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Warren’s Revitalization Led by People of Every Stripe

WARREN, Ohio – There is no one path to revitalization. Every city, every neighborhood and each individual takes a different route to improving the community. And Warren is no different. There are people like Joan Sullivan, who helped establish a community garden with little experience. There are those like Leroy McKenzie who have had a […]

WARREN, Ohio – There is no one path to revitalization. Every city, every neighborhood and each individual takes a different route to improving the community. And Warren is no different. There are people like Joan Sullivan, who helped establish a community garden with little experience. There are those like Leroy...

Fresh Coast Seeks a Greener Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Downtown Youngstown is covered with tons of concrete. With miles of sidewalks, vast slabs on Federal Plaza and well-traversed roads, it’s a crucial element of the infrastructure. But when it rains, all that concrete surface can cause problems. Water runs off the sidewalks and roads into storm drains, taking with it the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Downtown Youngstown is covered with tons of concrete. With miles of sidewalks, vast slabs on Federal Plaza and well-traversed roads, it’s a crucial element of the infrastructure. But when it rains, all that concrete surface can cause problems. Water runs off the sidewalks and roads into storm...

Penn State Shenango Inks Deal to Play at Buhl

Penn State Shenango Inks Deal to Play at Buhl

SHARON, Pa. – Buhl Community Recreation Center will collaborate with Penn State Shenango’s athletics program to serve as the campus’ home arena for men’s basketball and women’s basketball. As part of the three-year agreement, the Buhl Center will undergo some renovations, including new wall padding, scoreboards and backboards. Perhaps most noticeable will be the restoration […]

SHARON, Pa. – Buhl Community Recreation Center will collaborate with Penn State Shenango’s athletics program to serve as the campus’ home arena for men’s basketball and women’s basketball. As part of the three-year agreement, the Buhl Center will undergo some renovations, including new wall padding, scoreboards and backboards. Perhaps most...

CFMV Publishes 2017 Community Report in The Business Journal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is leaving behind a traditional annual report, opting instead to publish a special insert in the Mid-April edition of The Business Journal. The new report format features 2017 results and highlights the organization’s continued focus on community. “The Community Foundation continues evolving,” said Shari Harrell, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is leaving behind a traditional annual report, opting instead to publish a special insert in the Mid-April edition of The Business Journal. The new report format features 2017 results and highlights the organization’s continued focus on community. “The Community Foundation...

Thrive Mahoning Valley Aids those Displaced by Hurricanes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, some 300 Puerto Ricans relocated to the Mahoning Valley and a new organization is helping to acclimate them to the area. Thrive Mahoning Valley, through support from the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., officially launched Monday. Through the organization’s website, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, some 300 Puerto Ricans relocated to the Mahoning Valley and a new organization is helping to acclimate them to the area. Thrive Mahoning Valley, through support from the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., officially launched...

Mercer Memorializes Revolution War Hero

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MERCER, Pa. – During the decade following the War for American Independence, veterans of the conflict sought to make a new life for themselves in what was then the wild frontier of northwestern Pennsylvania. Once this land was mapped and platted, many of the counties drawn were named to honor the heroes of the Revolution. […]

MERCER, Pa. – During the decade following the War for American Independence, veterans of the conflict sought to make a new life for themselves in what was then the wild frontier of northwestern Pennsylvania. Once this land was mapped and platted, many of the counties drawn were named to honor...

Iron Heritage Is Gem at Bruno Fine Jewelers

Bruno Fine Jewelers

MERCER, Pa. – Longtime jeweler Larry Bruno wanted to find a new site for his store, Bruno Fine Jewelers, a little more than a decade ago. He directed his real estate agent to find a “unique property.” Bruno got that in spades – a location that not only has a picturesque gorge but a source […]

MERCER, Pa. – Longtime jeweler Larry Bruno wanted to find a new site for his store, Bruno Fine Jewelers, a little more than a decade ago. He directed his real estate agent to find a “unique property.” Bruno got that in spades – a location that not only has a...

Streetscape Calls for Superheroes Downtown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Scott Schulick, one of the founders of the annual Streetscape effort downtown, called for community support  “as we beautify Youngstown and, as in superhero talk, we bust grime.” “I didn’t write the script,” Schulick, vice president of investments for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. in Canfield, offered in apology. Schulick’s remarks reflected this […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Scott Schulick, one of the founders of the annual Streetscape effort downtown, called for community support  “as we beautify Youngstown and, as in superhero talk, we bust grime.” “I didn’t write the script,” Schulick, vice president of investments for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. in Canfield, offered in...

Borough of Mercer Retains Its Charm

Borough of Mercer Mercer County Courthouse

MERCER, Pa. – Mercer Borough Mayor Ross Vernon talks admiringly about the Mercer County Courthouse, which sits in the center of the square downtown. People regularly drive to the square to look at and take pictures of the courthouse built in 1909. It’s the third – or fourth – depending on whether you count the […]

MERCER, Pa. – Mercer Borough Mayor Ross Vernon talks admiringly about the Mercer County Courthouse, which sits in the center of the square downtown. People regularly drive to the square to look at and take pictures of the courthouse built in 1909. It’s the third – or fourth – depending...

New Arms Museum Exhibit Shows Life in 1950s

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Walk back in time and see how residents of the Mahoning Valley lived in the 1950s as illustrated in a new exhibit open at The Arms Family Museum. The exhibit, “Mid Century Modern in the Mahoning Valley,” highlights the design elements, furnishings, and accessories of the era. After the World War II, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Walk back in time and see how residents of the Mahoning Valley lived in the 1950s as illustrated in a new exhibit open at The Arms Family Museum. The exhibit, "Mid Century Modern in the Mahoning Valley," highlights the design elements, furnishings, and accessories of the era....