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 […]

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 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, […]

Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – November 1-30, 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Enrollment up at Youngstown State, residence halls at capacity for fall 2016

Youngstown State University opened a new academic year today with increased enrollment, residence halls at capacity and a freshman class that is the strongest academically in the university’s history. YSU started the fall semester with 12,801 students, up 426 from 12,375 on the first day of classes last year, according to unofficial student counts. (Official […]

Fall 2016: YSU lecture series to focus on global warming, environment

The YSU Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment kicks off its third year on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and will features lectures on global warming and the environment. All lectures occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room B100 of Cushwa Hall and run through Wednesday, Nov. 16. The speaker series is sponsored in part […]

September 2016: Lit Youngstown to offer fall writing workshops

Essayist and playwright Kelly Bancroft will facilitate one of several Lit Youngstown writing workshops planned for fall. Bancroft’s five-week workshop will focus on memoir writing. Other workshops include writing character poetry; submitting poetry and short fiction for publication; and a one-day workshop on “writing what you know.” Costs range from $15 to $25 and Lit Youngstown […]