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That is the main layout right off 224 and right on the I-76 Turnpike Between Raccoon and Tippecanoe. Or Route 11 and I-76.


Here is some info from the Youngstown Vindicator and the groups site [/member] www.westfordlife.com

450 Residential Units

77 Villas

78 Condos

64 HIGH RISE Condos

Around 231 Single Family Homes.


Here is a clearer view via ROUTE 224 (below)


This all and all will pump 3.4 million into the cash striken Mahoning County via Taxes.



This Company is trying to bring a FLORIDA Like Community To a Great Developing Township.


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Finally someone is putting a Golf Course in a Lifestyle Center.  Actually, this place looks like a country club more however.  The placement of those towers is awesome.  Really, that does remind me of a Florida developement.  IMO, Florida has some of the greatest developement. 

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This is going to be great for the county.


Lets see around 450 Total Units. Lets say most of which will have 2 people and some even more. There will be upwards of 1,000 people living in this development alone. That should continue to stabilize Mahoning Counties population and make Canfield at around 10,000....

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From the 7/29/05 Youngstown Vindicator:



YMHA considers new housing units

Friday, July 29, 2005




YOUNGSTOWN — Within the next few weeks, a section of Wirt Street on the city's North Side could start receiving a face-lift.


Board members discussed at Thursday's Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority meeting 30 homeowner units that are slated to be built near the Westlake housing project. They will be part of Arlington Heights, a new section that will replace 289 units at Westlake that were demolished, said Eugenia C. Atkinson, MHA's executive director.






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From the 10/12/05 Youngstown Business Journal:



YMHA Breaks Ground for Homes at Arlington Heights

Oct 12, 2005 8:40 a.m.

By George Nelson


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city’s near North Side, for years synonymous with crime, drugs and other urban problems, took another step away from its troubled history Tuesday morning with a ground-breaking ceremony at 750 Park Ave. for the new Homes at Arlington Heights, a planned development of 30 new homes.


The barracks-style housing that comprised the old Westlake Terrace housing projects, Eugenia Atkinson said, made it difficult for residents to come in and out of the community.






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From the 10/24/05 Youngstown Vindicator:



Homes crop up for new buyers

Homes are priced so mortgage payments are competitive with area rents.




YOUNGSTOWN — A new neighborhood of 30 homes designed to attract first-time home buyers is springing up on the city's North Side.


Eugenia Atkinson, executive director of Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, said construction has begun on five model homes west of St. Elizabeth Health Center, centered at 750 Park Avenue. The homes will range between 1,300 and 2,000 square feet and have a base price of $54,400.






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From the 1/27/06 Youngstown Vindicator:



Downtown revitalization plan ready

Ordinances will concern diagonal parking, residential use and business incentives.




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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From the Warren Tribune Chronicle:



Business leaders discuss plan


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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From the Warren Tribune Chronicle:



Music hall tied to revitalization


Tribune Chronicle


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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Mayor wants $1 million to eradicate blight

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Associated Press


Youngstown- The mayor, looking at a large surplus, wants to use $1 million to speed up plans to demolish blighted areas, work that he says is critical to revitalize the city.


Mayor Jay Williams said about 750 houses and 100 commercial sites are on the city's list of properties that need to be demolished.


If City Council approves the allocation, it would be the largest amount Youngstown has dedicated to demolition. The council, which passed a quarterly budget to start the year, plans to approve the 2006 budget by next month.


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Anyone care to do the math to figure out how long it will be till there is nothing left of Youngstown?

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Yeah, I've seen.  It's going to take tons of money to take down all of the abandoned houses.  I'm a bit surprised by the 100 commercial structures though.  When they are done, I would think that Youngstown's commercial streets will be almost entirely vacant lots.  It's not as if Youngstown has that many commercial structures left.

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Vindy Link

YOUNGSTOWN — A downtown businessman has visions of turning another vacant building into a sports museum and sports center.


Jeff Kurz, one of the owners of Imbibe, a martini bar that opened in July in the former First Federal Building, presented a proposal Tuesday to members of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp.'s property committee....

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From the 5/18/06 Youngstown Business Journal:



Grand Opening Set for Arlington Heights Development

May 18, 2006 6:52 a.m.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Arlington Heights Homeownership Inc. will hold a grand opening celebration May 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. for its new housing community on the city’s north side.


The grand opening will feature tours of the new homes and is open to the public. Festivities will take place on Park Avenue between Wirt and Griffith streets. Refreshments will be served.






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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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Our threshold is over 500,000.



"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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They're still building new Sparkle Marts?  I thought those were just relics of a bygone era.

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Give them a chance!  They have Sparkle Marts!

"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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From the 6/30/06 Youngstown Vindicator:



29 new houses, upgrades planned

The improvements to Chase Field include an indoor fitness center.




YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to build houses on Evans Field and give a major face-lift to Chase Field on the city's North Side in the coming months.


The projects are two key components of YMHA's Hope VI Revitalization Program. Hope VI is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development redevelopment program for housing authorities.






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From the 6/9/06 Youngstown Vindicator:



Board approves pact for demolition of homes

The city will open bids June 29 to demolish another group of 25 houses.




YOUNGSTOWN — The city's board of control approved a $69,600 contract for a Campbell company to demolish 25 houses on the northeast side of town as part of its effort to take down about 300 dilapidated structures this year.


The board voted Thursday to approve a contract with Pro Quality Development Inc. for the residential property demolitions.


Pro Quality also received a $65,000 contract last week to demolish 25 abandoned houses on the city's South Side.


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From the 7/2/06 Youngstown Vindicator:



GE should demolish former plant

The closed GE plant is used by the company for storage.




YOUNGSTOWN — As the city works to improve its appearance by demolishing blighted structures, one of the nation's largest corporations is standing in its way, says city Finance Director David Bozanich.


General Electric owns the former Youngstown Lamp Plant, a 140,000-square-foot brick building on Market Street that the company closed in 1985. About 500 people worked at the plant before it closed.


"It's on a gateway street to downtown, and the building is in deplorable condition," Bozanich said. "It's an eyesore. It's an ugly building."


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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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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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From the 7/7/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


Monroe eyesore is leveled

By JOE GORMAN Tribune Chronicle


YOUNGSTOWN — A longtime eyesore in a South Side neighborhood is on its way out.


Crews began demolishing the former Monroe Elementary School in the West Chalmers and Willis avenues area Thursday, removing what some residents and city officials call a health hazard as well as an eyesore.


The common sentiment among neighbors as rubble fell to the ground: It’s about time.


‘‘We all want it down,’’ said Cleo Sammons, who has lived across the street from the school on Willis Avenue for 42 years.


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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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From the 7/21/06 Warren Tribune Chronicle:


City demolition dollars stretched

By JOE GORMAN Tribune Chronicle


YOUNGSTOWN — Competition among contractors is stretching the city’s demolition dollars, allowing them to far surpass the number of structures they knocked down last year.


Deputy Director of Public Works Carmen Congolose said Thursday that the city has 150 homes under contract to be demolished this year and have knocked down 125 themselves, 75 by the Street Department and another 50 that have been ordered as emergency demolitions.


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From the 7/21/06 Youngstown Vindicator:



Hope VI project gets consultants' approval

The consultants were pleased with the quality of Arlington Heights homes.




YOUNGSTOWN — Consultants from Abt Associates Inc. visited the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority this week to assist and advise their Hope VI project.


Megan Shutes, Hope VI coordinator, said they visited for three days and were helpful. They seemed pleased with the progress that YMHA is making with Arlington Heights, the Hope VI development on the city's North Side, she said.






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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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From the 7/26/06 (Youngstown) Business Journal:



Sports Museum for Downtown Wins Renewed Support

Jul 26, 2006 7:27 a.m.

By Dennis LaRue


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The proposal to rehabilitate the Kress Building downtown and convert it into a sports museum got a boost Tuesday when the downtown CIC granted backers a 90-day period of exclusivity so they can assess whether $3 million in funds can be raised.


Attorney Jeff Kurz, owner of Imbibe and a leader in the Youngstown Arts and Entertainment District Association, and former state Sen. Harry Meshel asked the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. for the time needed raise the $2.5 million to $3 million needed to buy the Kress Building and transform it into a sports museum......




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