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After Years of Cleanup, a Celebration at Mount Hope Cemetery Park

After Years of Cleanup, a Celebration at Mount Hope Cemetery Park

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A ribbon cutting will be held at Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park Cemetery 10 a.m. June 16, celebrating the completion of a two-year project to restore the cemetery in Youngstown’s Sharonline neighborhood. As part of the ceremony, ownership will be officially transferred to Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park Inc., which has worked […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A ribbon cutting will be held at Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park Cemetery 10 a.m. June 16, celebrating the completion of a two-year project to restore the cemetery in Youngstown’s Sharonline neighborhood. As part of the ceremony, ownership will be officially transferred to Mount Hope Veterans Memorial...

Lisbon Makes Headway in Its Revitalization Efforts

Lisbon, Ohio Makes Headway in Its Revitalization Efforts

LISBON, Ohio – Joseph Morenz recalls walking through downtown Lisbon as a child and seeing business storefronts lined with goods in their windows. “Every store was full and you could go downtown and get the things you needed and that was awesome,” he says. “I’d like to get it back...

21st Streetscape Draws Nearly 600 Volunteers

21st Streetscape Draws Nearly 600 Volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Saturday was a busy day in Youngstown as nearly 600 volunteers turned out for the annual downtown planting and cleanup event on an overcast morning. “This is exactly what we had in mind 21 years ago,”  said Sharon Letson, executive director of Youngstown CityScape, as she addressed volunteers at a breakfast before […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Saturday was a busy day in Youngstown as nearly 600 volunteers turned out for the annual downtown planting and cleanup event on an overcast morning. “This is exactly what we had in mind 21 years ago,”  said Sharon Letson, executive director of Youngstown CityScape, as she addressed...

Morgan Stanley Grant Expands Food Bank Produce Program

Morgan Stanley Grant Expands Food Bank Produce Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has received a new grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to support the food bank’s fresh produce program. The funds will be used to increase the food bank’s ability to access, transport and store fresh produce and provide fruits and vegetables for local […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has received a new grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to support the food bank’s fresh produce program. The funds will be used to increase the food bank’s ability to access, transport and store fresh produce and provide...

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...