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Land Bank, Neighborhood Groups Combat Blight

Mahoning County Land Bank, Neighborhood Groups Partner to Combat Blight

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – They might be small steps, but collectively they lead to improved neighborhoods and serve to enhance the quality of life within the community, officials said Thursday morning as they witnessed the demolition of a vacant house at 1514 Mahoning Ave. The demolition was the 54th such project so far this month by […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – They might be small steps, but collectively they lead to improved neighborhoods and serve to enhance the quality of life within the community, officials said Thursday morning as they witnessed the demolition of a vacant house at 1514 Mahoning Ave. The demolition was the 54th such project...

CityScape Helps Bring Cigarette Recycling Bins Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Youngstown CityScape, Green Youngstown and TerraCycle are forming a partnership that will improve the community’s environment by eliminating a major nuisance downtown: litter. Through the partnership, disposal containers for cigarette butts will be installed through the central business district. Terracycle, a company specializing in recycling hard-to-recycle waste, offers a free cigarette butt […]

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO -- Youngstown CityScape, Green Youngstown and TerraCycle are forming a partnership that will improve the community’s environment by eliminating a major nuisance downtown: litter. Through the partnership, disposal containers for cigarette butts will be installed through the central business district. Terracycle, a company specializing in recycling hard-to-recycle waste,...

Home Savings Gives YNDC $15K for Business Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank has donated $15,000 to the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to support the renovation of the Glenwood Business Center. Plans call for the building at 2246 Glenwood Ave., purchased by YNDC in August, to be subdivided into turnkey spaces for small businesses. The 18,000-square-foot building was formerly a distribution center […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank has donated $15,000 to the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to support the renovation of the Glenwood Business Center. Plans call for the building at 2246 Glenwood Ave., purchased by YNDC in August, to be subdivided into turnkey spaces for small businesses. The 18,000-square-foot building...

Forest Lawn Cemetery Nominated for National Register

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 5400 Market St. here is under consideration for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The nonsectarian cemetery, built in the early 1930s, is on land first owned, about 1800, by the Baldwin family, one of the area’s pioneering families. Before it became a cemetery, […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 5400 Market St. here is under consideration for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The nonsectarian cemetery, built in the early 1930s, is on land first owned, about 1800, by the Baldwin family, one of the area’s pioneering families....

Small Halls Preserve Ethnic Heritage in the Mahoning Valley

Chef Mladen Doslovic says his ethnic dishes receive rave reviews from out-of-town guests at St. George Croation Center.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mladen Doslovic has a real taste for his native country of Croatia, a taste that he would love others to sample for just one evening. “I’d love to bring back some of the old-fashioned food from the old country back here,” says Doslovic, the head chef at the St. George Croatian Center […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mladen Doslovic has a real taste for his native country of Croatia, a taste that he would love others to sample for just one evening. “I’d love to bring back some of the old-fashioned food from the old country back here,” says Doslovic, the head chef at...

When RFK Took on the Youngstown Rackets

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sixty years ago this August, a former heavyweight boxer living in Youngstown was called to Washington, D.C., for what may have been his toughest and potentially most dangerous bout ever. Embrel Davidson had a solid career, posting 36 wins and six losses over nine years in the ring. On Aug. 7, 1958, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sixty years ago this August, a former heavyweight boxer living in Youngstown was called to Washington, D.C., for what may have been his toughest and potentially most dangerous bout ever. Embrel Davidson had a solid career, posting 36 wins and six losses over nine years in the...

Merger Gives YWCA Mahoning Valley Greater Impact

Merger Gives YWCA Mahoning Valley Greater Impact

By Jeremy Lydic YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After more than a century of serving the needs of women in their respective cities, the YWCAs of Youngstown and Warren merged in May to form the YWCA Mahoning Valley – and that combination is already having a big impact. Pending a formal application...

United Way Day of Caring Brings Out 1,000 Volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Becky Wessel wasn’t going to let a torn meniscus prevent her from participating in this year’s United Way Day of Caring. On crutches because of the injury she incurred while training for a race, the commercial operations officer for Home Savings Bank in Youngstown went from house to house with her coworkers […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Becky Wessel wasn’t going to let a torn meniscus prevent her from participating in this year’s United Way Day of Caring. On crutches because of the injury she incurred while training for a race, the commercial operations officer for Home Savings Bank in Youngstown went from house...

Hermitage 2030 Plan Helps Shape City’s Future

HERMITAGE, Pa. — After nearly a year of research and planning, the city of Hermitage is ready to host the first of two public hearings on Hermitage 2030 – a long-range comprehensive plan to help guide the city’s growth, investment priorities and community and economic development. It’s the first comprehensive plan Hermitage has undertaken since […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- After nearly a year of research and planning, the city of Hermitage is ready to host the first of two public hearings on Hermitage 2030 – a long-range comprehensive plan to help guide the city’s growth, investment priorities and community and economic development. It’s the first comprehensive...

Consistency Is King for 2018 YSU Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – If there’s one thing that will determine the success of the 2018 Youngstown State University Penguins football team, it’s consistency. Head coach Bo Pelini has made that abundantly clear. When it comes to the results of the mini-scrimmages held throughout the daily practices, “The competition’s been good, but our level of consistency […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – If there’s one thing that will determine the success of the 2018 Youngstown State University Penguins football team, it’s consistency. Head coach Bo Pelini has made that abundantly clear. When it comes to the results of the mini-scrimmages held throughout the daily practices, “The competition’s been good,...