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Y Live Raises $27K for Local Nonprofits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The most recent edition of Y Live, the concert series at Stambaugh Stadium that featured Blake Shelton in September, raised more than $27,000 for two local nonprofits. The nonprofits raised money by having volunteers work at concession stands during the concert on Sept. 21. In total, JAC Live, which organizes the concert, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The most recent edition of Y Live, the concert series at Stambaugh Stadium that featured Blake Shelton in September, raised more than $27,000 for two local nonprofits. The nonprofits raised money by having volunteers work at concession stands during the concert on Sept. 21. In total, JAC...

Workshop Explores Institutionalized Racism in Community

By Marah MorrisonYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Even though they were sitting with people they didn’t know, twin sisters Kasaundra and Kasandra Bankston said they felt comfortable sharing their experiences with the rest of the group. The members of the group, all ranging in ages, shared their experiences in living with institutionalized...

$839K in Grants Approved for Trumbull Housing Projects

WARREN, Ohio — Two housing initiatives in Trumbull County will receive additional grant support to create eight new affordable houses. Trumbull County Land Bank and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership received $839,926 from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh through it Affordable Housing Program, according to a release. The grants will help finance two separate housing […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Two housing initiatives in Trumbull County will receive additional grant support to create eight new affordable houses. Trumbull County Land Bank and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership received $839,926 from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh through it Affordable Housing Program, according to a release. The grants will...

Market Intel for Jan. 20, 2020

Good morning!YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What stories grab the most attention among our readers? It’s no surprise that the selection of the site for the GM LG Chem battery plant, announced last Tuesday, topped the charts last week but a very late entry – a story posted Saturday morning — nearly eclipsed that story in terms […]

Good morning!YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What stories grab the most attention among our readers? It’s no surprise that the selection of the site for the GM LG Chem battery plant, announced last Tuesday, topped the charts last week but a very late entry – a story posted Saturday morning -- nearly...

Children Give Back to YMCA So Others Learn to Swim

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio —  “A donation from children, it doesn’t get more touching than that,” says Tom Gacse, President/CEO of the YMCA of Youngstown. So it was Friday when Kim Fowler, Program Director of Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries brought the group of children from Rockford Village (formerly Kimmelbrook) that she brings to the Central YMCA for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --  “A donation from children, it doesn’t get more touching than that,” says Tom Gacse, President/CEO of the YMCA of Youngstown. So it was Friday when Kim Fowler, Program Director of Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries brought the group of children from Rockford Village (formerly Kimmelbrook) that she brings...

Thomases Endowment Gives $30K to Oh Wow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has donated $30,000 to Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Children’s Center for Science & Technology. The gift supports the museum’s purchase of the McRory Building in December. With the purchase of the building, the children’s museum plans to expand and offer […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has donated $30,000 to Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Children’s Center for Science & Technology. The gift supports the museum’s purchase of the McRory Building in December. With the purchase of the building, the children’s museum...

Ford Nature Center to Close for Renovations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ford Nature Center will be closed for renovations starting Feb. 1. The closure marks the official start to the center’s redevelopment project, according to a release by Mill Creek MetroParks. The project is expected to take up to 24 months to complete with an anticipated reopening in spring or summer of 2022. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ford Nature Center will be closed for renovations starting Feb. 1. The closure marks the official start to the center's redevelopment project, according to a release by Mill Creek MetroParks. The project is expected to take up to 24 months to complete with an anticipated reopening in...

Model Train Collection Sells for $38K

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The Lionel model train collection of the late Ronald Rapp has a new home. Or, to be more precise, 117 of them. Although he has not looked at the inventory page-by-page yet, Basinger noted that some of the 532 bidders came from as far as Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – The Lionel model train collection of the late Ronald Rapp has a new home. Or, to be more precise, 117 of them. Although he has not looked at the inventory page-by-page yet, Basinger noted that some of the 532 bidders came from as far as Florida,...

Lionel Train Auction Draws Bidders from Across U.S.

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – David Scopellite has been collecting trains for 40 years. The Ellwood City, Pa. resident remembers when his father bought him his first model, which he played with frequently as a child. As he got older, Scopellite would advertise in local newspapers about train models he was seeking and attended auctions to […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – David Scopellite has been collecting trains for 40 years. The Ellwood City, Pa. resident remembers when his father bought him his first model, which he played with frequently as a child. As he got older, Scopellite would advertise in local newspapers about train models he was...

Good Morning! Market Intel for Jan. 13, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – News that Boscov’s, a century-old department store chain based in Reading, Pa., is coming to Eastwood Mall in Niles topped the charts last week, followed by an update on opposition to establishing an entertainment district at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman. News of giving back to the community was popular as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – News that Boscov’s, a century-old department store chain based in Reading, Pa., is coming to Eastwood Mall in Niles topped the charts last week, followed by an update on opposition to establishing an entertainment district at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman. News of giving back to...