Rotary meeting set

Rotary meeting set


The Rotary of Youngstown will meet at noon Wednesday at the YMCA, 17 N. Champion St.

Bertram de Souza, editorial page editor of The Vindicator, and Bill Binning, chairman emeritus of Youngstown State University’s political science department, will be the featured speakers.

YWCA plans new housing project


The YWCA of Youngstown will break ground on a new housing project at 10 a.m. Thursday at 1309-1317 Kensington Ave. in the city.

The five-unit property will address the need for affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families and veterans’ families at risk of homelessness as well as help eradicate blight in the area.

Major funders are Capital Fund to End Homelessness Initiative, city of Youngstown’s HOME Funds, J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation, Howard and Jeanne Karr Charitable Foundation and Youngstown Foundation.

Funds to help YSU


The state Controlling Board released more than $120,000 Monday for improvements at Youngstown State University.

Nearly $80,000 will be used to address water leaks and other issues at Jones Hall, as well as interior renovations that will include replacing entry door systems to help with air and water infiltration along with addressing minor accessibility issues, worn interior finishes, upgrades to efficient LED lighting and minor HVAC upgrades and reconfiguring offices and corridor spaces for better efficiency.

The funding release will go to ES Architecture and Development, a Columbus-area firm, for design services.

An additional $49,850 will be used for design work for the upgrade and rehabilitation of retaining walls, plaza decks and deteriorated brick paving areas outside of YSU’s Student Center, the Beeghly Center and Sweeney, Jones, DeBartolo and Bliss halls. Behnke Associates Inc. of Cleveland will handle the work.

Break-in probed


Teens 15 to 19 years old were questioned at a home in the 300 block of Freeman Street Northwest early Sunday after police found the rear door to the house kicked in and 10 bullet casings inside and outside the home.

One of the eight teens said he lives at the house, and there were shots fired at the home two times that day. Police were called to the home at 4:56 a.m. by the homeowner, who said someone was kicking in the door.

Muffins for Moms


Stambaugh Charter Academy, 2420 Donald Ave., will welcome moms from 10 to 11 a.m. today for the annual Muffins for Moms event. Mothers will get a glimpse into the students’ school life and enjoy time together.

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