Youngstown & Mahoning County, a Video Tour



Youngstown & Mahoning County

You Belong Here!

Youngstown and Mahoning County offers a variety of attractions, outdoor recreation, arts and culture and special events that you and your family will love. This Video Tour produced by the Mahoning Country Convention & Visitors Bureau will help you get to know our City and the Mahoning Valley. Find out why “You Belong Here!”

The Mahoning Country Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help make your visit to the Valley a pleasant experience. If you need further help, please call them at 800-447-8201, or CLICK HERE to send them a message.

➡️ Read more:! The Mahoning Country Convention & Visitors Bureau

Youngstown City, Ohio


DeWine Announces Guidelines for Ohio Home Demolition Program

Atty General DeWine Announces Guidelines for Home Demolition Program

Ohio AG outlines guidelines for communities interested in applying for grants totalling $75M to raze blighted and abandoned homes.

Ohio blighted and abandoned home demolitionOhio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced guidelines for local communities interested in applying for the $75 million in home demolition grants to help stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes. The funds are from the national mortgage settlement reached earlier this year with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses, fraud and deceptive mortgage practices.

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YOU Can Be A Crime Stopper!

Crime Stoppers Need You to Provide THE CLUE! 

Now there is way you can help Mahoning valley Police Departments get the information they need to solve crime.

Mahoning Valley Crime StoppersWitness a crime in the Youngstown Mahoning  River Valley? Call 330-746-CLUE to help the law enforcement catch the culprits. If you have reason to believe you know the whereabouts of criminal fugitives, or if you have information about criminal activity you can safely and anonymously reveal your information to Mahoning County police departments through Crime Stoppers of Greater Youngstown.

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MVHR: November Breaks 45 Month Sales Decline

Mahoning Valley Housing Report MVHR – November, 2011

String of 45 Consecutive Months of Declining Monthly Sales Ends

According to RE/MAX Valley Real Estate’s Mahoning Valley Housing Report (MVHR) for November, 2011, single family residential sales (not seasonally adjusted) decreased 8.1 percent from 298 units in October to 274 in November. However, year over year, a string of 45 straight months of decline was finally broken as November showed a modest increase over the same period last year. We hesitate to break out the Champaign just yet — but it definitely presents an opportunity for an enthusiastic and well deserved a ‘high-five.

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Youngstown: Downtown Christmas Parade and Festival

Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Christmas Parade and FestivalThe Downtown Youngstown Christmas Parade and Festival is a Mahoning Valley event for the whole family and gets underway at 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 3, downtown Youngstown at 20 Federal Place.

  • The Christmas Parade will begin at 3:00 pm from East Federal Street to Central Square.
  • A Christmas Tree Lighting will follow the parade and festival activities will continue at 20 Federal Place and along Federal Street until 7:00 pm.
  • Activities will include: Santa’s Workshop (children’s Christmas shopping), Pictures with Santa, indoor Christmas Train Ride, hands-on art activities sponsored by YSU SMARTS, food & holiday vendors, and caroling & entertainment.
  • Other Adventures This Weekend:  «December 2»  «December 3»  «December 4»

Downtown Youngstown
Central Square and 20 Federal Place
Information – 330-742-8710 or 330-742-4040.




Butler Institute: American Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show

«Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 – 10:00am/5:00pm» • «Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 – 10:00am/4:00pm»

The Butler Institute of American Art welcomes you to its 41st annual American Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show. This juried show showcases the best work of renowned visual artists and craftsfolk. Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts that will be treasured and handed down from generation to generation—all in the beautiful surrounds of the Butler.


Hours: Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Butler institute of American Art
524 Wick Avenue
Youngstown OH 44502




Drill Baby Drill

Mahoning County and Trumbull County are set follow the path to riches that Columbiana County has followed.

In a recent article for the Youngstown Vindicator entitled Surge in Gas, Oil Leases in Region Follows a Fast Northeasterly Path,  Karl Henkel explains that drilling in Mahoning and Trumbull counties is just heating up: 

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15 Mahoning Valley Schools Earn School of Promise Honors

Fifteen Mahoning Valley schools are among awardees of the Tenth Annual Schools of Promise  announced by Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan W. Heffner.

Stan W. Heffner, superintendent of public instruction, named 122 Ohio schools as Schools of Promise. Based on results from the 2010-2011 Local Report Cards, these schools prove that rigorous coursework and a strong system of learning supports help students succeed in urban and rural schools.

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Youngstown Idora Trumpets Tilapia


Youngstown Idora Neighborhood Tilapia Farm Project

The Parkview Community Garden group seek your help (donations) to build a fish farm in the Idora Neighborhood. They say the farm will be a ‘neighborhood-sized’ recirculating aquaponics system with no ‘fishy’ water discharge. The group plans to use the system to raise and harvest nutritious tilapia as well as fresh produce year-round.

The system will be green from the get-go. They plan to outfit an existing large vacant garage structure directly across the street from a community garden with a solar thermal system to heat the water to a temperature prefered by tilapia, rain barrels, and sky lights for natural lighting.

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Condo For Sale: 30 Stratford Green Dr #4, Canfield, Ohio

30  Stratford Green Dr. #4
Quality, Security, and Affordable Comfort
Nestled in a park-like setting is this two bedroom condominium. Stratford Green offers you casual living with all the modern conveniences. Sparkling kitchen and baths and a charming living room with big all season windows that bring the outdoors in, vaulted ceiling, and cozy wood burning fireplace. There’s a spacious rear patio too. All rooms freshly painted, including the garage. Just move in and relax. Let somebody else, cut the lawn and shovel the snow. Call the HomeTeam today for a private showing, 330-720-3619. Continue reading