on several agreements to accept a total of just over 81 acres off West Market Street from the city of …

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Port Authority Approves Agreement With County, Cities

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority approved extending its partnership with the city of Warren to move city properties back into productive use and entered into a similar agreement with Mahoning County. Members of WRPA’s board of directors approved the agreements, under which the city and county …

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WRPA Seeks Funds to Study Former McGuffey Mall Site

WRPA Seeks Funds to Study Former McGuffey Mall Site WARREN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority will seek grant funds to conduct a Phase II environmental review of the former McGuffey Mall property in Youngstown. The port authority, which took title to the property in early April, recently competed …

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WRPA Board Approves $15M Bond for Youngstown Orthopedic Expansion

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority approved issuing a revenue bond of up to $15 million Wednesday morning to support an expansion project by Youngstown Orthopaedic Center. The port authority expects to officially close April 27 on the agreement with Mane Health Realty LLC, a real estate …

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Legislation Would Designate YNG/YARS as a ‘Primary Airport’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, introduced legislation Thursday that would lead to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport (YNG) and Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) being designated as a primary airport. The legislation seeks to designate any airport in use by an air …

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Port Authority to Possess Former Republic Site Soon

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority will soon officially take possession of the former Republic Steel property along Pine Avenue in Warren, officials announced at a meeting of WRPA’s board of directors Wednesday morning. Port authority officials signed documents last week accepting the donation of about 1,000 …

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Make path for corridor

WARREN — The Western Reserve Port Authority plans to accept 200 or so acres BDM Warren Steel Holdings LLC wants to give away adjacent to the legacy Republic Steel site, but not without having a degree of environmental comfort. The land is ideal for its potential to connect the site …

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Berk Enterprises explores site in Vienna

VIENNA — Berk Enterprises Inc., the Warren-based company that distributes products to the food service and amusement industries, plans to consolidate its headquarters and warehouse operation near the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport. “The intent is to build a new building, a large building to handle our current needs as well …

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Voyager Specialty Coffee Plans $200K-Plus Project on Mahoning Ave.

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Voyager Specialty Coffees & Teas will relocate its main operations from Canfield to a pair of buildings on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, Levi Smith, chief roaster and owner, said Tuesday afternoon. The company, which brews and cans cold-brew coffees and imports coffees and teas, plans to spend more …

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YARS and Port Authority Tout ‘Lockstep’ Relationship

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Improvements ranging from a new onsite lodging facility to running tracks have taken place at Youngstown Air Reserve Station over the past several years, and every one of those has been done in partnership, Col. Jeff Van Dootingh said. Van Dootingh, who took over as commander …

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Lordstown Isn’t Sole Hot Spot in Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio – An 800-plus-acre brownfield site that straddles five Trumbull County communities represents a major – but not the only – economic development opportunity in the county. Much of the interest and activity is tied to the electric vehicle hub developing in Lordstown – but not all of it …

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