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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...

Historic Forest Glen Holds Its Charm from the 1920s

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the 1920s, as America’s fascination with the automobile took hold, real estate developers across the country began to plan new residential developments that adapted to this mode of transportation. One such developer was Louis Kreider, president of Kreider-Rotzel Real Estate Co. in Youngstown. In 1923, Kreider acquired several family farms that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the 1920s, as America’s fascination with the automobile took hold, real estate developers across the country began to plan new residential developments that adapted to this mode of transportation. One such developer was Louis Kreider, president of Kreider-Rotzel Real Estate Co. in Youngstown. In 1923, Kreider...

City’s Second Graders Learn to Swim at YMCA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to recent renovations at the YMCA of Youngstown, the swimming pool at the Central Branch is the first thing students in Youngstown schools see when they enter. The expression on their faces says it all, the executive director of the branch, Mike Shaffer, said Monday. “It’s like they just walked into […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to recent renovations at the YMCA of Youngstown, the swimming pool at the Central Branch is the first thing students in Youngstown schools see when they enter. The expression on their faces says it all, the executive director of the branch, Mike Shaffer, said Monday. “It’s...

Holiday Flea Held this Weekend at DeYor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Flea will return to downtown Dec. 1 and 2, though not in its usual outdoor environment. For the two days, in conjunction with the city’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, the Holiday Flea will be open at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. On Friday, the day of the parade, the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Flea will return to downtown Dec. 1 and 2, though not in its usual outdoor environment. For the two days, in conjunction with the city’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, the Holiday Flea will be open at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. On Friday, the...

Foundation’s $3M Gift Advances Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five years ago, Eric Ryan had only hope that an amphitheater would complement the Covelli Centre near the downtown. That amphitheater, envisioned as part of a sprawling riverfront park between the Market Street Bridge and the Mahoning River, would provide a venue for concerts and community events, the CEO of JAC Live […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five years ago, Eric Ryan had only hope that an amphitheater would complement the Covelli Centre near the downtown. That amphitheater, envisioned as part of a sprawling riverfront park between the Market Street Bridge and the Mahoning River, would provide a venue for concerts and community events,...

Youngstown Foundation GIves $3M for Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio —  The Youngstown Foundation has given the city of Youngstown $3 million to be used toward the building of a downtown amphitheater. This marks the first gift to the project from the community. As part of the gift, The Youngstown Foundation has received the naming rights to the new facility for 20 years […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --  The Youngstown Foundation has given the city of Youngstown $3 million to be used toward the building of a downtown amphitheater. This marks the first gift to the project from the community. As part of the gift, The Youngstown Foundation has received the naming rights to the...

YSUscape Improves Looks of Youngstown Utility Boxes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – YSUscape announces the successful completion of phase one of the Utility Box Vinyl Artwork Project, where vinyl artwork was installed onto utility boxes around downtown Youngstown and around Youngstown State University’s campus. The project was the result of a Neighborhood Success grant awarded by the Raymond John Wean Foundation for the implementation […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – YSUscape announces the successful completion of phase one of the Utility Box Vinyl Artwork Project, where vinyl artwork was installed onto utility boxes around downtown Youngstown and around Youngstown State University’s campus. The project was the result of a Neighborhood Success grant awarded by the Raymond John...

YSU Art Prof’s Sculpture Lights Up Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A Youngstown State University art professor worked with a team of regional artists and designers to create a sculpture that is lighting up the night in downtown Youngstown. Titled “Solar Screen” and constructed of 3D-printed ceramic bricks and solar panels, the sculpture has been permanently installed on a lawn outside The Vindicator […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A Youngstown State University art professor worked with a team of regional artists and designers to create a sculpture that is lighting up the night in downtown Youngstown. Titled “Solar Screen” and constructed of 3D-printed ceramic bricks and solar panels, the sculpture has been permanently installed on...

Liberty Attracts Future Business

LIBERTY, Ohio – Road upgrades and commercial additions have been the news of late in Liberty Township. Long-standing businesses see success, while new businesses arrive amid $3.2 million in upgrades to the main corridor. In this installment of Our Towns, we see what the township is doing to attract future...