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Liberty’s Diverse Business Community Shows Resilience

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Jack Kravitz, owner of one of the landmark establishments in Liberty Township, says the   community from time to time suffers from a crisis of perception. First, there are those in Trumbull County who dismiss Liberty as an extension of the North Side of Youngstown and perceive it as a de […]

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Jack Kravitz, owner of one of the landmark establishments in Liberty Township, says the   community from time to time suffers from a crisis of perception. First, there are those in Trumbull County who dismiss Liberty as an extension of the North Side of Youngstown and...

Foundations Do More Than Just Write Checks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the nonprofit sector evolves with new generations of philanthropists, new causes and interests and an ever-changing spectrum of need, foundations must find ways to adapt. Today, helping the Mahoning Valley’s 1,000-plus active nonprofit organizations maintain continuity of service goes beyond presenting a novelty-size check for a photo op. While it’s not […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the nonprofit sector evolves with new generations of philanthropists, new causes and interests and an ever-changing spectrum of need, foundations must find ways to adapt. Today, helping the Mahoning Valley’s 1,000-plus active nonprofit organizations maintain continuity of service goes beyond presenting a novelty-size check for a...

Ursuline Sisters Reorganize as Nonprofit Corporation

By Michele Ristich Gatts CANFIELD, Ohio — When Robin Finger’s twin daughters were young, their greatest ambitions were to become crew members at McDonald’s. Now freshman in college, one is pursuing a career in law, the other in medicine. “It was going to Beatitude House that changed all that for us,” remembers Finger, who sought […]

By Michele Ristich Gatts CANFIELD, Ohio -- When Robin Finger’s twin daughters were young, their greatest ambitions were to become crew members at McDonald’s. Now freshman in college, one is pursuing a career in law, the other in medicine. “It was going to Beatitude House that changed all that for...

City Club Panel Explores Divides After 2016 Election

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite their differences, people from New York City and residents of the Mahoning Valley have one thing in common. Both populations are concerned about the apparent divide exposed by last year’s election of Donald Trump. Monday night, Columbia University professors Raymond Horton and Bruce Usher participated in the City Club of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite their differences, people from New York City and residents of the Mahoning Valley have one thing in common. Both populations are concerned about the apparent divide exposed by last year’s election of Donald Trump. Monday night, Columbia University professors Raymond Horton and Bruce Usher participated in...

Support ‘Shop with a Cop’ at Pizza Joe’s

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Pizza Joe’s is giving back to local law enforcement through “Shop With a Cop” and “Stuff the Cruiser” programs. When you eat at Pizza Joe’s on Nov. 13 and 20, a portion of your purchase will go towards the county programs, where cops escort children out shopping to buy holiday gifts for […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Pizza Joe’s is giving back to local law enforcement through "Shop With a Cop" and "Stuff the Cruiser" programs. When you eat at Pizza Joe’s on Nov. 13 and 20, a portion of your purchase will go towards the county programs, where cops escort children out shopping...

Wean Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation’s Community Investment Grants Program is now accepting letters of inquiry for residents creating a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley.  The grants program’s goal is to empower residents by focusing its support on community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity and public service leadership. The letter of inquiry […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation’s Community Investment Grants Program is now accepting letters of inquiry for residents creating a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley.  The grants program’s goal is to empower residents by focusing its support on community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity and public service...

Couple Donates Signs to Unify Columbiana Merchants

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Chalk-painted signs that unify the look of Main Street here will provide merchants the opportunity to promote special events and sale items thanks to the generosity of two of their colleagues. Rhonda and Matt Pahanish, owners of Primitive Gatherings, 2 E. Park Ave., will provide Main Street merchants with the chalk-painted signs […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Chalk-painted signs that unify the look of Main Street here will provide merchants the opportunity to promote special events and sale items thanks to the generosity of two of their colleagues. Rhonda and Matt Pahanish, owners of Primitive Gatherings, 2 E. Park Ave., will provide Main Street...

Youngstown Foundation Announces $922K in Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded more than $922,000 to local organizations in the third quarter, including $232,611 in awards from the Hine Memorial Fund. In unrestricted fund awards, Compass Family & Community Services was granted $65,000, while five organizations – Associated Neighborhood Centers, Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, City Club of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded more than $922,000 to local organizations in the third quarter, including $232,611 in awards from the Hine Memorial Fund. In unrestricted fund awards, Compass Family & Community Services was granted $65,000, while five organizations – Associated Neighborhood Centers, Boys & Girls Club...

Youngstown Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting Is Dec. 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual Youngstown Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Dec. 1, with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The route will begin on Federal Street near Commerce and will finish at the end of Federal Street at Vindicator Square. The lighting of the Christmas tree will take place after […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual Youngstown Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Dec. 1, with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The route will begin on Federal Street near Commerce and will finish at the end of Federal Street at Vindicator Square. The lighting of the Christmas...

Enjoy ‘Wedding Soup in Wick Park’ Nov. 2

YOUNGSTOWN — Enjoy a bowl of wedding soup Nov. 2 and hear what’s going on to improve Wick Park as Youngstown CityScape hosts its 3rd annual “Wedding Soup in Wick Park” fundraising event. Soup’s on from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wick Park pavilion. Kravitz Deli is providing the soup, fresh baked bread, coffee […]

YOUNGSTOWN -- Enjoy a bowl of wedding soup Nov. 2 and hear what's going on to improve Wick Park as Youngstown CityScape hosts its 3rd annual "Wedding Soup in Wick Park" fundraising event. Soup's on from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wick Park pavilion. Kravitz Deli is providing the...