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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,...

Practice Makes Perfect for Marching Pride

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At first, the sounds coming from each section of the Youngstown State University Marching Pride are incongruous. Each section is spread across the field – tubas on one side of the field, saxophones on the other, woodwinds in an end zone – each playing their own part of a song, working at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At first, the sounds coming from each section of the Youngstown State University Marching Pride are incongruous. Each section is spread across the field – tubas on one side of the field, saxophones on the other, woodwinds in an end zone – each playing their own part...

On Trumbull’s New Food Trail, a Taste of Italy

Food Trail Showcases Trumbull’s Italian Culture

WARREN, Ohio – If you’re curious about how many sources there are for Italian food in the region, the 45-plus restaurants, grocers and specialty shops on Trumbull County’s Italian Food Trail provide a good sample. From fine dining to family restaurants to pizzaerias to wineries, the Italian Food Trail lists locations throughout the 25-mile-by-25-mile county. […]

WARREN, Ohio – If you’re curious about how many sources there are for Italian food in the region, the 45-plus restaurants, grocers and specialty shops on Trumbull County’s Italian Food Trail provide a good sample. From fine dining to family restaurants to pizzaerias to wineries, the Italian Food Trail lists...

Downtown Amphitheater Work Is on Schedule

Downtown Amphitheater Work On Schedule

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater and riverfront park downtown is on track to be finished by its scheduled May 2019 completion date, a city official said Thursday. In April, the city hired Brock & Associates Builders Inc., North Lima, to serve as general contractor for the project. Brock’s $8.01 million contract was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater and riverfront park downtown is on track to be finished by its scheduled May 2019 completion date, a city official said Thursday. In April, the city hired Brock & Associates Builders Inc., North Lima, to serve as general contractor for the project....

Arts Key to Erasing Divisions and Building Communities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite the political divide that separates many Americans today, there are important cultural connections and common goals that can be forged within communities across the country to help bridge these differences. The Mahoning Valley and smaller metropolitan areas like it are at the heart of this discussion, says David Brooks, columnist for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Despite the political divide that separates many Americans today, there are important cultural connections and common goals that can be forged within communities across the country to help bridge these differences. The Mahoning Valley and smaller metropolitan areas like it are at the heart of this discussion,...

Yo-Yo Ma Visit Stresses Importance of Local Arts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The visit to the Mahoning Valley by one of the most acclaimed cellists of the modern era reflects the power and importance the arts has in even small communities, say area leaders. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join New York Times columnist David Brooks along with selected arts, government, business and civic leaders […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The visit to the Mahoning Valley by one of the most acclaimed cellists of the modern era reflects the power and importance the arts has in even small communities, say area leaders. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join New York Times columnist David Brooks along with selected arts,...

Recreational Amenities Boost Salem’s Culture

SALEM, Ohio – On any given day, the Salem Public Library will see 500 or more people walk through its doors. Some come to borrow one of its 85,000 books, DVDs or magazines, while others build plastic models on a 3D printer or participate in daily free programs, says Brad Stephens, director and fiscal officer […]

SALEM, Ohio – On any given day, the Salem Public Library will see 500 or more people walk through its doors. Some come to borrow one of its 85,000 books, DVDs or magazines, while others build plastic models on a 3D printer or participate in daily free programs, says Brad...