Twenty years ago, Jimmy Ceballos was a neighborhood handyman on Youngstown's East Side. Today, he lives on Social Security and food stamps, and relies on friends for places to stay and odd jobs to earn extra cash.
When shots rang out at a North Side party early Sunday morning, Youngstown State University freshman Jordon Wagner fell to the ground inches from fellow student Jamail Johnson.
Ohio Valley Teen Challenge executive director Roy Barnett was invited to a recent fundraiser at Pleasant Valley Church in Niles.
Ohio Valley Teen Challenge students Ian Zimomra, Darren Vath, Sean Watkins, John Walsh and Josh Pasture play basketball in the center’s parking lot on Florencedale Avenue on Youngs- town’s North Side. The drug- and alcohol-addiction rehabilitation center stands in a neighborhood littered with drug houses, crime and poverty.
Greg Todd of East Liverpool, Bob Pavlich of Poland, and Anthony Sanders of Warren stand in a hallway at the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge residential treatment center for drug and alcohol addition in a former hospital on the North Side of Youngstown. The center uses religion as a major tool in its mission of rehabilitation.
Cafaro Memorial Hospital on Youngstown’s North Side was, for decades, a place where the sick went to be cured. Though it closed in 2000, curing the sick continues there.