Jan Strasfeld of the Youngstown Foundation talks about the nonprofit and the benefits of other companies working with and donating to them.
Talks are continuing after TJX announced Friday that it was pulling out of building a distribution center in Lordstown after some community opposition to a zoning change, U.S. Tim Ryan said at a press conference Saturday. “I just want everyone to know this is not over,” Ryan said. Ryan said talks have continued through the weekend to try and find another site for the company to build their distribution and bring an estimated 1,000 jobs.
Vindicator reporter Jordyn Grzelewski previews a story she is working on about the director of the Poland Players, Candy Fonagy, who recently celebrated directing her 100th theatrical play. Be sure to pick up a copy of Friday's edition of The Vindicator to read the entire story.
Although dinosaurs have not walked the Earth in millions of years, they roamed Austintown Elementary School’s gymnasium Thursday. A few minutes later, tornados swept across the room. The approximately 400 AES students who got to experience these unusual sights via augmented reality technology reacted with delight. “It looks so cool,” said second-grade student Emily Champion, looking at a dinosaur superimposed onto her view of the gym. The experience was provided by Google Expeditions, an augmented reality app Google is piloting at schools.
YSU high jumper Abby Jones talks about her sport.
Vindicator reporter Justin Wier previews a story he is working on about renaming of the Mahoning Avenue bridge over Route 11. It will be renamed the "Women Veterans Memorial Bridge." Be sure to pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Vindicator to read the entire story.
At a ceremony Monday, local lawmakers unveiled a sign that will designate the flag-adorned Mahoning Avenue bridge over state Route 11 as the women veterans memorial bridge. The idea originated with Leo Connelly, former commander of Disabled American Veterans District 9, who said the honor has been a long time coming. “It took us 15 years to educate the public, but [women veterans] are filing getting the long-overdue respect they deserve,” Connelly said. “This sign is going to make people never forget our women vets.” Women comprise 20 percent of new military recruits, 18 percent of the National Guard and reserve forces, 15 percent of those on active duty and 10 percent of the country’s 22 million veterans, he said.
Workers at the GM Lordstown complex were told the second shift is being eliminated. Video and photos by William D. Lewis - The Vindicator
Vindicator reporter David Skolnick talks about the soon to be built amphitheater in Youngstown.
Five East High School students will be competing against other countries acting out a "Destination Imagination" skit. The group's message is anti-bullying themed. The group consists of Talasia Vazquez, 9th grade, Kaysonn Madison, 10th grade, Santajah Douglass, 10th grade, Brianna James, 11th grade, and Marquan Stevenson, 11th grade. The group is advised by Ms. Jeanne Constantino. Video by Scott Williams - The Vindicator
Vindicator reporter Kalea Hall previews a story she is working on about an announcement made by The Youngstown Foundation's 100th anniversary, where they announced a decision to double the add-on it gives to nonprofits that receive donations through its Support Fund. Be sure to pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Vindicator to read the entire story.
On the date of its 100th anniversary, the Youngstown Foundation decided to double the add-on it gives to nonprofits that receive donations through its Support Fund. “We are very fortunate to have many committed donors and supporters who utilize the Youngstown Foundation
To second-grader Damien Rodriguez, being a gentleman means “to be nice to ladies and help others.” “Being a gentleman means helping my mom with groceries, chores, opening the door for her and just being nice instead of being rude,” said third-grader Nicholas Blalock. And it’s not just during the group’s meetings that young men put their best feet forward. “When staff sees students doing something and acting like gentleman, [students] can receive Gentleman Gestures,” said Michelle Payich, Williamson Elementary principal. Gentleman Gestures are slips of paper staff can fill out giving kudos to their gentleman students. “The last time we had indoor recess we asked the kids, ‘What do you guys want to do?’ and I can’t forget our young gentlemen said, ‘Let the girls decide,’” Payich said. “They remember outside of just this luncheon to be a gentleman all the time.”
A new water wheel was installed in the historic Lanterman's Mill in Mill Creek Metro Parks.
Karen Kirk, daughter of Marie Belcastro, gives a victim statement to Judge W. Wyatt McKay in the case against Jacob LaRosa. Video by Ed Runyan - The Vindicator
Krish Mohip Speaks at Good Morning Youngstown to talk about the accomplishments and goals for Youngstown School Systems.
Mayor Jamael Tito Brown Speaks at Good Morning Youngstown to talk about the positive future for Youngstown.