They’re Coming to the Mahoning Valley

In this issue, local organizations are working to attract and serve immigrants and refugees. Also, organizations are addressing the lack of sustainable, quality housing in the Mahoning Valley, and the number of families across the region who choose to homeschool their children is rising.

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Helping Immigrants, Refugees Thrive in the Mahoning Valley

Taking on the Housing Crisis, One Dwelling at a Time

Home Is Where Education Is for an Increasing Number of Children

Journal Opinion: 40 Years of The Business Journal

Business Journal Classic: WRTA Lifts Community for 40 Years

Journey to the Center of the World

Commentary: On This Day in History

Commentary: What We Had as Kids

Youngstown CityScape Mounts Greenhouse Project

Jewish Federation Confronts Anti-Semitism

JobsOhio Achieves Development Milestones

Eastgate Marks 50 Years, Looks to Future

Youngstown Schools, District Earn Recognition

Ursuline Sisters Begin 150th Year of Service

YWCA Mahoning Valley Advances Programming for Racial, Social Justice

KSU Campuses Meet Community Needs

MBAC Certifies 58 Businesses

Valley Partners Puts Focus on Equitable Access

YBI Spurs Growth with Innovation, Help for Startups

Team NEO Strengthens Region’s Economic Competitiveness

MVMC Puts Emphasis on Youth Outreach

Broadway Recovery Opens Clubhouse

Full Spectrum Opens Community Center

Salem Alumni Group Awards Scholarships

Better Business Bureau Marks 50 Years in Valley

Lawrence, Mercer Join in New Workforce Coalition

Kimberly-Clark Land Sale Tops 2023 at WRPA

Brite Powers Change to Cleaner, Brighter Future

MCCTC Opens Energy Tech Training Center

Gateways to Better Living Extends Helping Hands

Strategic Transitions Sustain Growth at YSU

MyPath Hiring Event Exceeds Expectations

OhioMeansJobs, MCTA Aid Employers, Workers

Columbiana Port Authority Has Global Aspirations

Global Investment Hub Seeks Tenants

Struthers Completes New Strategic Plan

United Way Volunteers Aid More People in Need

Student Engagement, Athletics, Boost Enrollment at Penn State Shenango

Hermitage Lands $66M In Construction Projects

Canfield Fairgrounds Dedicates Event Center

Electrical Contractors Share Optimistic Outlook

Community Foundation Of W. PA & Eastern OH Reports More Donations

Leadership Mahoning Valley Relaunches

Coleman Widens Reach in Mahoning Valley

Land Bank Razes 128 Abandoned Houses

YMCA of Youngstown Names First Female CEO

Mercy Foundation Invests $3M to Meet Needs

Rich Center for Autism Adds Job Sites, Programs

Community Foundation Undergoes Staff Updates

BRN Connects Services to Growing Companies

Ursuline High School Embarks on 5-Year Plan

Packard Museum Obtains Replica of 1929 Speedster

Trumbull Mobile Meals Gets Land for Expansion

Direction Home Advocates For More Aging Assistance

Second Harvest Food Bank Expands Warehouse

Potential Development Begins Its 8th Decade

Enrollment Up at TCTC; Programs Expand

Warren-Trumbull Library to Add Pop-Up Services

Oh Wow! Prepares to Open Innovation Wing

Salem Area Chamber Adds Members, Events

Choffin Prepares Adults for Medical Fields

City of Farrell Plans New Amphitheater, Idaho Street Upgrades

JA to Develop Sites for BizTown, Finance Park

Mahoning County Allocates Funds to Grow

Penn-Northwest Fosters ‘Homegrown Initiative’

WRTA Keeps Moving Forward in 2023

OCCHA Launches $500K Capital Campaign

Youngstown Blue Coats Expands Its Mission

Building Trades Forecast Plenty of Work in 2024

Smarts Adds Staff, Expands Offerings

Action Elects Officers

Sharon Unveils Expectations for 2024

Help Network Steps Up

United Way Northern Columbiana County Aids East Palestine

Inspiring Minds Widens Reach Here, Nationwide

Wean Foundation Seeks Racially Equitable Future