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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Election officials in the Mahoning Valley expect a light turnout of voters, in the 20-percent range, on Election Day, May 6. The exceptions may be in the West Branch School District and in Austintown, where levies are on the ballot. The post Elections officials expect light voter turnout at Mahoning Valley polls appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Firefighting cadets with the Youngstown Fired Department participated in a controlled burn of a house at the corner of Ford Avenue and Arlington Street, adjacent to the Youngstown State University campus. Residents, businesses and university students were unaware this was a training exercise. The post Cadets participate in controlled burn of vacant house appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The first Youngstown SOUP dinner event will be at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave. Attendees will be served soup, salad and bread, and asked to vote on one of five community projects. The money collected from the $5 admission will go to the winner. The post SOUP serves up fun, funds for community projects appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Residents in South side of Youngstown say future lies in creating jobs. Roughly 40 people, who live in that area, attended a gathering April 19 at the Oak Hill Collaborative. Sean Posey, an historian and professor, spoke about the South sides, past, present and future. The post Gathering learns about past, present, future of Youngstown’s South side appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pure numbers don’t tell the whole story of the Oak Hill neighborhood in Youngstown. The numbers say the area is near death. The residents and officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. say the odds change when you factor in human determination. The post Some try to restore American dream in Oak Hill appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Officials with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. attempted to get a youth perspective on the city’s problems by meeting with students at Youngstown State University. While most city residents are concerned by population loss, YSU students are worried about decreased enrollment. The post YSU students mirror concerns of Youngstown residents appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. spoke to residents April 8 at the Covelli Centre about the assets and concerns of city residents. They also promised to develop a plan and a plan of action for implementation. The post YNDC promises actions on development plans appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. has scheduled its final informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 8 at the Covelli Center. The group will recap findings from local neighborhood meetings and offer details on the Neighborhood Conditions Report. The post YNDC’s April 8 meeting to wrap up findings, offer some details appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 4, 2014

People living in the Mahoning Valley are getting older and poorer. Census figures show the area has the fifth highest number of residents 65 and older. Also, the area has the lowest average household income, less than $30,000 a year. This poorer, aging population will need help financially from local agencies and the community. The post Valley population becoming older, poorer appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

During the April 1 Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., residents of the North side were happy with the work being down by the development group. While residents said they felt safe, they are worried about the affect of vacancies and demolition on home prices in their area. The post North side residents feel safe, but worry about home sales appeared first on The News Outlet.

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