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Wean Foundation Renews Support for YNDC, TNP

WARREN, Ohio – At its December meeting, board members of the Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded $2 million in community investment grants to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.  The community development corporations are strategic partners with the foundation due to their strong leadership roles in resident empowerment and sustained community development in […]

WARREN, Ohio – At its December meeting, board members of the Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded $2 million in community investment grants to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.  The community development corporations are strategic partners with the foundation due to their strong leadership roles in resident empowerment...

Covelli Enterprises Honors Toys for Tots Tradition

WARREN, Ohio – When he was growing up, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jeremy Lehman’s parents registered every year with Toys for Tots to make sure he had a package beneath the Christmas tree. Now, as he participates in the nationwide campaign, he counts his blessings.  “Obviously, growing up as a kid, you don’t know […]

WARREN, Ohio – When he was growing up, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jeremy Lehman’s parents registered every year with Toys for Tots to make sure he had a package beneath the Christmas tree. Now, as he participates in the nationwide campaign, he counts his blessings.  “Obviously, growing up as...

After Nearly 50 Years, Silver’s Downtown is Closing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During a trip to the grocery store on a Friday, Barry Silver, owner of Silver’s Vogue Shop, saw an elderly couple back by the meat department and decided to say hello. “I said ‘Hi’ to the gentleman, he looked at me and he didn’t know who I was, and I remembered his […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During a trip to the grocery store on a Friday, Barry Silver, owner of Silver’s Vogue Shop, saw an elderly couple back by the meat department and decided to say hello. “I said ‘Hi’ to the gentleman, he looked at me and he didn’t know who I...

Robinson-Shuba Statue Project Lands $50K Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Supporters of a downtown Youngstown statue to mark the historic 1946 handshake of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson and George “Shotgun” Shuba of Youngstown today announced a $50,000 grant for the project from the Youngstown Foundation.  “This grant is a fast, big and important step toward our goal of raising $400,000 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Supporters of a downtown Youngstown statue to mark the historic 1946 handshake of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson and George "Shotgun" Shuba of Youngstown today announced a $50,000 grant for the project from the Youngstown Foundation.  "This grant is a fast, big and important step toward...

WRTA Expanding Trumbull County Routes in March

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After being in the works for about a year, the Western Reserve Transit Authority announced it will begin fixed-route bus services in Trumbull County starting March 2020. A $1.8 million grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Transit Preservation Partnership Program will provide the needed funding for the services, said Dean […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After being in the works for about a year, the Western Reserve Transit Authority announced it will begin fixed-route bus services in Trumbull County starting March 2020. A $1.8 million grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation's Ohio Transit Preservation Partnership Program will provide the needed funding...

Library Considers Adding Culinary Literacy Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cafés and other food service operations are becoming increasingly common at libraries, but a culinary literacy center is among the concepts being considered for the planned renovation at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Main Library. A potential café at Main Library and the culinary literacy center were among the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cafés and other food service operations are becoming increasingly common at libraries, but a culinary literacy center is among the concepts being considered for the planned renovation at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Main Library. A potential café at Main Library and the culinary...

Robinson-Shuba Statue to Celebrate 1946 Handshake

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –A larger-than-life statue commemorating the inspiring 1946 handshake of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American Major League Baseball player, and George “Shotgun” Shuba, his white teammate from Youngstown, will inspire better relations among people of different racial backgrounds, say leaders of a group planning to build the statue in downtown Youngstown. The Economic Action Group, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --A larger-than-life statue commemorating the inspiring 1946 handshake of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American Major League Baseball player, and George "Shotgun" Shuba, his white teammate from Youngstown, will inspire better relations among people of different racial backgrounds, say leaders of a group planning to build the statue in downtown...

Home Savings Celebrates What It’s Thankful For

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A new video series gives Home Savings Bank an opportunity to showcase some of its valued community partners. In collaboration with The Business Journal, the “Things I’m Thankful for this Holiday Season” video series features members of Home Savings meeting with community leaders to express their thanks for programs that benefit families […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A new video series gives Home Savings Bank an opportunity to showcase some of its valued community partners. In collaboration with The Business Journal, the "Things I'm Thankful for this Holiday Season" video series features members of Home Savings meeting with community leaders to express their thanks...

Exploring the ‘Urban Legend’ of Volney Rogers and Mill Creek Park

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the prosperity of the early 20th century brought with it increased air, noise and water pollution, particularly in the Mahoning River Corridor, local industrialist Joseph G. Butler Jr. once referred to Mill Creek MetroParks as the city’s “great breathing spot.” The park founded by Volney Rogers in 1891 was the subject […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the prosperity of the early 20th century brought with it increased air, noise and water pollution, particularly in the Mahoning River Corridor, local industrialist Joseph G. Butler Jr. once referred to Mill Creek MetroParks as the city’s “great breathing spot.” The park founded by Volney Rogers...