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Youngstown-Warren: Random Development News & Info
« on: February 03, 2006, 12:52:08 AM »
From the 1/27/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Downtown revitalization plan ready
Ordinances will concern diagonal parking, residential use and business incentives.

By PETER H. MILLIKEN
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


WARREN — The city's first comprehensive downtown revitalization plan recommends continued city safety and health code enforcement to eliminate blight in the residential area on downtown's northern fringe.

It also recommends better use of the community reinvestment area — a mechanism for tax abatements — for improvements, explained Anthony Iannucci Jr., director of the Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp., which coordinated the plan's development.

The locally generated master plan is to be unveiled at a public forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Comfort Inn on Courthouse Square. This is a "very important meeting for the future of this city," Mayor Michael O'Brien said.

The plan, titled "Warren G.R.O.W.s," stands for Grassroots Revitalization of Warren and has been a year in the making by more than 70 volunteers. It says the downtown revival effort "has to be comprehensive. In other words, just a design plan is not sufficient," said Iannucci.


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 06:51:36 PM »
From the Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Business leaders discuss plan
By AMY McCULLOUGH
Tribune Chronicle


WARREN - The general reaction from city business owners following the fourth downtown revitalization plan since 1980 appears to be an overwhelming "cautious'' enthusiasm.

Although some business owners, mostly those involved with the planning process itself, are dropping the cautious and jumping full throttle into the enthusiastic role.
For example, Thomas O. Duma, owner of Thom Duma Fine Jewelers and a member of Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp. Economic Restructuring Committee, repeatedly was referred to as the "cheerleader'' of the group.

The excitement in his voice reverberated through the banquet hall in the Comfort Inn Jan. 30 as members of the four committees presented their 15 goals and 74 business strategies that encompass Warren GROWS - Grassroots Revitalization of Warren.

But his excitement was catching.

Even some of the business owners who once doubted the successful follow-through of any Warren plan, seemed to have walked away from the meeting with renewed hope for downtown.


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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006, 10:24:37 PM »
From the Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Music hall tied to revitalization
By AMY McCULLOUGH
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WARREN - Mayor Michael J. O'Brien said the W.D. Packard Music Hall and Convention Center might be just the thing needed to kickstart the success of the latest downtown revitalization plan.

Christopher Stephenson, music hall director, said he expects an 11 percent increase in revenue in 2005 from the year before, saying the annual report should be complete in about a month. Although in August the music hall was seeing an overall revenue increase of about 55 percent and a 28 percent increase in venue usage, the numbers still are promising for a city trying to stop the cycle of businesses coming and going downtown.

"It kind of evened out over time, but business is strong, and we are doing quite a bit better than what's been done in the past,'' Stephenson said, adding that the renovations to the dressing room and bathrooms, which are slated for completion in about a month, should bring in even more business.

The municipal auditorium and theater was awarded a $100,000 state capital appropriation with the help of Rep. Randy Law, R-Warren.

Gov. Bob Taft signed the bill Feb. 3.



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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2006, 01:16:35 AM »
warren? never heard of it

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006, 09:45:55 AM »
'tis in the Youngstown sphere of influence...
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2006, 01:16:47 AM »
A Sparkle Market!  A skate park in Struthers!  Habitat for Humanity!!!   :drunk:


Canfield Township Bustles with Growth, Village Built Out
Youngstown Business Journal, 4/8/06

Library Hires Architects for South, East Branches
Youngstown Business Journal, 4/29/06

New locations for the South and East branches of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County moved closer to reality Thursday with the selection of architects for the sites...

CIC endorses Salem restaurant plan
Salem News, 5/10/06

A proposal to place a fine dining restaurant in the Quaker Place little shops space on State Street in Salem earned a tentative blessing from the Columbiana County Community Improvement Corporation...

Delays putting a damper on North Pool's opening
Youngstown Vindicator, 5/12/06

It's going to be a long, hot and unfortunately dry summer for kids who planned to enjoy swimming at the proposed new and improved North Pool...

Western Reserve Road to Be Site of New Sparkle Market
Youngstown Business Journal, 5/12/06

Vince Furrie Jr., owner of four area Sparkle Markets, is set to break ground this afternoon for his newest store...

Chief pleased with new station
Youngstown Vindicator, 5/15/06

For city police, it's out with the old, in with the new.

The new $1.4 million police station is less than three weeks from completion. Officers and personnel should be moved into the facility sometime in July...
Mahoning Valley Hospital Is Moving to Boardman
Youngstown Business Journal, 5/16/06

Evicted from its inner city home in Oakhill Renaissance Place, Mahoning Valley Hospital is moving to Boardman where it will lease space in the Greenbriar Rehabilitation Hospital, 8064 South Ave...

Poland Is Site for HBA's 2006 Parade of Homes
Youngstown Business Journal, 5/17/06

Catarina Place in Poland is the setting for this year's Home Builders/ Remodelers Association 2006 Parade of Homes, presented by Home Savings and 84 Lumber Co...

Architectural firm to update Wick plan
Youngstown Vindicator, 5/17/06

A revamped plan for Mill Creek MetroParks' largest recreation area is expected in about 21/2 months.

Mill Creek Park commissioners signed an agreement with a Cleveland landscape architectural firm to develop a master plan for the Wick Recreation Area...


Habitat for Humanity home is first that will be built handicap-accessible
Youngstown Vindicator, 5/22/06


...The ranch-style house will be built on Kenmore Avenue behind the Elm Road Plaza in Howland.

Niles hearing set for condos rules
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 5/22/06

City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday before formally enacting rules and regulations governing new condo developments.

Under the old legislation, only duplex units were permitted in condo developments. The new legislation would allow up to 12 family dwellings in one unit, provided the lot is large enough...
Entertainment will be in park, director says
Youngstown Vindicator, 5/22/06

A full schedule of free summer outdoor entertainment, including some nationally known talent, will once again appear in the city's downtown, but the events will be in the gazebo in Courthouse Square park, not in the Warren Community Amphitheatre...

Skateboard park building day planned
Youngstown Vindicator, 5/29/06

The donors for a new skateboard park at the corner of Elm and Stewart streets in Struthers are having a build day June 10.

The park's sponsors are asking for volunteers to help build ramps for skate-boarders and bicyclists to use at the park, which is located at Elm and Stewart streets...
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2006, 01:24:51 PM »
Is Hubbard part of Youngstown?

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2006, 03:11:49 PM »
Fine.

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2006, 04:15:03 PM »
They're still building new Sparkle Marts?  I thought those were just relics of a bygone era.

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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2006, 10:06:05 PM »
Give them a chance!  They have Sparkle Marts!
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2006, 02:18:11 AM »
Is Hubbard part of Youngstown?

No, Hubbard is to the northeast of Youngstown, in Trumbull County at that (Y-town is in Mahoning County).

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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2006, 02:58:25 AM »
Part one of two:

Courthouse renovation project questioned
East Liverpool Review, 5/25/06

The Columbiana County Commissioners agreed to seek bids for a Courthouse renovation project Wednesday, but one resident questioned some of the plans...

Group opposes rehab home
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/2/06

Owners of the century homes in the city’s historical district are making it clear that they are not in favor of a proposed in-house treatment facility for men with substance abuse moving into a Mahoning Avenue N.W. house...


Wetland impact hearings are set
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/2/06

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing and informational session on a proposed Cortland housing development on wetlands in that community...

Wal-Mart still stuck at red light on traffic issues
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/3/06

State and Wal-Mart officials are discussing a new traffic flow — the third such proposal — for the Wal-Mart Supercenter planned for next year, just a short distance from the current store...

Victory Christian Center to expand to new prayer center
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/4/06

A 2,200-square-foot World Prayer Center is under construction at Victory Christian Center, 3899 McCartney Road, and will cost an estimated $460,000. Construction should be completed by early fall...

School district awards pacts for new building
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/7/06

The city school district awarded $40.6 million in contracts at its meeting Tuesday evening for construction of the new high school...


Three local schools will hold classes for the last time today
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/9/06

Three city school district buildings will close their doors to pupils for the last time today...

Plaza finally comes down
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/10/06

The tearing down of the buildings of the Parkman Road N.W. plaza will improve the look of one of the main entrance ways of the city, and help its owner develop the lot, Mayor Michael O’Brien said...
Youngstown Vindicator: Shopping center finally to be razed (6/9/06)
Warren Tribune Chronicle: City can demolish plaza (6/7/06)


When they found the property for their new home in Goshen Township, George and Gaye...
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/11/06

WHEN THEY FOUND THE property for their new home in Goshen Township, George and Gaye Pliska didn't think twice about adding miles to their commutes to work...
Lordstown, park team to qualify for EPA loan
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/13/06

The village is considering helping Mill Creek MetroParks obtain more land so Lordstown can complete an expansion of its own...


YSU upgrades planetarium
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/13/06

NEW STAR PROJECTOR THAT will improve the educational and entertainment capabilities of the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University is being installed this month...

McKinley Heights new site for Walgreens store
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/14/06

A Walgreens soon will be under construction at a busy Weathersfield intersection.

Building permits for a new drug store at Tibbets Wick and Youngstown-Warren Road were issued Monday, township zoning official Sherri Craver said...


Old school's disrepair a cause of contention
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/15/06

School officials want to use the former high school building here as a storage facility, but township officials want the building to be cleaned up and any potential violations on the property corrected soon...

Board considers major projects
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/15/06

One theme consistent on many comment cards submitted after a meeting on proposed school construction projects was replacement of Center Middle School...

Deadline looms for new bus garage
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/16/06

With a one-year deadline quickly approaching, Austintown school board members heard from three design and architect firms interested in handling the new bus garage...
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2006, 02:06:33 AM »
Part two of two:

Pavilion's future uncertain
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/21/06

The city may not rebuild a pavilion in Willow Park that was heavily damaged by a Monday thunderstorm...

Southington eyes $21 million project
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/21/06

A new K-12 building could be up and running in a few years after the Southington Board of Education Tuesday approved the scope of a $21 million project...

Career Center board asks architects to study best renovations route
Salem News, 6/22/06

Dissatisfied with three options before them on how to fund a renovation of the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, the Board of Education there decided to look for a fourth option...

Niles to build 3 schools
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/23/06

The Niles Board of Education has taken the first step toward building three new school buildings, formally announcing the intent to take part in the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s program this year...


Youngstown Vindicator: $57M project planned in Niles (6/6/06)
Youngstown Vindicator: Districts to receive funds for buildings (6/1/06)


Wal-Mart negotiates with Liberty
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/23/06

Residents may only need to drive down the street to shop at a Wal-Mart store as the company confirmed it is in negotiations to build one of its supercenters on Belmont Avenue...



As Downtown Rebuilds, Cedars Realizes Founder’s Dream
The Business Journal, 6/23/06

The vision for downtown that her father had more than three decades ago, said Connie Berardino, is becoming reality...


Wal-Mart talk has plaza abuzz
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/25/06

The prospect of Wal-Mart building a SuperCenter in the Liberty Plaza has other tenants buzzing with excitement...

Company tests if residents, market will support lodge
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/25/06

Susan Miller doesn't have a preconceived notion in determining if a lodge at Mosquito Lake is economically feasible...
 
Youngstown Vindicator: Officials will explore the feasibility of lodge (6/17/06)
Warren Tribune Chronicle: Consultant hired to study lodge (6/7/06)


Police to move to new safety center
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/26/06

For years, the city's police officers worked in an old building and in conditions many people have said are unsatisfactory at best...
Warren Tribune Chronicle: Hubbard gets look at police station (6/21/06)

County to seek funds for park
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 6/28/06

Trumbull County commissioners are pursuing state money to get what one official said would be the largest — and eventually finest — park in Trumbull County’s Metroparks system...

Board looking to approve expansion
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/28/06

School officials are hoping to build and renovate district buildings — with the help of the state and approval from taxpayers...

Stadium's disrepair spurs debate over replacement
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/28/06

The board of education said it wants a professional assessment of 70-year-old Wildcat Football Stadium to determine if it's worth repairing...

Parkman Road school to be on wetlands site
Youngstown Vindicator, 6/30/06

The school district will build a new kindergarten-through-eighth-grade facility on a wetlands site because there are no viable alternatives, board members say...

Citizens opposed to zoning back off
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/1/06

Residents who were fighting a developer over a planned unit development in their subdivision will not bring the issue before voters in November...
Youngstown Vindicator: Vote allows PUD zone change (5/31/06)

Girard may lose funds for dam
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/2/06

When city officials handed over a check to the former Consumers Ohio Water Co. on June 2, 1995, for the purchase of 677 acres of land and lakes, they knew they were buying an estimated $2.3 million problem...
Warren Tribune Chronicle: Ryan tries to restore funding (6/29/06)

Assisted-living facility for poor set for completion in December
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/3/06

The first assisted-living facility for the poor in Trumbull County will be in Niles. ..
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First Place Breaks Ground in Canfield for Bank Office
Youngstown Business Journal, 6/30/06

Officers and directors of First Place Bank broke ground Thursday morning for their 23rd office in the Mahoning Valley, the Seville Financial Center at the southwest corner of Seville Drive and U.S. Route 224...

Assisted-living facility for poor set for completion in December
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/3/06

The first assisted-living facility for the poor in Trumbull County will be in Niles...

Westgate renovation formally endorsed by EL school board
East Liverpool Review, 7/4/06

The city school district board of education took formal action Monday to endorse the building program option of keeping Westgate as its middle school...

East Liverpool Review: Westgate to be renovated, remain the middle school (7/1/06)

Board would seek levy
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/7/06

The board of education intends to place a bond issue on the Nov. 7 general election ballot to raise $26 million for three new school buildings and other improvements...
Warren Tribune Chronicle: Levy for new schools will go on fall ballot (7/6/06)

Remodeling Complete at Antone's Banquet Centre
Youngstown Business Journal, 7/8/06

Antone's Banquet Center on Market Street, Boardman, has completed the most extensive renovation in its history...


Firestone project keeps on thriving
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/11/06

The Firestone Farms development is observing several milestones.

A $1.2 million residents' center with a pool and workout rooms opened last weekend with a party that attracted the singles, families and retired couples who live in the development...

Ground Broken for Edward Jones Office in Canfield
Youngstown Business Journal, 7/12/06

Ground was broken yesterday for investment representative Byron Abrigg's new branch of Edward Jones Investments on North Broad Street here. Construction will begin next week and the new 3,100-square-foot office building is expected to open in December, he said...

Football stadium still needs luck, donations
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/12/06

An organization that is renovating Canfield High School's stadium with volunteers and donations gave the board of education an update on the project Tuesday...

Officials explain project's effects
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/13/06

Residents in the Victory Estates housing development have been told how the Hubbard Arterial project will affect ball fields and parks in the area — and most seem pleased with the plans...

Officials approve funds for courthouse
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/13/06

The Columbiana County Courthouse is on its way to an overhaul.

County commissioners approved $2.1 million in contracts Wednesday for a variety of work...
East Liverpool Review: Part of courthouse project may be rebid (6/29/06)

New wing of shelter is ready
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/14/06

The women and children used to sharing a single room at the Warren Family Mission soon will have their own rooms as they continue working to get their lives back on track...

First Place Bank Opens Howland Financial Center
Youngstown Business Journal, 7/14/06

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held yesterday to mark the opening of First Place Financial Corp.'s Howland Financial Center  at 8226 E. Market St. in the Howland Plaza. “This facility will allow us to provide greater customer convenience with a complete array of banking services including:  personal and business banking services, investment, mortgage, insurance and private banking services all under one roof,” said Steven R. Lewis, chief executive officer of First Place Bank...

County in line to buy hospital
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/14/06

Mahoning County is still the lone bidder for the former Southside Hospital, and Commissioner Anthony Traficanti remains hopeful the county will be successful in its bid to buy the building...

Jackson plans to build school
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/15/06

The prospect of a new high school/middle school in the district became a step closer to reality when school officials recently voted to reallocate some inside millage for the project. ..

Work to begin on safety addition
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/17/06

Beaver Township officials say they expect to break ground this week at the site of the new safety building addition.

Last week, a crew demolished a house to make room for the 8,500-square-foot structure that essentially would expand the current building along West South Range Road, on the building's east side...

City to Seek $5M Grant for Cafaro Industrial Park
Youngstown Business Journal, 7/18/06

City officials are applying for up to $5 million from the Ohio Job Ready Sites Program for improvements to the Ross Industrial Park on Albert Street on the city’s East Side...


Council considers legislation for pool
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/19/06

City council members say they will seek to pass emergency legislation today to pay for repairs to Youngstown's only public pool...

Groups to fight landfill
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/19/06

Two groups will challenge a judge’s ruling that township zoning allows a proposed construction and demolition debris landfill to be built.

Township trustees voted unanimously Monday night during a special meeting to move forward with the appeals process, while community group Hubbard Environmental Land Protection (HELP) plans to do the same. ..

Youngstown Vindicator: Citizens group will appeal zoning decision (7/8/06)
Warren Tribune Chronicle: Hubbard nearer to getting landfill (7/7/06)

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2006, 06:39:16 PM »
From the 7/25/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Diagonal parking hits snag
By AMY McCULLOUGH Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — It appears the effort to get diagonal parking downtown has switched directions once again after the results of a third parking study in three years were released Monday.

A frustrated Jim Cicchillo, former City Council member and downtown property owner, stormed out of the public meeting after he said it became apparent the much anticipated diagonal parking was not going to happen.

‘‘If you want to have redevelopment in downtown Warren, you better do something,’’ Cicchillo said. ‘‘If you want a freeway like we’ve had for the last 25 years, that’s fine. I’m done being sick over that.’’

The Warren City Board of Control hired Burgess & Niple Inc. on May 10 to conduct a capacity analysis study and ‘‘determine the operation effects of converting the existing parallel parking to diagonal parking.’’



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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2006, 02:41:54 AM »
Part one of two:

Salem native creates mural looking back at city history
Salem News, 7/15/06

Don Getz left town almost immediately after his graduation from high school in 1952, but he can't say that he's never looked back.
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Quaker Steak & Lube Opens Austintown Location
Youngstown Business Journal, 7/20/06

Quaker Steak & Lube, home of Best Wings USA, opened its 23rd restaurant Wednesday at 5800 Interstate Blvd., Austintown, just off Interstate 80 on Ohio Route 46. .....

Council OKs Grant Application for Cafaro’s Industrial Park
Youngstown Business Journal, 7/20/06

City Council took the first step Wednesday night in what could be an $8 million renovation of the Ross Industrial Park, a complex owned by The Cafaro Co......

Court ruling on landfill won't end opposition
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/20/06

A group opposed to the opening of a Hubbard Township construction demolition and debris landfill says it will continue to fight and must step up efforts to increase its membership....


3 schools get OK for buildings
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/21/06

Hubbard, Niles and Southington school districts received official approval for funding through the Rebuilding Ohio’s Schools Program to construct new buildings. The cost of each project, including the state and local shares, also was determined....


More senior centers planned
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/21/06

Senior community centers are being planned for areas of Trumbull County that don’t have them, while existing operations will be bolstered by levies.

‘‘I think we’re a little ahead of the game at this point,’’ Tom Klingeman of the Senior Services Advisory Council said.


School district expected to put bond issue on ballot
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/21/06

The township school board will ask voters permission to borrow $51.6 million for school improvements. The money would be borrowed through the sale of bonds and be paid back over 28 years. The board is to meet in special session today to vote to put a 3.5-mill tax issue on the November ballot to pay off the loan.....


State ready with $40 million share for Beaver Local
East Liverpool Review, 7/22/06

The nearly $40 million in school facilities construction money from the state announced by state Sen. Chuck Blasdel for Beaver Local School District is dependent on passage of a $16 million bond levy by district voters....


Youngstown Vindicator: State funds available if bond issue passes (7/21/06)

Administrators to move to old library
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/23/06

The South Range School District is preparing to move its administration offices to the old North Lima public library building sometime this fall.

The school district is accepting bids to renovate the site, a former branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. The district paid $235,000 for the building last year and has been using it for storage and various activities....


Park amphitheater fund drive planned
East Liverpool Review, 7/25/06

The Thompson Park board of commissioners has accepted an offer from two township residents to head a fund-raising effort to save the park amphitheater....


Bill may offer dam money
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/26/06

After years of working with local lawmakers to secure federal dollars to repair the Lower Girard Lake Dam, activist Jim Coates Sr. said things finally are moving in the right direction.

‘‘Everything has hit the fan,’’ Coates said.

Youngstown Vindicator: Council wants to dam money flow to court as it looks to undam lake (7/25/06)

Picnic helps show Leetonia Library plans
Salem News, 7/26/06

Area children and their parents played games, won prizes, and ate a picnic lunch Tuesday at the proposed site for a new library facility on Walnut Street. The event was planned as the final session in the library's summer reading program, which, according to Library Director Andy Smith, drew between 80 to 90 kids per week over the course of the last few months....


County awards bid for building repairs
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/26/06

Trumbull County commissioners hired the Warren company Phillips/Sekanick for architectural and engineering work tied to renovation of the Park-Porter building....

Youngstown Vindicator: Businesses must make way for county offices (7/20/06)
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Poland's pleasing park
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/27/06

TWO FAMILIES' GENEROSITY and the efforts of a community group combined to turn a former eyesore into a destination spot in the heart of Poland Village. Peterson Park, in the triangle where U.S. Route 224 and state Routes 170 and 616 meet, was dedicated to the community in a ceremony last week, culminating plans born about six years ago.


Officials dedicate education center
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/27/06

The old fire station at 1639 Mahoning Ave. has a new name and a new purpose as the Youngstown Police Department Community Education Center.




Board, council debate swap
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/27/06

A proposed land swap to give the city ownership of six school properties in exchange for a parcel on Teamster Drive near the district's warehouse hit a snag.

The city-owned land the school district wants is between two city street department parcels and would cause problems for the department if it is given away, said Joseph Mastropietro, the street department superintendent, and Councilman Mark Memmer, D-7th ward, at a Wednesday meeting of council's education committee.



Niles won’t take land for schools
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/28/06

Niles schools will not use eminent domain to acquire additional property if a proposed 6.7-mill bond issue to build three new schools passes in November, school officials said.

‘‘We are not going to take homes by eminent domain,’’ Superintendent Rocco Adduci said at a board meeting Thursday. ‘‘If the bond issue passes, and no one wants to sell their homes, we’ll look elsewhere for parking.’’


Warren Tribune Chronicle: Schools: Niles faces ‘opportunity’ (7/20/06)

FRC exploring housing alternative
East Liverpool Review, 7/28/06

The Family Recovery Center plans to explore the idea of building apartments to serve residents who need permanent housing, but still require support services, a spokesman explained. FRC Administrative Assistant Maryann Theiss said the proposal was in the early stages, with a $20,000 pre-development grant being sought to determine the feasibility of the idea.


Kyes Home undergoing makeover
East Liverpool Review, 7/28/06

A new porch is being installed at the Kyes Home here after it was determined the pillars were rotted and it could fall.

Brian Bennett, who has donated many hours to the home operated for neglected girls ages 7-18, while inspecting the home in preparation to replace the siding, found the condition of the porch in worse shape than expected.



New filter tanks for pool on way, to be put in soon
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/28/06

Two new tanks needed for the city's only public pool to operate should be delivered no later than Monday, with the facility opening soon, according to the park and recreation director.

Director Joseph R. McRae said he can't definitively say when Borts Pool, closed since July 15, will reopen, except that it will be "soon." It all depends on when the tanks are delivered, he said.


Complex for sports at park proposed
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/28/06

A businessman wants the city to give him most of Ipe Field so he can build a $2.2 million sports facility at the South Side location. Mohammad Fard, a principal of Tri County Sports Complex Inc., presented his plan Thursday to the city park and recreation commission.


Officials dismiss purchase risks
Youngstown Vindicator, 7/29/06

Mahoning County Administrator George Tablack and Commissioner Anthony Traficanti dismissed a suggestion by county Treasurer John Reardon that county residents' taxes might increase because of the county's purchase of Oakhill Renaissance Place.

Youngstown Vindicator: Shrinking funds spur call for building sale (7/25/06)

New TMH facilities are ready
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 7/30/06

When Forum Health decided to improve its emergency center at Trumbull Memorial Hospital to better meet the needs of the community, what it came up with was far from a bandage solution.

And now the biggest part of the $20 million worth of improvements being made by the hospital will be ready next week for the public to see and soon use.




JOHNSON ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR TRUMBULL COUNTY
Ohio Department of Development press release, 8/1/06

Lieutenant Governor Bruce Johnson today announced that Trumbull County has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Ohio Small Cities Community Development Block Grant's (CDBG) Water and Sanitary Sewer Program, which will be used to expand a residential sewer system in the Weathersfield Township/McKinley Heights communities.



Vienna to study park plans
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/2/06

The interest in establishing a township park outweighed concerns about vandalism and cost at a special trustees meeting Monday as a handful of residents agreed to form a park committee. The township purchased a 12.6-acre parcel of land behind the ball fields at Baker Elementary School on Sheridan Drive in 2001. Another 12.9-acre parcel was purchased by the Mathews Local School District.



New owners plan to upgrade course over several years
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/2/06

Owners of a Youngstown excavating company plan to upgrade Countryside Golf Course after buying it at auction for $1.2 million. The winning bid by the owners of Marucci and Gaffney Excavating must be approved in federal bankruptcy court, however. A hearing will be Monday.



Development awarded desired zoning change
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/3/06

A seven-acre development that includes 20 villa homes won approval for a zone change. City council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the change from single-family residential to residential-planned unit development. The zone change takes effect in 30 days.



Crews spruce up Niles park
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/3/06

One of the city’s focal points is getting a much-needed sprucing up, thanks to donations from the Niles Beautification Committee and a local contractor.



New career and technical center opens
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/4/06

New classrooms filled with state-of-the-art equipment will greet students at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center's new adult education building when they begin classes later this month. TCTC officials and local dignitaries celebrated the opening of the $6.4 million, 44,000-square-foot facility today.
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From the 8/8/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Petition on zoning battle exceeds signature needs

CANFIELD — Residents who are fighting a planned unit development in their neighborhood have turned in a petition to bring the issue to voters in November...
http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/315839014186982.php

Plans for new school take shape at meeting
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/8/06

Plans to build a new middle school-high school probably started to come into sharper focus for those who attended a special Jackson-Milton school board meeting set up to address the subject...

City reopens Borts Pool
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/7/06

Youngstown's only public pool is reopened after the city spent about $77,000 for the emergency replacement of filtration tanks at the facility...


Landfill battle to begin
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/7/06

A company fighting for the right to build a landfill in the township will participate in a Columbus meeting Tuesday, the first step in an appeal process to gain approval...


Street and parking lot work begins in Struthers
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/6/06

The city's 2006 resurfacing program is under way, with several streets slated for repair, Mayor Daniel Mamula sai.d...


Cortland to annex Bazetta property
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/5/06

The city will grow by more than one acre Monday when City Council accepts the annexation of 1.0292 acres of land from Bazetta...

Auditor seeks details on Oakhill purchase
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/5/06

Mahoning County Auditor Michael V. Sciortino has told the county commissioners he needs more information before he can verify that money is available to pay for Oakhill Renaissance Place...
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From the 8/9/06 Youngstown Business Journal:


Cafaro Says County Must Make $879K in Repairs to JFS
Aug 9, 2006 7:29 a.m.
By Andrea Wood


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Cafaro Co. is tightening the screws on recalcitrant Mahoning County officeholders -- hoping to nail down continued lease payments for its Garland Plaza on the east side of Youngstown -- by demanding as much as $879,000 in repairs to its building that houses the county’s Department of Job and Family Services...
http://www.business-journal.com/CafaroSaysCountyHookRepairsJFS.asp

Loan approved for new library
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/9/06

Voters appear to have approved borrowing $1.45 million over 25 years to build a new Leetonia Community Public Library...


Old gym to become warehouse
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/9/06

In a few months, work is likely to get under way that would breathe new life into the last remaining portion of the old Liberty High School.

At Tuesday's school board meeting, schools Superintendent Lawrence Prince said school officials are seeking to rehabilitate what was once the gym in the former high school on Church Hill Road. To that end, the board hired Ricciuti Balog & Partners Architects, of Youngstown, to do architectural and improvement work on the structure...


Landfill debate winds toward final rulings
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/9/06

Both sides in the Hubbard Township construction demolition and debris landfill debate have about two weeks to file motions on whether the Ohio Environmental Review and Appeals Commission should become involved in the matter...
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From the 8/11/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Hurdles mount for sale
The attorney general says rules for buying nonprofit holdings weren't followed.

By NANCY TULLIS
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County Treasurer John Reardon and the Ohio attorney general's office both have questions about the county's purchase of Oakhill Renaissance Place.

The treasurer fears the county won't be able to afford Oakhill if the county's sales tax fails when it's up for renewal next year...
http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/317233344696477.php

From the 8/10/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Residents seek school construction info
By ANGELIQUE McKOWAN Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — A representative of the residents of Laird Avenue and surrounding streets expressed concerns about the effects the construction of Warren G. Harding High School is having on the area...amckowan@tribune-chronicle.com

http://tribune-chronicle.com/articles.asp?articleID=7205

Lakeshore cleanup plan gains support
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/11/06

Cleanup of the long-standing Lakeshore Drive neighborhood pollution situation appears to be on track after a public hearing on a solution Wednesday...


Wellness center is proposed
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/10/06

Mayor Ralph A. Infante is proposing the construction of a nearly $3.7 million wellness center in Waddell Park on the city's west side...

Historic family farm is moved
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/10/06

Standing on the grass behind his great-grandfather’s house, James Gates smiled as he watched the home that has been in his family for at least four generations be moved from its site 10 feet from the edge of Tod Avenue back 410 feet...

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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2006, 01:01:09 AM »
From the 8/16/06 Youngstown Business Journal:


Cafaro Sues County for $1.1M in Repairs to Garland Plaza
Aug 16, 2006 7:38 a.m.
By Dan O’Brien


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Nineteen years ago, Mahoning County signed a lease agreement promising to occupy and maintain offices at Garland Plaza on the city’s East Side. Instead, the county “trashed” the place.

So alleges an attorney representing The Cafaro Co., which filed a $1.1 million lawsuit Tuesday against the Board of Mahoning County Commissioners that claims officials breached the lease signed in 1987 that enabled the relocation of the county’s welfare department to the plaza owned by Cafaro...

http://www.business-journal.com/CafaroSuesCountyRepairsGarland.asp

From same:


Cafaro vs. County; County vs. Cafaro: Today and Yesterday
Aug 16, 2006 12:51 p.m.
From Our Print Edition
By Dan O’Brien


YOUGNSTOWN, Ohio -- The hallways are narrow, the carpeting is in disrepair and water leakage from the roof has browned some of the ceiling tiles. During the spring and summer, the woods surrounding the Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services complex unleash bugs that creep into employee offices.

After nearly 20 years of maintaining JFS at Garland Plaza on Youngstown’s east side -- a former shopping complex owned by The Cafaro Co. -- some county officials say enough is enough...

http://www.business-journal.com/CafarovsCountyCountyvsCafaro.asp
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2006, 08:53:54 PM »
From the 8/17/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Groups in Warren push revitalization
One group plans to start a capital campaign to raise $720,000.

By AMANDA GARRETT
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


WARREN — Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp. members are asking city council to help take the first steps to make downtown Warren a nationally recognized historic center.

WRAP director Anthony Iannucci Jr. asked city council at a caucus meeting Wednesday to pass a resolution approving the naming of Warren as a Main Street Community by Downtown Ohio Inc., which is a branch of Ohio's division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Through Downtown Ohio, the city will also be able to seek certification as a National Main Street Center from the National Trust.

The project is being spearheaded by Warren GROWS (Grassroots Revitalization of Warren), an umbrella organization of WRAP.



http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/320038333529915.php
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From the 8/18/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


County officially gains ownership of Oakhill
The county awarded a tax abatement to a wheel distribution business.

By PETER H. MILLIKEN
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


CANFIELD — As of 4 p.m. today, Mahoning County will take over operations and security at the Oakhill Renaissance Place from Sodexho Associates Inc., George Tablack, county administrator, announced Thursday.

To maintain continuity of building operations, Sodexho, of Wexford, Pa., was retained by the county commissioners as the building manager at $8,500 a week when the county acquired Oakhill late last month, with the provision that the county could terminate its services upon one week's notice...


http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/320499755823335.php

Bond papers signed for court project
East Liverpool Review, 8/16/06

The Columbiana County Commissioners signed more paperwork Wednesday for the courthouse renovation project, this time dealing with the bond financing.

Court Administrator Amy Ondrejko said the hope is that construction can begin in early September...


Volunteers repair school stadium
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/15/06

Armed with paint brushes and hometown pride, members of the Struthers community tackled repairs to Wildcat Stadium over the weekend.

Wildcat Stadium Committee chairman Bill Polis said 25 to 30 volunteers arrived to fix up the high school athletic facility at 8 a.m. Saturday...


Chief: Building will help with levy
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/15/06

Schools Superintendent Rocco Adduci says he doesn't believe the proposed construction of a city community center will interfere with the passage of a school building levy...


Old, storied buildings to undergo renovations
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/13/06

The oldest brick building in Ohio is being renovated to help preserve the village's heritage.

The Jacob Picking building, constructed in 1803, is now surrounded by scaffolding three floors high and partially wrapped in plastic...


Niles schools to be put to vote
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/13/06

Sophomore Caitlin Tedrow says she thinks the school district’s proposed plan to replace Niles McKinley High School, and two elementaries, is a good idea...


Ryan shows concerns over landfill plan
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/12/06

U.S. Rep Timothy J. Ryan has written the Environmental Review Appeals Commission about potential consequences of a landfill proposed for Hubbard...


Fourth fire station needed, chief says
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/12/06

Fire Chief Ken Nussle says a fire station in the southeast quadrant of the city could have generated a faster response to this week's Candlelight Apartments blaze.

"We've always felt, to provide adequate protection, that a fourth fire station was needed" on the southeast side, perhaps in the vicinity of Ridge Avenue and Youngstown Road, Nussle said...


Warren Amphitheatre's renovations almost complete
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/12/06

The $609,000 Warren Community Amphitheatre stagehouse and roof installation project is nearing completion, and city officials will conduct a dedication ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 31...


Company wants to know how county will pay for jail operations
Salem News, 8/12/06

Columbiana County Jail operator CiviGenics recently asked for "written assurances" that the county will pay its bills for housing prisoners, regardless of what happens with the sales tax...
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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2006, 04:36:38 PM »
From the 8/21/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Renovation to Oakhill Place to cost less than was expected, offical says
Much of the building is in move-in condition, one commission member said.

By NANCY TULLIS
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


YOUNGSTOWN — Renovation needed at Oakhill Renaissance Place before Job and Family Services Department's 400 employees can move in will likely be below the $5 million estimate, said Joseph Sylvester Jr., building commission member...

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/286846014966522.php

Renovated schools are ready to open
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/21/06

Kirkmere Elementary School pupils who attended classes in the old West Elementary on Hazelwood last year will be back in the new and improved Kirkmere on Kirk Road this fall.

Renovating Kirkmere and adding a gymnasium to the building were part of the Youngstown City School District's $182 million rebuilding program. The Kirkmere project alone had a price tag of $7 million...


Church project in need of donations
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/20/06

Greenford Christian Church, 11767 Lisbon Road, seeks donations of material, equipment and labor to accomplish its goal of building the Big Reach Center of Hope. Construction is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 15...


Control board funds business upgrades
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/18/06

The city's board of control agreed to pay a portion of exterior improvements to two businesses moving to Youngstown.

Chartwell Ohio LLC will receive $20,000 from the city for exterior improvements at its Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard business. The company is spending $45,950 of its own money for the work. ..


Wellness Center approved
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/17/06

City council has given its backing to Mayor Ralph A. Infante to go ahead with construction of an indoor athletic facility.

Lawmakers gave the mayor the OK on Wednesday to proceed on his proposal to build the Niles Wellness Center, which would be open 15 hours a day and located in Waddell Park...


Mount Union College Opens Renovated Dining Center
Youngstown Business Journal, 8/16/06

Officials at Mount Union College believe the residential nature on campus must meet the current needs of students -- national trends indicate that prospective college students and their families want comfort as well as strong academic programs when considering college choices. “Today’s students require nice places to live, a car nearby, the kind of food they want and the ability to get it when they want it,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president. “An enhanced dining center is necessary if we want to remain a competitive force in higher education.”...
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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2006, 07:53:54 PM »
From the 8/23/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


War of words waged
By JOHN GOODALL Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — The recent spate of sparring among Trumbull County commissioners continued Tuesday — this time over the Park-Porter building, which the county purchased this spring to house the Department of Job and Family Services...

http://tribune-chronicle.com/articles.asp?articleID=7770

Industrial park road project closer to becoming a reality
East Liverpool Review, 8/23/06

An access road from the railroad area of the Intermodal Industrial Park in Wellsville to Clark Avenue has been let for bids by the Columbiana County Port Authority...


Commissioners grilled about Oakhill and jail
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/23/06

When Mahoning County commissioners brought their meeting to Goshen Township, residents had plenty of questions.

Commissioners met Tuesday night at the township community building, and some residents and the trustees questioned commissioners and Administrator George Tablack about the plans for Oakhill Renaissance Place and the operation of the county jail. ..

Youngstown Vindicator: Gains to file motion in battle over Oakhill buy (8/22/06)

KSU to buy junior high building
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/22/06

The Salem Board of Education will sell its closed junior high school to Kent State University.

The board and university have reached a sale price of $50,000, said Superintendent Stephen Larcomb...


Bond issue for schools to go before Hubbard voters
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/22/06

Hubbard school officials hope district voters will allow them to borrow $18 million for new school buildings so they can get $40 million from the state...
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2006, 07:12:16 PM »
From the 8/25/06 East Liverpool Review:


Abatement sought on courthouse asbestos
By MARY ANN GREIER (mgreier@salemnews.net)

LISBON — A Common Pleas Court spokesman said officials hope to abate an asbestos problem on the second floor of the Columbiana County Courthouse before courtroom renovations begin.

County Commissioners approved a contract Wednesday with L.A. Markasky & Associates consulting engineers of Hubbard to complete the design work and oversee the removal of the hazardous material, which was found in the floor tiles...


http://reviewonline.com/News/articles.asp?articleID=3018

From the 8/25/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Grants to buy land for parks
Close to 450 acres will be added to the parks system.

By ED RUNYAN
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


WARREN — Less than two months after plans were revealed for expanding the Trumbull County MetroParks system, officials have learned that $1.2 million in grant funding has been approved to more than double the system's size...

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/323771402676513.php
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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2006, 07:27:59 PM »
From the 8/28/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Landmark Rayen facing final days
By JOE GORMAN Tribune Chronicle

First of two parts on Youngstown high school closings.


YOUNGSTOWN — Doreene Carson and Tiffany Fields-Williams graduated from The Rayen School and each made sure her daughter followed in her footsteps.

Field-Williams daughter received her diploma this spring, and Carson’s daughter will be a freshman in Rayen’s final year as a high school when it opens Sept. 5.

The school, which also produced three Rhodes scholars, a major league baseball manager, several mayors and a governor of Guam, is to be demolished this year as part of the district’s school facilities plan...

jgorman@tribune-chronicle.com

http://tribune-chronicle.com/articles.asp?articleID=8046

From the 8/28/06 (YSU) Jambar:


New name, new menu, new food court
Maysoon Abdelrasul
Issue date: 8/28/06 Section: pageone

 
The grumbling stomachs of Youngstown State University students and faculty will be in for a surprise when lunchtime rolls around the corner this fall. The Market Place Café has a new name, and new menu to match.

Located in the lower level of Kilcawley Center, the newly renovated food center will now be known as the KC Food Court, featuring KFC Express. Selected as a favorite among students surveyed by the Dining Hall Association and YSU's Student Government, KFC will replace Peck's for the chicken-seeking diner...


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District to form panel to study three buildings
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/26/06

Change is imminent at South Range School District, and school officials said they're looking for district residents to help them make a few decisions.

After touring Greenford Middle School recently, the board of education agreed to look into a proposal to renovate its buildings and, if necessary, construct new facilities. ..
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From the 8/30/06 East Liverpool Review:


Major city development to be announced Friday
By FRED MILLER (fmiller@reviewonline.com)

EAST LIVERPOOL — A major economic development announcement affecting East Liverpool — the first of several — is planned Friday morning.

“We have an absolutely huge economic development,” said Dr. Marc Hoffrichter, economic development assistant to the mayor. He has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. Friday at his office on Forsyth Place. He declined to provide details in advance, but promised it is a significant development...

http://reviewonline.com/News/articles.asp?articleID=3127

From the 8/31/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Details given on senior housing complex
By MARLY KOSINSKI Tribune Chronicle

NEWTON TOWNSHIP — By this time next year, a new senior citizen housing complex could be welcoming its first tenants.

Trustees were given a presentation Wednesday by Denise Blake of Miller Valentine Group and James Hunley of Sunset Development, who are co-partnering to build The Woods, a 42-unit development off Selkirk-Bush Road. ...

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http://tribune-chronicle.com/articles.asp?articleID=8191

Will impasse on covered bridge end pact?
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/31/06

Trumbull County commissioners are expected to vote Friday to end their contract with BECDIR Construction Co. of Berlin Center, the general contractor working on the $1 million Newton Falls Covered Bridge restoration project.

Jason Earnhart, assistant county prosecutor, said John Latell, county engineer, asked for a meeting of the commissioners so they could vote to end the contract because negotiations with BECDIR have reached an impasse...


Park plan progresses
East Liverpool Review, 8/31/06

Liverpool and St. Clair township trustees say they like the idea of forming a recreational district whose primary purpose would be to support and improve Thompson Park...


City to demolish North Side school
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/31/06

The city is prepared to get rid of another vacant school building that now is termed a nuisance.

The city Board of Control is set to approve a bid today to demolish the old Tod Elementary School on Dupont Street in the Brier Hill part of the North Side...


Salem panel votes to approve sale of last lot in industrial park
Youngstown Vindicator, 8/30/06

City council's economic development committee voted Tuesday to approve the sale of its last lot in its industrial park...


Niles votes to demolish 10 condemned homes
Warren Tribune Chronicle, 8/30/06

The city Housing Board of Appeals voted Tuesday to demolish 10 condemned homes and other structures...
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Re: Youngstown-Warren: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2006, 12:57:10 AM »
From the 9/2/06 East Liverpool Review:


New downtown facility
NNDS to build, BOSS to occupy

By FRED MILLER (fmiller@reviewonline.com)
 
EAST LIVERPOOL — “Education is an industry that is catching on fire and we are right in the middle of it.”

So said Dr. Marc Hoffrichter in explaining the importance of the announcement that the BOSS cyber school will be the main tenant of a new two- or three-story building to be constructed by NNDS on the former Buckman (Mountain) Chevrolet dealer lot along Walnut Street between Fifth and Sixth streets...


http://reviewonline.com/News/articles.asp?articleID=3199

From the 8/31/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Elm Street Bridge reopens
Dorm residents on the North Side of the bridge must cross it to get to class.

By HAROLD GWIN
VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER


YOUNGSTOWN — About 14,000 cars pass under the Elm Street Bridge over U.S. Route 422 daily, and 1,000 college students walk across it each day.

The rebuilt structure was officially reopened Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with the bridge being touted as a major gateway for both Youngstown State University and the city...


http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/25493189297664.php

Stagehouse dedication planned for Tuesday
Youngstown Vindicator, 9/3/06

The city will dedicate the new Riverwalk Stagehouse at the Warren Community Amphitheater with opening festivities Tuesday.

The evening will kick off with Elvis impersonator Mark Lee Pringle performing at 6 p.m. as the "Hillbilly Cat..."


Rescue Mission eyes park facility
Youngstown Vindicator, 9/1/06

The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley wants to use Southside Park to build a new facility.

William D'Avignon, city deputy director of planning, told members of the city's park and recreation commission Thursday that the Youngstown 2010 plan identified Southside Park as one of the city parks that could be put to better use...
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i had no idea anything noteworthy happened in East Liverpool since Lou Holtz was born there.

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From the 9/3/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


PHOTO: David Taylor of TaylorMaid Hauling and Chimney Repair in Champion, smooths out a new concrete bench at the site of the Frederick Gillespie Memorial near the Warren Community Amphitheatre downtown.  Tribune Chronicle / Steve Schenck

Funding questions grow
By AMY McCULLOUGH Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — With nearly two-thirds of the year complete, an organization formed to help revitalize downtown Warren has collected only about a tenth of its total budget for the year.

Warren GROWS, or Grass Roots Revitalization of Warren, budgeted expenses of $250,000 this year — $181,000 for 31 specific revitalization projects and $69,000 for administrative costs. But a campaign to raise money for this year’s expenses and those in the next two years isn’t even expected to kick off until this month.

‘‘If they are collecting money, and it’s for administrative cost and they are not telling people, that’s an issue. I have not written a check and I don’t expect to until it’s separate,’’ said Patty Limperos, chairwoman of GROWS promotions and marketing committee.

Limperos and several volunteers said they did not know an administrative budget existed and believed the donations already being collected were going to Warren GROWS projects.



http://tribune-chronicle.com/articles.asp?articleID=8277
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From the 9/4/06 Youngstown Vindicator:


Bridge replacements set in Youngstown, Canfield
A landmark downtown bridge will get a $4 million, 18-month upgrade.

By PETER H. MILLIKEN
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Engineer's Office is planning two major bridge projects for next year, one in Youngstown and the other in Canfield.

The larger of the two projects is the replacement of the entire concrete deck, any necessary repairs to the structural steel and concrete abutments, and painting of all structural steel on the Spring Common Bridge...

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/328441542848991.php

Improvements planned at Austintown intersection
Youngstown Vindicator, 9/4/06

A high-accident intersection is scheduled for a $250,000 traffic signal improvement late next year or early in 2008.

Cameras are to be installed to govern the changing of signals at Four Mile Run Road and Mahoning Avenue based on the traffic the cameras observe, explained Jack Krompegel, traffic engineer with the Mahoning County engineer's office...
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