Amphitheater Among Winners of Beautification Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Cityscape last night presented its annual Beautification Awards, honoring 18 individuals and projects ranging from the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and Lincoln Knolls Community Playground to six homeowners.

“Each year, we recognize the effort and the pride that those in the community display with their property. It may be a multimillion dollar development or simply an exceptionally beautiful lawn in a neighborhood,” said CityScape Executive Director Sharon Letson. “CityScape’s awards are a small way for us to say ‘thank you’ to others who are committed to making a difference in helping Youngstown look inviting.”

Awards were given in four categories: residential, community, institution and business. Taking home awards in the final category were Noble Creature Cask House and the new offices of Iron and String Life Enhancement.

In the institution category, the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater was honored alongside St. Angela Merici Parish for its Lincoln Park walking trail, the Lily Pond restoration project by Mill Creek MetroParks, the Taft Elementary School gardens and Ohio Living Park Vista.

Winners in the community category were Mahoning County Land Bank for neighborhood association beautification projects, Lincoln Knolls Block Watch for the new playground Rocky Ridge Neighbors for the Mahoning Avenue bus shelter. CityScape also honored two Eagle Scouts: Rocco Shahso for the Central Square monument enhancement project and Calder Lenhart for the Spring Commons information kiosk project.

Six homeowners received Beautification Awards from CityScape: 

  • 2268 Fifth Ave., Bonnie Lucic 
  • 921 Wilkinson Ave., Sergey and Luidmilla Granita
  • 2701 S Schenley Ave., Renee Renshaw
  • 1705 McCollum Road., Patrick and Sandy Crystal 
  • 1805 Ohio Ave., Angela and Lawrence Wells
  • 3803 Hudson Ave., Donald  and Joseph Jr. Babsich

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.