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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Some sections of Youngstown have about twice the population of 65 and older residents than the national average. While the city must find a way to help these residents on a declining budget, some businesses that cater to this age group are already seeing a spike in revenue. The post City’s aging population will require more services appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The population of Youngstown is getting smaller – and older. The percentage of residents who are 65 and older is as high as 20 to 35 percent in some areas. This not only concerns those areas, but the development arm of the city. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will need to focus on bringing younger residents into these areas to keep them stable. The post Youngstown, YNDC must grapple with aging population appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Roughly 70 South side residents attended an informational meeting sponsored by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. The meeting at the Oak Hill Collaborative ran for two hours instead of one, which residents expressing their concerns over the lack of attention by leaders to their section of the city. The post Many concerned with lack of development on South side appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The charter-school movement in the U.S. began in earnest in the early 1990s. However, there have been several “community” schools cropping up in Ohio. The News Outlet offers a vocabulary lesson on these schools. The post Confusion ensues when discussing community versus charter schools appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

More than 50 residents on the East side of Youngstown told the city’s development officials that vacant properties are a magnet for drug-related crimes. They also want an increased police presence and improvements to Lincoln Park. The post East side residents want more police near vacant properties appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, March 24, 2014

During an information-gathering meeting sponsored by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., residents in the 7th Ward blamed inadequate education for population loss. The city school district is on academic watch. Nick Durse of the ward’s Citizens Coalition said a strong school system is key to maintain and attract residents. The post 7th Ward residents blame population loss on deficient education appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Some residents of the North side want the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to find ways to help them flip homes in the area. Instead of demolition, some residents want to refurbish the homes and sell them to new residents that the city is seeking. The post North side residents want help renovating vacant homes appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, March 14, 2014

About 50 people attended Idora Neighborhood Assocaition meeting to discuss their concerns about development with members of the Youngstown Neighorhood Development Corp. The area has seen considerable growth in the past 10 years. YNDC officials attribute this to active involvement by residents. The one big concern, however, was the lack of development of the former Idora Park site, now owned by Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church. The post Growth in Idora neighborhood attributed to resident involvement appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. officials met with residents of the Northeast side to discuss issues in that community. Residents expressed concerns with revitalizing the housing market. YNDC officials told them they would focus on the more stable areas of the neighborhood and build off the strengths of those areas. The post Northeast Homeowners concerned with housing values, population loss appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Residents from Youngstown’s South side attended the second in a series of neighborhood meetings, sponsored by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., March 4 at the Newport Library. These residents wanted assurances that whatever plan is developed for the city includes something for every neighborhood in the city and not just a targeted few. The post South side residents want YNDC to develop plan for ‘every’ neighborhood appeared first on The News Outlet.

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