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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...

To Revitalize Salem, Their Work Is Vital

By Josh Medore SALEM, Ohio – The work to make Salem a better city isn’t limited to time or place. While much attention has been paid to the changes in downtown over the past few years, organizations across the city have been spearheading efforts for decades. Groups like the Salem...

At a Turning Point, Salem Enjoys Renaissance

At Turning Point, Salem Revitalizes

By Josh Medore SALEM, Ohio -- The streets of Salem are alive with the sound of business. Over the past three years, the city’s central business district has gone through a renaissance as new businesses have moved in and thrived. And where there aren’t storefronts with customers streaming in and out,...

Valley Ranked 2nd Most Food Insecure in Nation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area has been ranked the second highest food insecure area in the nation, according to a report released by the Food Research & Action Center.  The report, “How Hungry is America?,” found 22% of all households in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area struggled to buy enough food for themselves and their families […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area has been ranked the second highest food insecure area in the nation, according to a report released by the Food Research & Action Center.  The report, "How Hungry is America?," found 22% of all households in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area struggled to buy enough food...

Buhl Park Named ‘Great Public Place’ in Pa.

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association has named Buhl Park as one of the winners of its Great Public Places award. “We’re thrilled and it’s certainly an honor, but more importantly it’s a real success for the community,” said Mary Lynn Reid, Buhl Park’s director of development. “There are a […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association has named Buhl Park as one of the winners of its Great Public Places award. “We’re thrilled and it’s certainly an honor, but more importantly it’s a real success for the community,” said Mary Lynn Reid, Buhl Park’s director...