Bowling organization changes in Youngstown

Bowling organization changes in Youngstown


The Greater Youngstown USBC Bowling Association, the Youngstown-Salem USBC Women’s Bowling Association and the Youngstown USBC Youth Bowling Association will join the Youngstown USBC Bowling Association by Aug. 1.

All certified bowlers interested in obtaining a position on the newly formed board must submit applications by Jan. 31. Applications may be obtained at any bowling center.

Elections will take place during an organizational meeting MArch 3 at 1 p.m. in the Austintown Fitch High School cafeteria.

Contact the Greater Youngstown USBC Bowling Association office at 330-799-7999 for more information.

Phantoms will host second Dash for Cash


The Youngstown Phantoms have teamed up with Farmers National Bank and Dunkin Donuts for the second annual Dash for Cash on Saturday night,

Teachers will be dashing for $3,500 to raise money for their schools.

Local area teachers had the opportunity to submit essays on how they would use the money from Dash for Cash. The schools chosen to participate are Jackson-Milton Elementary, Artmen Elementary, Saint John Paul II Elementary, Boardman Glenwood Middle School, Lawrence County Career and Technical Center, Youngstown Academy of Excellence, and Girard Intermediate.

Participating schools are also doing group-ticket fundraisers, in which a portion of the ticket proceeds will go back to the school. To order tickets call 330-747-7825 and mention the school you are with to help with their fundraiser.

Saturday is also Scout Night. All scouts will receive a special $9 ticket and the first 1,000 scouts will receive a free Phantoms scout patch.

Youngstown Marathon partners with Mercy


The Youngstown Marathon announced a three-year partnership with Mercy Health-Youngstown on Tuesday.

Mercy Health-Youngstown joins Chemical Bank and Second Sole as a Youngstown Marathon presenting partner beginning with the 2018 race, which is scheduled to take place June 3.

Mercy Health-Youngstown will provide all on-site medical care for Youngstown Marathon races. Cynthia Kravec, M.D., internal medicine physician and Jeffrey Johnston, M.D., physician lead for sports medicine, have teamed up as co-marathon medical directors.

“Mercy Health is a strong, solid name in healthcare in the Mahoning Valley,” said Courtney Poullas, Youngstown Marathon Race Director and CEO.

“Our team is not only excited to work with Mercy Health over the years, but we are confident that our runners will receive some of the best medical advisement and care available. Mercy Health-Youngstown shares our mission to spread health and wellness throughout The Valley.”

Visit for further details on the races.

Manfred, Clark discuss potential rule changes


Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark have talked again, five days after the union rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute pitch clocks and limits on mound visits.

Management has the right to implement the rules changes it proposed last year. Under baseball’s labor contract, management can change on-field rules on its own with one season of advance notice.

MLB does not intend to make any decision before its next owners’ meetings, scheduled for next week in Beverly Hills, California.

Nine-inning games averaged a record 3 hours, 5 minutes during the 2017 regular season and 3:29 during the postseason, and the length of games has concerned club owners and executives in an age where they compete for consumers with more entertainment choices and shorter attention spans.

Staff/wire report

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