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SOUP serves up fun, funds for community projects

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The first Youngstown SOUP dinner event will be at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave. Attendees will be served soup, salad and bread, and asked to vote on one of five community projects. The money collected from the $5 admission will go to the winner.

Gathering learns about past, present, future of Youngstown’s South side

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Sean Posey, a local historian and professor, spoke with a group of 40 people about the “Past, Present and Future of the South Side” during a gathering April 19 at the Oak Hill Collaborative. He would like to see local institutions become more involved in the city neighborhoods. Job creation is also important. Chris Davidson/TheNewsOutlet.org

Residents in South side of Youngstown say future lies in creating jobs. Roughly 40 people, who live in that area, attended a gathering April 19 at the Oak Hill Collaborative. Sean Posey, an historian and professor, spoke about the South sides, past, present and future.

Newest BOE member has extensive background in education

Posted on in State of Education Ohio |
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Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings is the newest member of the Ohio Board of Education. She brings with her a long history in education affairs. She also favors schools partnering with businesses, community officials and parents.

Some try to restore American dream in Oak Hill

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Pure numbers don’t tell the whole story of the Oak Hill neighborhood in Youngstown. The numbers say the area is near death. The residents and officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. say the odds change when you factor in human determination.

YSU students mirror concerns of Youngstown residents

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Officials with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. attempted to get a youth perspective on the city’s problems by meeting with students at Youngstown State University. While most city residents are concerned by population loss, YSU students are worried about decreased enrollment.

YNDC promises actions on development plans

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Officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. spoke to residents April 8 at the Covelli Centre about the assets and concerns of city residents. They also promised to develop a plan and a plan of action for implementation.

Charter school report leads to proposed legislative changes

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Sen. Joe Schiavoni, left, and Rep. John Patrick Carney, both Democrats, will introduce legislation to increase transparency and accountability of charter school operators and sponsors.

An investigation into the accountability of charter schools by the Akron Beacon Journal and The News Outlet has led to two lawmakers asking for changes in state law. The legislation would require private operators and sponsors to comply with public record requests and the state to annually audit those operators and sponsors.

YNDC’s April 8 meeting to wrap up findings, offer some details

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The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. has scheduled its final informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 8 at the Covelli Center. The group will recap findings from local neighborhood meetings and offer details on the Neighborhood Conditions Report.

Valley population becoming older, poorer

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People living in the Mahoning Valley are getting older and poorer. Census figures show the area has the fifth highest number of residents 65 and older. Also, the area has the lowest average household income, less than $30,000 a year. This poorer, aging population will need help financially from local agencies and the community.

North side residents feel safe, but worry about home sales

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