North Side Pool might open with state funds from MYCAP

A nonprofit organization will provide about $300,000 in state funds to allow Youngstown to open its North Side Pool and continue to provide summer youth recreation programs.

Jason Whitehead, director of the park and recreation commission and the mayor’s chief of staff, told The Vindicator today that the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership has agreed to use the state money for the pool and the programs.

Wilma Torres, MYCAP’s director of planning and placement, said the organization is waiting for the city to submit a plan, expected by Friday. The proposal must be approved by from the state, she said.

If all goes well, Whitehead said the pool would open and the programs would begin June 16 and run to Aug. 11.

Facing a budget shortfall, the city eliminated funding for its pools — Borts Pool on the West Side will not open this year — and the youth programs.

For the complete story, read Tuesday’s Vindicator and

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