It's a shame these buildings have to be demolished. I haven't lived in Youngstown since 1978. I live close enough to visit often. When people get out of school or lose jobs they move out. Generally south. Towns the size of Youngstown thrive in the south. I haven't a clue on how to keep and attract people. I do know that house and buildings the need demolished won't. North Dakota has found oil. People are moving there because of it but they make enough money that the weather isn't bothersome. Or they it makes it easier to tolerate. If the area of Youngstown and Warren could get that fortunate people would move there then taxes could make it affordable to get rid of all the junk.
January 16, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.
I live five miles from a Air National Guard base. This in Martinsburg WV. They converted from C130 to C5 a few years ago. Martinsburg is about one fifth the size of Youngstown. I wonder why the can keep their aircraft and Youngstown loses it's aircraft? C130s are a good cargo craft but they're a million years old.
November 21, 2013 at 6:28 a.m.
Being a teen in the 60s, Idora was 'the' place. WHOT Day was the best. Always hoping to meet one of the opposite sex. I moved to Houston in '78 and got to enjoy Astroworld. They are both gone now.
April 13, 2012 at 6:05 a.m.
I moved from Youngstown to Houston in 1978. Bowling was the common denominator to make friends in Texas. I moved to eastern W.V. in 1995 and the same here. I would hate to see league bowling disappear. I don't think centers market league bowling very well. Because of the competition for the dollar centers need to market better.
January 1, 2012 at 9:57 a.m.
It's been that way for the Eastside forever. It's like it doesn't exist. Back as far as the sixties the Eastside was always last getting anything especially snow removal.. Potholes were always filled last. The Eastside could fall off the face of the earth and it would take the city a month to realize it.
May 13, 2011 at 5:57 a.m.
As an alum of East High I say thank you. Ya'll are the best.
March 11, 2011 at 7:44 a.m.
The place is not the problem, the person is the problem. I moved from Ytown to Houston in 1978. I gor sober in 1989 while I was still in Houston. They didn't remove alcohol from Texas cause I got sober. Quit killing Ytown because someone is a drunk. That's idiotic and ignorant to the disease. You can move him to Salt Lake City or Timbucktoo and he will find alcohol. I visited Utah and guess what? There'a alcohol there. There's also sobriety. Bill W chose looking for another drunk in Akron instead of buying a drink. GET OFF YOUNGSTOWN!
November 28, 2010 at 10:12 a.m.
People in Kelly's position will be enabled. Not too many people will tell him no. Now Kelly has to get the 'tools' to tell himself no. Not just to alcohol. To life distractions. This is Kelly's life,. He has to be able to admit he has this problem. When he admits deep down he has a problem then he can start his life over without alcohol. It's not easy. Extremely difficult. When your best friend turns on you it is very difficult. It takes time but only one day. There is alot of support outside of boxing and I hope he relies on it. Twenty-one years ago I was there. We are all drunks. No one better than the other because of life status.
November 28, 2010 at 9:59 a.m.
I had a house listed with Ms. Martin. She was a very nice lady. It is a very sad story. I live in WV and needed to sell my mother's house in YTown. Vivian was extremely helpful. I had only talked to her in person a few times but when I saw her picture yesterday it really saddened me.
September 23, 2010 at 5:07 a.m.
You're talking Youngstown, not Beverly Hills. Be happy with what you have. With all the negativity that surrounds Ytown, enjoy. Criticism can come from outside the city. Seems as though everytime an article is written about the worse cities to live in there's Youngstown. I'm a native, but moved in 1978 because there was NOTHING THERE. So give it a break, and don't forget the past.
March 8, 2010 at 5:31 a.m.