Andrews Trust Donates $250K for Wick Ave. Lighting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Efforts to improve the Wick Avenue corridor near Youngstown State University recently received a $250,000 boost  from the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Trust.

The money will be used to pay for enhanced lighting along Wick Avenue on the university’s east side.

The Wick Avenue project, a collaboration among YSU, the city of Youngstown and other tenants along the Wick Avenue corridor, includes repaving the roadway, placing all utilities underground and improved lighting. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.

“On behalf of everyone at YSU, we thank the Andrews Trust for this generous gift that will significantly upgrade a major gateway to campus,” YSU President Jim Tressel said. “We are really appreciative that Mayor John McNally partnered in the presentation with this great cause.”

John Andrews, who died in 1999, spent 45 years in the financial services industry and also served on the board of directors for Commercial Shearing and Stamping Corp. Doris Andrews, who along with her husband was active in the community, died in 1993.

The Andrews Trust has provided numerous gifts to YSU, including $2 million for construction of the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Student Recreation Center and $1 million to establish the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Chair in Accounting in the Williamson College of Business Administration.

“We are happy to be a part of a project that will help enhance this important, historic thoroughfare through the YSU campus and into downtown Youngstown,” said Paul Williams, Andrews Trust trustee.

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