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Borough of Mercer Retains Its Charm

Borough of Mercer Mercer County Courthouse

MERCER, Pa. – Mercer Borough Mayor Ross Vernon talks admiringly about the Mercer County Courthouse, which sits in the center of the square downtown. People regularly drive to the square to look at and take pictures of the courthouse built in 1909. It’s the third – or fourth – depending on whether you count the […]

MERCER, Pa. – Mercer Borough Mayor Ross Vernon talks admiringly about the Mercer County Courthouse, which sits in the center of the square downtown. People regularly drive to the square to look at and take pictures of the courthouse built in 1909. It’s the third – or fourth – depending...

New Arms Museum Exhibit Shows Life in 1950s

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Walk back in time and see how residents of the Mahoning Valley lived in the 1950s as illustrated in a new exhibit open at The Arms Family Museum. The exhibit, “Mid Century Modern in the Mahoning Valley,” highlights the design elements, furnishings, and accessories of the era. After the World War II, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Walk back in time and see how residents of the Mahoning Valley lived in the 1950s as illustrated in a new exhibit open at The Arms Family Museum. The exhibit, "Mid Century Modern in the Mahoning Valley," highlights the design elements, furnishings, and accessories of the era....

Town Center Boosts Real Estate Market in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – A project years in the making, the first phase of Town Center at Firestone Farms, is nearing its completion. All the spaces are accounted for and work remains on just two. And the businesses already there – the first tenants opened in late 2016 – are seeing success as well. Salem Regional […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – A project years in the making, the first phase of Town Center at Firestone Farms, is nearing its completion. All the spaces are accounted for and work remains on just two. And the businesses already there – the first tenants opened in late 2016 – are seeing...

Green Infrastructure Workshops Aim to Tackle City Flooding

Green Infrastructure Workshops Aim to Tackle City Flooding

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The blight facing many parts of Youngstown has a silver lining. As part of revitalization, namely tearing down long-vacant houses, communities can address two issues at once: get rid of blighted properties and deal with flooding. “Vacant lots are key and we have a lot of vacant lots here in the Valley,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The blight facing many parts of Youngstown has a silver lining. As part of revitalization, namely tearing down long-vacant houses, communities can address two issues at once: get rid of blighted properties and deal with flooding. “Vacant lots are key and we have a lot of vacant...

Wean Foundation Announces $178K in Grants

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

WARREN, Ohio – Following its quarterly board meeting, the Raymond John Wean Foundation has announced $178,000 in grants to five organizations in the Mahoning Valley. Awards were made to Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People, We Are Warren, International Partners in Mission, Invent Now and Youngstown CityScape. The individual grant totals were not announced. Empowering and […]

WARREN, Ohio – Following its quarterly board meeting, the Raymond John Wean Foundation has announced $178,000 in grants to five organizations in the Mahoning Valley. Awards were made to Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People, We Are Warren, International Partners in Mission, Invent Now and Youngstown CityScape. The individual grant totals...

Youngstown Residents Invited to Green Infrastructure Workshops

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fresh Coast Communities and The Colony Youngstown are hosting over a dozen workshops from March to July across Youngstown to educate residents about nature-based approaches to manage stormwater, called “green infrastructure” and gather community input to prioritize designs and location. The public input will inform Fresh Coast’s city-wide green infrastructure development plans […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fresh Coast Communities and The Colony Youngstown are hosting over a dozen workshops from March to July across Youngstown to educate residents about nature-based approaches to manage stormwater, called "green infrastructure" and gather community input to prioritize designs and location. The public input will inform Fresh Coast’s...

Boardman Unveils Plans for Safety Services Memorial

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Plans were unveiled at a press conference today for the construction of a safety services memorial at the front of the new Boardman Township Fire Station at Market Street and Stadium Drive. The memorial is a project of the Boardman Lions Club in conjunction with Boardman Police Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43 […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Plans were unveiled at a press conference today for the construction of a safety services memorial at the front of the new Boardman Township Fire Station at Market Street and Stadium Drive. The memorial is a project of the Boardman Lions Club in conjunction with Boardman Police Fraternal...

Trumbull Historical Society Gets $5K from Ohio History Fund

COLUMBUS – The Trumbull County Historical Society has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Ohio History Fund to support the maintenance of its textile collection, state Sen. Sean O’Brien announced Wednesday. The matching grant award will be used to build a temperature-controlled room for the society’s 550-item textile collection, which includes clothes, quilts and […]

COLUMBUS – The Trumbull County Historical Society has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Ohio History Fund to support the maintenance of its textile collection, state Sen. Sean O’Brien announced Wednesday. The matching grant award will be used to build a temperature-controlled room for the society’s 550-item textile collection,...

Kusalaba Library Branch Awes Guests at Dedication

Kusalaba Library branch

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...