Better Business Bureau offers tips on charitable giving

From the Better Business Bureau When an unfamiliar organization asks you to make a donation, don’t be too quick to make a decision. Instead, plan your giving and always demand accountability of the charities receiving your gift. If you are in doubt, check out the organization with your Better Business Bureau. Most solicitations take place […]

What to consider when contributing to a nonprofit organization

By JOE KILGORE | Metro Monthly Contributing Writer When I contribute my hard earned dollars to charitable organizations I look for the following characteristics: • A clear mission statement should be present so as to communicate what the organization seeks to accomplish and why its purpose is important. One look at a clear mission statement and the […]

Sept. 21, 2016: City Club’s inaugural event at Stambaugh Auditorium to focus on development

            The newly formed City Club of the Mahoning Valley will launch its first event featuring a panel discussion on local economic development. It occurs 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The panel discussion will feature U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams; […]

Strand Project culminates with local monologue performances at Selah

The Strand Project cast (left to right): Jaye Mills, Tracy McQuillan, Sam Perry, Anthony Genovese, Liz Conrad, Bill Soldan, Jenna Cintavey, Medford Mashburn, Carla Gipson, Jackie Collins Stevens, Erica Perna, Rosie Bresson, Tyler Clark, Danielle Jackson, Sarah Puhala, Terry Shears, Mary Dippolito, and Mitchell Meyers. Missing from photo: Tom O’Donnell. (Electronic image courtesy of Kris […]

June 17-19, 2016: Warren Philharmonic to mark 50th anniversary with concerts, community events

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra Golden Anniversary Committee will celebrate the Orchestra’s first 50 years of providing classical music to the Warren area with a series of events to be held the weekend of June 17-19. All events are free and open to the public. “We have been meeting for over a year to plan this celebration,” […]

Remembering Youngstown: Downtown and the North Side in 1906

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH – The following images depict downtown Youngstown and parts of the North Side and South Side 110 years ago. Photographs are from “Art Work of Youngstown, Ohio,” which was published by the Gravure Illustration Co. in 1906. Images are courtesy of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

YSU President Jim Tressel outlines vision for major campus development

Expanded private student housing, improved major thoroughfares, increased retail establishments, new bookstore operations and consolidated services to boost student success are among the projects that are part of a new campus development vision unveiled this morning by Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel. “We are at an important crossroads in the history of YSU,” Tressel said […]

YSU, Mercy Health-Youngstown sign 10-year partnership to explore collaborations

Mercy Health-Youngstown and Youngstown State University will work together to develop new academic and medical affiliations under an exclusive affinity partnership announced at a news conference today on the YSU campus. The 10-year agreement opens the door for YSU and Mercy Health-Youngstown to collaborate on a variety of initiatives, including a new master’s degree in […]

YSU’s Ward Beecher Planetarium will receive $650,000 to develop major NASA educational initiative

A full-dome, fish-eye image of the Gemini Telescope in Hawaii, photographed byPatrick Durrell, YSU associate professor of Astronomy and director of the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium. The photo was part of an earlier collaboration with CosmoQuest. (Image courtesy of YSU) Youngstown State University’s Ward Beecher Planetarium will receive $650,000 in funding via a NASA cooperative […]

Alumna donates $1 million to YSU for student initiatives, scholarship endowment

Jocelyne Kollay Linsalata of Cleveland, a native of Youngstown and a two-time graduate of Youngstown State University, is donating $1 million to her alma mater. The gift will be used to fund initiatives to enhance student success at YSU and also to continue a scholarship endowment that Linsalata established at the YSU Foundation in 2003. “We […]