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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...

Downtown Warren Enjoys Comeback

WARREN, Ohio – Both of Tom Duma’s parents owned businesses in downtown Warren, his father Klivan’s Jewelry, his mother Helen’s Bridal. So when he decided to open Thom Duma Fine Jewelers after the dissolution of Klivan’s, downtown was the obvious choice. Now Duma is preparing to expand his shop on Courthouse Square by knocking down […]

WARREN, Ohio – Both of Tom Duma’s parents owned businesses in downtown Warren, his father Klivan’s Jewelry, his mother Helen’s Bridal. So when he decided to open Thom Duma Fine Jewelers after the dissolution of Klivan’s, downtown was the obvious choice. Now Duma is preparing to expand his shop on...

Public Art Brightens Warren’s Future

Warren Public Art Brightens City's Future

WARREN, Ohio – There’s a house a couple of blocks northeast of downtown Warren. It’s sat empty for years and, in all likelihood, will be torn down in a year or two. But between now and the demolition date, the house at 232 Vine Ave. NE will serve as an art installation, with 15 regional […]

WARREN, Ohio – There’s a house a couple of blocks northeast of downtown Warren. It’s sat empty for years and, in all likelihood, will be torn down in a year or two. But between now and the demolition date, the house at 232 Vine Ave. NE will serve as an...

Warren’s Revitalization Led by People of Every Stripe

WARREN, Ohio – There is no one path to revitalization. Every city, every neighborhood and each individual takes a different route to improving the community. And Warren is no different. There are people like Joan Sullivan, who helped establish a community garden with little experience. There are those like Leroy McKenzie who have had a […]

WARREN, Ohio – There is no one path to revitalization. Every city, every neighborhood and each individual takes a different route to improving the community. And Warren is no different. There are people like Joan Sullivan, who helped establish a community garden with little experience. There are those like Leroy...

Fresh Coast Seeks a Greener Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Downtown Youngstown is covered with tons of concrete. With miles of sidewalks, vast slabs on Federal Plaza and well-traversed roads, it’s a crucial element of the infrastructure. But when it rains, all that concrete surface can cause problems. Water runs off the sidewalks and roads into storm drains, taking with it the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Downtown Youngstown is covered with tons of concrete. With miles of sidewalks, vast slabs on Federal Plaza and well-traversed roads, it’s a crucial element of the infrastructure. But when it rains, all that concrete surface can cause problems. Water runs off the sidewalks and roads into storm...

Penn State Shenango Inks Deal to Play at Buhl

Penn State Shenango Inks Deal to Play at Buhl

SHARON, Pa. – Buhl Community Recreation Center will collaborate with Penn State Shenango’s athletics program to serve as the campus’ home arena for men’s basketball and women’s basketball. As part of the three-year agreement, the Buhl Center will undergo some renovations, including new wall padding, scoreboards and backboards. Perhaps most noticeable will be the restoration […]

SHARON, Pa. – Buhl Community Recreation Center will collaborate with Penn State Shenango’s athletics program to serve as the campus’ home arena for men’s basketball and women’s basketball. As part of the three-year agreement, the Buhl Center will undergo some renovations, including new wall padding, scoreboards and backboards. Perhaps most...

CFMV Publishes 2017 Community Report in The Business Journal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is leaving behind a traditional annual report, opting instead to publish a special insert in the Mid-April edition of The Business Journal. The new report format features 2017 results and highlights the organization’s continued focus on community. “The Community Foundation continues evolving,” said Shari Harrell, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is leaving behind a traditional annual report, opting instead to publish a special insert in the Mid-April edition of The Business Journal. The new report format features 2017 results and highlights the organization’s continued focus on community. “The Community Foundation...