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Butler Institute Tables Working with Boy Scouts on Rockwell Collection

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art, poised to begin a year-long celebration of its centennial, issued a statement Saturday from its board of trustees explaining why it has tabled an agreement to become the custodian of the fine art collection belonging to the Boy Scouts of America. The collection, valued at $130 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art, poised to begin a year-long celebration of its centennial, issued a statement Saturday from its board of trustees explaining why it has tabled an agreement to become the custodian of the fine art collection belonging to the Boy Scouts of America....

Exploring the Historic Homes of Liberty Township

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A mild curiosity about houses in Liberty Township led resident Marcia Levy on a two-year research project. Levy, who grew up on the north side of Youngstown on Catalina Avenue, moved to Liberty in 1962 with her husband. She had always been interested in the historic houses that had been there as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A mild curiosity about houses in Liberty Township led resident Marcia Levy on a two-year research project. Levy, who grew up on the north side of Youngstown on Catalina Avenue, moved to Liberty in 1962 with her husband. She had always been interested in the historic houses...

Strimbu Memorial Fund Gives $148K in Grants

SHARON, Pa. – The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded $148,087 to 23 local organizations at the fund’s 30th Annual Gift Giving Meeting Dec. 20 at the headquarters of Penn Northwest Development Corp. “The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded these grants to assist in these organization’s development efforts and provide assistance and programs to those in need,” said […]

SHARON, Pa. – The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded $148,087 to 23 local organizations at the fund’s 30th Annual Gift Giving Meeting Dec. 20 at the headquarters of Penn Northwest Development Corp. “The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded these grants to assist in these organization’s development efforts and provide assistance and programs...

Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation Awards $150K

WARREN, Ohio – The Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation, created to honor the Howland native who took his life earlier this year, has announced $150,000 in grant awards. Receiving money are the Ohio University Foundation for scholarships, counseling, psychological services, faculty training and a Greek life leadership award; Help Network NEO for a public service awareness […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation, created to honor the Howland native who took his life earlier this year, has announced $150,000 in grant awards. Receiving money are the Ohio University Foundation for scholarships, counseling, psychological services, faculty training and a Greek life leadership award; Help Network NEO...

Mill Creek Receives $500K for Ford Nature Center Renovation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mill Creek MetroParks has received $500,000 from the Florence Simon Beecher & John D. Finnegan Foundations to support the renovation of Ford Nature Center. The donation will be used to renovate the carriage house, which will serve as an education building and the hub of group tours. For the donation, the carriage […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mill Creek MetroParks has received $500,000 from the Florence Simon Beecher & John D. Finnegan Foundations to support the renovation of Ford Nature Center. The donation will be used to renovate the carriage house, which will serve as an education building and the hub of group tours....

Land Bank, Rotary Get 3,600 Books for Mini Libraries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Land Bank and the Rotary Club of Youngstown report their recent book drive brought in 3,638 books that will enable them to replenish mini libraries in Youngstown and Campbell and support six new libraries in 2019. The new and used books were donated last month at Rulli Brothers stores […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Land Bank and the Rotary Club of Youngstown report their recent book drive brought in 3,638 books that will enable them to replenish mini libraries in Youngstown and Campbell and support six new libraries in 2019. The new and used books were donated last...

Columbiana Chamber Awards $250 Shop Local Prize

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Jamie Chuey, a resident of New Springfield is the winner of the “Shop Small, Win Big” contest sponsored by the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce. Chuey shopped local during the week of Nov. 16-25 and by spending a minimum of $5 at 15 or more merchants, she completed her passport shopping book […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- Jamie Chuey, a resident of New Springfield is the winner of the "Shop Small, Win Big" contest sponsored by the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce. Chuey shopped local during the week of Nov. 16-25 and by spending a minimum of $5 at 15 or more merchants, she...

Flashback: ‘My Life as Mayor Would Be a Torture’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the early 1930s, shortly after serving his one and only term as mayor of Youngstown, Judge Joseph L. Heffernan was asked by The Saturday Evening Post to write a firsthand account of how politics operated in the city – at the time one of the busiest industrial centers in the country […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the early 1930s, shortly after serving his one and only term as mayor of Youngstown, Judge Joseph L. Heffernan was asked by The Saturday Evening Post to write a firsthand account of how politics operated in the city – at the time one of the busiest...

Flashback to an Extraordinary Life Well Lived

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Nach Sedan!” “So read the big crossroad signs that the advancing troops of the First American Army found along the mined and muddy roads that led northward to the west of the Meuse,” reported the Nov. 15, 1918, edition of The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- “Nach Sedan!” “So read the big crossroad signs that the advancing troops of the First American Army found along the mined and muddy roads that led northward to the west of the Meuse,” reported the Nov. 15, 1918, edition of The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper...

WRTA Holiday Bus Debuts Today

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The WRTA Holiday Bus debuts today at 9:30 a.m. at the Boardman branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. For the second year, WRTA is getting into the holiday spirit with its Holiday Bus, decorated inside and out with the colors and sights of the season. Those attending its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The WRTA Holiday Bus debuts today at 9:30 a.m. at the Boardman branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. For the second year, WRTA is getting into the holiday spirit with its Holiday Bus, decorated inside and out with the colors and sights of...