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Home Savings Gives $10K to Compass Family Services

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings recently donated $10,000 to Compass Family & Community Services. The funds were used to sponsor the American Made Country Music Songwriter Series event that was held on May 18 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. “Proceeds from this event will be utilized to support services for victims of domestic violence and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings recently donated $10,000 to Compass Family & Community Services. The funds were used to sponsor the American Made Country Music Songwriter Series event that was held on May 18 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. “Proceeds from this event will be utilized to support services for...

Mahoning River Slowly Scrubs Its Contaminants

Mahoning River Slowly Scrubs Its Contaminants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It reads like the recipe for a lethal toxic soup: 400,000 pounds per day of suspended solids, 70,000 pounds per day of oil and grease, 9,000 pounds per day of ammonia-nitrogen, 500 pounds a day of cyanide, 600 pounds a day of phenols (carbon acids), and 800 pounds per day of zinc. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It reads like the recipe for a lethal toxic soup: 400,000 pounds per day of suspended solids, 70,000 pounds per day of oil and grease, 9,000 pounds per day of ammonia-nitrogen, 500 pounds a day of cyanide, 600 pounds a day of phenols (carbon acids), and 800...

United Way Announces $3.2M in Funding

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The board of directors for United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley approved $3.2 million in funding for the organization’s education initiatives and local nonprofits. “The Mahoning Valley is fortunate to have strong agencies that provide crucial programs and services that strengthen our community and affect our most important assets, our […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The board of directors for United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley approved $3.2 million in funding for the organization’s education initiatives and local nonprofits. “The Mahoning Valley is fortunate to have strong agencies that provide crucial programs and services that strengthen our community and affect...

YNDC Begins $250K Renovation of Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Renovation of a four-unit apartment building off Glenwood Avenue is one of several community improvements taking place along the South Side artery, said Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. Executive Director Ian Beniston. YNDC held a groundbreaking Thursday morning to celebrate the $250,000 renovation of the 5,200-square-foot apartment building, 650 Clearmount Drive. Representatives of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Renovation of a four-unit apartment building off Glenwood Avenue is one of several community improvements taking place along the South Side artery, said Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. Executive Director Ian Beniston. YNDC held a groundbreaking Thursday morning to celebrate the $250,000 renovation of the 5,200-square-foot apartment building,...

Boardman Park Presents Master Plan for District

Boardman Park Presents Master Plan for District

BOARDMAN, Ohio – In the not too distant future, Boardman residents could walk on natural winding trails suited for hiking, even horseback riding. Boardman Park has put in motion its ambitious plans to incorporate the Southern Park Historic District into its operations. Other proposed amenities such as the preservation and renovation of landmarks like the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – In the not too distant future, Boardman residents could walk on natural winding trails suited for hiking, even horseback riding. Boardman Park has put in motion its ambitious plans to incorporate the Southern Park Historic District into its operations. Other proposed amenities such as the preservation and...

Explore Hidden Gems in 5 Parks

mahoning and shenango valley parks

By Lauren Moliterno YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Park systems in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys offer much to explore – some places residents know well and others are less familiar. With the promise of warmer weather and more sunshine, five hidden gems await visitors. The Hitchcock Woods Nature preserve is one of nine nature preserves throughout […]

By Lauren Moliterno YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Park systems in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys offer much to explore – some places residents know well and others are less familiar. With the promise of warmer weather and more sunshine, five hidden gems await visitors. The Hitchcock Woods Nature preserve is one...

Story of the Civil War Depended on What Paper You Read

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated April 14, 1865, his murder didn’t make page one in any newspaper published in the region. Instead, there was “a lot of local news, a lot of op-eds [on the front pages]. There was a farm story on one of them,” says Traci Manning, with more […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated April 14, 1865, his murder didn’t make page one in any newspaper published in the region. Instead, there was “a lot of local news, a lot of op-eds [on the front pages]. There was a farm story on one of them,”...

Rocky Ridge Maple Syrup Goes on Sale Today

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 2018 batch of Rocky Ridge Neighbors’ Mill Creek Maple Syrup will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Half of the profits will be given to Mill Creek MetroParks and the other half set aside to support community projects. Last year, donations were made to the Kusalaba Branch […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 2018 batch of Rocky Ridge Neighbors’ Mill Creek Maple Syrup will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Half of the profits will be given to Mill Creek MetroParks and the other half set aside to support community projects. Last year, donations were...

Mill Creek Golf Course Scores Birdie with Upgrades

Mill Creek Golf Course Scores Birdie with Upgrades

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Looking off the tee box on the first hole of Mill Creek Golf Course’s south course, the bunkers, recently restored and filled with bright white sand, are easy to spot. That wasn’t always the case last year. With old, brown sand, the bunkers at a glance could be easy to miss, confused […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Looking off the tee box on the first hole of Mill Creek Golf Course’s south course, the bunkers, recently restored and filled with bright white sand, are easy to spot. That wasn’t always the case last year. With old, brown sand, the bunkers at a glance could...

Warren Civic Groups Bring Pride to Revitalization

Warren Civic Groups Bring Pride to Revitalization

WARREN, Ohio – Take a quick look around downtown Warren and you’re bound to see the impact of the city’s civic organizations. The seed money for the Warren Community Amphitheatre was raised by Rotary Club of Warren. The flower baskets and wreaths that hang in front of businesses are funded by The Trumbull 100. The […]

WARREN, Ohio – Take a quick look around downtown Warren and you’re bound to see the impact of the city’s civic organizations. The seed money for the Warren Community Amphitheatre was raised by Rotary Club of Warren. The flower baskets and wreaths that hang in front of businesses are funded...