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Flashback: Turbulent, Deadly Vietnam War on Display

By Pat Springer PITTSBURGH — By most accounts, it was an unwinnable war. Its divisiveness tore apart our country. It caused pain, grief, and anger. No ticker tape parades greeted returning veterans. No jubilant Times Square photos celebrating victory splashed across the front pages. If World War II defined the greatest generation, then the Vietnam […]

By Pat Springer PITTSBURGH -- By most accounts, it was an unwinnable war. Its divisiveness tore apart our country. It caused pain, grief, and anger. No ticker tape parades greeted returning veterans. No jubilant Times Square photos celebrating victory splashed across the front pages. If World War II defined the...

Syrup Sales Support Mill Creek Wick Recreation Area

Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A donation from the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association has created an endowment to support the Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek MetroParks. The $4,387 gift was funded by the sale of maple syrup made by neighborhood group members using sugar maple trees planted in the Wick Recreation Area along McCollum Road. “The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A donation from the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association has created an endowment to support the Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek MetroParks. The $4,387 gift was funded by the sale of maple syrup made by neighborhood group members using sugar maple trees planted in the Wick Recreation...

With 100th Renovation, YNDC Examines Impact

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  In the nine years that Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. has been renovating abandoned houses, the end result has largely been the same. But as employees and supporters celebrated the 100th house to be finished, the process has certainly been refined. “I can’t say I’ve really thought about it but the short answer […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  In the nine years that Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. has been renovating abandoned houses, the end result has largely been the same. But as employees and supporters celebrated the 100th house to be finished, the process has certainly been refined. “I can’t say I’ve really thought about...

30th Annual Strimbu BBQ Set for May 1

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The 30th Annual Strimbu BBQ is planned for Wednesday, May 1, at the Yankee Lake Ballroom here as part of a fund-raising effort for the Strimbu Memorial Fund. The event is sponsored by First National Bank and Steel Dynamics. Since its inception in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund has provided over $3.5 […]

BROOKFIELD, Ohio -- The 30th Annual Strimbu BBQ is planned for Wednesday, May 1, at the Yankee Lake Ballroom here as part of a fund-raising effort for the Strimbu Memorial Fund. The event is sponsored by First National Bank and Steel Dynamics. Since its inception in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial...

Muransky Family, Last Cruze Drive United Way Fundraiser

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Bidding has already exceeded $12,000 for the last Chevrolet Cruze produced at the idled General Motors Lordstown Complex and would-be buyers have until May 10 at 9 p.m. to up the ante. The vehicle was purchased by Ed Muransky and his family and proceeds from the sale will be donated the United […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Bidding has already exceeded $12,000 for the last Chevrolet Cruze produced at the idled General Motors Lordstown Complex and would-be buyers have until May 10 at 9 p.m. to up the ante. The vehicle was purchased by Ed Muransky and his family and proceeds from the sale...

Flashback: Of Steel Mills and Railroads

By Rich Melvin STRUTHERS, Ohio — In the 1970s, I enjoyed taking pictures of trains traveling on railroads in the Mahoning Valley. I had a good Canon film camera and shot a lot of 35mm slides on Kodachrome film. Back then, the Detroit Edison Co. ran trains from Detroit to the coal fields of Pennsylvania […]

By Rich Melvin STRUTHERS, Ohio -- In the 1970s, I enjoyed taking pictures of trains traveling on railroads in the Mahoning Valley. I had a good Canon film camera and shot a lot of 35mm slides on Kodachrome film. Back then, the Detroit Edison Co. ran trains from Detroit to...

YMCA, City Parks Partner for Free Swim Lessons

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The YMCA of Youngstown is expanding its collaboration with city’s Parks and Recreation Department and will provide free swim lessons this summer to children at Northside Pool. The new outreach program is designed to promote safety around water and reduce water-related fatalities. “Drowning is the second leading cause of death in kids […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The YMCA of Youngstown is expanding its collaboration with city's Parks and Recreation Department and will provide free swim lessons this summer to children at Northside Pool. The new outreach program is designed to promote safety around water and reduce water-related fatalities. “Drowning is the second leading...

CityScape Urges Supporters to ‘Spruce Up Youngstown’

youngstown cityscape

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape urged downtown stakeholders and the broader community to “Spruce Up Youngstown” at its annual Streetscape planting and cleanup event. This year’s Streetscape is scheduled for June 1. CityScape held the kickoff breakfast for the 2019 Streetscape campaign Friday morning at the Central Branch of the YMCA. The kickoff breakfast “is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape urged downtown stakeholders and the broader community to “Spruce Up Youngstown” at its annual Streetscape planting and cleanup event. This year’s Streetscape is scheduled for June 1. CityScape held the kickoff breakfast for the 2019 Streetscape campaign Friday morning at the Central Branch of the...

Wean Foundation Announces $226K in Grants

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved community investment grants totaling $226,383 at its quarterly meeting earlier this month, approving awards to seven organizations. Trumbull County Historical Society was given a grant for its Voices oral history project, which will engage residents across Warren to collect the history and shared memories of their […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved community investment grants totaling $226,383 at its quarterly meeting earlier this month, approving awards to seven organizations. Trumbull County Historical Society was given a grant for its Voices oral history project, which will engage residents across Warren to collect the history...

How U.S. Route 224 Became Route 224

U.S. Route 224 Boardman

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A map of Ohio dated 1814 shows a young state that is covered with fissures depicting known rivers and streams, political subdivisions recognizing 21 counties, and a large area to the northwest designated “Indian Land.” There are also dozens of hairlines drawn across the map, most of them extending east to west […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A map of Ohio dated 1814 shows a young state that is covered with fissures depicting known rivers and streams, political subdivisions recognizing 21 counties, and a large area to the northwest designated “Indian Land.” There are also dozens of hairlines drawn across the map, most of...