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Our Towns: Philanthropy Honorees Learn Early to Give Back | November 7, 2016

Philanthropy Honorees Learn Early to Give Back

The recipients of this year’s Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award each drew inspiration from their pain to launch the initiatives that earned them the recognition Nov. 18 from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. They are Kate Jenkins, a student at Canfield High School, and Kindness Kampaign co-founder Sarah O’Malley. Art as Therapy Jenkins, recognized for her […]

Our Towns: Brightside Project to Sponsor Salem Neighborhood Outreach | November 2, 2016

Brightside Project to Sponsor Salem Neighborhood Outreach

SALEM, Ohio — The Brightside Project, a new nonprofit serving children in Columbiana County and surrounding communities, is planning its first outreach event. The Salem Neighborhood Outreach will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the former Salem Label Building parking lot near Lundy Avenue. The mission of The Brightside Project is […]

Our Towns: Oh Wow! Yeti Goes on Tour | October 28, 2016

Oh Wow! Yeti Goes on Tour

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The 13-foot tall Oh Wow! Yeti, built and designed by staff and volunteers at the Oh Wow! Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center as part of a window display for the 2014 downtown holiday parade, is going on the road. With sponsorship by The Business Journal, Oh Wow! is launching the Yeti […]

Our Towns: Home Savings Foundation Donates to Ballet Western Reserve | October 24, 2016

Home Savings Foundation Donates to Ballet Western Reserve

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ballet Western Reserve has received a $15,000 donation from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation that will be used to implement a broad-based marketing plan. Sabrina Shapiro, president of Ballet Western Reserve’s board of directors, says the organization is overhauling its website and enhancing its social media presence on multiple platforms. Home Savings […]

Our Towns: Mahoning Valley, Columbiana Habitat Chapters to Merge | October 19, 2016

Mahoning Valley, Columbiana Habitat Chapters to Merge

STRUTHERS, Ohio — Habitat for Humanity Mahoning Valley will merge with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana County, Salem. This merger means Habitat Mahoning Valley will serve Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties making it a true Mahoning Valley service area, officials say. The proposed date for completion of the merger is Jan. 1. The merger […]