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Idora neighborhood residents unmoved by Mount Calvary's reassurance

Published: Thu, May 9, 2013 @ 10:57 p.m.


A public meeting of the Idora Park Neighborhood Association and representatives of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church gave little insight into the future of the old Idora Park property.

Suffragan Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, pastor at Mount Calvary, reiterated Thursday night at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley that the church plans to build a $50 million City of God with a nursing home, counseling center, gymnasium and worship facility. The Church is focusing on phase one, he said, which would include a 75,000-square-foot dream center.

Tyson expounded upon the dream center’s amenities, but did not divulge funding information or offer a tentative ground-breaking date.

But James London, president of the Idora Neighborhood Association, was not convinced.

“We’ve heard this all before. Nothing has been done since it’s been in the hands of the church and it’s only gotten worse,” he told Tyson and other Mount Calvary representatives,

For more on the meeting, read Friday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.


1NilesOhio(996 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

A "$50 million City of God"? Where are they getting all that money? That's a lot of flock fleecing, especially for Youngstown....

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2UNCOMMONSENSE(626 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Have they paid the back taxes yet?

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3republicanRick(1734 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

This should be taken by eminent domain and turned over to Mill Creek Park. There is tons of grant money for parks that want to expand, especially in urban areas.

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4JoeFromHubbard(1806 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

This church has talked about doing something with the property for so long now that they have become unbelievable.

When funds are available things get done. When it isn't, there is only talk and stalling.

The latter is surely the case.

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