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Mill Creek Park to Rehab Idora Bridge This Summer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the iconic landmarks in Mill Creek Park, the Idora Bridge, will undergo a $250,000 rehabilitation project this summer. The project calls for cleaning the bridge’s stone abutments, retaining walls, extending the sidewalk, replacing wooden railings, installing a catch basin and resurfacing the roadway. Most of the funding for the project […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the iconic landmarks in Mill Creek Park, the Idora Bridge, will undergo a $250,000 rehabilitation project this summer. The project calls for cleaning the bridge’s stone abutments, retaining walls, extending the sidewalk, replacing wooden railings, installing a catch basin and resurfacing the roadway. Most of...

YSUscape Installs Crosswalk Buckets Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – YSUscape has completed phase one of its project to install crosswalk buckets and flags at intersections to improve pedestrian safety around downown. “In a busy downtown, where you have downtown workers [and] high school and college students walking. Sometimes cars come around corners a little too fast. So the crosswalk flags are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – YSUscape has completed phase one of its project to install crosswalk buckets and flags at intersections to improve pedestrian safety around downown. "In a busy downtown, where you have downtown workers [and] high school and college students walking. Sometimes cars come around corners a little too fast....

Valley’s History on Display at Eastwood

NILES, Ohio – A new display at the Eastwood Mall chronicles the history of the Mahoning Valley, from the area’s sovereignty from Connecticut in 1800 all the way through to Cafaro Co.’s new headquarters that opened last year. And while the display, “This Place We Call Home,” covers more than 200 years of history, the […]

NILES, Ohio – A new display at the Eastwood Mall chronicles the history of the Mahoning Valley, from the area’s sovereignty from Connecticut in 1800 all the way through to Cafaro Co.’s new headquarters that opened last year. And while the display, "This Place We Call Home," covers more than...

Bill Passes for Memorial Highways, Women Veterans Bridge

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Reps. John Boccieri, D-Poland, and Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, announce that a number of bills to create memorial highways for Mahoning Valley icons and a bridge in honor of women veterans unanimously passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill will create a memorial highway along U.S. Route 422 for Harry Meshel, […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Reps. John Boccieri, D-Poland, and Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, announce that a number of bills to create memorial highways for Mahoning Valley icons and a bridge in honor of women veterans unanimously passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill will create a memorial highway along U.S....

WRTA Drives Holiday Spirit with Free Rides

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority’s green buses will share the road with a more festive looking bus for the holiday season beginning today. “We wanted to pass some fun along to the community,” said WRTA’s Executive Director Jim Ferraro. “The holiday bus is our way of saying, ‘thank you’ to the voters […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority’s green buses will share the road with a more festive looking bus for the holiday season beginning today. “We wanted to pass some fun along to the community,” said WRTA’s Executive Director Jim Ferraro. “The holiday bus is our way of saying,...

In Search for Director, City Club Advances Local Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City Club of the Mahoning Valley, with about a year and half under its belt, is moving into its next phase. Launched as a satellite of the City Club of Cleveland, the Mahoning Valley chapter is in the process of hiring a locally based program manager who would work with the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City Club of the Mahoning Valley, with about a year and half under its belt, is moving into its next phase. Launched as a satellite of the City Club of Cleveland, the Mahoning Valley chapter is in the process of hiring a locally based program manager...

Boardman Is Confident of Its Direction

BOARDMAN, Ohio – You can see contractors at work throughout Boardman Township. Near its center, a new GetGo Café + Market is under construction. At both ends of U.S. Route 224 – the retail corridor that has long defined Boardman – strip plazas have undergone or are getting updates. These include CTW Development’s redevelopment of […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – You can see contractors at work throughout Boardman Township. Near its center, a new GetGo Café + Market is under construction. At both ends of U.S. Route 224 – the retail corridor that has long defined Boardman – strip plazas have undergone or are getting updates. These...

Boardman Park Ranks High In Performance Review

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Since it was created in 1947, Boardman Park has provided the people of the Mahoning Valley with access to activities and recreation few other townships in the United States offer. On its 243 acres are playgrounds, an amphitheater, bocce courts, a dog park, volleyball and pickleball courts, disc golf courses, baseball diamonds […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Since it was created in 1947, Boardman Park has provided the people of the Mahoning Valley with access to activities and recreation few other townships in the United States offer. On its 243 acres are playgrounds, an amphitheater, bocce courts, a dog park, volleyball and pickleball courts,...

Wean Foundation Announces $2.12 Million in Grants

WARREN, Ohio – At its December board meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded four local organizations grants totaling $2.12 million. Two of the grants were made to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to support the organizations’ community revitalization efforts. “From partnering on issues important to residents to lifting the resident voice […]

WARREN, Ohio – At its December board meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded four local organizations grants totaling $2.12 million. Two of the grants were made to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to support the organizations’ community revitalization efforts. “From partnering on issues important to residents...

Civic Association Boosts Pride in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ask most in the Mahoning Valley what they associate with Boardman and their answers likely will be related to retail. Some may say, “Southern Park Mall,” while others respond with “Shopping.” A few might say “traffic.” Route 224 through Boardman, after all, has the highest volume of traffic of any road in […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ask most in the Mahoning Valley what they associate with Boardman and their answers likely will be related to retail. Some may say, “Southern Park Mall,” while others respond with “Shopping.” A few might say “traffic.” Route 224 through Boardman, after all, has the highest volume of...