September 2021

Trumbull County Organization Looks to Support Neighborhood-led Projects with Grants
A new grant cycle is underway for The Raymond John Wean Foundation. The Trumbull County-based organization is working to support neighborhood groups in their efforts to keep communities moving forward in Youngstown and Warren through Neighborhood Success Grants. “Groups and neighborhood organizations are able to receive grants from $500 through $5,000 to address resident-led projects,” said Tara Walker-Pollock, who…

July 2021

Kent Trumbull to Offer Bachelor’s Program at Trumbull Correctional Institution
Starting this fall, Kent State University at Trumbull will offer those incarcerated at Trumbull Correctional Institution the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree. The campus has partnered with local foundations, LaunchNet Kent State and Sinclair Community College in Dayton to offer a baccalaureate in technical and applied studies. “We chose the BTAS with entrepreneurship training because…

SWAG Sisters seek to make a difference
A city woman once on her own troubled path will be using her experiences to turn around the lives of area women and young girls through a series of programs in the coming weeks. The Black & White Affair, Sundresses, Pearls and Hats Conference will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the BRITE Energy Innovators. “This came about because of the many young women — whom I’ve interacted with through my job as a program support specialist — have expressed to me they’ve ended up in trouble because…

June 2021

Wean Foundation Advances Racial Equity Outcomes with Strategic Grantmaking
The latest grants from the Raymond John Wean Foundation acknowledge progress toward its racial equity outcomes. “As demonstrated through our June community investment grants, we are committed to a strategic approach to rebuild,” Jennifer Roller, Wean Foundation president, said in a news release. Recently, the foundation made…

Wean Foundation Awards Nearly $50,000 in Neighborhood Success Grants
This year, the Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded $49,575 to 13 resident-led organizations through its Neighborhood Success Grants program. Since 2008, the Neighborhood Success Grants program has invested over $1.6 million in support of more than 525 resident-led projects in the Mahoning Valley, according to a press release. This year, the grant program was streamlined in response to…

Wean Foundation Grants Advance Racial Equity Outcomes
The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced its next round of grants Friday, reported progress toward racial equity outcomes and released its fall programming. “As demonstrated through our June community investment grants, we are committed to a strategic approach to rebuild,” said Jennifer Roller, foundation president. COVID-19 Response Grants became a singular focus in 2020, she noted. As the recovery progressed…

May 2021

Foundation Seeks to Address Systemic Racism in Valley
Vincent Peterson, a longtime Trumbull County probation officer, pastor and former Youngstown State University football standout, has seen and experienced much in his 57 years. A graduate of the Raymond John Wean Racial Equity and Inclusion workshop, Peterson said the two-day program opened his eyes to the history of inequality in the Mahoning Valley and around the country. “It brings a lot of awareness to the…

Students Working as Nonprofit Leadership Interns This Summer
Ten Youngstown State University students are working at nonprofit organizations throughout the region this summer through the 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Summer Internship Program. The program, run by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership in YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration and funded through an $86,000 grant from the Raymond John Wean Foundation, provides…

Lit Youngstown Seeks Andrews Avenue Memories
Lit Youngstown, in collaboration with the Youngstown State University Department of Art, is seeking memories from current and past residents on the Andrews Avenue-Logan Avenue corridor for the next installment of the Andrews Avenue Memory Mural. The first segment of the mural focused on…

April 2021

DeWine Visits Youngstown Clinic at ‘Critical Point’ for Vaccinations
During a tour of Youngstown’s mass vaccination clinic Thursday morning, Gov. Mike DeWine said that while the number of new cases in Ohio is starting to drop, the state is still at a “really critical point” in fighting the coronavirus. With Ohio set to hit 4.5 million people with at least one shot today, those who were most at-risk and anxious…

Historical society receives state award for oral history project
The Trumbull County Historical Society has been recognized by the Ohio Museums Association with an award for the Voices Oral History Project for best Education and Outreach program in the state for 2020. Meghan Reed, director of the Trumbull County Historical Society, said the Voices Oral History Project is an initiative started by the society to…

A Vision for a More Equitable and Vibrant Mahoning Valley – The Architectural League of New York
Jennifer Roller is the president of the Raymond John Wean Foundation. Headquartered in Warren, Ohio, its mission is to advance community-building in Warren and Youngstown, Ohio. One of the foundation’s strategic goals is to increase the economic opportunity and mobility of residents in both cities. In our conversation, Roller discusses some of the issues surrounding race that communities in the Mahoning Valley face…

In the Mahoning Valley – The Architectural League of New York
In 1890, when James Ward Packard and his brother Will opened the Packard Motor Car Company on Dana Street, Warren, Ohio, became one of the first locations in the US to manufacture cars. For Warren, located in northeast Ohio’s Mahoning Valley, Packard vehicle production was just a chapter in its storied history of manufacturing. With large deposits of iron and coal, the area has long been a site for industrial production: iron, ammunition and…

March 2021

YSU Embraces the City by Moving Arts Festival to Riverfront Park
Youngstown State University’s Summer Festival of the Arts, a staple of the city for more than 30 years, is moving downtown to become more integrated into the community. The festival, which attracts about 15,000 people over its two days, will become the first major event at Wean Park and officials see it as an arts cornerstone of the 20-acre green space. The park was hailed as a place for the community to…

‘New is kind of exciting’ | YSU Summer Festival of the Arts returns to different location
The event, started in 1999, normally attracts more than 80 artists and 15,000 visitors each year, organizers said. However, it was canceled last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s festival is July 17 and 18 and will take place at the new Wean Foundation Park…

YSU Art Festival moving to Wean Foundation Park
Youngstown State University is excited to announce that The Summer Festival of the Arts will be returning this year. But instead of having it at their usual spot on campus, they’ve decided to host the event at a much larger venue. “It was right in the center core of campus so everything was kind of squeezed together pretty tight,” said Jim Tressel, YSU President. “So I think they’ll have the ability to open up more children’s activities and…

Nonprofits Set Deadline for Final Grant Deadline
Three Valley foundations that have been working together on COVID-19 grant making have issued a final call for proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation have set 5 p.m. April 2 as the final deadline for this grant opportunity, and

Mahoning Valley Foundations to End Joint Application Process
Three Mahoning Valley foundations that have worked together on COVID-19 grantmaking have issued a final call for proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation have set 5 p.m. April 2 as the final deadline for this grant opportunity. Applicants are encouraged…

February 2021

Little Free Library Installed on Wean Park’s Promenade
JAC Management Group and Derrick McDowell, Wean Park’s community engagement and inclusion coordinator, secured a Little Free Library for Wean Park. The Little Free Library was supplied by the Rotary Club of Youngstown and the Little Free Library Foundation. It was installed t

Thrive Mahoning Valley Co-Director Speaks to Rotary Wednesday
Christopher Tennant, a school-based behavioral health counselor with The Red Zone and co-director of Thrive Mahoning Valley, will speak at the next Rotary Club of Youngstown meeting Wednesday at Cassese’s MVR, 410 N. Walnut St. Lunch begins at noon, and Tennant’s presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Tennant, of Youngstown, worked as a…

Books about Black and Brown Experience Focus of Little Free Library in Youngstown
The Rotary Club of Youngstown and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County have teamed up to provide a Little Free Library in Youngstown. The library is downtown at the Raymond John Wean Foundation Park, across from the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre. Selections will focus on the Black and Brown experience. Titles include…

January 2021

COVID-19 Relief Grants Available
The Raymond John Wean Foundation, Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and the Youngstown Foundation have grants available to help communities recover from the impact of COVID-19. Funding from the Community Foundation will mostly focus crisis relief and immediate needs; Youngstown Foundation, crisis relief

December 2020

Nonprofits can Seek Local Relief Jan. 4
Three foundations that have collaborated on funding throughout the pandemic will once again come together to support programs and local initiatives to help residents recover from COVID-19 and its effects. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation have announced the reopening of the COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application for nonprofit organizations. The application will be available on all three foundation websites beginning Jan. 4. While each of the three foundations is working internally to roll out or continue grants programs that align with their individual priorities, the collective leadership recognized a need for additional COVID-19 support. Use of a common form again will allow…

Three Valley Foundations Regroup to Streamline COVID-19 Aid
Three foundations that have collaborated on funding throughout the pandemic will once again come together to support programs and local initiatives to help residents recover from COVID-19 and its effects. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation have announced the reopening of the COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application for nonprofit organizations. The application will be available on all three foundation websites beginning Jan. 4. While each of the three foundations is working internally to roll out or continue grants programs that align with its individual priorities, the collective leadership recognized a need for…

Joint COVID-19 Application for Nonprofits to Reopen Jan. 4
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation have announced the reopening of the COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application for nonprofit organizations. The application will be available on all three foundation websites beginning Jan. 4. While each of the three foundations is working internally to roll out or continue grants programs that align with their individual priorities, the collective leadership recognized a need for additional COVID-19 support. Use of a common form will again allow charitable organizations to submit the same proposal to any one of the foundations or all three at the…

Three local foundations to collaborate to help residents recover from COVID-19

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation announced today the reopening of the COVID-19, Response and Stabilization Application for nonprofit organizations. The application will be available on all three foundation websites beginning Monday, January 4, 2021. While each of the three foundations is working internally to continue grant programs that align with their priorities, the collective leadership recognized a need for additional COVID-19 support. The form will allow charitable organizations to submit the same proposal to any one of…

Optimal Health and Wellness Celebrates Opening
Optimal Health and Wellness, 584 E. Main St., celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Thursday. Optimal Health and Wellness opened in March in one room and started with IV therapy and injections. Owner Suzanne Cavalier, a Mahoning Valley native, graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She received a master’s in nursing from Youngstown State University in 2013. Cavalier graduated from Maryville University in 2017 with a Post-Master’s Certificate in nursing. She started her first job in March 2018 at a primary care practice in Lisbon. “I knew that I wanted to be a nurse practitioner and be able to take time with my patients,” Cavalier said in a news release…

YNDC Awarded Over $1 Million in Grants for Upcoming Housing Projects
The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation is receiving over $1 million in grants for housing development in the city. The grants are coming from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Program. A $750,000 grant will be used to fully renovate five vacant homes for affordable ownership. Another grant of more than $400,000 will help construct two new energy-efficient and affordable rental units. “YNDC and our partners are thrilled to announce these major…

YNDC Received $1.5M Grant for Housing Construction/Renovation
The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) was awarded two grants, totaling more than $1.15 million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Program for housing development in the City of Youngstown. PNC is the member bank supporting YNDC’s application and partnering on both projects. One grant award of $750,000 will be used to fully renovate five vacant homes for affordable homeownership and the second grant award of $409,032 will be used to construct two new energy-efficient affordable rental units.”YNDC and our partners are thrilled to announce these major investments that will…

CFMV, HFLA partner to provide COVID-19 emergency loans
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is partnering with HFLA of Northeast Ohio to offer interest-free emergency loans specifically for the Mahoning Valley, available to both individuals and businesses. A revolving loan fund has been created so assets are repaid by…

November 2020

Foundations in Valley issue last call for grant requests
Three Valley foundations have issued a final call for 2020 grant proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Crisis Relief and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation have set Nov. 20 as the final 2020 deadline for this grant opportunity, and applicants are encouraged to submit requests as soon as possible. In March, the foundations released the joint application, which leverages grant dollars and connects grant seekers directly with all three foundations for quick funding decisions. Together, the foundations have invested more than…

Final Applications for Local Virus Relief Grants Due Nov. 20
Three local foundations are issuing their final call for grants for COVID-19 relief, with the deadline to apply set for Nov. 20. With the COVID-19 Crisis Relief and Stabilization Application, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation have quickly disbursed money to local organizations during the pandemic. The application is available on the websites of all three organizations: CFMV.orgRJWeanFdn.org and YoungstownFoundation.org. Since the joint application was released in March, the three foundations have…

Deadline nears for COVID-19 Relief  and Stabilization Grants
The deadline for grant proposals through the joint COVID-19 Crisis Relief and Stabilization Application is Nov. 20. Applicants are encouraged to submit requests to the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation. In March, the foundations released the joint application, which leverages grant dollars and connects grant seekers directly with all three foundations for quick funding decisions…

With grant money, Quinby Park in Warren adds new security cameras
The City of Warren and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership installed security cameras at Quinby Park. The cameras were installed thanks to grant funding from the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The effort builds upon previous improvements at Quinby Park made by the city over the last two years, including playground equipment. Earlier this year, TNP released its Warren City Parks QAction Plan, detailing recommendations from residents to improve the city’s parks system. “Our parks are a priority to this administration and that has to include safety. We have been…

City of Warren installs surveillance cameras in Quinby Park 
Through collaborative efforts of the city and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, security cameras have been installed around Quinby Park, 525 Austin Ave. SW. The cameras were purchased and installed with grant funding from the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. “Our parks are a priority to this administration, and that has to include safety. We have been working with our partners to continue to make improvements, and this is a big step…

Wean Foundation Funds Nonprofit Internships
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration has been awarded an $86,000 grant from the Raymond John Wean Foundation to implement the 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Summer Internship Program. The program, started in 2011, provides 10 YSU students with full-time (40 hours per week), 12-week summer internships at a nonprofit or public sector organization. The internships run from May 17 through Aug. 6, 2021. Nonprofit and public sector organizations in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties interested in participating should apply…

October 2020

Philanthropy Day Honors COVID-19 Heroes
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter is again recognizing local philanthropic efforts. But who the organization honors and the form of this year’s event will be different than years past. The National Philanthropy Day 2020 Celebration, scheduled for Nov. 13, will be held at Stambaugh Auditorium, with in-person and virtual options for members and honorees. And instead of recognizing individuals and organizations in specific categories, this year’s honorees will be acknowledged as COVID-19 Heroes for their efforts to address community needs arising…

Photo Mural Stands Tall Near George Shuba’s Childhood Home
The countdown is on for the unveiling of the Jackie Robinson-George Shuba handshake statue, which will take place in April in Wean Park, downtown. But another public effort to commemorate the historic moment was introduced Wednesday, and on the same street where “Shotgun” Shuba grew up. An eight-foot by eight-foot enlargement of the famed handshake photo has been mounted on the wall of a building on Mahoning Avenue across the street from Calvary Cemetery. It faces Fernwood Avenue, the west side street where Shuba grew up and spent much of his…

Downtown Youngstown: Niche Restaurants, Variety of Art
Not far from Youngstown State University is a plentiful supply of locations for viewing art, enjoying live entertainment and feasting on a variety of local foods. Owners of these locations encourage YSU students to join in on and enjoy what there is to be experienced. Space Kat Barbeque on Federal Street offers authentic Texas barbecue. Owner Jack Zizzo said his restaurant has something to offer students no other place in Youngstown can. “We’re in Draught House, Youngstown’s oldest bar. The drinks are cheap, the environment is really cool and it’s only, like, a five-minute walk from…

YSU Student Group Cleans Up Mahoning Commons Park
On Saturday, Youngstown State University students came together to clean up a local Youngstown park. The organization is called YSUscape, a group of YSU students who’s goal is revitalizing and cleaning up Youngstown. The group received a grant from the Wean Foundation to clean up the Mahoning Commons Park.“Places like these are undervalued, and people really need to start enjoying them, so cleaning them up like this is going to really benefit the community, especially during times like this when everyone is locked inside and housebound. So, getting out here and helping the community is key to…

Philanthropy Ohio and Ohio Department of Education Announce grants from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools
Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education are pleased to announce grants awarded to 28 projects, totaling just over $3.1 million and benefitting approximately 788,331 students across Ohio, through the Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools (the Collaborative Fund). This public-private partnership aims to help schools and districts improve remote education practices and outcomes and to use remote education as…

Celebrating the 2020 Philanthropy Award Winners
The four philanthropy awards celebrate outstanding Ohio philanthropists who have made significant contributions to
philanthropy in diversity, equity and inclusion; as an emerging leader; through innovation; or a lifetime of work. Awardees
are nominated by their peers, nonprofit leaders, the public and staff, and the board of trustees selects the winners. We celebrated
this year’s winners at the Philanthropy Forward ’20 virtual conference on September 24, 2020…

Mural of Youngstown memories takes shape near YSU
A mural coming together near Youngstown State University’s campus will include a ribbon of memories written by current and former residents and visitors to downtown Youngstown. Work is underway on the Andrews Avenue Memory Mural Project, under the direction of art professor Dragana Crnjak and students in her special topics class on Creating Public Art. The public art project, a partnership between Lit Youngstown and the YSU Department of Art and funded by the Raymond J. Wean Foundation, is along Andrews Avenue from Federal Street to East Rayen Avenue near campus. The project also is supported by Youngstown Cityscape and…

EPA Chief Praises Youngstown Brownfield Projects
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler hailed his agency’s brownfield grant program as its “crown jewel” for helping communities revitalize Wednesday. It was those grants that helped clean up the site that is today the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and the Raymond John Wean Foundation Park. Since 2017, U.S. EPA has awarded 21 brownfield grants to communities and nonprofit organizations in Ohio, totaling more than $7.7 million, Wheeler said, including a $200,000 brownfield assessment grant awarded to the city in 2017 that was used…

Mural Depicting Youngstown’s Past and Future Taking Shape
An ambitious mural that encompasses the city’s past, present and future has begun to reveal itself. Visually abstract but based on the memories of local residents, the mural on the edge of downtown is peppered with the landmarks and icons of the Mahoning Valley. Viewers will spot the gears of heavy industry, the Premier Bank tower, Lanterman’s Mill and the Idora Park sign. More abstract are depictions of the dance floor of The Elms ballroom, which once stood where Youngstown State University’s student union is now…

‘Ribbon of Memories’ mural painted on Andrew’s Ave. wall
Youngstown State University Students are transforming a 136-foot-long concrete wall in downtown Youngstown into a “Ribbon of memories” Work is continuing on the Andrews Avenue Memory Mural Project, under the direction of Art Professor Dragana Crnjak and students in her special topics class on Creating…

RJW Awarded Philanthropy Award
The Raymond John Wean Foundation, located in Warren, is receiving the Michael G. Shinn Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy for 2020. Presented annually by Philanthropy Ohio, the award recognizes an individual or organization demonstrating a deep and strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion principles in philanthropy…

Celebration of Light at Warren’s David Grohl Alley
The Foo Fighters’ second album is called “The Colour and the Shape.” Now the alley that bears Foo founder Dave Grohl’s name is filled with color, and the shape-shifting is coming soon. BRITE Energy Innovators did a small private unveiling Tuesday of its BRITEn Up Dave Grohl Alley project, which started with the installation of 25,600 LED lights on the covered portion of the alley that runs parallel to the 100 block of West Market Street downtown. The technology company incubator didn’t want to do a public unveiling…

September 2020

How Youngstown business are addressing racism after summer protests
Raymond John Wean Foundation President Jennifer Roller doesn’t cry at work. She’s a Black woman in professional America. And more than that, she’s one of the few Black woman business leaders in an old school town where change doesn’t come easy. But when Roller led a staff and board meeting just hours after seeing the video of George Floyd’s killing, swallowing her emotions was…

Wean Foundation looks to ‘do more than advocate for change’

COVID-19 and race equity topped the agenda at The Raymond John Wean Foundation’s third-quarter board of directors meeting Sept. 1. “As the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism persist, an ongoing, equitable response from the Wean Foundation is required,” Jennifer Roller, Wean Foundation president, said in a news release. “With board support, we are refining our three-phase — Respond. Stabilize. Redesign. — strategy to partner with residents and organizations to ensure equitable access to resources, knowledge and opportunity in

August 2020

Putting Food Access Resources on the Map

The Mahoning Valley has been pinned on the map, so to speak, for a lot of things over the years. Unfortunately, some of these recognitions are less than glamorous, especially when the focus is on the health of the region. Map from YSU CURS showing grocery store locations and households with no….

July 2020

City Approves Sign Change
The committee gave conceptual approval for a mural on a retaining wall along Andrews Avenue. The mural, a joint project of Youngstown State University and Lit Youngstown, is receiving funding from the Raymond John Wean Foundation. YSU art students will design the mural, which will feature a “memory ribbon” with…

Grace AME Event
Grace AME Church in Warren Nursing Guild, in conjunction with the Warren City Health District, is beginning distribution of iPads for seniors who have suffered loneliness, social isolation and physical isolation from family and friends due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iPads were funded in part by Buckeye Health Plan, the Raymond J. Wean Foundation…

Society Project Spotlights Local Black Voices
The Trumbull County Historical Society this week launched it’s “Voices” oral history project, which looks to preserve the experiences of elders in Warren’s black community. So far, the website, www. voicesoftc.org, includes more than 100 interview clips, and it soon also will hold a gallery of items scanned during a Black History Month community event held in February. The project began in 2017 when the historical society made the move to ensure it was representing the entire…

June 2020

Foundations Expand Grantmaking Efforts
Three Valley foundations have expanded their collaborative grant-making to include stabilization efforts and support for organizations working toward the region’s re-emergence from the COVID-19 health crisis. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Foundation released an updated application earlier this week. The common form…

Map Pinpoints Valley Food Pantry Locations
Finding somewhere to obtain food for you and your family during the current coronavirus crisis just got easier thanks to a partnership of several organizations. Finding somewhere to obtain food for you and your family during the current coronavirus crisis just got easier thanks to a partnership of several organizations an interactive Mahoning Valley Food Pantry Map has been put online by…

Nonprofits Adjust Operations in Wake of Virus
Like all entities during the coronavirus outbreak, nonprofits are being challenged to change the way they do business while dealing with financial uncertainty. Many leaders of these organizations, such as Teresa Boyce, co-director of Beatitude House Ministries in Youngstown, have all or most…

Funds raised to begin restoration of historic Youngstown monastery
A group that encourages saving Youngstown neighborhoods says enough money has been donated to begin work on renovating a historic building on Youngstown’s South Side. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation reported this week that 175 people had made donations totaling…

May 2020

County CDBG cash has to be distributed through programs
The Trumbull County Planning Commission is doing what it can to prepare for an unknown amount of money it expects to receive to help the community with the extra costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of money the planning commission will receive in supplemental Community Development Block Grants and the local government funds through…

Area agency helping those affected by COVID-19 pay for medication or house bills
Last week we told you Catholic Charities can help people who find themselves behind on their bills. The Protestant Family Service of the Greater Youngstown Area can also provide crisis assistance. It has $40,000 in special COVID-19 funding from the Wean Foundation, the Youngstown Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The money is to help people with past-due utility bills or…

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