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 […]

November 2016: Upcoming concerts, major events for the region

NOVEMBER Living Proof Live With Beth Moore. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Multiple shows and times. Nov. 4-5. $69. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Classics – Pines Of Rome. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony presents an orchestral tribute to Italian settlers with selections from […]

Calendar (Week 2) – November 8-15, 2016

Tuesday 8  Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Multiple Library branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Canfield Library, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8; Main Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; Poland […]

Calendar (Week 4) – November 23-30, 2016

Wednesday 23 Caught in Time. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. “Caught in Time” celebrates the 125th anniversary of Mill Creek Park. Nov. 23-Feb. 16. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Live music Brickhouse. Cin City and the Saints. 9 p.m. Magic Tree. Frank Weston. 7-10 p.m. Leon’s. Ruckus. 9 […]

Calendar (Week 1) – November 1-7, 2016

Tuesday 1 Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features yoga with Marina Perdos. Bring a mat and small blanket. Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29. 9:30-11 a.m.$12/class. Ford Hunt & Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, […]

Local business owners launch food-delivery startup

Danny Catullo, owner of Catullo Prime Meats, and Dave Keish of Toys-R-Us, have launched FoodECrave, a startup company at the Youngstown Business Incubator. functions as an online marketplace for food vendors, artisans, purveyors and local food businesses and creates deliverable food boxes that can be shipped all over the country. YBI has provided the […]

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 […]

U.S. News & World Report’s ’Best Hospitals 2016-17’ ranks Cleveland Clinic No. 1 in heart care

The Cleveland Clinic – a Top 5 mainstay in U.S. News & World Report’s annual hospital rankings for 18 consecutive years – has climbed to No. 2 in the U.S., while retaining its position as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 22nd successive year. U.S. News & World Report’s […]

2016 YSU Penguins Football schedule

Stambaugh Stadium – GPS address – 577 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502 YSU tickets: 330-941-1YSU September 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1: The Penguins play Duquesne at home. 570 WKBN, ESPN3. 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10: at West Virginia. 570 WKBN. 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17: The Penguins play Robert Morris at home. 570 WKBN, ESPN3.  State […]