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Kusalaba Library Branch Awes Guests at Dedication

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ray Kucalaba was impressed Saturday with the new branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County that bears his brother’s name. As children living on the West Side, members of his family would regularly visit the West Side branch, which stood on the site of the new branch that opened […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ray Kucalaba was impressed Saturday with the new branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County that bears his brother’s name. As children living on the West Side, members of his family would regularly visit the West Side branch, which stood on the site of...

The Keyword for Revitalization: Collaboration

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Taft Promise Neighborhood program has worked with 61 organizations, businesses and community groups to improve the 1.3-square-mile neighborhood. Some of the names on the list are easily recognizable: Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley. Others aren’t as well known: Youngstown Inner City Gardens, Charity Funding […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Taft Promise Neighborhood program has worked with 61 organizations, businesses and community groups to improve the 1.3-square-mile neighborhood. Some of the names on the list are easily recognizable: Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley. Others aren’t as well known: Youngstown...

United Way Campaign Tops Goal, Raises $3.1M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley exceeded its 2017 campaign goal of $2.9 million by raising $3,143,522 for the community. United Way’s impact work, which focuses on early education initiatives such as Success After 6 and Success By 6 after-school programs, drove the growth for the past year’s annual […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley exceeded its 2017 campaign goal of $2.9 million by raising $3,143,522 for the community. United Way’s impact work, which focuses on early education initiatives such as Success After 6 and Success By 6 after-school programs, drove the growth...

Live Music and Craft Beer Revitalize Downtown Youngstown Culture

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s been 36 years since The Youngstown Agora closed its doors. But Sue Adams fondly remembers the concerts she and her friends heard and watched there, including Alice Cooper, Pat Benatar, Boston and Left End. “The Left End was something to talk about. They were a local band, but I was their […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s been 36 years since The Youngstown Agora closed its doors. But Sue Adams fondly remembers the concerts she and her friends heard and watched there, including Alice Cooper, Pat Benatar, Boston and Left End. “The Left End was something to talk about. They were a local...

In the Trenches, ‘Happily’ Digging Out

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Across Youngstown, much work is underway to revitalize neighborhoods. The work done by larger groups is easily noticed – countering blight by tearing down houses beyond repair are community efforts that draw dozens – and then there the everyday efforts by residents in their neighborhoods that lay the foundation for those big […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Across Youngstown, much work is underway to revitalize neighborhoods. The work done by larger groups is easily noticed – countering blight by tearing down houses beyond repair are community efforts that draw dozens – and then there the everyday efforts by residents in their neighborhoods that lay...

Wean Foundation Awards Neighborhood Grants

Speaking Out: The Power of Finding and Exercising Your Public Voice

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Neighborhood Success Grants. In total, $105,736 was awarded to 27 organizations in the Mahoning Valley. “The 2018 Neighborhood Success grantees are leveraging existing resources and engaging residents to implement innovative solutions for their neighborhoods,” said program officer Corrie Adams. Those […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Neighborhood Success Grants. In total, $105,736 was awarded to 27 organizations in the Mahoning Valley. “The 2018 Neighborhood Success grantees are leveraging existing resources and engaging residents to implement innovative solutions for their neighborhoods,” said...

Japanese Official Visits Youngstown to Talk Revitalization

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city played host Tuesday to a Japanese local government official that wants to know how communities such as Youngstown are rebuilding themselves in the face of population decline and other challenges. Arika Aizawa, assistant director of the city of Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, visited Youngstown as part of a three-day tour that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city played host Tuesday to a Japanese local government official that wants to know how communities such as Youngstown are rebuilding themselves in the face of population decline and other challenges. Arika Aizawa, assistant director of the city of Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, visited Youngstown as part...

Expanded Farmers Markets Among TNP Highlights for 2017

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership rehabilitated 50 houses, expanded its farmers markets and completed a food security assessment in 2017, Executive Director Matt Martin said in the organization’s annual report. “2017 has been nothing short of transformational for TNP and for our community,” he said in the report. TNP’s blight remediation efforts saw the […]

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership rehabilitated 50 houses, expanded its farmers markets and completed a food security assessment in 2017, Executive Director Matt Martin said in the organization’s annual report. “2017 has been nothing short of transformational for TNP and for our community,” he said in the report. TNP’s...

Boardman Civic Association Elects Officers

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Civic Association has elected Stephanie Landers as its vice president for 2018. The association’s board also re-elected George Farris as president, Mark Luke as secretary and Jeff Barone as treasurer. Landers is Boardman Township’s deputy administrator, Farris is founder and CEO of Farris Marketing, Luke is executive director of Mahoning […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Civic Association has elected Stephanie Landers as its vice president for 2018. The association’s board also re-elected George Farris as president, Mark Luke as secretary and Jeff Barone as treasurer. Landers is Boardman Township’s deputy administrator, Farris is founder and CEO of Farris Marketing, Luke...

Boardman Residents Consider Township’s Future

BOARDMAN, Ohio – As they entered last night’s public input meeting, Boardman Township residents were asked to identify their favorite and least favorite part of Boardman by placing green (for good) and red (for bad) dots on a map. By meeting’s end, red dots could be found concentrated along most of U.S. Route 224 and  Market […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – As they entered last night's public input meeting, Boardman Township residents were asked to identify their favorite and least favorite part of Boardman by placing green (for good) and red (for bad) dots on a map. By meeting's end, red dots could be found concentrated along most...