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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Six months ago, a group of residents here fought against a proposal to rezone land in the village to accommodate the construction of an $800 million energy plant.
But now that plans have moved the project to another parcel that is zoned industrial, opposition appears to have evaporated and there's general consensus that the plant would serve as an economic shot in the arm for the community.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Team NEO today named Grant Goodrich of Cleveland as interim CEO while the organization searches for a permanent CEO.
Goodrich, who was director of regional strategy implementation with the Fund for Our Economic Future, will provide “needed continuity and direction for the organization” as its board conducts its search, according to an announcement posted at the Team NEO website.
Team NEO and NorTech also are in the process of consolidating into a single organization that has adopted the Team NEO name.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mahoning County has put good people on the Western Reserve Port Authority’s board of directors in the past but not given them direction, Commissioner David Ditzler said.
That was a condition the board of commissioners sought to correct during a meeting Thursday with three of its four appointees to the WRPA board: Martin Loney, David Mosure and one of the two newest members, John Boccieri. John Moliterno, WRPA interim executive director, and its economic development manager, Sarah Lown, also attended the session.
LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- An aluminum manufacturing plant under construction, the potential for a diversified business park development, plans on the drawing board for a new electrical generation plant, and continued investment in General Motors Co.'s manufacturing operation: It's already a busy 2015 for the mayor of Lordstown.
"All told, we're looking at about $1.175 billion of investment," says Arno Hill as he rattles off projects in various stages of development in his village. "It's been a great year."
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With the downtown moving in the right direction and people from outside the city headed here for shows, dinner and other entertainment, a renewed focus on the major corridors to the downtown is among the priorities Mayor John A. McNally IV has set for this year.
The end of 2014 saw one of his goals reached, consolidation of the economic development, community development and planning offices into one department. He tapped T. Sharon Woodberry to lead it.