Fall road construction near YSU to require traffic detours for Wick, Lincoln avenues

ABOVE: This rendering depicts the planned reconstruction of Wick Avenue (looking south toward downtown). Image courtesy of YSU. Wick and Lincoln avenues, two primary campus arteries at Youngstown State University, are undergoing major reconstruction, which will necessitate detours and possible traffic delays throughout fall. The projects, which include new street surfaces, sidewalks, curbing, lighting, lane configurations […]

Publisher’s notes: Students see new possibilities downtown

It’s always interesting to see how strangers view your community. Recently, planning and urban-design students from Kent State University have been using downtown Youngstown as a laboratory. With fresh eyes, they have created plans for rethinking and transforming underused spaces and blank real estate. The result is “CHANGING VIEWS/Designing Youngstown’s Future,” which is on currently on […]

June 10, 2016: ‘Changing Views | Designing Youngstown’s Future’ reception at the McDonough

The John J. McDonough Museum of Art hopes to become a hub for exploring the possibilities for imagining public space in the city. With that in mind, the McDonough will host a public reception for “Changing Views | Designing Youngstown’s Future” from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The reception invites the public to participate in this ongoing collaborative […]

Youngstown Foundation grants total $1.2 million

Sixteen area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $967,228.00 by the Distribution Committee of The Youngstown Foundation. The grants, which includes Hine Memorial Fund recipients and Donor Advised fund distributions, were approved at the March 15 meeting and range from $3,200 to over $373,000. Additionally, over $300,000 was distributed to local non-profits through the Support […]

Association of Fundraising Professionals seeks local philanthropy nominations

Nominations are now being accepted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Awards. This year’s luncheon ceremony will mark the 26th year of the awards in The Valley and will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Nominations are now being accepted from the […]

50K Talmer grant to aid YNDC neighborhood work

In an effort to help the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) revitalize Youngstown neighborhoods, Talmer Bank and Trust will make a donation worth $50,000 to the organization. The bank will provide a real estate owned property valued at $25,000, a $25,000 grant, and Talmer team members who will volunteer their time to help support YNDC’s […]

Valley Growth Ventures receives $3 million grant

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission met in Columbus in mid-April and awarded four Ohio-based investment funds a total of $10.348 million from the Pre-Seed and Seed Plus Capitalization Program. Valley Growth Ventures, a partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation and Youngstown State University, […]

Youngstown Foundation grants total $1.2 million

Sixteen area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $967,228.00 by the Distribution Committee of The Youngstown Foundation. The grants, which includes Hine Memorial Fund recipients and Donor Advised fund distributions, were approved at the March 15 meeting and range from $3,200 to over $373,000. Additionally, over $300,000 was distributed to local non-profits through the Support […]

Jameson, Penn State announce nursing-education partnership

The Jameson Health System School of Nursing and Penn State Shenango have announced the formation of a partnership for nursing education that will offer area residents the opportunity to earn a diploma in nursing from Jameson and then a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Penn State Shenango in a seamless and timely manner. Students will […]

April 19, 2016: Judge Fredericka to speak in McDonald on wills, probate court services

Probate Judge James A. Fredericka will speak at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in the McDonald Community Room, 500 Ohio Ave., McDonald.  The event covers wills and Probate Court services, including the Veterans Assistance and Senior Court Assistance programs, as well as the Guardian Angels program. For more information, call 330-675-2520. © 2016 Metro Monthly. All rights reserved.