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 […]

Saturday, February 27: ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraiser to occur at Calvin Center for the Arts in Youngstown

The Calvin Center for the Arts in Youngstown as seen from West Avenue in an undated image. (Electronic image courtesy of The Calvin Center for the Arts) The Calvin Center for the Arts will host a “Raise The Roof” fundraiser from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 in memory of building owner Sean Timms, […]

February 12, 2016: Symposium to discuss violent 1916 steel strike in East Youngstown

Pittsburgh Post front page on Jan. 8, 1916. (Image courtesy of YSU) “East Youngstown Burning: Commemorating the Centennial of the 1916 Steel Strike” is the title of a symposium occurring from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W. Commerce St., Youngstown. Featured speakers will be […]

YSU names STEM dean, approves second student housing development

Wim F.A. Steelant, vice president of Research and dean of Science at St. Thomas University in Florida, has been named the new dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University. The YSU Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its regular quarterly meeting in December. Steelant will start the new […]

Groundbreaking ‘Youngstown 2010’ marks 10th anniversary; weighing its legacy, impact

By SEAN POSEY | METRO MONTHLY CONTRIBUTING WRITER For years, the city of Youngstown continued to plan for growth even as the metropolitan area rapidly suburbanizied. The decline of the once vaunted local steel industry in the 1970s pushed the rudderless city into uncharted waters. With a continuously shrinking population and a crippled economy, Youngstown […]

Public art brightens neighborhoods, seeks to spur community revival

  The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation hired Curtis Goldstein, a Columbus-based artist, to paint a mural on the north wall of the former Park Inn on Glenwood Avenue. The earth-toned mural depicts the history of the Idora Park along with portraits of children and residents currently living in the Idora neighborhood. Electronic image by Sean […]

Downtown hotel developers see great potential for Stambaugh Building

By MARK C. PEYKO | Metro Monthly Editor Representatives from the NYO Property Group and Hilton Hotels & Resorts last month announced plans to create downtown Youngstown’s first full-service hotel in nearly a generation. Supporters of the project said they see great potential for it contributing to ongoing revitalization efforts in the region. The 16-month […]

Photographer chronicles working artists of the Mahoning Valley

By MARK C. PEYKO | METRO MONTHLY EDITOR Although it started as a feature on Facebook, a project by Youngstown photographer Tony Nicholas is rapidly becoming an important chronicle of the creative culture of the Mahoning Valley. Nicholas, who earned his master’s degree  from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005, didn’t plan on staying in the […]

Life’s Work: Couple finds home for activism in Youngstown

By MARK C. PEYKO | METRO MONTHLY EDITOR Authors Staughton and Alice Lynd will discuss their memoirs at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009 as part of the Universal Café’s Arts and Lecture Series. The event occurs at the First Unitarian Church in Youngstown. Attys. Alice and Staughton Lynd recently published “Stepping Stones: Memoir […]

George ‘Shotgun’ Shuba: ‘a silent, seminal moment in baseball history’

BY CHRISTINE DAVIDSON | METRO MONTHLY STAFF WRITER George “Shotgun” Shuba of Austintown sits at his Royal manual typewriter, watching the chickadees that alight on feeders outside the glass doors to the family room, and reflects on his life. To the right of where he sits hangs an enlarged photograph of a moment in his […]