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Bill Passes for Memorial Highways, Women Veterans Bridge

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Reps. John Boccieri, D-Poland, and Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, announce that a number of bills to create memorial highways for Mahoning Valley icons and a bridge in honor of women veterans unanimously passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill will create a memorial highway along U.S. Route 422 for Harry Meshel, […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Reps. John Boccieri, D-Poland, and Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, announce that a number of bills to create memorial highways for Mahoning Valley icons and a bridge in honor of women veterans unanimously passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill will create a memorial highway along U.S....

WRTA Drives Holiday Spirit with Free Rides

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority’s green buses will share the road with a more festive looking bus for the holiday season beginning today. “We wanted to pass some fun along to the community,” said WRTA’s Executive Director Jim Ferraro. “The holiday bus is our way of saying, ‘thank you’ to the voters […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority’s green buses will share the road with a more festive looking bus for the holiday season beginning today. “We wanted to pass some fun along to the community,” said WRTA’s Executive Director Jim Ferraro. “The holiday bus is our way of saying,...

In Search for Director, City Club Advances Local Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City Club of the Mahoning Valley, with about a year and half under its belt, is moving into its next phase. Launched as a satellite of the City Club of Cleveland, the Mahoning Valley chapter is in the process of hiring a locally based program manager who would work with the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City Club of the Mahoning Valley, with about a year and half under its belt, is moving into its next phase. Launched as a satellite of the City Club of Cleveland, the Mahoning Valley chapter is in the process of hiring a locally based program manager...

Boardman Is Confident of Its Direction

BOARDMAN, Ohio – You can see contractors at work throughout Boardman Township. Near its center, a new GetGo Café + Market is under construction. At both ends of U.S. Route 224 – the retail corridor that has long defined Boardman – strip plazas have undergone or are getting updates. These include CTW Development’s redevelopment of […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – You can see contractors at work throughout Boardman Township. Near its center, a new GetGo Café + Market is under construction. At both ends of U.S. Route 224 – the retail corridor that has long defined Boardman – strip plazas have undergone or are getting updates. These...

Boardman Park Ranks High In Performance Review

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Since it was created in 1947, Boardman Park has provided the people of the Mahoning Valley with access to activities and recreation few other townships in the United States offer. On its 243 acres are playgrounds, an amphitheater, bocce courts, a dog park, volleyball and pickleball courts, disc golf courses, baseball diamonds […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Since it was created in 1947, Boardman Park has provided the people of the Mahoning Valley with access to activities and recreation few other townships in the United States offer. On its 243 acres are playgrounds, an amphitheater, bocce courts, a dog park, volleyball and pickleball courts,...

Wean Foundation Announces $2.12 Million in Grants

WARREN, Ohio – At its December board meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded four local organizations grants totaling $2.12 million. Two of the grants were made to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to support the organizations’ community revitalization efforts. “From partnering on issues important to residents to lifting the resident voice […]

WARREN, Ohio – At its December board meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded four local organizations grants totaling $2.12 million. Two of the grants were made to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to support the organizations’ community revitalization efforts. “From partnering on issues important to residents...

Civic Association Boosts Pride in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ask most in the Mahoning Valley what they associate with Boardman and their answers likely will be related to retail. Some may say, “Southern Park Mall,” while others respond with “Shopping.” A few might say “traffic.” Route 224 through Boardman, after all, has the highest volume of traffic of any road in […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ask most in the Mahoning Valley what they associate with Boardman and their answers likely will be related to retail. Some may say, “Southern Park Mall,” while others respond with “Shopping.” A few might say “traffic.” Route 224 through Boardman, after all, has the highest volume of...

Historic Forest Glen Holds Its Charm from the 1920s

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the 1920s, as America’s fascination with the automobile took hold, real estate developers across the country began to plan new residential developments that adapted to this mode of transportation. One such developer was Louis Kreider, president of Kreider-Rotzel Real Estate Co. in Youngstown. In 1923, Kreider acquired several family farms that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the 1920s, as America’s fascination with the automobile took hold, real estate developers across the country began to plan new residential developments that adapted to this mode of transportation. One such developer was Louis Kreider, president of Kreider-Rotzel Real Estate Co. in Youngstown. In 1923, Kreider...

City’s Second Graders Learn to Swim at YMCA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to recent renovations at the YMCA of Youngstown, the swimming pool at the Central Branch is the first thing students in Youngstown schools see when they enter. The expression on their faces says it all, the executive director of the branch, Mike Shaffer, said Monday. “It’s like they just walked into […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to recent renovations at the YMCA of Youngstown, the swimming pool at the Central Branch is the first thing students in Youngstown schools see when they enter. The expression on their faces says it all, the executive director of the branch, Mike Shaffer, said Monday. “It’s...

Holiday Flea Held this Weekend at DeYor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Flea will return to downtown Dec. 1 and 2, though not in its usual outdoor environment. For the two days, in conjunction with the city’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, the Holiday Flea will be open at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. On Friday, the day of the parade, the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Flea will return to downtown Dec. 1 and 2, though not in its usual outdoor environment. For the two days, in conjunction with the city’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, the Holiday Flea will be open at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. On Friday, the...