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Elise Mckeown Skolnick

Stories by Elise Mckeown

Market on the Green provides fall fun

CANFIELD — People packed the Green, enjoying the sunshine and looking for fall d cor and other


YMCA event draws participants with four legs and a tail Proceeds from this year’s event benefit

Greek food festival opens in Campbell

Festival proceeds will be used to make church renovations. CAMPBELL — The Archangel Michael

Walk raises $3,001 for W. Side library

YOUNGSTOWN — In a bid to keep the West Branch library open, residents pledged to raise money for its

100 years later, Paisley House stands firm on commitment

A group of women started a citywide fundraiser and got the money for the home. YOUNGSTOWN —

Warriors helps youths, adults face future

The group offers year-round programs to help Mahoning Valley youths grow. YOUNGSTOWN — Their

Taste Of Poland In Valley

Polish cultural day features food, arts, dance and pirogi corn hole

It’s all things Polish today — including corn hole with pierogies

AUSTINTOWN — People hungry for Polish food waited in a line that crossed St. Anne’s Church, the

Natural thing to do: Walk benefits Ursuline Gardens

Saturday’s walk raised funds for renovations to the pool area at the Ursuline Center. CANFIELD

Reunion set for naval reservists

VIENNA — Old friendships will soon be renewed – and anniversaries will be celebrated. A reunion

Auction to buoy Playhouse wins acclaim from bidders

One bidder was there to rebuild her business after a devastating fire. YOUNGSTOWN — Despite a

Despite rain, art buffs deem YSU festival a masterpiece

More than 60 artists sold original, handcrafted pieces in the marketplace. YOUNGSTOWN — Gray

Library board OKs asking for higher additional levy

The board of directors delayed action on closing the West Branch library. YOUNGSTOWN —

Cyclists pedal around to aid building crews

In Youngstown, they’re staying at St. John’s Episcopal Church. YOUNGSTOWN — Bicycle-riding

Cyclists rev up downtown during Sunday bike rallies

Organizers of Rally in the Valley have plans for expanding the weekly event.

Group knits for those in need

Some of Saturday’s participants made caps for children in Head Start programs. CANFIELD —

Jackson-Milton graduates end decades-long tradition in gym

Class of 2010 will graduate from a new building. NORTH JACKSON — Wearing blue jay blue and

Library branch stays open, for now

The board also approved placing two levies on the November ballot. BOARDMAN — Patrons of the

Library branch closing worries Chaney

The proposed closing of the West Side library was first recommended years ago. YOUNGSTOWN — A

West Side library targeted for closure

The branch is within 3 miles of two other public libraries. YOUNGSTOWN — As a cost-cutting

Alumnus tells Lowellville class to ‘help others

A valedictorian advised graduates to remember ‘what we have been given.’ LOWELLVILLE — Help

Austintown has Relay for Life

The 24-hour, fundraising event ends today. AUSTINTOWN — This wasn’t Debbie Fox’s first walk

Hundreds compete in Canfield horse show

Events featuring children have become increasingly popular. CANFIELD -- Quarter horse riders

Fairgrounds hosts horse show

CANFIELD — Competitors in sparkly blue, red, purple, brown and black costumes led horses through

Fundraising for Easter Seals can be as easy as a walk in Boardman Park

Last year’s Walk With Me event raised $21,000; this year’s goal was $30,000. BOARDMAN — People

Daffodils galore draw visitors to Fellows Riverside Gardens

YOUNGSTOWN — Sunny skies, warm weather and table after table of daffodils drew people to Fellows

Daffodil days draw throngs to Fellows gardens

YOUNGSTOWN — Sunny skies, warm weather and table after table of daffodils drew people to Fellows

Regional science students compete at YSU

Teams from a dozen area schools vied to go to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. YOUNGSTOWN —

Bridal show offers wedding options

The new location drew from areas not previously represented at the show. YOUNGSTOWN — Brides-

Valley princesses vie for glass slipper

Cinderella tried on the glass slipper, and it magically fit. YOUNGSTOWN — A princess needs to

Festival day honors St. Nicholas

The event focuses on the saint who evolved into today’s Santa Claus. BOARDMAN — About 40

Visitors travel for a taste of local barbecue

An area restaurant is completing a major expansion despite the economic slowdown.

Choffin center renovation gets good reviews for quality results

The $10.4 million renovation upgraded many programs for the school. YOUNGSTOWN — The newly

Planting seeds of inspiration

Her show airs on HGTV at 7 a.m. Thursdays. YOUNGSTOWN — Gardening gives people a sense of

Valley native takes helm at Reader’s Digest

The new publisher at the iconic magazine was editor of a Wilson High paper. Supportive

SHOW AND SMELL: Area growers display gardens' pride at event

Mill Creek Park and a group of women’s garden clubs sponsored the event. YOUNGSTOWN —

Event offers insect-themed activities

Visitors got up close with bugs through bingo, puppets, exhibits, stories and more. CANFIELD

Two local companies are offering charter flights for busy area executives

FLIGHT PLAN 111Two companies based at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna are

A new line of duty

Niles Expanded Metals adds press “Steel is the biggest cost we’ve got. But it’s getting to a state

Local roofing company stays on top of expansion

The Valley company has expanded into Columbus, Dayton and as far south as Florida. LIBERTY —

Crowe’s Cabinets building a solid future

LOWELLVILLE — Most people have more than a 60-foot commute to work. Some members of the Crowe

Opening doors to a dream

The restaurant owners have plans to start marketing their sauces and dressings in the area and

Developing passion into sweet reality

The store’s cakes have been featured in a national magazine. CAMPBELL — Looking for a wedding

Family members keep Gorant franchise alive

Relatives of the Gorant Candies founder expand their own retail shops. NILES —

An electric success For Joe Dickey, quality workers are key

Joe Dickey Electric has grown from a one-man shop to an company employing 109. NORTH LIMA —

Candy company owner tempers decision to close skating rink

BOARDMAN — John Giannios won’t be turning a Tiffany Boulevard skating rink into a chocolate factory

With all repairs and maintenance being handled by a new property owner, Club South owner Lance Owens now can concentrate on what he came to do: FOCUS

BOARDMAN — The building it occupies is changing hands, but Club South is not closing. John

Some offices prefer the typewriter over the computer for certain tasks.

Some offices prefer the typewriter over the computer for certain tasks. Click-clack. Click-

11th annual gathering celebrates all things Irish

Promoting Irish ancestry and heritage is the major goal of the festival. YOUNGSTOWN — Irish —

Israeli envoy at camp

Her mission is to help American children understand Israeli culture. YOUNGSTOWN — Dressed in



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